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  • Chabad Rebbe’s death certificate on auction block

    January 15, 2016 | 12:03 pm

    The death certificate of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson — the revered Chabad leader often referred to as “the Rebbe” — is on the auction block.

    The official certificate, issued Aug. 2, 1995, and mailed by the New York Department of Health to Schneerson’s niece in Israel, is...

  • The price for Bob Dylan going electric

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 25, 2013 | 5:01 pm

    The guitar stood on a stand in a small conference room in corporate offices in Beverly Hills. A black Fender Stratocaster with a white body plate, a few nicks to its side, it looked simple, basic, uncomplicated.

    Yet the story that brings this particular musical instrument to...

  • Rare ‘Schindler’s List’ documents sold at New Hampshire auction

    August 15, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Documents linked to Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist known for his efforts to save Jews from World War II concentration camps, were sold at auction for more than $122,000, a New Hampshire auction house said on Thursday.

    The documents included a rare one-page letter,...

  • Dreyfus letter fetches nearly $500,000 at Paris auction

    May 30, 2013 | 9:05 am

    A letter handwritten by Alfred Dreyfus, a French Jewish soldier who was wrongly convicted of treason in 1894, was sold at auction for nearly half a million dollars.

    The letter, which Dreyfus sent from prison to government officials in an attempt to clear his name, was sold...

  • Dreyfus letter to be sold at Paris auction

    April 18, 2013 | 9:36 am

    A letter written by Alfred Dreyfus, a French-Jewish soldier who was wrongfully convicted of spying, is expected to fetch at least $130,000 at an auction in Paris. 

    The letter will be sold at auction next month by Sotheby’s Paris branch.

    Dreyfus, a captain who was cleared of...

  • Nazi-looted, then returned, painting selling at auction

    June 5, 2012 | 10:39 am

    A 16th-century painting that was stolen from its Italian-Jewish owner, sold by France’s Vichy government and recently returned to his heirs is being auctioned off.

    Girolamo de’ Romani’s “Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue,” which was restituted in April to the heirs of...

  • Auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry sets record

    December 14, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry set a record for a single collection sold at auction.

    The jewelry was sold Tuesday night at Christie’s auction house for nearly $116 million. Most of the 80 lots sold for at least 10 times the catalog estimates, according to The New York Times.

    The sale...

  • Hitler’s personal items to be auctioned

    December 6, 2011 | 10:36 am

    A Connecticut auction house is putting items that belonged to Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels and other senior Nazi officials on the block.

    Among the items to be auctioned at the end of the week by Alexander Autographs in Stamford are Hitler’s personal account book; the desk set...

  • Lord of the Ring

    January 11, 2011 | 9:09 pm

    Heading east on the 10 at 6:40 in the a.m., the traffic had been pretty light.

    KTLA Studios was my destination and I had wanted to be there by 7:00.  Before the NBA superstar got there.  I was pretty sure he was going to be late, but I had told the KTLA crew to let me know when Ron...

  • On Auction: Letters of Nazi “Doctor” Joseph Mengele

    May 26, 2010 | 6:49 pm

    A Connecticut auction company is auctioning a rare handwritten letter from Josef Mengele.  The auction begins at 11:00 AM on June 4th in Stamford, Connecticut.

    The letter from Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, known as the “Angel of Death” for his nefarious activities at Auschwitz,...

  • Madoff memorabilia up for grabs on eBay.com

    By The Web Guy

    January 4, 2009 | 6:20 pm

    Dear anti-Semites:

    If you can't touch the hem of his garment, you can at least sport the golf cap of his company, Madoff Investment Securities.

    Or perhaps store your Cuban cigars in a Madoff desktop humidor.

    Only in America.

    And only on eBay.
  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Temple Emanuel celebrated its annual Mitzvah Day last month, with the Beverly Hills congregation coming together to perform benevolent activities focusing on those in need. One event, the Sock and Sack Day, was held at the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles.

  • Charity, Going Once, Going Twice…

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Artist Joanie Rosenthal will exhibit her latest piece at an unexpected place: eBay.

    Rosenthal, a New Jersey artist who has drawn illustrations for Time, U.S. News & World Report and The New York Times Magazine and created book covers for Scholastic, Penguin Putnam and other...

  • A Sporting Chanukah

    By Carin Davis

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    On the third night of Chanukah my true love gave to me, an Olympic swim cap signed by Lenny Krayzelburg, a game of Horse with the Houston Rocket's Bostjan Nachbar and a chance to be on the set of ESPN's Cold Pizza.

    Thanks to the Center for Sport and Jewish Life's online...

  • Art Auction Hits B’nai Tzedek

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Karen Sturm purchased most of the artwork in her home at art auctions, where sale prices generally are lower than for work offered in retail galleries.

    Sturm is hoping for frenzied bidding May 15 at a 7 p.m. art auction and dessert buffet that will benefit her Fountain Valley...

  • Going, Going, Gone

    By Tom Tugend

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Online auctioneer eBay has promised to ban the sale of all items associated with Nazi Germany, hate groups and murderers, effective May 17.

    Earlier, eBay had discontinued the sale of similar hate-filled memorabilia of recent origin but had excepted items over 50 years old and...

  • All the Children

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    On the eve of Simchat Torah, many synagogues auction the three major honors of the day, with proceeds benefiting the synagogue or other Jewish institutions. Two honors, Hatan Torah (for the one called to the final reading in Deuteronomy) and Hatan Bereshit (for the one called to the...