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  • Creative Judaica Takes Different Path

    By Kelly Hartog

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Walk into any Judaica store looking for a Kiddush cup, candlesticks or spice boxes and you’ll find yourself confronted with a plethora of silver and wood and an abundance of carved or engraved Jewish symbols from Stars of David to Lions of Judah.

    Painter and sculptor Tobi Kahn...

  • The Nation and The World

    By Kelly Hartog

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Accessible Ark
    On April 3, B’nai David-Judea synagogue dedicated its newly renovated building, the Rabbi Philip Schroit Sanctuary. Shirley Kotlar and family named the building in honor of Schroit, who died three years ago and was at the helm of the shul for nearly 50 years.
    The...

  • A Hoppin’ Seder

    By Kelly Hartog

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Q. Why do we have a haggadah on Passover? A. So we can seder [say the] right words.

    It's a terrible joke, but it suggests why seders have gone from righteous to rote, from dynamic to deadly boring. Everything is too much by the book, the haggadah, to be exact, in the worst...

  • Secular Fans Hip to Religious Rapper

    By Kelly Hartog

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    He's into rap, hip-hop, reggae -- and religion. He's not a Christian rocker; he's a Chasidic reggae/hip-hop musician.

    Matisyahu is the artist formerly known as Mathew Miller -- until he found God, Lubavitch-style, almost five years ago.

    The 25-year-old certainly beats to his own...

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  • Circuit

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Friends in Deed

    On Feb. 17, David Nathanson hosted a silent auction at his L.A. home for more than 100 young executives – and special guest 5th District L.A City Councilman Jack Weiss – to benefit nonprofit Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel.

    Located just south of Haifa, the...

  • Briefs

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Shabbat Across America Returns

    For Lynne Sturt Weintraub, Friday evening is the perfect time for friends and family to get together "and show warmth and love and find out what's going on in other people's lives," she said.

    Weintraub, president of Temple Beth Zion in West Los...

  • The King of Israeli Hip-Hop

    By Kelly Hartog

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    With angry lyrics that court controversy, two multiplatinum albums and a third on the way, his own clothing line, record label, legions of fans and glittering religious jewelry, Subliminal could easily be mistaken for a Jewish P.Diddy.

    The lyrics are mostly in Hebrew (although...

  • Death Spotlights Old Circumcision Rite

    By Kelly Hartog

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The death of one infant boy from herpes and the infection of two others has focused attention on an ancient practice that is still used in some ultra-Orthodox communities as they circumcise babies.

    As New York City health officials continue to investigate whether Rabbi...

  • Angelenos Make Aliyah Dream Reality

    By Kelly Hartog

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    It's 4 p.m. "Erev Christmas," and 21-year-old Adam Bodenstein is still rushing around his home in the Pico-Robertson area. He has yet to take a shower before Shabbat comes. In four days time, the Modern Orthodox UC Berkley graduate, who grew up in a Conservative household, will...