Jewish Journal

Nazis in the canyon

By Ryan E. Smith

October 21, 2011 | 1:45 pm

Local historian Randy Young, standing in front of a 20,000-gallon fuel tank that was destroyed in a 1978 fire, is convinced Murphy Ranch was an attempt by Nazi sympathizers to create a self-sufficient utopia. Photos by Ryan E. Smith

Go past Whoopi Goldberg’s house in Pacific Palisades, veer left at Bill Cosby’s, then curve your way around Steven Spielberg’s compound.

Now you’re almost there. Hike along a... read full article

  • Israeli summer: Hoping for change, calling for violence [WEB EXCLUSIVE]

    by Julie Bien

    October 21, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,” John F. Kennedy wisely put forth in a 1962 speech. As I write this, the Occupy Wall Street movement is in full swing, and I can’t help but be reminded of my summer covering the social and...

  • Community gathering: Fashion for Cure, Jewish Pierce College and Omri Casspi

    by Lior Haykeen

    October 21, 2011 | 1:11 pm

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    1] Fashion for Cure, a fashion show that took place Oct. 2 in Tarzana, raised funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and featured donated clothing...

  • On fire

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 21, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    The old stereotype of Mizrahi music — an Israeli genre created by immigrant Jews from North African and Arab countries — was of teary, sorrowful love ballads: tales of lost loves, broken hearts and dashed hopes. You could say Mizrahi music was Israel’s version of country music....

  • Shop for you, shop for the world

    by Courtney Raney

    October 21, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    Consumerism is often dubbed the antithesis of all that is good, but that doesn’t have to be so. More and more, businesses are adopting ethical labor practices, Earth-friendly materials and altruistic causes. We found a few ways for you to flex your consumer power — with a...

  • Giving thanks deliciously

    By Judy Zeidler

    October 21, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Whether you call it Thanksgiving or Turkey Day, the holiday is a festive time for American Jewish families to enjoy the best of both heritages — hearty American food and an occasion to give thanks for blessings.

    When it comes to the Thanksgiving menu, I like to plan a lot of...

  • A season of change

    by Darcy Vebber

    October 21, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Lunch in the small, red-tiled Paprika Grill in Tarzana, with its short, kosher Mediterranean menu, seems like a simple proposition. But everything looks and smells so good: shwarma, shakshouka, sabich, pargiot and three kinds of crispy schnitzel. Although owner-chef Tommy Marudi was...

  • Focus on fitness

    by Jessica Pauline Ogilvie

    October 20, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    From reality TV shows to ads for bridal boot camps, it’s no secret that many women want to slim down for their wedding.

    But the average bride-to-be endures months of parties, tastings and never-ending to-do lists leading up to her big day – and it can be a daunting feat to try...

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