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Peer-less

By Rob Eshman

February 19, 2010 | 10:30 am

Shahar Peer in Dubai

This is our paean to Pe’er.

Shahar Peer finished her astounding run at the Dubai Tennis Champaionships in te United Arab Emirates today, when she was beaten by Venus William in the... read on

  • Two Jews Were Classmates in Berlin:  80 Years Later, They Reunite At LAX [VIDEO]

    By Melanie Reynard

    February 18, 2010 | 2:33 pm

    February 2010 - Los Angeles International Airport.  89-year old Gary Matzdorff wears his sailor’s cap this Friday morning, as he stands in the sun, looking excitedly across the Arrivals terminal, and waits for his elementary school classmate, Leo Gerechter.

    “By some accident I found... read on

  • LIVE From LimmudLA: Jammin’ JEWS

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 14, 2010 | 10:27 am

    It was already close to midnight Saturday night when I pushed myself to go downstairs—with the draw that Dov Rosenblatt, singer, songwriter of the band Blue Fringe, which I love, was going to be playing with whoever dropped by. I got there and the musicians were playing the most... read on

  • Live From LimmudLA: Shabbat Winds Down

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 13, 2010 | 8:08 pm

    As Havdallah winds down and a few minutes lapse before dinner, the LimmudLA conference contains the same energy as previous years, but with perhaps more diversity within the ranks and more intensity in the classrooms.
    Two years ago, when I was last here for the first LimmudLA, my... read on

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  • Mayor Jan?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 5, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry walked into my office at 5 pm yesterday and declared she’s running for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.

    I asked her if that was for print.

    She nodded. “It’s out there,” she said. “People know. I just haven’t made my announcement on... read on

  • NBC’s Black History Month employee menu: fried chicken and cornbread [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    February 5, 2010 | 4:29 pm

    Poor NBC.  They just can’t seem to get anything right these days.  As if the NBC execs don’t have their hands full with late-night tv squabble, they now have to deal with this mouth-watering disaster.

    But seriously, what the hell were they thinking?

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    In... read on

  • Beverly Hills Street to Honor Theodore Herzl

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 3, 2010 | 2:09 pm

    One block of a Beverly Hills street will officially honor Theodore Herzl,  the man who first envisioned the State of Israel and the founder of modern Zionism. A plaque will be installed later this year, around the time of Herzl’s 150th birthday, according to a spokeswoman for the... read on

  • LA Educational Program Makes Top 10 List

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 2, 2010 | 5:50 pm

    A Los Angeles program to help families find the right Jewish preschool, camp or school was named in the decade’s top ten list of developments in Jewish education. Jewish Educational Services of North America (JESNA) said that the Jewish Education Concierge Program of the Builders of... read on

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