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  • Step Into ‘Exodus’ at the Skirball Cultural Center

    March 13, 2013 | 4:33 am

    This Passover, to take your first steps toward an L.A. Exodus — fulfilling the haggadah’s edict that each person must see themselves as if they were leaving Egypt — you must first make it up to the Sepulveda Pass.

    Hopefully the sea of traffic on the 405 will part, revealing at...

  • Carmageddon II: The return of the 405 closure

    September 28, 2012 | 11:10 am

    The demolition of the north side of Mulholland Dr Bridge has been scheduled for Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012. As with the demolition of the south side of the 608-foot-long bridge, the I-405 through the Sepulveda Pass will be closed in both directions that...

  • L.A. eruv downed for Yom Kippur

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2012 | 12:36 pm

    For weeks, the warnings on Freeway signs have been advising motorists about the second weekend-long closure of the 405 Freeway on Sept. 29-30. But for observant Jews living in Los Angeles, there’s a separate hassle looming a few days earlier, and the warnings have been announced in...

  • Secrets of Success on the 405 (Kosher Sutra: Nitzavim)

    By Marcus J Freed

    September 13, 2012 | 8:22 am

    What if life doesn’t seem to deliver all we'd hoped for? How do we get more of what we are lacking (money, clients, relationships)? Today’s Kosher Sutra reveals more…

    Moving from England to Los Angeles was a big culture shock and I still haven't become used to the driving style...

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  • [UPDATED] Minus the eruv, no excuses

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 22, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    UPDATE: According to the Web site laeruv.com, the Los Angeles eruv is down again for Shabbat, beginning June 22 and continuing June 23.

    UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, the Web site laeruv.com is now reporting, the Los Angeles eruv is back up, in time for Shabbat.

    When...

  • [UPDATED] Highway construction downs L.A. Eruv for Sabbath

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 15, 2012 | 3:58 pm

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv, which allows observant Jews to carry items within its restricted boundaries on the Sabbath, will not be in operation on the Shabbat that starts at sundown today, June 15 due to a break caused by construction on the 405 Freeway, according to a posting...

  • Berman and Sherman vie for credit for 405 expansion

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 19, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    Here’s something to consider when you’re next stuck in traffic: Which incumbent Jewish Democratic congressman running for reelection in the 30th district should get credit for expanding the 405 freeway?

    Rep. Howard Berman (D – Van Nuys) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D – Sherman...

  • Highway construction downs L.A. eruv

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 3, 2011 | 11:50 am

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv, the boundary that enables observant Jews to carry objects in public spaces on Shabbat, was not in operation last Shabbat, Oct. 28-29, and might not be up by sundown on Friday, Nov. 4, according to an email circulated on the eruv’s listserv.

    “We...

  • 10 Reasons Why Single People Should Love Carmaggedon

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    July 14, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Unless you’re one of the people in LA with your own helicopter (of which there are a surprisingly high number), you too are likely painfully aware that Carmageddon is approaching.  For weeks now, Los Angelenos have been chattering about the impending doom that is just days away...

  • The Closure

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    July 14, 2011 | 11:22 am

    On July 16th and 17th, a ten mile stretch of the 405 freeway will be closed for 53 hours. For the past month, the sign on the freeway has been flashing this warning – as if signaling that the end of the world is coming. The newspapers and internet sites have underscored this...

  • Carmageddon: The world will end

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 13, 2011 | 1:00 pm

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  • Carmageddon: Hitler is Not Funny

    By Ilana Angel

    July 11, 2011 | 8:35 pm

    As those of us in Los Angeles are painfully aware, the 405 freeway is going to be closed this coming weekend.  For a city where people drive across the street instead of walking, it shall be hell on earth.  I plan to stay within 4 miles of my home over the weekend, in addition to not...

  • Top 10 signs you’re stuck in Carmageddon

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 8, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Hundreds of vehicles around you, the incessant sound of car horns filling the air, and that overwhelming feeling that maybe you shouldn’t have left the house this morning…

    Confused? You’re probably in the thick of…

    CARMAGEDDON

    And if you are still in complete and utter shock,...

  • Accommodating the shut-down, Jewishly

    July 5, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    Due to road closures during the demolition of the Mulholland Bridge on “Carmageddon” weekend, the two major arts institutions located closest to the bridge — the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center, both in the Sepulveda Pass — will be closed on Saturday, July 16,...

  • Can an app solve L.A. traffic?

    By Orit Arfa

    July 5, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    While thousands of Angelenos are dreading Carmageddon — the closure of the 405 Freeway for 53 hours — Noam Bardin is looking forward to the challenge. As the CEO of Waze, a community-driven, free GPS application for smartphones, the Israeli-American entrepreneur is the...

  • Massive 405 Freeway project respects the boundaries of a Jewish tradition

    July 5, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Metro and Caltrans are working with Orthodox Jews to ensure that the upcoming “Carmageddon” will not affect their eruz, latimes.com reports.

    Like just about everybody else, Orthodox Jews in Los Angeles have their issues with the 405 Freeway widening project. Unlike most people,...

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