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  • Proud to be a boomer

    By Pat Sierchio

    July 19, 2013 | 10:28 am

    Being a baby boomer is more than a statistic, it’s a state of mind. Boomers rock and everyone knows it. And by everyone I mean the baby boomers. We baby boomers tend to have a high opinion of ourselves, and there is plenty of evidence that supports that notion.

    We are the...

  • McCartney attends Yom Kippur Services, Marries Next Day

    October 9, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney reportedly spent the night before his wedding at Yom Kippur services.

    McCartney married Jewish-American heiress Nancy Shevell in London on Oct. 9. They reportedly attended Yom Kippur services and a break-fast at a local London synagogue, where Shevell, 51,...

  • “Harry Potter” Producer David Heyman’s Jewish Connection

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 14, 2011 | 4:52 pm

    As the final chapter in the boy wizard franchise “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” hits theatres July 15, producer David Heyman – who last spoke to me about his 2008 Holocaust film, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas—will be closing a 12-year chapter of his life.

    ...
  • A Beatles Passover

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    April 14, 2011 | 8:06 pm

    Last night my family and I went out with some friends to the Pantages Theatre, where we took a musical journey back in time. For over two hours, the Broadway production of “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” took us through the tumultuous 1960’s and the great Beatles songs that...

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  • Purim Calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    March 15, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    MARCH 19

    Spotlight: Purim museum tour
    Sat. 1 p.m. and Sun 1 p.m. Free (does not include museum admission). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.

    Purim Pandemonium 2011
    Sat. 4:30-10 p.m.  $25 (children’s wristband), $20...

  • Shabbat in Liverpool: New CD adapts Beatles’ tunes for services

    January 4, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    When is it kosher to listen to the Beatles on the Sabbath?

    When your chazan adapts the Kabbalat Shabbat Friday night service to the melodies of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

    Lenny Solomon, the founder of the song-parody group Shlock Rock, employed “nusach Liverpool” for a...

  • John Lennon’s Jewish lawyer

    December 8, 2010 | 11:17 am

    This article originally appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of Passages, a periodic publication of HIAS. Reprinted with permission of the publisher, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Inc.

    Leon Wildes sits in a polished conference room on Madison Avenue, where the walls are festooned...

  • Ex-Beatles, Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein dies at 77

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 6, 2009 | 1:12 pm

    From CNN.com:

    “Music manager Allen Klein, whose clients included the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his publicist said. Klein was 77.

    The son of Jewish immigrants from Hungary, Klein founded his firm Allen Klein & Co....