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  • Israeli tennis stars in UCLA tournament

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 30, 2009 | 12:45 pm

    Jonathan “Yoni” Erlich found his footing again Wednesday at the Los Angeles Tennis Open, after the emotional high of clinching Israel’s huge upset of Russia in Davis Cup competition.
    Partnering with Jeff Coetzee of South Africa, Erlich beat Czech player Martin Damm and Robert... read on

  • Memorial concert for violinist Korda

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 28, 2009 | 1:40 am

    A memorial concert honoring longtime L.A. Philharmonic violinist Robert Korda will be held Aug. 25, starting at 7 p.m. at the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. The event is free and open to the public, with no advance reservations required.

  • Can a Jewish Film Festival Offer Critical Fare?

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 24, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    Is it OK for a Jewish film festival to screen “Rachel,” a bio-pic on Rachel Corrie, the Pro-Palestinian activist killed in 2003 while protesting in front of Israeli bulldozers? That was the initial question raised in San Francisco in advance of a screening of the film this weekend.... read on

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  • Why The New Jersey Rabbi Sting Stings

    By Rob Eshman

    July 23, 2009 | 5:25 pm

    Does it matter that so many of the men arrested today in New Jersey and New York on charges that include money laundering and organ trafficking are Jewish?  And not just Jewish but rabbis and community leaders?

    Of course it matters to Jews.  This is big news from New York to LA,... read on

  • Supervisors urge Iran divestment

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 16, 2009 | 6:56 pm

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is due to vote July 21 on a motion asking the county pension fund to divest itself of any assets or funds in companies doing business in Iran.
    The motion by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Zev Yaroslavsky is especially aimed at... read on

  • Maccabiah Photos

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 16, 2009 | 6:50 pm

    Photos by Lawrence Wurcik.


    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik

     

  • Julius Shulman, Architectural Photographer,  dead at 98

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 16, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    Julius Shulman, the gregarious photographer whose iconic images of modern architecture defined the style, died last night at the age of 98. Born in Brooklyn in 1910 to immigrant Jewish parents, his family moved to Boyle Heights when he was a boy and his devotion to Los Angeles... read on

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