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  • Rising aspirations

    August 14, 2013 | 3:17 pm

    Baker Ran Zimon leads a visitor through the doorway separating the cafe area from the kitchen of Bread Lounge, his neighborhood bakery in the Arts District downtown. The temperature suddenly jumps at least 10 degrees. “It reminds me of Israel,” Zimon says with a sly smile. 

    This...

  • The Parish

    February 6, 2013 | 11:23 am

    At The Parish, breakfast is served with a twist. A dainty lineup of four gourmet biscuit sandwiches arrives containing such unusual fillings as fried chicken and maple Dijon; trout and pickles; sage eggs and sausage; and bacon and avocado. 

    Proclaiming the array “beautiful,”...

  • Talmud in Downtown L.A.

    August 8, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Around 2,500 people turned out for the citywide Siyum HaShas celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Aug. 1. The event marked the completion of the seven-and-a-half year cycle of daily Talmud study known as Daf Yomi.

    The program began with Mincha (afternoon prayer) just after...

  • Delijanis put historic theater district back in the spotlight

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 1, 2012 | 1:23 pm

    The classic Los Angeles Theater at Broadway and Sixth Street is not much to look at from the outside—situated alongside a host of busy retail shops, its sidewalk is lined with street vendors selling toys and trinkets. But upon entering the theater’s French Baroque-style lobby, with...

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  • Remembering Ira Yellin

    August 1, 2012 | 12:52 pm

    Tradition holds that the greatest gifts affect the most people, often with the least attribution.

    Revelers who enjoy the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles, with its theaters and concert halls, bars, restaurants and thousands of new housing units, owe deep appreciation to Ira...

  • Downtown’s Jewish L.A.ndmarks

    August 9, 2011 | 4:34 pm

    “When I came, Los Angeles was a sleepy, ambitionless adobe village with very little promise for the future. The messenger of Optimism was deemed a dreamer; but time has more than realized the fantasies of those village oracles, and what they said would some day come to pass in Los...

  • Artifact-rich Sports Museum opens downtown

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 25, 2008 | 4:30 pm

    A T206 Honus Wagner baseball card, one of the rarest in the world. Barry Bonds' 755th home run ball. A handful of infield dirt, the broken champagne bottle used to christen the stadium and the first ball thrown out at Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, in 1913.

    These are...

  • L.A.‘s new Grammy Museum: A museum as muse

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 10, 2008 | 3:49 pm

    ALTTEXT

    The Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, the Venus de Milo, Van Gogh's "Starry Night," Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Pete Seeger's banjo, the handwritten lyrics to Grandmaster Flash's "The Message."

    You might wonder what all these cultural artifacts have in common. But as of...

  • Sukkot on the streets—finding community amid temporary shelter

    October 10, 2008 | 3:01 pm

    When he woke up from a six-month coma, Al Sabo (photo) found his life unraveled. His wife had attempted suicide, and his three children were in foster care. He had lost his job as the managing editor of a trade publication. He couldn't walk.

    After several months of rehabilitation,...

  • JDub throws off the label and opts for change

    By George Robinson

    July 23, 2008 | 2:55 am


    Golem live ('Romania, Romania!') at the Knitting Factory in NYC June 2007


    JDub was never supposed to be just a record label, and as JDub records celebrates its fifth anniversary with a free concert on July 27 downtown at California Plaza, it is more clear than ever that the...

  • Eating and Praying Near Downtown

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Where to Pray

    There are no established synagogues serving the immediate downtown area, but among the major movements, the shuls closest to Staples Center are:

    ReformWilshire Boulevard Temple 3663 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90010Phone: (213) 388-2401(Large and grand, built during...

  • A Delegate’s Guide to Jewish Downtown

    By Jerry Friedman

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When not busy on the convention floor or at parties, delegates and media representatives can take a quick tour of the sites of Jewish interest near downtown. The Journal asked Jerry Friedman-Habush, who runs regular tours of Jewish Los Angeles, to compile a self-guided one. For more...

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