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  • Lost Treasures, Home Movies, Memory Lane & a Surprise Visit from Heaven

    By Ilana Angel

    October 2, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    Last week I was looking through some family photos looking for a picture of my dad.  It’s a photograph that was taken in 1962, shortly before my parents met, and for some reason I needed to see it.  It is a great picture and I’ve got it posted with this blog.  My dad was 24 years...

  • Justin Bieber’s Musical Father Figure, Dan Kanter [UPDATED]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 18, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Before Justin Bieber stepped onstage in front of 40,000 radiant fans at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park last month, Dan Kanter, Bieber’s musical director and guitarist, took the spotlight to deliver a Jimi Hendrix-style rendition of Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem.  “It was one...

  • Q & A With George Nolfi of “The Adjustment Bureau,” Coming Soon to DVD

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 26, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    One of the best films of 2011 is still “The Adjustment Bureau,” George Nolfi’s sci-fi romantic thriller that has at its core a boggling theological question:  How much are our lives predetermined by a higher power, and how much comes about as a result of free will?  The movie,...

  • Israel Taps Into Interfaith Tourism

    By David Finnigan

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    As Israeli tourism officials focus on their main demographic with seven new tourism DVDs targeting Christian churches, 233 people will travel to Israel on Dec. 20 for the Los Angeles Jewish community's 10-day, post-Chanukah Mega-Mission. The number falls short of the 400 Jewish...

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  • Quiet Debut for ‘Passion’ DVD

    By David Finnigan

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Harold Shulweis learned that the DVD of "The Passion of the Christ," which debuted on Aug. 31, would be just a bare-bones, no-frills copy of Mel Gibson's controversial movie, the spiritual leader of Encino's Valley Beth Shalom said, "That's very good. I don't think the...

  • Jesus vs. Kyle

    By Adam Wills

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Oh my God, we killed Jesus."

    Kyle Broflovski, "South Park's" resident Yid, has a tough time reconciling his people's culpability in the death of Jesus after seeing Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" in the episode, "The Passion of the Jew." Comedy Central has released "Jew"...

  • Quiet Debut for ‘Passion’ DVD

    By David Finnigan

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Harold Shulweis learned that the DVD of "The Passion of the Christ," which debuted on Aug. 31, would be just a bare-bones, no-frills copy of Mel Gibson's controversial movie, the spiritual leader of Encino's Valley Beth Shalom said, "That's very good. I don't think the...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    UCLA Live continues to impress today with its unique programming. Its exclusive commissioned event unites celebrated cartoonist Chris Ware ("Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth") with NPR's Ira Glass, host extraordinaire of "This American Life." Together, they...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    With a title like "Jane White Is Sick and Twisted" the product practically sells itself. But just in case you haven't heard of this little cult film, here's what you need to know: Obsessed with television and home-schooled by an agoraphobic mother, Jane White's strange...