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  • Leviev jewel heist value increased to $136 million

    July 30, 2013 | 10:11 am

    The theft of diamonds and jewels owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev could be the largest jewelry heist in years after the worth of the stolen items was estimated at $136 million.

    Immediately following the robbery on Sunday afternoon at a resort in Cannes, police estimated...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 10, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    MUTRAH is a young jewelry label, which blends contemporary jewelry design with a distinctive touch of bohemian chic. Inspired by the tribal African culture and ancient Egyptian jewelry. MUTRAH jewelry is all hand-made, created from industrial mechanical brass, colorful neon dyed...

  • On Chanukah, Hamsas, for love and tzedakah

    December 6, 2012 | 11:58 am

    Meeting Rachelle Tratt, a yoga teacher with a warm smile and huge blue eyes, it’s hard to imagine that she was ever anything but the strong, spirited healer she is today. But Tratt, who grew up Modern Orthodox in the Catskill Mountains, has seen her fair share of tragedy.

    At 9...

  • A Treasure Becomes a Work of Art

    By Ilana Angel

    January 2, 2012 | 1:04 am

    This February will mark 10 years since my father passed and I can hardly believe it.  I loved my father very much and losing him was the greatest sorrow my heart has ever known.  He was only 63 years old when he died.  My father had cancer and I went to see him as often as I could. ...

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  • Auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry sets record

    December 14, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry set a record for a single collection sold at auction.

    The jewelry was sold Tuesday night at Christie’s auction house for nearly $116 million. Most of the 80 lots sold for at least 10 times the catalog estimates, according to The New York Times.

    The sale...

  • Valentine’s Day Peep Show!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 14, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    I really don’t like Valentine’s Day!  I hate everything about it, the stupid, corny Hallmark cards, the over-priced flowers, the overcrowded restaurants, the need to out-do each other with pricey gifts, etc…  I am not saying that we shouldn’t show our love for the people in our...

  • Israel’s diamond body expels member for attempt to smuggle blood stones

    December 28, 2010 | 9:48 am

    Israel’s Diamond Exchange says it has expelled a longtime member for attempting to smuggle illegal Zimbabwe blood diamonds into the country.

    Spokesman Assaf Levin said Tuesday that the bourse expelled David Vardi after he was arrested at Ben-Gurion International Airport last week...

  • How Poor Jews Come to America, meaning my parents!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 15, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    Many people ask me what we brought with us to America, when we immigrated here in 1989.

    Well… Most Russians brought over money and diamonds.  Since we were neither smart or rich, this is literally what we had in our suitcases:

    Someone had told my parents that in order NOT to...

  • Feds want bail revoked as Madoff mails $1 million in bling out of town

    By The Web Guy

    January 5, 2009 | 6:11 pm

    From the AP:

    Prosecutors in New York are asking a judge to put Bernard Madoff behind bars without bail.

    They told the judge today that the disgraced financier had violated bail conditions by mailing about a million dollars worth of jewelry and other assets to relatives.

    Madoff’s...

  • All That Glitters

    By Rabbi Karen Deitsch

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    My friend had somehow convinced me to get my makeup done. "It brings out your features so stunningly," she continued, as we exited the Barney's cosmetics department. "Don't you see how people are looking at you? You're gorgeous!"

    "I feel like I'm wearing a mask," I retorted.

    She...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Victory Call

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayal met recently and placed a call to congratulate new Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. They, along with Ayal's wife, Anne, extended congratulations on the Kadima Party victory. Photo by Duncan McIntosh.

    A...

  • Bracelet Bandwagon

    By Emily Pauker

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Don't wear your heart on your sleeve -- wear it on your wrist. And with the new Shalom bracelet, you can. The Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles is distributing 25,000 of the blue elastic bands adorned with a white dove and the word "Shalom" throughout the community.

    It carries a...

  • Rock On

    By J.D. Smith

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Getting engaged is a life-altering, mind-blowing, milestone event. It is the romantic equivalent of graduating from college and being thrown into the great unknown. We are transitioning here.

    Getting engaged is also something you have to do. It doesn't just happen on its own. At...

  • Crowning Achievements

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    You've seen them on "Friends," "Seinfeld," "Dharma & Greg," "Melrose Place." You've spotted them in films: "The Pelican Brief," "Miami Rhapsody." They're not actors, but they share scenes with today's hottest stars: Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Brooke Shields. Yet do you know...