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  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills?

    By Rob Eshman

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Developer Ronald Weiner predicts that about 95 percent of tenants in his proposed senior-housing project would be Jewish.
    Ronald Weiner sits on a bench in a serene Beverly Hills park on a perfect, sunny day, filled with rage and frustration. He's shaking, his fingers tremble, and...
  • All the Tenacity

    By Rob Eshman

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    All the Tenacity

    in the World

    Neglected by publishing and the press, author Robert AnthonySiegel is out pitching his funny first novel by himself

    By Robert Eshman, Associate Editor

    For Robert Anthony Siegel,April is indeed the cruelest month.Siegel's first novel came out in April --...

  • Summer Reading From the

    August 7, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    This thick, compact tome is designed for people like me. We wantto be able to access the names, ideas, dates and import of nearly6,000 years of Jewish learning and history, but we simply don't haveenough room in our heads to store it all. A near-complete revision ofa similar book...
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  • Tisha B’Av Times 4

    By Rob Eshman

    August 7, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Tisha B'Av, the day of mourning in commemoration of the destruction of the two Temples, is notable for at least two reasons. For one, it may be the only holiday that Hallmark hasn't designed a card for. And it seems to be the one holiday that most Jews have heard of, but few seem to...
  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Susan Marilyn Block is a nice Jewish girl, who talks about sex on late-night cable TV.

    From Esther to... Dr. Suzy?

    She dresses up in lingerie that redefines the concept of negative space. She leers at the camera, uses various erotic, um, implements to demonstrate the paths to...

  • Navigating Sexual Turmoil

    By Rob Eshman

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Naomi Wolf, author of "Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood"
    Sex will always be with us, but thoughtful, non-hysterical conversations about sexual issues are few and far between. With the publication of her newest book, "Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood"...
  • Going Her Way

    By Rob Eshman

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Haviva Kohl is two people. She is, at 18, the idealistic young woman, fresh from her high school graduation, eager to live her dreams. And she is, at 18, the toughened outsider, wise to the ways of the world, even a bit exhausted by it all.

    For the past six years, Kohl has been on her...

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