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  • Israeli startups meet with top broadcasting companies

    Michele Chabin

    22 hours ago

    Nine Israeli startups last month were given an opportunity few small companies are ever afforded — the chance to ply their wares to some of the top companies in Los Angeles.  

    Invited to participate in the Israeli New Media Delegation, executives from the Israeli businesses each...

  • The true story of how scientists battled Typhus and sabotaged the Nazis

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    23 hours ago

    By now, of course, we know full well that the Holocaust is a bottomless pit. More than a half-century after the liberation of the last camp, new and wholly unsuspecting tales of both suffering and redemption continue to reach us. “The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two...

  • The brushstrokes on the wall: Jewish muralists of Los Angeles

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    23 hours ago

    On the walls of Los Angeles, the mural capital of the world, where are the Jewish brushstrokes?

    Two concurrent exhibitions are currently highlighting the work of Edward Biberman and his 1941 Venice post office mural — at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and at the...

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  • Alon Nechushtan: Jazz music with Israeli roots

    By Kirk Silsbee

    23 hours ago

    The history of jazz is rife with junctures where the music received an infusion of creative innovation from the far-flung provinces: Louis Armstrong turned Chicago on its ear in the 1920s; the Count Basie Orchestra and Charlie Parker hit New York in 1936 and 1941, respectively; and...

  • Four Clowns presents “Noah & Jonah”

    by Avishay Artsy

    23 hours ago

    If you were asked to picture a clown, you’d probably imagine baggy pants, suspenders, white face paint and a red nose. That’s the traditional view, but David Bridel, associate director of the theater troupe Four Clowns, thinks clowns get a bad rap.

    “There is a deep and lasting...

  • For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home

    by Ben Sales

    2 days ago

    An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran.

    “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generations of Iranian Jewish men set to hit theaters next year, is the first Farsi movie ever to be made in...

  • Here’s a Moneyball maven striking it rich for Athletics

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    1 week ago

    As director of professional scouting and baseball development for the Oakland Athletics, Dan Feinstein scouts amateur players, evaluates the organization’s talent, is involved in contract negotiations and arbitration cases, ponders trades and analyzes potential free agent signees.

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