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  • Go Down Moses: Finding Kinship between the Jewish and African Slave Experience

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    May 14, 2013 | 9:25 am

    For my very last academic course before I graduate from Cal State Los Angeles, I decided to take a class on the history of African American music. So far, we have covered various types of genres of music such as gospel, blues, jazz, rock and roll and ragtime. I’ve learned about a...

  • Messianic truth in advertising

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am

    The growth of the Jews for Jesus and messianic movements in Israel, especially during Israel's 60th anniversary, is unprecedented and an outcome of unrestrained relationships with fundamentalist Christians.

    There are more than 15,000 messianic Jews residing in Israel and more than...

  • What About Judas, Mary Magdalene?

    By Howard Blume

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Scholars who probe the history surrounding the Bible are mining to decipher a real Da Vinci Code. They seek clues from the past that suggest truths that underlie the narratives of tradition and faith. They seek to understand the origins of modern religion and how these faiths have...

  • Top 10 Judas Gospel Shockers

    By Jake Novak

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The text of the apocryphal Gospel of Judas entered the public sphere this month after surviving suppression by the early Christian church, centuries in the desert, the greed of looters and purgatory in a bank vault. And while National Geographic and The New York Times offered the...

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  • Kosher Gospel—a Joyful Noise at Shul

    By Erin Aubry Kaplan

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Joshua Nelson is resting his voice. That's a tall order for Nelson, the 29-year-old African American Jewish singer who has blended black style and Jewish prayers and folksongs into a new, foot-stomping, synagogue-shaking praise music he has dubbed "kosher gospel."

    Though he's been...

  • Spectator

    By David Finnigan

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Temple Shalom for the Arts has a little part of its soul in Los Angeles gospel, when the independent congregation will host the pre-Passover Shared Heritage of Freedom service at the Wilshire Theatre on April 15.

    "There was a real need to get the Jewish and African American...

  • What Jews Need to Know About Jesus

    By Jack Miles

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Mel Gibson's Jesus movie, "The Passion of the Christ," became controversial long before its release when learned critics, Christians as well as Jews, who had been invited to read a draft of the script objected that the film was, if not actually anti-Semitic, then all too apt for...

  • The Torah as Gospel

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Torah may be the true Gospel, but next week, one synagogue is bringing the true Gospel to the Torah.

    Temple Aliyah will host its Fourth Annual Gospel Service on Jan. 18, in cooperation with the choir of New Christ Memorial Church of God and Christ of Pacoima, led by Pastor Andrae...

  • Tall

    By Deb Miller

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Full of drama, ancient wisdom and suspense, "Storahtelling" is live revival bibliodrama, and it's coming to a synagogue in Beverly Hills.

    This Shabbat, Amichai Lau-Lavie -- Jewish educator, descendant of 35 generations of rabbis, and Jewish visionary -- will employ a revolutionary...

  • Hollywood Mitzvahs

    By Mike Levy

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When one person helps another person, it's a mitzvah. When 1,500 people from 30 different organizations join together to help out in over 50 volunteering projects, it's Temple Israel of Hollywood's (TIOH) Mitzvah Day.

    The April 29 event attracted volunteers of all ages from both...

  • A Traditional Shabbat

    By Mike Levy

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A half-hour before services were scheduled to begin, the lobby of Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch was packed with eager worshipers, with as many as 1,400 expected. The 30-plus member Unity Choir of First African Methodist Episcopal Church rehearsed inside, and CDs by...

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