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  • Celebrate Israel Independence Day festival map

    By JewishJournal

    April 18, 2013 | 11:25 am

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    1. Main Stage — Performance by legendary Israeli rock band Mishina, The Spazmatics and the official Independence Day Ceremony. 

    2. SpaceIL — Photo opportunity with Israel's first space shuttle which will be sent to the moon.

    3. Cafe Tel Aviv —...

  • Break the fast with a buffet

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 16, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    As the sound of the shofar officially closes the long day of Yom Kippur prayer, people head home a little weary but spiritually uplifted. It has been a tradition for our family to gather upon returning from synagogue for a break-the-fast meal. It began when our children were growing...

  • So you want to be a DJ . . .

    November 13, 2008 | 6:19 pm

    You've danced your last on the bar or bat mitzvah circuit and moved on to high school. But that doesn't mean the party has to end.

    For those who have dreamed of going from an infinite iPod playlist to playing live on the ones and twos, the bar and bat mitzvah party scene is a great...

  • VideoGuide to L.A. - Volume 2 - driving

    By Jay Firestone

    October 10, 2008 | 1:29 pm

    The other key to enjoying this city is, of course, your car. When I moved out West, I was a timid, passive driver. Now I’m aggressive, confident and, most importantly, mostly safe. Follow my tips and you’ll feel confident behind the wheel ... and you won’t even have to lift a finger, let alone “the finger.”

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  • VideoGuide to L.A. - Volume 1 - looking the part

    By Jay Firestone

    October 2, 2008 | 3:18 pm

    In this how-to style segment, I reveal the most important aspects of visiting Los Angeles: fitting in. Because nobody wants to look like an outsider or worse—a tourist—I’ll teach you the secrets of blending into the L.A. scene. And in no time, you’ll be wearing a T-shirt and flip-flops as you sip on a tall caffeinated beverage.

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  • The ‘speech’: Keep it short, sweet and colloquial

    By Ted Roberts

    July 9, 2008 | 9:44 pm

    Trust me, there are no rules about bar or bat mitzvah speeches. As a b’nai mitzvah teacher who has spent 25 patient years coaxing, wheedling and threatening his lovable students, I promise you there are no rules about that post-haftarah speech. In fact, there are few rules about the...

  • Awaken Your Inner J.K. Rowling

    By Beverly Gray

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Scratch away at any Jew and you'll find a storyteller. The people of the book dream of spinning out personal memories and Old Country stories to a rapt circle of children. That's why the first-ever Jewish Children's Literature Conference, held in the fall at Sinai Temple through the...

  • The Almanac: What is Purim?

    March 1, 2001 | 1:43 pm

    What it is:

    As told in the biblical Book of Esther, the Purim story recounts how Haman, the chief minister to King Ahasuerus, plotted to destroy the Jews of Persia. In Shushan, capital of Persia, Haman cast lots (purim) that fixed the date of the Jews’ doom to 13 Adar. Esther, the...