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Fan who fights the odds is LA King for a day

By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

October 31, 2011 | 5:30 pm

Jared Tilliss said he felt like he was dreaming when he saw himself on the big screen.

When the announcer introduced the players at the Los Angeles Kings season home opener at the Staples Center Oct. 18, 15-year-old Jared Tilliss was on the roster. Tilliss was chosen as the... read on

  • Let there never be a need for another Yad Vashem

    By Lauren Bottner

    October 29, 2011 | 2:31 pm

    Yesterday was the day I had been dreading.  Every time I checked my itinerary: Friday, 8:45. Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum.  I didn’t want to go.  I really really didn’t want to go and I desperately needed to go all at once.  I was a swirl of nervous anxiety walking up... read on

  • Dovish J Street undecided on ADL-AJC Israel “Unity Pledge”

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 28, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    UPDATED: The headline of this post has been changed from an earlier version (“J Street rejects ‘Unity Pledge’ on Israel, joining Right-wing groups”) at the request of J Street staff. According to J Street Director of Media and Communications Jessica Rosenblum, the... read on

  • The stones of our faith

    By Lauren Bottner

    October 27, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    I’m the dry-eyed one in the family.  I’m the one who gives the eulogies at funerals because I can get through them without breaking down, the one who doesn’t need tissues to watch “Beaches” or “Terms of Endearment”.  I come from a family who buys stock in Kleenex, going... read on

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  • A stroll through Occupy Los Angeles

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 27, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    This week, authorities in cities across the country began evicting the protesters that have gathered locally in support of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

    The Occupy Los Angeles protest, which has taken over the entire park surrounding Los Angeles City Hall, could be next:... read on

  • 22-year-old Dies in Car Accident

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    October 25, 2011 | 5:44 pm

    The 22-year-old son of a teacher at Valley Torah High School died in a car accident on La Cienega Boulevard near Rodeo Road Monday afternoon.

    Shimon Grama, the son of Rabbi Daniel and Ruth Grama, was heading home from the airport when he was involved in a major accident. He was... read on

  • Declaring a place to call home

    By Lauren Bottner

    October 25, 2011 | 5:11 pm

    “Up until 1948, the Jewish nation had no one at the other end of the 911 call, we were a nation without a home.” So explained the guide at the Israel Independence Museum in Tel Aviv as he described the situation of Holocaust survivors post-WWII.  “How do you know the war is over?... read on

  • Stepping out of my comfort zone onto Israeli soil

    By Lauren Bottner

    October 24, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    It’s like being 5 years old again where the only criteria for friendship come down to: “you like goldfish crackers? Me too! Lets be best friends!” Traveling with 400 fellow Los Angeles Jews to Israel for the Greater Los Angeles Jewish Federation Centennial mission, bonding is... read on

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