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  • Finding a Great Love in London

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    When I was in London a couple of weeks ago I came upon a vendor on Portobello Road, who had amongst his treasures for sale, a bunch of antique typewriters. I spent quite a long while looking at his impressive collection. I loved them and was amazed they all still worked and had the...

  • Into The Looking Glass, Reflections from the High Holy Days … and How to Hang a Mirror

    By Cantor Harris Shore, The Handy Hazzan

    October 27, 2011 | 6:44 pm

    Yes, The Handy Hazzan has been away for a while.  By the end of July I was already focused on developing the choir for The New Shul of the Conejo, where I was most fortunate to serve as Hazzan for the High Holy Days alongside Rabbi Gershon Weissman and my friend and colleague, Rabbi...

  • Calling all Jewish heirlooms

    May 17, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    Appraiser David Streets has a passion for Jewish antiques — old Kiddush cups passed down for generations, Shabbat candlesticks with stories to share. It’s a history that he loves, even if it’s not his.

    “I’m an Episcopalian,” he confessed, explaining, “Many of my...

  • Vampire killing kit gets $14K+ in auction—too late to use on RJC

    By The Web Guy

    November 13, 2008 | 3:29 pm

    NATCHEZ, MISS—A complete and authentic vampire killing kit—made around 1800 and complete with stakes, mirrors, a gun with silver bullets, crosses, a Bible, holy water, candles and even garlic, all housed in a American walnut case with a carved cross on top — attained $14,850 in the...