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Interview with Lead Singer of Terry Poison [VIDEO]

By Orit Arfa

October 18, 2009 | 9:57 pm

Louse Kahn performing at the Hollywood Playhouse (Photo: Peter Halmagyi)

The Israeli electro-rock-pop band Terry Poison doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Zionism. They belong more in the European electronic music underground. They sing in English and... read on

  • Israeli Designers Strut Their Style at LA Fashion Week

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 15, 2009 | 4:53 pm

    In an LA Fashion Week first, Israeli designers premiered their Spring 2010 collections on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Mode Israel LA, a fashion extravaganza organized by the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles. The participating fashion designers included Bracha Bar-On, Sugar Daddy,... read on

  • “Schmatta” documents NY garment industry

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 13, 2009 | 3:30 am


    “Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags,” which airs Monday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. on HBO, is a
    solid documentary with a strong social viewpoint and exceptional archival footage, which chronicles the rise and fall of New York City’s Garment District. For masses of Jewish and Italian... read on

  • Was Christopher Columbus a Jew?

    By Rob Eshman

    October 12, 2009 | 4:49 pm

    From the Blog Rogue Jew comes this perenial question: Was Christopher Columbus Jewish?

    Was explorer Christopher Columbus Jewish?  There is extraordinary evidence pointing to that conclusion.

    On March 31, 1492 the Edict of Expulsion (also called the Alhambra Decree) Every... read on

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  • Zionist Love Story II

    By Orit Arfa

    October 9, 2009 | 2:19 pm

    A Zionist Love Story II

    This article expands the metaphor I drew of Israel as a “husband” which I introduced in my first blog of this series. Read it here.

    When I got off the El Al plane with the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight, which I joined as in-flight press, I admit I... read on

  • “Parade” stars share tender moment

    By Tom Tugend

    October 7, 2009 | 1:31 pm

    Sharing a tender moment are T.R. Knight and Lara Pulver as Leo and Lucille Frank in the riveting musical “Parade,” playing at the Mark Taper Forum through Nov. 15. The riveting story by Alfred Uhry is based on the actual 1915 lynching in Atlanta of Frank, a New York Jew, for allegedly raping a 13-year old factory girl. The play, with music by Jason Robert Brown, probes the dark undertones of anti-Semitism. mob violence, and historic North-South hostility.

  • Nahai resigns from DWP

    By Adam Wills

    October 2, 2009 | 12:51 pm

    H. David Nahai has resigned from his position as CEO and general manager of the L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP) to pursue a senior advisor position with the Clinton Climate Initiative. The resignation is effective immediately.

    Nahai has been with the utility agency since... read on

  • TSA: Ignore Jews Acting Strangely at Airports

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    October 1, 2009 | 4:42 pm

    Traveling with a lulav and etrog could cause some airport security headaches.

    While the palm branch spine and citron fruit used for ritual purposes on Sukkot aren’t technically on the Transportation Security Administration’s prohibited items list, both the agricultural nature... read on

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