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  • Fit OUT not in

    By Tera Greene

    March 2, 2014 | 6:23 am

    I am about to start my fourth week as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  

    As I learn new ways to fit OUT and go against the "norm" of being sad and sick, I am finding myself becoming more whole through my education - and I am EXCITED!  
    To celebrate, I am...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 25, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Israeli musician David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world.

     

    His charismatic and energetic performances have brought to worldwide audiences a fusion of the three different countries in which he was raised:...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 5, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    Six neighbors (Five women and one man,) gather every year to watch the a worldwide, TV broadcast song contest, Universong. In their latest gathering, they discover that Anat, a member of the gang, was just left by her husband. In a moment of friendship, they spontaneously compose a...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 15, 2013 | 12:31 pm

    Charlie VaHetzi (Charlie and a Half) is a 1974 Israeli comedy and cult movie. The movie was directed by Boaz Davidson and stars Israeli comedians Yehuda Barkan and Ze'ev Revach. If you like Israeli culture, this iconic film is it. It belongs to the long list of "Israeli classics"...

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  • Drake wins first Grammy

    February 11, 2013 | 10:52 am

    The Jewish Canadian singer Drake won a Grammy Award, his first, for Rap Album of the Year.

    Also, the indie pop band fun. won Song of the Year with "We Are Young" and Best New Artist at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. Its lead singer, Jack Antonoff, is...

  • Hot Spot Tel-Aviv

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 8, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Tel-Aviv was listed in Lonely Planets’ “Top Ten Hedonistic Cities Worldwide” list. On the surface, this is yet another nice achievement to add to our pat-on-the-back list. But if we dig a little deeper, we can find out there’s so much more into the appearance on this list. Israel is...

  • A summer to remember

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 18, 2012 | 10:01 am

    In this post, I would like to talk to you about an experience I’m sure most of you know well- Jewish summer camp. But since you know it so well- I would like to tell you about this experience from an Israeli delegate side. Last summer I had the honor to be a part of an Israeli...

  • Sex Toys for Orthodox Jews? MAZEL TOV!!!

    By Ilana Angel

    September 12, 2011 | 5:33 pm

    It was only a matter of time before the sex lives of Orthodox Jews were welcomed into the world of sex toys and fetish gear.  Congratulations to the folks at koshersextoys[dot]net for offering the joys of sex to religious Jews. By not showing a bunch of explicit pictures or videos of...

  • Not Your American Summer Camp…

    By Julia Bendis

    December 1, 2010 | 1:46 pm

    When school was ending last year, I started looking for summer camps for my kids.  As I started looking, they started whining…  What kid complains about going to camp?  Not only complains, but begs not to be sent to one?

    That’s when I decided that it was time to sit my kids down,...

  • I’ll try it!

    By Caroline Cobrin

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you tell anyone I know that I was awake at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning, on purpose, they wouldn't believe you. If you added that I didn't immediately turn over and go back to sleep, they would start laughing. If you told them that the reason I was awake at the crack of dawn on a...
  • So sorry, wrong numbers

    By Debra L. Eckerling

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There are so many choices of singles events, but most of them don't seem to work for me: SpeedDating -- concept is interesting, but my age range and location never seem to match my availability; outdoor sports -- not my thing, and it's not that I'm out of shape, I'm just a...
  • When Birthday Party Blowouts Blowup

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The wedding invitation convinced me that modern moms and dads have officially lost their gumballs regarding children's birthday parties. "Master Jacob Estroff" read the ivory parchment envelope; it took a moment to register that the addressee was in fact Jakey, my 5-year-old. The...

  • Art With A Twist—It Inflates!

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    He didn't know it at the time, but when Doron Gazit discovered twisty balloons while working as a camp counselor at a Jewish summer camp in Texas, it was the start of something big.

    Most Americans know the twisty as the elongated latex balloons used to make poodle-like dogs or...

  • Scheduled Relaxation

    By JoAnneh Nagler

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last Sunday afternoon I was standing in my shower scrubbing my tile. It suddenly occurred to me -- in the midst of Ajax and scouring pads -- that the man who was ruling my fantasies was on a plane coming back from a sure-it's-professional junket in Las Vegas.

    Something was wrong...

  • The Hebrascope: Signs of the Jewdiac

    By Jew Girl

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    (April 21-May 20)

    Notable Jewish Taurus:



    Barbra Streisand

    During this birthday period, it makes sense to expect things to be all about you. Sadly, friends and family aren’t so sensitive to your needs....

  • Hip Cynics for Export

    By Amy Klein

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In Israel, no one wants to be a friar -- a sucker, a patsy, a flunky, a tool.

    It's the Israeli equivalent of the Chinese never wanting to lose face. And in Israel, this primary motivation explains much of the country's machismo -- and perhaps even its political situation.

    Yet who...

  • yeLAdim

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Thank You!

    The Navon family -- Rebecca, Ariella, Eitan, Elisha and Asaf -- gave us our pick for our new name: YeLAdim, which means children in Hebrew. The large L and A are in honor of where we live (good thing we aren't in New York or it wouldn't work). Thank you to all the kids who...

  • Singles - Imperfect One and Only

    By Annie Korzen

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Sometimes, just for fun, I look at the singles ads. I play a game of wondering which one I would respond to. The answer is a resounding zero. That's because they all sound too perfect, which makes me think they're lying.

    When a man describes himself as "Looking for someone who can...

  • Fit L.A. - Let’s Take a ‘J-Walk’ Around the Block

    By Norma Zager

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I enjoy walking if it's through a store during a sale or to show off a grandchild. But walking for the pure fun of it isn't fun for me. The last time I exercised was when Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles, and I jumped up and down in the living room as they played.

    Enter the Neshoma...

  • ‘Love With Noodles’ Rife With Canoodles

    By Dan Pine

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Love With Noodles" by Harry I. Freund (Carroll & Graff, $25).

    Consider the curious case of Dan Gelder: 60 years old, Jewish, paunchy, bad back. Yet it seems every bejeweled Park Avenue matron is after the investment counselor for love, for money or maybe for just a quick roll in...

  • Hey Kids!

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It's Your World

    Welcome to your page in The Jewish Journal. The last Friday of every month belongs to the kids of Jewish Los Angeles. In honor of the New Year and new look of this page, we want you to come up with a new name for it. Please send your ideas to kids@jewishjournal.com...

  • Burton’s ‘Corpse’ Has Jewish Bones

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 15, 2005 | 7:59 pm

    Once upon a time, a bridegroom jokingly recited his marriage vows over a skeletal finger protruding from the earth. After placing his ring on the bone, his mirth turned to horror when a grasping hand burst forth, followed by a corpse in a tattered shroud, her dead eyes staring as she...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Share the Fun

    Have you been having fun this summer?

    Our rabbis say that we should give up to 10 percent of what we own to tzedakah (charity) every year.

    What percentage of your fun can you give to another person?

    Dr. Doolittle I Presume?

    In this week's Torah portion Balak, the...

  • Spectator - The Geffen’s Great Escape

    By Tom Tugend

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In the 1930s, with the Great Depression at home and Hitler saber-rattling overseas, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, two sharp-witted Jewish lads, kept Broadway and the nation laughing.

    Together, they wrote such comedic classics as "Once in a Lifetime," "The Man Who Came to Dinner,"...

  • How to make a seder child’s play

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    For parents of squirmy kids, a Passover seder can seem longer than the 40 years our ancestors spent wandering through the desert. Fortunately, all it takes is a little forethought and creativity to keep the younger set from getting as jumpy as the frogs in Pharaoh's bed at the big...
  • Afikomen, Afikomen Wherefore Art Thou?

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    The afikomen: dessert or simply a ploy to keep children -- and some adults -- awake through most of the seder? Most people probably favor the latter, and tend to choose one of two techniques to make finding the half-piece of matzah interesting:

    Method No. 1: Hiding the afikomen...

  • Holiday Frivolity for Young at Heart

    By Jane Ulman

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Offering the chance to parade in costume as Queen Esther or King Ahasuerus, shake groggers at the mention of Haman's name and feast on hamantaschen, Purim is the perfect holiday -- for our kids' grandparents and great-grandparents.

    At every age, we must be connected to life's fun...

  • Enemy Ties

    By  Orit Arfa

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    I hadn't been to a Tel Aviv bar for a while, and I was craving one. I had recently returned from a vacation to Los Angeles, where there were no worthwhile singles bars. Last call for alcohol in Los Angeles is 2 a.m., and a good Jewish girl like me prefers to pick up and be picked...

  • The Great Camp Learning Curve

    By Julie Brown

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Spring is in the air: apricot blossoms burgeoning on their branches, daffodil 10-packs floating in plastic pots at Trader Joe's and summer camp brochures stuffed into our mailboxes.

    I am a big fan of camp. Every summer from 1973 on, I packed my trunk and headed to Malibu. Camp...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    This month, Tevet is the darkest month because the days are shortest. And, in this month, a siege began on Jerusalem, which eventually led to the destruction of the Temple. That is why we had a fast day on the 10th of Tevet (Dec. 22).

    But here's an interesting fact about Tevet and...

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