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  • Here comes the ... wedding dress

    October 22, 2013 | 10:43 am

    The inspiration for Mor Kfir’s wedding gown design — lace interwoven with embroidered, braided threads and silk chiffon fabric — was the tragic bride possessed by a devilish dybbuk in the classic 1928 Yiddish play starring Hanna Rovina at Habima National Theater of Israel.

    For...

  • ‘Big Bang Theory’ Actress Lives at Intersection of Science, Religion [UPDATE]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    On a recent afternoon, Mayim Bialik, having finished rehearsing a scene for “The Big Bang Theory” — the CBS comedy about a clique of uber-geeks that premieres its fifth season this week — had retired to her dressing room for a bit of Talmud study and to begin planning her...

  • Iranian American Simin has a passion for fashion

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 14, 2011 | 11:32 am

    The bells at the door tinkle, and the fashion designer Simin jumps up from a velvet bench and politely excuses herself.

    “My next fitting is here,” she says, promising to return to her life story a little later.

    Outside her 4,000-square-foot Robertson Boulevard studio, a leggy...

  • The Wedding Gown That Made History

    April 15, 2009 | 1:48 am

    Lilly Friedman doesn’t remember the last name of the woman who designed and sewed the wedding gown she wore when she walked down the aisle more than 60 years ago. But the grandmother of seven does recall that when she first told her fiancé Ludwig that she had always dreamed of...

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  • The dress, the ring, the registry and the rest

    By Teresa Strasser

    June 12, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    Once upon a time, Teresa Strasser was The Jewish Journal's award-winning singles columnist. Then she met Daniel. Next week the two will wed. In the series below, Strasser charts her journey from "I will" to "I do." And we're sure they'll live happily ever after . . .

    Two months...

  • Can Artwork Mend Fences?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Before the Beirut airport closed during Israel's recent war with Hezbollah, a shipment of pillows, shawls and jackets sewn by Palestinian women living in Beirut refugee camps was sent off to Los Angeles' Craft and Folk Art Museum.

    These objects, all exquisitely ornamented, were...

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