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  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • “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.

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  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • JCC Shooting Survivors Organize 10k Run Against Gun Violence

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    October 1, 2009 | 4:15 pm

    Mindy Finkelstein and Joshua Stepakoff ran together once before – from white supremacist gunman Buford Furrow, who shot them when Mindy was a... More.

  • A Stroll Through Israel’s Gap [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    September 30, 2009 | 4:45 am

    I tried not to trip as I took a stroll through Israel’s first ever Gap clothing store at Jerusalem’s Mamilla outdoor mall and spoke with a few shoppers.  I covered the mall’s opening in May 2007, and it seems like the Jewish capital’s most luxurious retail center has come into its own, with its stretch of cafes and shops bustling with activity along the walls of the Old City. What recession?

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