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  • Just embrace the madness

    By Carin Davis

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There's a time in every relationship when its strength gets tested. For God and Abraham, it was that whole sacrifice your son bit. For Esther and Ahasuerus, it was the "please don't kill me and everyone I know" thing. For Mr. and Mrs. Zebra, it was are you coming on this cruise with...
  • Newest mah-jongg players ‘crak’ stereotypes.  Bam!

    By Jay Firestone

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Elaine Sandberg fits the mold of what you would expect to encounter when you consider someone who plays American mah-jongg. She's Jewish and just past retirement age.

    But the 70-something L.A. mah-jongg instructor, who has taught the game for Holland American Cruise Lines and...

  • Young Jewish male takes ‘crak’ at mah-jongg

    By Jay Firestone

    December 20, 2007 | 12:26 pm

    Sure, mah-jongg is a game classically known for its appeal to old Jewish women, but so is bingo and scrabble.  And I love those games, so why not mah-jongg? 

    But a 23-year-old nudnik playing mah-jongg?  I know, that’s almost as crazy of as an 83-year-old yenta playing Donkey Kong....

  • Has your gift list got game?

    By Adam Wills

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    With Chanukah gift shopping well underway, three video game systems are jockeying for the top position on teen wish lists. Demand for PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii is outstripping the available supply, and analysts predict the shortage could lead to increased demand for...
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  • 24-Hour Party People

    By Amy Klein

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There's a guy in line behind me whose name I can't remember but who is a good friend of a 50-year-old I once dated whose name I also can't remember, which is kind of ironic -- I stopped dating him because he's too old, and it's my memory that's failing.

    But that's neither here nor...

  • A Jewish Spin On Gift-Giving

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Everyone has the same shopping countdown this year: Dec. 25th is also the first night of Chanukah. With holiday-season commercialism rising exponentially each year, the plethora of items for purchase can be blindingly confusing for even the savviest shopper. Whether it's finding...

  • He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Dated

    By Amy Klein

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    You know how Harry Potter has a scar emblazoned on his forehead from He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named? Dan has a big T for Trouble on his, marking him as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Dated.

    Let me start in the middle: I go to this party at an awful place in Santa Monica, in some dark and crowded and...

  • Maccabiah Games Bring Golden Times

    By Roxana Pourshalimi

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When amateur soccer player Michael Erush went to Israel in July to play for Team USA in the 17th World Maccabiah Games, he was hoping to come home with gold. But following the Israeli team's victory, Erush was content with the American silver-medal win.

    "I always want to do the...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Game On!

    The summer Olympics are almost here. They will take place Aug. 13-29 in Athens, Greece. That's pretty cool, considering that's where it all started -- about 2,500 years ago. To learn more about this year's games, visit www.Athens 2004.com. For more on the history of the Olympics, visit www.olympics.org.

  • Funny, They Don’t Sound Jewish

    By Rachel Brand

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Laura Bush on Howard Stern; J. Lo waking up with a pimple on her nose; Homer Simpson running for governor of California. No, it's not a slow day on "Live on E!" It's a game of "Scenes from a Hat" -- one of 40 interactive games that improv comedy troupe ¡The Los Hombres! has in its...

  • Israeli Surfs New Turf

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Windsurfer Gal Friedman became the first Israeli to win the gold medal at the World Mistral Sailboard Championships, held in Pattaya, Thailand, on Sunday, Dec. 15. Out of the 11 races in the regatta, Friedman won four and in two more he placed second, making it the best-ever...

  • Living the Chai Life

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    They're celebrating the fourth night of Chanukah at the Chai Teen and Youth Center, and, to put it mildly, this joint is jumping.

    Nearly two dozen teenagers fill the huge recreation room, with its gaming tables lined up two by two, like the animals on Noah's Ark. Some kids play air...

  • The Games Must Go On

    By Mike Levy

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    After weeks of debate, organizers of Israel's 16th Maccabiah Games announced last Friday that the Olympics-style sporting competition will open as planned July 16 in Jerusalem, despite widespread individual cancellations due to fears of violence.

    Officials at the Maccabi World Union,...

  • Community Briefs

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    An Israeli court has convicted five people in the collapse of a bridge at the Maccabiah Games in 1997 that left four Australian athletes dead and scores of others injured.

    Following a trial that lasted more than two years, at which more than 80 witnesses testified about the disaster...

  • Playing by the Rules

    By Linda Feldman

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    When I was a kid, we played in the streets --Ring-a-leevio, Uncle Sam May I Cross Your River? Red Light-GreenLight, Hide-and-Go-Seek. And marbles. Before a game, we made up ourown rules. Once everyone agreed to play by the same rules, thecompetition was fierce. If the rules were...
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