Official Comedy Central Video: The Mind of Mencia -- cultural explorer Carlos goes to visit the Jews
In a summer of rising airfares and gas prices, you need to take a trip that is close by, low cost, in town and that will fill you with Jewish stories. The best place to do that? Fairfax Avenue. The area's sidewalks, walls and parks remain populated with monuments, plaques, murals and statues of Jewish cultural and spiritual significance. Take a local J-cation.
When you have spent time away from what feels like a Jewish home, Los Angeles becomes the new Israel. Los Angeles is a gateway to the prospect of positive Jewish American identity. There is a fearlessness to the Hebrew on the walls, the Jewish labor movement mural on the building. There is a fearlessness to having a kosher Subway sandwich shop.
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