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  • Gifts for the wedding party

    By Julie Bien

    2 weeks ago

    Show your appreciation for members of the wedding party by giving them a token of your love and friendship. Whether it’s matching ties for all the groomsmen or rhinestone rings for the bridesmaids, small gifts are the perfect reminder of how they helped you celebrate your special...

  • What to Buy for Who

    By Revital Belz

    September 17, 2014 | 4:26 am

    OK, I get it that the month preceding Rosh Hashanah is a time of soul searching and introspection, but that’s supposed to be for the upcoming Judgment from G-d, not for racking my brains on what to buy for Aunt Etty who kindly invited me for the festive meal. I’ve therefore divided...

  • Special gifts for that special day

    By Julie Bien

    May 14, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Finding the perfect gift for a 13-year-old can be difficult. You can always give a new bar or bat mitzvah money — in the traditional multiples of $18  — but if you’d rather give a more personal or meaningful gift, make it something they’ll remember.

    1. Recently considered...

  • A New Kind of Valentine’s Day

    By Ilana Angel

    February 14, 2013 | 7:41 am

    I know Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday that really means nothing and is overrated, but I also know that I love it and it matters to me. I am a romantic and I love everything about love.  This Valentine’s Day marks my first with my Englishman.  Important to note that the...

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  • Gifts to de-light

    By Ryan E. Smith

    December 6, 2012 | 12:56 pm

    These are serious times. We just finished a brutal election cycle here in the United States, and things are as tense and uncertain as ever in the Middle East. What better excuse than Chanukah, then, to relax a little? For those who are interested in passing along a little laugh with some holiday spirit, here are a few fun gift ideas.

  • Chanukah Gift Guide

    November 21, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    The holiday season is finally here, and with it comes the quest for the perfect Chanukah gifts. Whether your loved one prefers the classic comfort of a cozy throw or something with a little more sparkle, here is a great selection of Chanukah gifts for everyone in your family. So...

  • Opinion: In defense of acquiring material things

    By Dennis Prager

    December 22, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Every year around Christmas and Chanukah time, writers, commentators, pundits and many rabbis, priests and ministers exhort Americans against spending money on things. We are too materialistic, we are told every year. Happiness, not to mention a meaningful life, depends on our having...

  • Chanukah Gift Guide

    December 7, 2011 | 3:19 am



    Jonathan Adler Dachshund Menorah   Calling all dog lovers! The Dachshund Menorah designed by Jonathan Adler is not your standard chanukiyah. Made in Peru, this fair-trade sculpted menorah is made of high-fired stoneware and features a white matte glaze. The Dachshund Menorah is...
  • Showing Appreciation: Don’t Forget To!

    By Samira Asemanfar

    November 29, 2011 | 10:02 am

    Showing appreciation is so important. There isn’t a single human being that does not enjoy feeling appreciated. Sometimes, out of their awareness, people forget to show appreciation no matter how wonderful their intentions.

    As a business owner, it is vital to your brand and...

  • Chanukah gift guide

    By Mihal Levy

    November 23, 2010 | 6:29 pm

  • Chanukah Gift Guide 2008

    By Elyse Glickman

    December 5, 2008 | 6:06 pm

    Here’s some ideas for gifts that will continue to inspire long after the chanukiah has been put away. Bling that bridges faith and fashion, a DVD from a local yoga instructor and a Western Wall locket from an Agoura Hills jewelry designer are a few ideas from Southern California and...

  • Teen makes a difference for orphans in Kenya slum

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Instead of splurging on a Wii or a state-of-the-art laptop, Ryan Silver, of Manhattan Beach, donated a portion of his gift money to orphans in a Nairobi slum.

    "I think the best thing you can do is help another person," said Silver, 13. "I have a better life than the kids [in the...

  • Try main course hamantashen for a topsy-turvy day!

    By Jeff Nathan

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    Chef Nathan prepares savory hamentaschen. Video courtesy JewishTVNetwork.com.

    So you know about Purim, right?

    I don't have to mention the big names here, like Queen Esther, her uncle Mordecai, the Persian King Ahasuerus and (get your groggers ready) Haman, the king's...

  • Fran Rosenfield: All About the Children

    By Adam Wills

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Fran Rosenfield
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    Fran Rosenfield answers the door of her Northridge home a few moments after the musical doorbell has cycled through its tune....

  • A wish list of guilty pleasures and goofy gifts

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    We've all been there.

    You go to the store, turn on the TV or pick up a catalogue and see something incredibly silly that you never in a million years would buy for yourself (it's also called a "guilty pleasure"). But you can always say you are buying it for someone else. So in...

  • Rite of Passage Bestows Bundle of Intangible Gifts

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When we think of bar and bat mitzvah gifts, many things come to mind: fountain pens, cuff links, picture frames, checks. But the true gifts of this religious rite of passage extend far beyond the envelopes and boxes piled up at the party door. Here are a few of the intangible yet...
  • Yaelle and Nouriel Cohen: Kindness Starts at Home

    By Julie G Fax

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    When the doorbell rings at the Cohens' Pico-Robertson home -- or more accurately when the door edges open, since it's almost never locked -- the littlest of Yaelle and Nouriel Cohen's six kids grab their shoes. If it's someone dropping off donated food or clothing, they...

  • My Gift List

    By Rob Eshman

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    My wife and I don't make a big deal out of Chanukah presents. Our family tradition stops far short of indulging in the orgy of getting and spending that overtakes America every holiday, I mean, Christmas, season.

    One look around our house reminds us that neither our closets nor...

  • Skip the Tsuris of Chanukah Shopping

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    With Chanukah coinciding with the rush for the "other holiday," why spend unnecessary time hunting for parking at the mall or waiting in line? We've surveyed some of the hottest catalogs and Web sites for eight nights of creative gifts. Best of all, you can order in a hurry online or...

  • Gifts for Your Honey Too Large to Wrap

    By Carin Davis

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Those eight crazy nights are coming up fast. Still stumped what to get your sweetie? Think outside the giftbox and give your loved one a gift certificate for an experience. Whether it's a pampering, an adventure, or just some much needed help, Los Angeles is loaded with services that...

  • A Funny Present Happened Here

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Lighten up your Chanukah without striking a match. Yes, we fought, we won, we ate -- but we can also laugh. While gift-buying is sometimes lumped in the same category as root canals and traffic on the 101, the humorous books, music and DVDs below will make the whole process a lot...

  • 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...

  • Attending to Gifts

    By Linda Bachmann

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Your wedding party is an entourage of childhood friends, college roommates, siblings and other close family members. Most have been by your side, contributing their time, energy and love throughout the entire wedding planning process. So, when the big event is about to happen, how...

  • Perfect Gadgets for Jetsetter, Homebody

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When it comes Chanukah, you've got eight nights to get your gift giving right. Our Gift Guide points you toward a cornucopia of categories for every evening of the Festival of Lights. From low- to high-ticket pricing, we've got your loved ones covered, including frequent fliers,...

  • Web Links Your Wallet to Gifts From Israel

    By Lauren Korduner

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    With Chanukah fast approaching, you might want to look to the east for the best gifts. Presents from the Holy Land have resonance for both the recipient and for Israel, whose economy could use a little boost from American consumers. Since most people can't just run to Jerusalem for...

  • L.A. Brigade Helps Israel Fight Hunger

    By Karin Kloosterman

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Rachel Bamberger Chalkovsky doesn't need statistics to know about poverty in Israel.

    Affectionately known as "Bambi," the retired head midwife of Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Hospital can tell heart-wrenching tales of women who gave birth wearing tattered undergarments and shoes, and...

  • Record Gift Given to Boston Day Schools

    By Uriel Heilman

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish educators hope one of the largest gifts ever for Jewish education in America will prompt other philanthropists to follow suit.

    The $45 million donation from a group of anonymous families is intended to improve Jewish day school education in Boston. The money will be spent...

  • The Gifts

    By Magnificent Montague

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    From 1955 to 1967, Magnificent Montague was the most riveting rhythm-and-blues disc jockey in the nation, presiding over the birth of "soul" music. In addition to working as a DJ in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and several other cities, he became a passionate...

  • V-Day Gestures

    By Lori Gottlieb

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It's hard enough being single, but listening to those Valentine's Day gift-buying countdowns feels a lot like being Jewish and unable to participate in Christmas. So what if there are just five shopping days left before Feb. 14? It's like St. Valentine took over St. Nick's body, and...

  • Chanukah Rights

    By Amy Klein

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up, I was one of the few children that did not receive Chanukah presents. My family gave gelt, the money that children traditionally receive on the holiday while gambling over the game of dreidel, the spinning top.

    My parents wanted to make the holiday as different from...

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