You know that harmless-looking body part inside your mouth? The tongue? It sure looks nice enough, but it gets a lot of Israelites into trouble in this week's parsha. Do you remember getting a present and then complaining it wasn't enough? Not the right video game; not the kind of...
The kidnapping that shocked the world
Remembering Vladimir Slepak, a Heroic Refusenik
Israelis mourn after a year of increased attacks
U.S. Republicans vow amendments that might risk Iran nuclear bill
Biden, seeking to ease U.S.-Israel strains, pledges delivery of new warplanes
100 Years of waiting: Lebanon, a century after the Armenian genocide
On Independence Day, thousands of Arab-Israelis march for Palestinians’ right of return
Netanyahu’s Independence Day message praises troops’ ‘fighting spirit’ in Gaza
June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm
May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Music, Israel Bring 950 Educators to BJE Conference
Participants at the Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles's (BJE) 23rd annual Early Childhood Spring Institute had the opportunity to take a special journey to Israel through music. In a workshop called "A Musical Trip...
April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Michael Prywes was 24 when he decided to make a film. After all, he reasoned, he had started the Jewish Theater Ensemble in Chicago, so why not make his own movie? It was, he conceded, "complete chutzpah or a serious lack of understanding of the world."
Prywes' first feature film,...
February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Look out Pink, Avril and Christina: agent-manager Linda Yelnick is spearheading perhaps the first national movement to introduce a Jewish music category in the Grammys.
"They do polka and salsa, so why not Jewish music?" asked Yelnick, who hopes to see yarmulke-clad artists...
February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Walking into Lillian Lux's Lower East Side home in New York is like entering a museum of Yiddish theater. The apartment holds a photo of Lux and her husband -- the late Yiddish actor Pesach'ke Burstein -- from an appearance in Argentina in the late 1930s. There also is a picture of...
November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Marvin Mirisch, one of three brothers who formed the Mirisch Co. motion picture production company, died on Nov. 17 of undisclosed causes at UCLA Medical Center. He was 84.
Born in New York City, Mirisch was the third of four Mirisch sons. After attending City College of New York,...
October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm
In our Image
The stars were out again last Tuesday. In the wake of the Emmys, Jewish celebrities, community leaders and entertainment industry people gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, to honor their peers at the second annual Jewish Image Awards in Film and...
September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Dr. Robert W. Brooks, an interna-tionally renowned mathematician who made aliyah with his family from Los Angeles in 1995, died of a heart attack on Sept. 5, at the age of 49.
A native of Washington, D.C., he earned his doctorate degree from Harvard in differential geometry in 1977,...
June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm
April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm
What is the meaning of courage?
In Hollywood, it is often the brave, handsome soldier who risks his life, or the enterprising businesswoman who succeeds against all odds. The triumph of the individual: that's the American Way.
But not all cultures glorify that path, and when faced...
July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm
A Valley-able Ally
Rabbi Harold Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino presented Allyn and Jeffrey Levine with the University of Judaism's (UJ) Award of Merit, in recognition of their contributions to the community. Rabbi Bradley Artson, dean of the UJ's Ziegler School, and the...
May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm
June 10, 1999 | 8:00 pmHe was a boy from the Bronx, born below the Third Avenue El. She was a girl from Brooklyn, born near the famed "Tree Grown in Brooklyn." Both had immigrant, working-class parents who initially opposed their marriage.
Almost 55 years, three children, 10 grandchildren and, in June, one...
November 26, 1998 | 7:00 pmEven for an international film producer and inveterate traveler, Arthur Cohn has covered a lot of territory recently.
During the last week in October, the winner of a record five Oscars and producer of "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" and "Central Station" was feted in Shanghai at...
October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pmPulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry, 61, is a Southern Jew who defines himelf as someone who grew up in a community of genteel Southern Jews who wished they were Episcopalian.
It is a wry, almost mocking description that perhaps befits the author of "Driving Miss Daisy,"...
September 18, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Top, left to right, Ilana Weinberg, Larry Weinberg, MarkBorovitz and Barbi Weinberg. Above right, Pauline Ledeen. Above left,Audrey Irmas.
September is awards season in Los Angeles. Evenbefore the Emmys were handed out last weekend, the Jewish FederationCouncil of Greater Los...