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Big Decision for Long Beach Art Student

By Jason Lipeles

April 4, 2009 | 9:13 pm

detail of "Mamash" by Michael Cohen

After his friends went off to college and became more religious and his parents started to abide strictly by the laws of the Torah, Michael Cohen, who was only used to observing the Jewish... read on

  • Israel Fears Jewish Extremists Will Avenge Settlement Murder

    By Jay Firestone

    April 3, 2009 | 2:13 pm

    From Haaretz.com:
    By Anshel Pfeffer, Jonathan Lis and Nadav Shragai, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies


    “Security sources said on Thursday that right-wing extremists are likely to attempt to avenge the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Bat Ayin, in... read on

  • testing blogging skill

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 2, 2009 | 1:22 am

  • Netanyahu Sworn In as Israel’s Prime Minister

    By Jay Firestone

    March 31, 2009 | 7:41 pm

    From Haaretz:

    “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in late Tuesday to lead Israel’s 32nd government, after cobbling together a coalition amid rising tensions within his own Likud party and with other leading political figures.

    Lawmakers voted 69 to 45 with five abstentions in favor of Netanyahu’s right-wing government after a six-hour debate, making Netanyahu prime minister for the second time in 10 years.”  Click here to read the rest of the story at Haaretz.com.

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  • Jewish Worshippers and Irish Police Clash in NY (In 1897)

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 31, 2009 | 4:47 pm

    On Passover eve this Wednesday, along with burning scraps of bread and grating horseradish, observant Jews will engage in an even more obscure ritual: blessing the sun as it slides into precisely its position the moment it was created, according to the Talmud. It’s a once-in-28... read on

  • Britney’s Three-Year Old Fan: Not Jewish, Sadly

    By  Orit Arfa

    March 27, 2009 | 8:03 pm

    I desperately tried to find a Jewish connection to the latest YouTube wunderkind, Izabelle, who is billed as the “3 year-old Britney fan.” As a Britney fanatic myself (I know, roll your eyes, but it’s true), I was amazed how this three (now four) year-old so perfectly executed... read on

  • Is Pat Oliphant Anti-Semitic? No, He’s Pro-Stupid.

    By Rob Eshman

    March 26, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    Jewish groups are livid at cartoonist Pat Oliphant for his recent cartoon depicting a jackbooted Israeli mowing over a helpless Palestinian woman and child.

    Is it anti-semitic?  In my original post I wrote that I wasn’t sure.  That seemed to get some readers more upset than the... read on

  • The Messiah Was Here, and Traffic Is Still Bad

    By Rob Eshman

    March 20, 2009 | 5:48 pm

    Friday morning at The Foundry on Melrose Los Angeles Magazine convened a klatch of writers, pols and activist Angelenos for a discussion on the city in the age of Obama.  The timing was perfect, as the President Himself had just swept through town on a 48 hour dazzle that included a... read on

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