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  • In their memory…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 15, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Something quite extraordinary happened last night:  25,578 stars shined bright. All together, all of a sudden. It was in the middle of my town square, as thousands of citizens shared an hour of remembrance and respect for 25,578 Fallen Israeli Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism. We...

  • Yom HaShoah in Israel [SLIDESHOW]

    April 8, 2013 | 10:26 am

  • Lisa on National Geographic

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    November 29, 2012 | 5:15 am

    Thank you to National Geographic Intelligent Traveler for publishing my article on the Royal Cremation in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia!

    The article begins:

    To kick off our year-long trek through Southeast Asia, my husband and I spent two months exploring the Indonesian island of Bali...

  • Old becomes new as couples personalize wedding ceremonies

    May 15, 2012 | 11:39 am

    In the months before his wedding, Jon Citel cringed at the notion of having his friends dance him to his bride at a traditional bedeken ceremony, where he would place the veil over her face.

    The concept “was completely foreign to me,” he said. It “felt too traditional.”

    ...
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  • Bishop Eddie Long apologizes for Torah scroll ceremony

    February 6, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Baptist Bishop Eddie Long has apologized for a church service in which he was wrapped in a Torah scroll and called a king.

    Last week during a service at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., Ralph Messer, a Messianic Jew and self-described rabbi, ordered...

  • Take Me Out to the Bar Mitzvah…

    March 18, 2009 | 3:11 am

    Roger Owens has been pitching with the Dodgers for 50 years, ever since the team moved from Brooklyn. His accuracy is uncanny, and he remains a crowd favorite. He throws under the leg, behind the back and even two at a time, sometimes more than 30 rows back.

    Owens, also known as the...

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    February 18, 2009 | 5:18 pm

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    February 18, 2009 | 1:00 am

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  • Death to Fanatistan!

    By Rob Eshman

    October 1, 2008 | 11:29 pm

    By the time comedian Elon Gold took the stage to emcee the rally for the raising of the Israeli flag on Wilshire Boulevard, the street had filled with 3,000 or more people -- a sea, or at least an inlet, of humanity waving little plastic blue-and-white flags as loudspeakers pumped...
  • L.A. bakers suggest ways to make picking your cake a little sweeter

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 15, 2008 | 6:31 pm

    In Los Angeles, with today's foodie culture in full tilt, there is no "one-size-fits-all" option when it comes to choosing a bakery to create the perfect wedding cake. And since it is the bride who usually makes the cake decisions, she'll soon realize that it can be as complex as...
  • Location, location, location

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 15, 2008 | 6:25 pm

    Your congregation is there for you when you need it, but there are times when you're tempted to think outside the synagogue -- such as your wedding.

    Destination weddings in spots like Hawaii or the Caribbean are a romantic way to start a new life with someone, but changes in the...

  • Sweet somethings for that special day

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 15, 2008 | 6:16 pm

    While the image of a wedding cake at the center of a reception table is iconic, many couples and their guests will admit they are not exactly "layer cake" kinds of people. For this reason, having a sweet table is a must, not just alongside a cake but sometimes instead of one.

    "I am...

  • Obituaries

    August 14, 2008 | 1:58 am

    Harold Ackerman died July 30 at 96. He is survived by his son, Jerrold; and daughter, Tobi Chinsky. Hillside

    David Alper died Aug. 2 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Estelle; daughters, Elizabeth Keran and Joan; and sons, L. Andrew and Robert. Hillside

    Jeanette Brauner died July...

  • VIDEO: The Bris Saver

    By The Web Guy

    August 11, 2008 | 1:41 am

    It was an ordinary brit milah—until the mohel passed out cold . . .

    A Project Direct entry from Single Serving Films.

    Directed by Benji Samit.
    Written by Dan Hernandez.
    Starring Blake Anthony, Cat Davis, Marty Dusig, Charley Rossman, Dick Moss, and Allison Taft Learned

    Hat tip to Sharon @ http://portlandisawesome.com/

     

  • Help is here for planning a ceremony in Israel

    July 9, 2008 | 9:51 pm

    Given the negative press about over-the-top b'nai mitzvah celebrations, many families are rethinking the black-tie or other extravaganza, giving preference to true expressions of mitzvot. High on the list of alternatives is a trip to Israel, where the bar or bat mitzvah ceremony and...
  • Henna party adds colorful touch to the happy couple

    By Ayala Or-el

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Sareet Rimon grew up knowing she wanted to have a henna party when she got married. For the local singer it meant carrying on a Moroccan tradition that had been honored by her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

    "This is such a beautiful and spiritual ceremony and has such a...

  • Advertise joys of Judaism to others during simcha

    By Ted Roberts

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Bar mitzvah audiences are no longer what they used to be. No more the simple Saturday morning minyan -- a tight cluster of worshippers -- who halfway through the service are thinking of the pickled herring and egg salad to follow. Today in many synagogues, the ceremony has all the...
  • Will ‘Bro Mitzvah’ find roots in African American community?

    By Jane Ulman

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Decked out in a black tuxedo, a brimmed hat set fashionably on his head, Douglas LeVandia Ulmer Jr., better known as DJ, walked down the aisle to the beat of two African drummers.

    This was the night of his 16th birthday, and his mother, Lillie Hill, was celebrating his coming of age...

  • There is more going on than just a ceremony and a party

    By Matt Lipeles

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I have a confession to make. I punched out my brother at his bar mitzvah. I'm not proud of it, but it's true.

    I was sitting at a table with him and a couple of cousins, and he told this joke I didn't find very funny. I looked at this smirk on his face, and I just couldn't stand it....

  • Can public menorah lighting ceremonies pull in unaffiliated Jews?

    By Jane Ulman

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    On the third night of Chanukah, at 6 p.m., a parade of 40 cars topped with electric menorahs, some four feet high with flickering lights, will wind its way about six miles under police escort from southwest Houston to The Galleria shopping center, where several thousand people will...
  • Prager won’t apologize after slamming Quran in Congress

    By Adam Wills

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Conservative pundit Dennis Prager has come under fire from Muslim and Jewish groups after he attacked an incoming Muslim congressman who plans to bring a Quran to the House swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 4.

    But Prager said he stands by statements made in his column published Nov. 28...

  • Milken School head gets the surprise of her life

    By Julie G Fax

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Rennie Wrubel had no reason to suspect.

    The board members, the 800 students on bleachers, the officials from the Bureau of Jewish Education and private foundations -- they had come to Milken Community High School to hear Gen. Shaul Mofaz, minster of transportation and deputy prime...

  • Classnotes: Milken High School rededicates Torah scroll

    By Julie G Fax

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A Torah scroll that twice survived extinction was ushered to its new home in the Lainer Beit Mirdash of Milken Community High School on Oct. 19.

    The scroll was rescued from Eastern Europe by Shlomo Bardin, founder of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley. In October 2005, the...

  • Married . . . at last!

    By Mierel Verbit

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I got married for the first time at 50. The groom was 51. Yes, we are both Jewish. We met online. I am tall, thin, blonde, green-eyed, and have a little turned-up nose. My father-in-law's first comment, across the Thanksgiving table, was, "Doesn't she look like a shiksa?"

    My...

  • Same-sex unions roil Jews in former Soviet Union

    By Vladimir Matveyev

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The resignation of a longtime leader of one of the largest Reform congregations in Ukraine has thrown the spotlight on a bitter controversy over homosexuality within the post-Soviet Reform movement.
     
    Boris Kapustin, 70, founder and chairman of the Reform congregation in the Crimean...
  • Rite of Passage Bestows Bundle of Intangible Gifts

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When we think of bar and bat mitzvah gifts, many things come to mind: fountain pens, cuff links, picture frames, checks. But the true gifts of this religious rite of passage extend far beyond the envelopes and boxes piled up at the party door. Here are a few of the intangible yet...
  • Iranians Open Shul in Garment District

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    With a new Torah in their arms, about 100 local Iranian Jewish businessmen sang Hebrew songs and danced down a busy street in downtown Los Angeles's garment district June 13 to celebrate the official opening of a new synagogue, where many Iranians have their businesses.

    As a DJ...

  • Where in the World Is ‘Paradise’?

    By Tom Tugend

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When the controversial film "Paradise Now" is introduced at the March 5 Oscars ceremony, the live and television audiences may wonder not just whether it will win, but exactly where it came from.

    In the listing by countries of the five nominees for foreign language film honors, the...

  • When Just ‘I Do’ Just Won’t Do

    By Pearl Salkin

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The traditional Jewish wedding ceremony as we know it has evolved over thousands of years. But suddenly, today, in what seems like a nanosecond out of all of recorded Jewish history, couples standing under the chuppah are seeking a whole new script.

    It's in to take the traditional...

  • Italy’s Top Chefs Join to Spice Up Wedding

    By Judy Zeidler

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Famous chefs gathered from all over Italy to cook for the wedding of Max Willinger, son of Faith Willinger, a well-known wine and food journalist who has lived in Florence for almost 40 years. She was overwhelmed by the culinary community who volunteered to cook the wedding feast.

    ...
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