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  • New Yorker told to remove mezuzah sues landlord

    July 17, 2013 | 10:41 am

    An Orthodox Jewish man from suburban New York City sued his landlord for demanding that he remove the mezuzah from his apartment’s doorpost.

    Arye Sachs of North Babylon on Long Island filed a lawsuit this week in Brooklyn federal court, the New York Post reported.

    In the...

  • Dead Lady’s Apartment

    By Elliot Steingart

    March 8, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    I am moving down the hall into the apartment of a 91 year old woman who recently passed away. I am sad she died, but it was for a good cause. 

    My landlord told me she lived in the unit for 30 years.

    "She had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital,” my landlord told me.

    ...
  • Grandma and My Poor Kitten…

    By Julia Bendis

    August 9, 2011 | 6:23 pm

    The other day my kids asked me if I had a pet when I was a child, which made me tell them a little story about the kitten we had for a week.  This story went something like this:

    When I was about eight-years-old and my brother five, we begged our parents to get us a dog or a cat all...

  • I speak Latin, therefore I speak English

    By Julia Bendis

    January 26, 2011 | 10:56 am

    Seeing an older lady at the grocery store today reminded me of my own Grandmother.  She came to the U.S. a few years after we did.  At 70 years old, she was eager to learn the culture, to try everything new, and to live the American dream.  My Grandmother had lived through the...

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  • Teriton tenants win battle to stay in historic apartment complex

    By Jane Ulman

    December 25, 2008 | 4:52 pm

    After a three-year battle with alleged religious nonprofit Or Khaim Hashalom, tenants of the historic 28-unit Teriton Apartments in Santa Monica have won the right to remain in or return to their apartments for up to seven years under their former rent-controlled leases, according to...
  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —Death and violence in the community (taboo?)

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 2, 2008 | 12:21 am

    Local Iranian Jewish community leaders on recent incidents of violence in the community and the traditional taboo on discussing the topic.

    http://jewishjournal.com/audio/IAJPodCast20080429.mp3

    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.

  • Teriton ‘landmark’ status upheld but residents still face eviction

    By Jane Ulman

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A contested Santa Monica apartment complex owned by a Jewish nonprofit, which had hoped to raze the property in favor of a synagogue and condos for Middle East refugees, has had its landmark status upheld.

    But Teriton residents are still facing eviction.

    The Santa Monica City...
  • Meditate on Shabbat in the Old City

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Minutes from the Western Wall, brilliant bougainvillea grace the courtyard of an Old City apartment encased in Jerusalem's signature stone. This is where participants in Sarah Yehudit Schneider's women-only meditation retreats symbolically leave the rest of the week behind to...

  • Immigrant Dreams

    By Rockard J. Delgadillo

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On a recent trip to Manhattan, I traveled to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which I'd heard about from friends in Los Angeles.

    The core of the museum is a restored 19th- century tenement house, which was a second point of landing, after Ellis Island, for a mixture of Italians,...

  • Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    'Slums of Beverly Hills' is not your typical rite-of-passage story

    Living on the Fringe

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Entertainment Editor

    You could call "Slums of Beverly Hills" "The Jewish Joads."

    In Tamara Jenkins' debut film, "a loose...

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