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  • One Night of “Wedding Song”

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 2, 2009 | 3:49 am

    “Wedding Song,” a film about two teenage girlfriends, one Muslim and one Jewish, in 1942 Nazi-occupied Tunisia, will be presented for one evening only Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills.
    The film by Karin Albou (“La Petite Jerusalem”), is hosted by the LA Jewish Film Festival, in cooperation with the Levantine Cultural Center. For tickets, phone (800) 838-3006 or go to www.LAJFilmfest.org. Caution: film contains adult material and no one under 18 will be admitted.

  • No B’nai Mitzvah for Michael Jackson’s kids

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 30, 2009 | 6:40 pm

    By Tom Tugend
    LOS ANGELES – The chances that Michael Jackson’s two oldest children would celebrate their b’nai mitzvah during the next two years were always pretty slim, but they have been just about eliminated by an agreement between the late pop icon’s mother and his... read on

  • Israeli tennis stars in UCLA tournament

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 30, 2009 | 12:45 pm

    Jonathan “Yoni” Erlich found his footing again Wednesday at the Los Angeles Tennis Open, after the emotional high of clinching Israel’s huge upset of Russia in Davis Cup competition.
    Partnering with Jeff Coetzee of South Africa, Erlich beat Czech player Martin Damm and Robert... read on

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  • Memorial concert for violinist Korda

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 28, 2009 | 1:40 am

    A memorial concert honoring longtime L.A. Philharmonic violinist Robert Korda will be held Aug. 25, starting at 7 p.m. at the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. The event is free and open to the public, with no advance reservations required.

  • Can a Jewish Film Festival Offer Critical Fare?

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 24, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    Is it OK for a Jewish film festival to screen “Rachel,” a bio-pic on Rachel Corrie, the Pro-Palestinian activist killed in 2003 while protesting in front of Israeli bulldozers? That was the initial question raised in San Francisco in advance of a screening of the film this weekend.... read on

  • Why The New Jersey Rabbi Sting Stings

    By Rob Eshman

    July 23, 2009 | 5:25 pm

    Does it matter that so many of the men arrested today in New Jersey and New York on charges that include money laundering and organ trafficking are Jewish?  And not just Jewish but rabbis and community leaders?

    Of course it matters to Jews.  This is big news from New York to LA,... read on

  • Supervisors urge Iran divestment

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 16, 2009 | 6:56 pm

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is due to vote July 21 on a motion asking the county pension fund to divest itself of any assets or funds in companies doing business in Iran.
    The motion by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Zev Yaroslavsky is especially aimed at... read on

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