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  • $1.3 million reward offered for information in Leviev jewelry heist

    August 6, 2013 | 10:23 am

    An insurance company is offering a $1.3 million reward for clues leading to the recovery of stolen diamonds and jewels owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev.

    The $136 million in jewelry was stolen July 28 from a resort in Cannes, France, where it was part of an exhibition on...

  • Mayor Villaraigosa helps complete new Torah scroll

    February 20, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    He has been to Shabbat dinner, lit the menorah and he broke matzah with friends at a Passover seder. This Valentine’s Day, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined a club that even many Jews don’t belong to — he helped complete a new Torah scroll.

    This particular scroll was...

  • Month of Diamonds and Demons

    April 5, 2011 | 7:19 pm

    The birthstone for April is a diamond. In ancient Greek, the meaning of diamond is “unbreakable.” As the month begins, we look to the state of civil rights and intergroup relations in this city and are reminded that, while our bonds are strong, the diamond days of April hold many...

  • Israel’s diamond body expels member for attempt to smuggle blood stones

    December 28, 2010 | 9:48 am

    Israel’s Diamond Exchange says it has expelled a longtime member for attempting to smuggle illegal Zimbabwe blood diamonds into the country.

    Spokesman Assaf Levin said Tuesday that the bourse expelled David Vardi after he was arrested at Ben-Gurion International Airport last week...

  • How Poor Jews Come to America, meaning my parents!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 15, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    Many people ask me what we brought with us to America, when we immigrated here in 1989.

    Well… Most Russians brought over money and diamonds.  Since we were neither smart or rich, this is literally what we had in our suitcases:

    Someone had told my parents that in order NOT to...

  • A kiss on the hand may be so Continental, but diamonds aren’t forever anymore

    By Amy Klein

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "No one would want a diamond on their finger if they knew it meant another person lost a hand." -- Jennifer Connelly in "Blood Diamond.

    When I turned 18 years old, my parents gave me a pair of diamond earrings. Later that same night at a comedy club, when a comedian on stage asked...

  • Director Zwick excavates the bloody price of ‘Diamonds’

    By Steven Rosen

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Edward Zwick, director of the new film, "Blood Diamond," believes his Jewishness has played a role in his desire to make social issue movies.

    "Glory" was about black soldiers fighting in the Civil War, "The Siege" about the threats of domestic terrorism, "Courage Under Fire" about...

  • Antwerp’s Diamonds, Jews Are Forever

    By Annette Bishop

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    If you own a diamond, you can be 80 percent sure it's been to Antwerp, Belgium, at some point in its life. Perhaps it was graded there in the heart of ancient Europe -- or ground, polished, valued, bought or sold there.

    Diamonds might be everlasting, but there is another fascinating...

  • ‘Diamond’ Story Has Familiar Ring

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Dan Cohen wasn't told what his father did for a living until he was a teenager -- not because his father was an underground criminal or international spy. In fact, Cohen's father was a diamond salesman -- a job rife with risk of robbery.

    That's the premise of Cohen's film "Diamond...

  • Find the Gems

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There once was a man who could provide only potatoes for his family's subsistence. As the monotony and the poverty wore on, he prayed, and his prayers were answered. There fell into his hands a mysterious map to a magical Island of Diamonds.

    Begging a boat, he set sail on a long and...