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  • Man of Joy

    By David Suissa

    December 11, 2008 | 2:08 am

    Craig Taubman is a very happy guy, but on Yom HaAtzmaut last spring, as Jewish communities around the world were celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary, he wasn't a happy camper.

    Which in itself was unusual, since on that day he was doing what he loves to do best -- playing music...

  • Laker Jordan Farmar starts peace ball clinic in Israel;  India, and Korea and Israel @ 60

    August 6, 2008 | 10:53 pm

    NBA Player Runs Clinic for Jews, Arabs

    The NBA's only Jewish player conducted a clinic in southern Israel for Jewish and Palestinian children.

    Jordan Farmar, a guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, was in Israel Tuesday in cooperation with the Peres Center for Peace. Farmar, 21, was...

  • VIDEO: Ben Gurion proclaims the State of Israel and then says a ‘shechecheyanu’

    By The Web Guy

    July 14, 2008 | 10:09 pm

    Sound footage of Ben Gurion proclaiming the State of Israel on May 14, 1948—and then everyone says a “shecheyanu!

    Amazing! Amen!

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for June 28 - July 4

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    June 27, 2008 | 1:15 pm

    SAT | JUNE 28


    Operation Moses, the 1985 mission that airlifted thousands of persecuted Ethiopian Jews from Sudan to Israel, was a turbulent endeavor riddled with cultural, religious and personal conflicts. Families were torn apart, identities questioned and laws rewritten....

  • Stations of the Six-Pointed Star

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The two greatest Jewish inventions of the 20th century are, to my mind at least, Hollywood and Israel.

    Yes, there were individual Jews whose genius shaped the past century -- Freud, Marx, Einstein and, of course, Bob Dylan -- but Hollywood and Israel are two enterprises a great many...

  • Briefs: Blogging for Israel@60, Weil makes it official

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Blogging for Israel's Anniversary

    Craig Taubman loves to brainstorm. That's how he came up with many of his ideas for Israel's 60th anniversary -- such as the "flash mob," where 60 people will converge in a Los Angeles street (he won't say when and where), stand still for 60 seconds,...