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  • Lamar Advertising Hosts Anti-Semitic Billboard Funded by Holocaust Deniers

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    October 29, 2015 | 10:06 pm

    Roni Leibovitch, a 35 year old data-scientist from Detroit, was finishing up some last minute Facebook-ing, when an article caught his eye, “Controversial billboard that reads America first over Israel put up in Detroit”.

    Leibovitch immediately drafted the petition on Change.org...

  • La Brea ‘Eastbound & Down’ billboard removed after Orthodox pressure

    By Jared Sichel

    September 13, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    For the second time in two months, the Orthodox Jewish community in Los Angeles has successfully pressured a major billboard company to take down what some considered offensive advertising.

    The latest, a billboard located at the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Detroit Street in...

  • Billboards accusing Israel of taking Palestinian land posted at suburban N.Y. train stations

    July 12, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Billboards showing a series of maps to bolster claims that Israel has systematically confiscated land from the Palestinians have appeared at some suburban New York train stations.

    The ads that went on display this week at Metro North train stations in Westchester County show a...

  • Anti-Israel aid billboards coming down

    June 26, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A subsidiary of the CBS Corp. removed 23 billboards in the Los Angeles area calling for a stop to U.S. foreign assistance to Israel.

    The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, which sponsored the billboards, said in a statement that it received a letter from CBS Outdoor, a...

  • Calif. Rep. Howard Berman raps coalition behind anti-Israel billboards

    June 25, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    U.S. Rep. Howard Berman slammed a Los Angeles-area group for anti-Israel billboards that call for an end to U.S. aid to Israel.

    In his letter to The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, Berman (D-Calif.) emphasized the importance of providing assistance to Israel.

    “We are the...

  • A student-designed billboard

    December 7, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    Most billboards along La Cienega Boulevard might hawk Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton, with lots of skin and pouty looks, but a new one that just went up across the street from Pressman Academy presents quite a different image.

    Last week, Pressman Academy unveiled an anti-bullying...

  • If you don’t come back to Israel you’re going to lose it

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 30, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    If you weren’t yet exposed to the campaign calling on emigrating Israelis to come back home (assuming “home” will always be Israel), you can see the videos in this Jewish Channel report.

    Or here (beware, Hebrew):

    Alex Beam of the Boston Globe wrote about this campaign two...

  • Wodka vodka ads, called anti-Semitic, removed

    November 23, 2011 | 10:20 am

    An offensive billboard that the Anti-Defamation League said reinforces anti-Semitic stereotypes was removed.

    The Anti-Defamation League, which had criticized the New York ad campaign of Wodka vodka, welcomed the company’s apology and the removal of the billboards from locations...

  • Mac Miller and a generation of Jewish hip-hop

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 18, 2011 | 9:57 am

    Earlier this week, the 19-year-old “white Jewish rapper” known as Mac Miller reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts with his debut album,  “Blue Slide Park.” According to ABC News, the album sold 144,487 copies during its first week of sale, and prompted the high-praise...

  • Jewish teen rapper’s album tops Billboard chart [VIDEO]

    November 16, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    A Jewish teen rapper has had his first album debuted at the top of Billboard 200 chart.

    “Blue Slide Park,” the first album-length effort from Mac Miller, a 19-year-olf Pittsburgh-reared emcee, sold 144,000 copies in its first week.

    The rapper, whose real name is Malcolm...

  • The billboard revolution

    By Ryan Torok

    September 16, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    If you’ve driven down La Cienega Boulevard recently, you may have noticed a large billboard that says, “Free Gilad Shalit.”

    What you may not have seen was the small print at the bottom of the billboard that says, “35 people crowd-funded this billboard using EpicStep.com...

  • ‘Free Gilad Shalit’ billboard to go up in Los Angeles [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    August 5, 2011 | 10:28 am

    A billboard that calls for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will go up on La Cienega Boulevard, just south of Olympic Boulevard, on Monday, August 8.

    In 2006, Hamas, the ruling political party in the Gaza Strip, kidnapped Shalit, who turns 25 this month, and has held him...

  • Omri Casspi’s image defaced on billboard again

    April 12, 2011 | 10:43 am

    The face of Israeli NBA basketball player Omri Casspi was vandalized on a Sacramento Kings billboard in the city’s downtown.

    It was the third time that Casspi’s image has been defaced on a team billboard.

    The portion of the billboard with Casspi’s face painted on it was ripped off....

  • The Billboard Debate on the Middle East

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 11, 2011 | 6:36 pm

    “Be on our side,” the clutter-free advertisement reads. “We are the side of peace and justice.” It shows two men smiling. One is Palestinian, the other is Israeli, and each is accompanied by a smiling young girl. The ad, which first appeared in three Bay Area Rapid Transit...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: ‘Dem Phones Dem Phones Dem iPhones—Hear the Word of the Lord’

    By The Web Guy

    December 28, 2008 | 1:38 am

    Dem Phones, Dem Phones, Dem iPhones

    A recreation? A mashup of old video and new audio?  Whatever, it’s great!

    And true!


    For more on Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones:

    Dry Bones cartoons and the Dry Bones Project are called Dry Bones because of the 2600 years-old writings of the Biblical Prophet Ezekiel.
    Like a police sketch artist trying to portray what a witness is describing, the cartoonist has done his best to draw what Ezekiel claimed to have seen.
    This “Graphic Novel” is called: Listening to Ezekiel



  • Billboard mystery ends with interfaith twist

    By Adam Wills

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The mysterious billboards went up across the Los Angeles area just after the High Holidays. Each used a variation on the same theme, juxtaposing illustrations: Latkes or fries? Bagels and lox or sushi? Yarmulke or cap?

    They carried no other information, and from the beginning it had...

  • The New ‘King’ of KROQ

    By Gaby Friedman

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Could you name the No. 1 requested song for the past three weeks at L.A. rock station KROQ (106.7 FM)? If you're thinking about current hits like "Dance Dance" by Fall Out Boy or "Hypnotize" by System of a Down, guess again.

    The most requested song features these lyrics:

    "Sing to my...