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  • New Chuppah Honors Terror Victim

    By Carin Davis

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    On the eve of her wedding, 20-year-old Naava Applebaum and her father, Dr. David Applebaum, the director of emergency medicine at Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center, sat at Jerusalem's Café Hillel. The two were celebrating her upcoming nuptials with a father-daughter talk....

  • Getting Married? Get ‘Creative’

    By Sonja Hyams

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    "The Creative Jewish Wedding Book, a Hands-On Guide to New & Old Traditions, Ceremonies & Celebrations" by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer (Jewish Lights Publishing, $19.99).

    Synagogue or sailboat? Bride and groom or same sex? Orthodox or interfaith?

    Whatever your leanings, if you want a...

  • Ex-Communist ‘Burb Makes Menorahs

    By Carolyn Slutsky

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The model suburb of Nowa Huta was built here under a Communist philosophy of atheism.

    Now it houses a workshop that manufactures menorahs -- popular with both Poles and tourists.

    Metalodlew, a private company that was started 10 years ago, rents space from the Nowa Huta...

  • Create Festive Table in a Blue Mood

    By Linda Morel

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Following are pointers on livening up your Chanukah table from "Kosher by Design" by Susie Fishbein (Mesorah, 2003).

    1. In the Beginning: Dress your dining table with a snazzy tablecloth. A gold one will glitter. Using narrow runners and/or yards of wide ribbons, preferably in...

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  • Creative Chuppahs Are Labor of Love

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Nancy and Kim Goldov wanted to personalize everything about their wedding. She sewed her own gown. He composed music for the ceremony. They both created a new last name to share: combining Stolov and Goldschmidt into Goldov. So it probably didn't surprise anyone that the couple spent...

  • Wilshire: Boulevard of Sanctuaries

    By Kevin Roderick

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Wilshire Boulevard's stature as the grand concourse of Los Angeles is due in part to its many architecturally distinct synagogues and churches. Those located in the Wilshire Center district, between LaFayette Park and about Western Avenue, are some of the most notable and serve some...

  • Create a Bridal Look That’s Made for You

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The ornately beaded gown spent decades wrapped in a sheet from the time grandma was a bride until her granddaughter walked down the aisle.

    Both brides were beautiful and the dress was a focal point each time, thanks to the loving restoration work by dressmaker Camila Sigelmann, who...

  • Truthbusters

    By Rob Eshman

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In the checkout line of any Whole Foods Market, you can pick up a copy of a magazine called Adbusters. It's a 120,00-circulation leftist journal, published in Vancouver, with a corresponding Web site that prides itself on deconstructing the commercial forces its editors believe erode...

  • A Sparkling Life

    By David Geffner

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Anthony Kantor was orphaned on Russia's streets a century ago, narrowly escaping the pogroms that killed his family, he couldn't have imagined that he would one day make his living trading diamonds and other precious stones in downtown Los Angeles.

    Nor did the late Kantor, a...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Keepin' it Real Estate

    Becker General Contractors' Sandy Becker was happy to be at what is known in the real estate and construction business as a "sunriser" -- an early morning get-together. With a 4-month-old baby at home, Becker has, in recent weeks, been out of the loop...

  • L.A. Museums: Saved by the Jews

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A small museum opened its doors in Pasadena last month and naturally enough made local headlines. The stories touched on the museum's focus -- California art, architecture and design from 1850 to the present day; and on the personal angle, namely that the $5 million Pasadena Museum...

  • Let Them Eat Cake

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Birthday parties. Bat mitzvahs. Weddings. Anniversaries. While so much of daily life in Israel has changed -- or stopped -- due to the security situation, life does go on: children celebrate birthdays, teenagers become b'nei mitzvah and couples marry.

    In these bitter times in Israel,...

  • Be Your Own Interior Designer

    By Naomi Zimmerman

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The most important thing to remember in decorating your home is editing. (The same is true of organizing schedules and handbags). Decorating is not about acquisitions but rather about fine-tuning what we have, ruthlessly. Clutter is just that, and a nuisance to tidy and dust....

  • A New Masthead

    By Rob Eshman

    December 21, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    We hope you've noticed by now that The Jewish Journal has a new masthead outside and a new look inside. The masthead, designed by Carvin Knowles, our digitographer, is bolder, louder and bigger than our previous ones. This isn't by accident. Through the practice of journalism, The...

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