Every year, the college tour is a rite of passage for students and parents alike, but for some it becomes an occupation. I wanted to make it simple, that is, wait until after my son was accepted, but before we had to give notification to colleges, a two-week period between April 15...
My 1930s education at the movies
Noteworthy books for the new year
An eye for synagogue photography: Louis Davidson
Climate change is a Jewish issue
Hollywood Costumes from the Golden Age to the present
Jews and the birth of Film Noir
Israel Supreme Court: Holot illegal, Africans jailed in desert must be freed within 90 days
Spotlight on Jewish characters in fall films
Tag: Charlotte Hildebrand Harjo
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April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm
A wall of neatly coiffed ladies charges up to the counter to place their orders for baked goods on one of the last days before the holidays and one of the last days before Brown's Bakery in North Hollywood closes its doors forever. Some of the customers have been buying their cakes,...
April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm
In the long view -- and who could have a longer view than the man who, until recently, was the U.S. State Department's Middle East negotiator for the past 12 years? -- Dennis Ross believes that diplomacy in the Middle East boils down to psychology. "The idea of taking politics out of...
March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm
Sam Dabby was 100 years old on Nov. 5, but he waited to celebrate with members of his family and friends at a Nov. 18 party given at Kahal Joseph Congregation Temple. Among the celebrants was his workout trainer, Jeremy Forte, who has been helping Dabby lift weights and exercise for...
November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm
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June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm
Rabbi Shimon Paskow, 68, let down his guard the other day and began to reel off a few of the jokes he had told at his retirement dinner on Sun., June 25, honoring his 31 years of service at Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks.
One goes like this: "You've heard the saying 'Old soldiers...
June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm
I arrived in Miami Beach one morning last week on a mission: to find the last kosher hotel in South Beach, an ultra-hip area of restaurants, clubs and shops that used to be the hub of Florida Jewish life.Today you can drive along Ocean Drive (inch along is more like it) and see...
April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pmOn this Friday morning, Norm Katz, Bunny Schwartz and a guy named Joel are squeezed together like early hour commuters in a crowded subway. They're discussing the role of men and women in traditional Judaism, between the cash register and the reduced baked goods rack -- a space of...
November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pmMy son and I have been wandering around the mall all afternoon looking for Pokémon cards. When we called last night, everyone had them, but today, nobody does.
In one of the stores, I see two worried-looking parents, with their very pouty 7-year-old son, talking to the store manager....