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  • Strippers, rackets and salons — the Jews of Sunset

    October 30, 2013 | 3:27 pm

    The legendary Sunset Strip, traversing nearly 100 years of Los Angeles history, winds it way past three famous, even infamous, enterprises along its 1.7-mile length: the gangland offices of Mickey Cohen; the hotel of Alla Nazimova, a bisexual Jewish silent film star; and the...

  • Shirly Brener: Through the lens — starkly

    September 3, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    An argument between actress Shirly Brener and husband Bruce Rubenstein turned quickly from a loud debate with each side trying to prove a point, to this: 

    “Honey, wait a minute  — I’ve got to grab the camera.” 

    Brener rushed to get the video camera from the couple’s Hollywood...

  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up the Holyland

    October 4, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers made their first visit to Israel on Sept. 10, but the band member who stole the show wasn’t even onstage. Hillel Slovak – the group’s Israeli-American guitarist and co-founder – died tragically of a heroin overdose in 1988, but his presence was felt...

  • VideoJew’s VideoGuide to L.A.  #5—Jew vs. Wild

    November 3, 2008 | 7:04 pm

    VideoJew Jay Firestone goes native in this episode of VideoJew’s VideoGuide to Los Angeles

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  • VideoGuide to L.A. - Volume 5 - Jew vs. Wild

    By Jay Firestone

    November 3, 2008 | 6:03 pm

    Volume V: Jew vs. Wild

    One of the main reasons I moved to Los Angeles was for the weather.  Unfortunately, it took me a few months before I really started taking advantage of the climate and outdoor activities, like hiking, fishing, swimming, sailing, sunbathing, people watching, breathing, etc.  And of course, the common stereotype exists that Jews and the wilderness are not a match made in heaven.  But I traveled deep into the wild (Santa Monica pier and the Hollywood Hills) to prove that in the battle between Jews and the wild…Jews win.

  • The Land of Hollywood—Eretz Hollywood

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 14, 2008 | 4:36 pm

    Recently, I met with a headshot photographer in the Hollywood hills, off Laurel Canyon. I had already taken headshots with another photographer, but I wasn't thrilled with them. They weren't cheap either, so I was frustrated to chart the photography frontier yet again and shell out...
  • Sinai Dedicates New Memorial

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There are few times when a sense of community is more necessary than when our lives are touched by death. Perhaps that is why more than 400 people from every point along the spectrum of the Los Angeles Jewish community came together Sunday at the site of the new Mount Sinai Memorial...

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