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  • From L.A., following the Egyptian signs to the Red Sea

    March 11, 2013 | 11:21 am

    If the Passover haggadah seems like hieroglyphics to you, it could be a good thing.

    Though the Israelites left Egypt presumably to escape the ankhs and eyes of Horus of the ancient written language, recently I discovered that hieroglyphics -- a system of pictorial characters --...

  • Sweet spot: The sugar rush of Dylan’s Candy Bar

    July 11, 2012 | 11:44 am

    Retro lollipops and salt-water taffy have always had a thing for crazy swirls of color, just like Los Angeles. Now one big business is about to serve the City of Angels a whopping rainbow of 7,500 treats from around the world. New York-based Dylan’s Candy Bar, the namesake...

  • NBA lockout prompts a new motive for aliyah: Basketball

    October 12, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    Call it circumstantial Zionism.

    There’s been a recent uptick in North American aliyah—of basketball players.

    More than a dozen North American players have become Israeli citizens and joined professional Israeli basketball teams and second division squads in the past few years.

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