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  • Foreskin Man, meet Vulva Girl

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 29, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    A new issue of “Foreskin Man,” the anti-circumcision comic book whose treatment of a Jewish ritual circumciser was widely critiqued as anti-Semitic, hit the web on June 29. It introduces Vulva Girl, a female counterpart to the comic book’s blonde, buff, eponymous hero.

    Like... read on

  • Trial for Chabad Explosion Suspect Rescheduled

    By Ryan Torok

    June 28, 2011 | 11:33 am

    The United States District Court has rescheduled the trial date for 60-year-old Ron Hirsch aka Israel Fischer, who was arrested in April. He has been linked to a deliberate explosion outside a Chabad in Santa Monica.

    The trial, originally set for June 28, has been pushed to August... read on

  • Still Mad About Madoff

    By Susan Freudenheim

    June 28, 2011 | 8:12 am

    Any headline on Madoff turns up the heat—there’s no forgiving some sins.
    However there can be some satisfaction in knowing that the man got the maximum sentence for his crimes.
    The New York Times interviews Judge Denny Chin, who sentence the Ponzi king to 150 years, rather than the 12 his lawyers were requesting, in a fascinating story of how it all came down.

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  • In S.F. circumcision ban battle, unusual tactics on both sides

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 27, 2011 | 4:12 pm

    The fight over San Francisco’s ballot measure seeking to ban circumcision for male minors in that city is getting a little weird.

    On one side, you’ve got a small group of religious Jews using Facebook to invite people to San Francisco’s Union Square on November 9. In the... read on

  • Jewnfest 2011 —  Fresh, at The Mint

    Rachel Davidson

    June 27, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    Jewlicious brought its inaugural Jewnfest to The Mint, June 14 & 15, featuring two days of Jewish folk and funk in West L.A. It was no full house on Wednesday, the second night of the fest, but every other seat was filled with exuberant, hand-clapping, head-bobbing fans. Despite the... read on

  • ‘Columbo’ star Peter Falk dead at 83

    By Adam Wills

    June 24, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    Peter Falk, the Emmy-winning actor best known as television’s Lt. Columbo, has died at the age of 83.

    “Falk died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011,” the family said in a statement to ABC News.

    Falk appeared for more than 40 years as the... read on

  • Two Accused Calabasas High Vandals Appear in Court

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 23, 2011 | 7:33 pm

    Two of the three Calabasas High School students charged last month with defacing their school with anti-Semitic and racist graffiti in April appeared in juvenile court in Sylmar on Thursday, June 23, a spokesperson from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office told the... read on

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