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Chanukah Goes Greek at the Grove

By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

December 19, 2011 | 3:21 pm

The Chanukah display at The Grove serves up Judah's revolt against Greek culture with a side of feta and grape leaves.

The culture clash – or mesh – was everywhere at the Grove in Los Angeles the Sunday before Christmas and Chanukah.

Not only did the Christmas quartet serenade a shopping Chasidic... read on

  • Whole Foods, wHoly wrong on Chanukah

    Jewish Journal

    December 18, 2011 | 11:17 pm

    Here’s a shout out to HEEB for spotting the full-on matzoh display at the Whole Foods on Fairfax today, with a sign blasting “Share Hanukkah Favorites”...an invite to share your favorite Chanukah recipes using….matzoh meal? Where’s the grease?
    Thank, Heeb, you could almost have invented this one—cool as it is, set in the frum-adjascent neighborhood, couldn’t you?!

  • Matisyahu talks about the big shave [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 15, 2011 | 8:36 am

    The reggae pop star Matisyahu sent a Twitter message to his followers Tuesday morning announcing that he has shaved his beard.  The video below shows a smooth-cheeked Matisyahu, explaining to New York’s WYNC radio station why he decided to shave his beard.

  • L.A. screenwriter tackles film on 6-Day War

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 14, 2011 | 11:44 pm

    The Six-Day War in 1967 was a brilliant military victory, a turning point in Israel’s history and if the U.S. had scored a similar triumph, there would have been half a dozen movies with John Wayne single-handedly wiping out the Arab armies.
    Yet, the Israeli film industry has... read on

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  • Board of Rabbis’ Hanukkah party at L.A. City Hall: “Bigger and better than ever”

    By Ryan Torok

    December 14, 2011 | 3:52 am

    Local rabbis, cantors, Los Angeles City Council members, community members and many others came together and celebrated Hanukkah early this year at Los Angeles City Hall.

    Approximately 125 people turned out for the Board of Rabbis of Southern California’s third annual Hanukkah... read on

  • B-Boyz take back Chanukah with their new holiday hit, ‘Menorah Hearts’

    By Jay Firestone

    December 13, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Justin Bieber meets McLovin…Chanukah-style.

    Sporting child-sized pin-striped fedoras and decked out in NFL attire, the B-Boyz (a.k.a. Ben, Jake and Max Borenstein) rock out to their latest YouTube hit, “Menorah Hearts,” a holiday-themed parody of “Stereo Hearts” by Adam Levine and... read on

  • Undocumented Israeli might return to California, despite looming deportation

    By Ryan Torok

    December 9, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    [UPDATE, MONDAY, DEC. 12]
    Immigration authorities won’t be deporting Israeli Adi Zinder of Woodland Hills just yet.

    Zinder has been residing illegally in the United States since the age of 10 and last week, he was almost deported back to Israel before a last minute request from... read on

  • Jon Stewart: The Matzorian Candidate [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 9, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    At the Republican Jewish Coalition forum, Jews commemorate the miracle of incredibly religious Christian presidential candidates fighting over who loves Jews more.

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