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  • Gambling British haredim blamed for spate of burglaries

    October 4, 2012 | 1:41 pm

    Gambling debts among haredi Orthodox British Jews spurred a spate of burglaries in Jewish homes and institutions, The Jewish Chronicle reported.

    The London-based newspaper quoted Police Det. Allen Windsor as saying that “there have been a large number of burglaries at Jewish...

  • My Weekend in Africa

    By Ilana Angel

    July 2, 2012 | 12:00 am

    I spent the weekend in Africa.  Africa, California that is.  I am certain that in some African dialect, “Palm Springs” translates into “Africa”.  It was 110° in the shade, which made it difficult to do anything.  I went with the Englishman and we had high hopes for a weekend...

  • Best bet: Super Bowl winner donating long-shot’s payoff to charity

    February 8, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    The Jewish owner of a real estate company in New York is donating his $50,000 winnings from a Super Bowl bet to charity.

    Jona Rechnitz, 29, of New York, had wagered $1,000 on Super Sunday at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas that the New York Giants would score first—on a safety.

    ...
  • TribeFest: Las Vegas 2011 - A VideoJew special report [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    March 9, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    It’s been a while since this many Jews partied in the desert.  Last time it happened, I believe the earth opened up and swallowed them alive.

    But TribeFest is a little different than golden calf worshipping, aside from the heavy dose of temptation…

    Here’s a VideoJew special report on the convention this past week.

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  • Betting on God

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 12, 2008 | 7:38 pm

    In “Religulous,” Bill Maher asks a worshipper at the Trucker’s Chapel in North Carolina how he can be certain there is a God. I don’t remember the guy’s exact words, but the gist of his response was: I can’t be sure, but following Jesus is the only way I can be sure I won’t burn in...

  • Orit: I went to Macao and it’s not Las Vegas!

    By The Web Guy

    October 3, 2008 | 7:09 pm

    Bloggish contributor Orit Arfa went on a press junket to Shelden Adelson’s (the Sands) new Venetian resort-casino in Macao, China and filed this report for the Jerusalem Post:

    As I wandered alone through The Venetian casino on my first night, my personal fantasies of Vegas-style fun,...

  • Temple bingo— a gamble if it’s a good way to raise funds

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    July 31, 2008 | 12:45 am

    The social hall at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks undergoes a major transformation every Thursday night. Television monitors and a flashing scoreboard are mounted on the walls, and a sea of cafeteria-style tables cluttered with small computer monitors, game cards and good-luck...
  • Israel’s sugar daddy, Sheldon Adelson

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 27, 2008 | 4:10 pm

    “He gives more money to Israel than the U.S. government.”

    A friend, who has worked for Sheldon Adelson, the third-richest man in the United States, behind Buffett and Gates, offered that analysis recently. It’s not quite accurate—no one provides more aide to Israel than the United...

  • God’s Blog #3: Gambling

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 20, 2008 | 10:26 am

    My servant, Greenberg, will be leaving this weekend for Sin City. I am disappointed, but have faith—yes, even the omniscient have faith—that he will behave himself. He tells me he only goes for the gambling, and mainly poker at that.

    You’re surprised that I approve of such seemingly...

  • A chai roller rakes in the chips in Gardena and Vegas

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Except for the Victorian-style chandeliers, Hustler Casino in Gardena looks like an oversized neighborhood card room, with its round indoor arena filled with dozens of poker and blackjack tables. Several hundred people fill the room at any hour of the day, all of them playing cards,...
  • If it wasn’t for Jews, Las Vegas wouldn’t be the town it is today

    By Renata Polt

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If it wasn't for Jews, Las Vegas wouldn't be the town it is today. Proof of Jewish prosperity can be found across the city, especially in its stunning architecture.
     
    Hollywood has shot films here for nearly a century, from early silent Westerns to "Easy Rider" (1969) and "Red...
  • 33 Parties File for Israeli Elections

    By James D

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Thirty-three Israeli political parties signed up by Tuesday night's registration deadline to run in the May 17 Knesset elections, breaking the previous record of 27 parties. In addition to the large political parties, several special-interest parties and newcomers to the political...
  • Desperate Gambles

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As a metaphor for life, there is nothing to beatgambling. Raising the ante, bluffing, keeping a poker-face, winning,losing, staying in the game, these are all transactions whichsymbolize the pressures, conquests and defeats which characterize ourdaily lives. Of all of them, the most...

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