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  • Ezra Furman, supporting “Mysterious Power,” performs tonight in Los Angeles

    May 6, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Ezra Furman, who recently released his third LP, Mysterious Power, lists 50’s/60’s rock n’ roll, early punk and Jewish theology among his biggest influences. The album’s title track can be seen not merely as a song about the search for love, but also as a search for the...

  • Israel's clean tech advances attract foreign investors' green

    By Dina Kraft

    July 15, 2008 | 2:29 am

    TEL AVIV (JTA) -- From cutting-edge geothermal power deep underground to wind turbines and solar panels capturing energy from the sky above, foreign investors are pouring money into Israel's growing clean tech sector.

    And it's not just Jews.

    "Every day I get calls from people asking...

  • Israel invests in clean tech as energy crunch looms

    By Dina Kraft

    July 2, 2008 | 10:24 pm

    At a lab in Rehovot, the man who developed the Arrow missile is consumed with his next mission: making Israel energy independent by using cheap solar power.

    "The issue of energy is the greatest danger to Israel, because in 30 years there will be no energy means, no oil and no gas,...

  • The source of häMAKOR -- it's all in the family

    June 26, 2008 | 11:30 am

    When Israeli band häMAKOR headlined the Israel Day Concert in Central Park, front man Nachman Solomon walked onstage with an Israeli flag draped around his shoulders and blue-and-white souvenir sunglasses tucked into his jeans pocket. As the band launched into their melodic rock...
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  • MUSIC VIDEO: Hadar Manor—‘Queen of the Underground’

    March 22, 2008 | 12:18 am

    Israeli singer Hadar Manor—who lives in London—was just named ‘Queen of the Underground’—and here’s why!

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Avigal Cohen—’ Erev Rosh HaShanah’ (New Year’s Eve)

    September 21, 2007 | 7:51 pm

    Israeli singer songwriter Avigail Cohen expresses universal hopes and doubts in ‘Erev Rosh Hashana’:

    There’s a last ray of sunlight,
    the fading year is disappearing in the dim light.
    What will the New Year bring with it?
    The darkness spreads a scent of hope.

  • Socalled music, mythic characters, legal pugilism, Kirk again, open casting call

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 9th



    Canadian music maker Socalled has drawn from so many different influences to create his new album, "Ghettoblaster," that it's impossible to fit it into any genre. And why would you want to? The ever-inventive artist combines rock, hip-hop, funk, Bulgarian, klezmer...
  • MUSIC VIDEO: HaDag Nachash—‘The Sticker Song’

    May 3, 2007 | 10:29 pm

    MUSIC VIDEO: HaDag Nachash (Snake Fish)—‘The Sticker Song’ (‘Shirat Ha-sticker’)sums up the political climate of Israel in bumper stickers.  Brilliant.

  • In the ‘hood, the treat is no trick

    By David Suissa

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    If you're one of those people that took the kids out on Halloween, there's a good chance you avoided Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods like Pico-Robertson.

    Because believe me, they don't trick or treat in the hood.

    This is not a polite refusal to partake in something foreign, like, say,...

  • Israel, U.S. Act on Request for Renewable Energy

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel and the United States will pool their scientific brainpower to find and develop alternative energy sources under a bill passed by the House and now wending its way through the Senate.

    Under the proposed U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Act, scientists and engineers from both...

  • Special Delivery - Jewish Lamaze Class Reunion

    By Jane Ulman

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    We were so much fatter then -- and younger and more naïve.

    We were nine pregnant women, accompanied by our husbands, sitting together on the floor of a Temple Sinai classroom for 10 Thursday nights in the fall of 1983. Strangers to each other and strangers to the concept of becoming...

  • Abbas’ Move Challenges Olmert

    By Leslie Susser

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As Prime Minister Ehud Olmert presses ahead with plans for another unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is determined not to be sidelined by Olmert's go-it-alone approach.

    In late May, as Olmert tried to convince President Bush of...

  • The Second American Jewish Revolution

    By Steven Windmueller

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The past 20 years have been marked by the single largest growth of new Jewish organizations -- well, at least since 1880, when the first defining period of American Judaism began.

    You can rightly call it a major American Jewish revolution that is now under way.

    This modern...

  • Wines to Test the Palate, Pocketbook

    By J.D. Smith

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Before I got married, the rabbi told us that there would be certain rituals, including the part where we drink twice from a Kiddush cup. The first sip represents our engagement, then some Hebrew stuff gets said, then the second sip symbolizes our marriage. I suggested that the wine...

  • Pupils Vote Yes on Democratic School

    By Dina Kraft

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Under a classroom's fluorescent lights, students and teachers scramble to find seats. An important "Parliament session" is under way as together, they hammer out a plan for allocating the school's activities budget.

    The scene is the Hadera Democratic School in Israel, where students...

  • Groundwork Laid to Evacuate Gaza

    By Gil Sedan

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Despite political hurdles, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is forging ahead with his Gaza disengagement plan, giving various government agencies the green light to prepare for the evacuation of settlers -- using both carrots and sticks.

    Even as Israeli police begin laying the...

  • Monk Could Be Way to Mideast Peace

    By Larry Kasanoff

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Next week, I am sponsoring a group of Israelis and Palestinians to spend a few weeks in a small village in southern France with a Buddhist monk named Thich Nhat Hanh. These two disparate groups of people do not know each other, but often feel hatred toward each other. Some of them...

  • More Turn to Israel for Cheaper Drugs

    By Gabriella Burman

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Even though she doesn't save "that much" money, Los Angeles resident Judith Aaronson, 89, purchases her medications from Pharmacy International, a Nevada-based company that procures drugs from wholesale distributors and drugstore chains in Israel, Spain, Sri Lanka, England and...

  • Alternative Invitation to a Simcha

    By Meira Maierovitz Drazin

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    After canceling a bat mitzvah trip to Israel for their daughter, Danielle, Tricia and Mark Rauch decided that if they couldn't bring their family to Israel, they would bring Israel to Houston. But when Tricia and Danielle began shopping for Israel-themed bat mitzvah invitations, they...

  • Right Wing Girds to Block Gaza Plan

    By Leslie Susser

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The earthquake in Israel that measured 5 on the Richter Scale last week is not the only ground shifting these days in the Jewish state.

    In the wake of the recent announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Israel soon could withdraw unilaterally from Jewish settlements...

  • Communities Find Light in Darkness

    By Rachel Pomerance

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It was Thursday afternoon, three days before 1,800 Jewish kids were to arrive for the final week of the JCC Maccabi games, and 40 delegation leaders were ironing out the logistics at a New Jersey hotel.

    That's when the lights and the air conditioning went dead, and the room quickly...

  • Reduce Oil Demand

    By Rep. Henry Waxman

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The following are remarks and an amendment introduced by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on March 19 to the House Energy Subcommittee that propose an alternative energy strategy for the United States.



    Mr. Chairman, I'd like to offer the "Keeping Faith With Our American Soldiers"...

  • Funds Combat ‘Who Is a Jew’ Wars

    By Journal Staff

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In 1997, stimulated by the controversy over whether non-Orthodox converts would be registered as Jews by the Israeli government -- the latest battle in the "who is a Jew?" wars -- The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles began making funds available to what it calls "pluralism"...

  • Latkes That Last

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Finally! You can now say goodbye to those weird frozen triangles of premasticated potatoes that pass for latkes after Chanukah has ended and the frying pan and grater have been packed up. Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have come up with an...

  • Suddenly Seymour

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In the days when National Public Radio flagship KCRW-FM was an obscure Santa Monica College station, general manager Ruth Seymour decided to create a live Chanukah show as an alternative to Christmas programming.

    It was actually a Yiddish show -- feting a culture Seymour imbibed...

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