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  • Mitzvahland: For all your Jewish needs

    By Rob Eshman

    September 17, 2013 | 10:43 am

    On Sunday, my wife and I drove out to the Valley to buy a new sukkah. It was time. I’d bought our old sukkah from an Armenian Catholic who supplied booths to vendors in farmers’ markets. When his orders began to spike in September, he realized he could have a good little side...

  • Childhood abuse victims name alleged abuser

    By Jared Sichel

    August 14, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    Sitting with his back hunched, his wife by his side and a kippah on his head, a 23-year-old bearded Orthodox man nervously told a gathering of parents at a private residence near Pico-Robertson that a young man named Mendel Tevel had sexually abused him when he was 14. Tevel now...

  • Crowdsource your Simcha

    June 12, 2013 | 4:53 pm

    When Amanda Melpolder began planning her wedding to Jeff Greenberg, she hoped the ceremony would be unlike others.

    Melpolder had become involved in an independent minyan in Brooklyn after converting to Judaism several years ago, and she and Greenberg wanted their wedding this...

  • In Each Generation…

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    March 21, 2013 | 11:19 pm

    This past week, I witnessed an almost certain miracle.  My one and a half year old son has never been willing to wear a Kippah (yarmulke) during religious services or even for thirty seconds during the blessing over the wine.  Sometimes people at shul point it out to me, as if I...

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  • Honoring Daniel Pearl with music

    By Ryan Torok

    October 17, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    “Open your mind, and you will see the garden of the world.” Fifth- through eighth-grade students from New Horizon School, a Muslim day school in Pasadena, sang these words loudly and in unison from the stage of the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, while a boy in the audience, whose...

  • In Scandinavia, kipah becomes a symbol of defiance for Malmo’s Jews

    September 24, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Across Scandinavia, the kipah is becoming a symbol of Jewish defiance.

    On Sunday, about 70 Danish Jews took a double-decker bus from Copenhagen on a 10-mile bridge across the Strait of Øresund, on the Baltic Sea, to go to Malmo in a show of solidarity with the embattled Jews of...

  • Marine Le Pen: Wearing kipahs should be banned

    September 21, 2012 | 11:10 am

    French right-wing politician Marine Le Pen said she supports a ban on wearing kipahs in public in addition to a ban on Muslim headscarves.

    “Obviously, if the veil is banned, the kipah [should be] banned in public as well," the French daily Le Monde quoted Le Pen, leader of the...

  • Matisyahu’s newest look: No kippah [VIDEO]

    June 5, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    The Jewish reggae star is changing his appearance at a pace that could put Lady Gaga to shame. In a video released to promote his recent single “Sunshine,” Matisyahu revealed blond hair and a T-shirt, looking almost unrecognizable from his days as a Chasid. And in a photo Matisyahu posted Sunday on Instagram, he appears to be sans kippah.

  • Md. student asked to defend wearing kippah

    February 2, 2012 | 11:21 am

    A Jewish student at a Maryland high school was asked to prove that he wore a yarmulke for religious reasons.

    Caleb Tanenbaum, 17, was asked by the administration of Northwood High School in Silver Spring to provide a letter from a rabbi explaining why he wore the plain, off-white knitted kippah, Patch in Wheaton, Md., reported.

    Caleb, an Israeli by birth, decided recently to wear a kippah, according to the news website.

  • Head games: Jordanians tell Israelis to keep out kipot

    October 28, 2010 | 10:35 am

    Israelis have been asked to leave their yarmulkes at the border when entering Jordan, an Israeli news site reported.

    An Israeli businessman told Ynet that his yarmulkes were taken and put in a safe upon his entry into Jordan, with a Jordanian policeman telling him that it was for...

  • Customs Kippah

    By Joel Chasnoff

    June 3, 2009 | 2:09 pm

    I flew to Toronto this morning for a stand-up gig. It’s my fourth trip to Canada in the last two years. On my three previous trips, I was stopped at Customs and forced to open my suitcase so the rubber-gloved security guys could rifle through my undergarments. I don’t know why I was...

  • VideoGuide to L.A. - Volume 3 - Jewish L.A.

    By Jay Firestone

    October 16, 2008 | 4:43 pm

    Volume III: Jewish L.A.—Online Oct. 17

    With one of the largest Jewish populations in the country, Angelenos don’t hesitate to flaunt the city’s Jewish culture. Discover the exciting opportunities of the Jewish neighborhoods—from the butcher shop to a great place to buy a yarmulke.

    For a full schedule, click here.

  • There’s a Lot About Eilat That’s Hot

    By Marisa S. Katz

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The shores of Eilat, Israel's southernmost city, are densely populated with sun-kissed foreigners from around the world. Here, on the crimson-colored shoreline hugging the Red Sea, everything appears uncomplicated and picturesque -- exactly the way a resort town should.

    But early on...

  • Eleven Things to Know Before You Go

    By Rabbi Daniel Kohn

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Congratulations! You have been invited to the bar/bat mitzvah of a friend or family member. Now what? What are you supposed to do there? How do you act? Whether you are Jewish or not, the following is a brief guide to help you feel more comfortable at the worship service and enjoy...

  • It Beats a Button

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Who says politics and religion don't mix? Modern Orthodox Jews eager to capitalize and promote the campaign are selling yarmulkes that say "Lieberman 2004 President." The red, white and blue logo on a white leather kippah promotes Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), who announced his...

  • The Mayor’s Eyes and Ears

    By Mike Levy

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jennifer Stein wears two hats at City Hall. You could say one of them is a kippah.

    The recent Stanford University grad, 23, is the South Valley Area director in Mayor James Hahn's Office of the Neighborhood Advocate. She is also Hahn's liaison to the Jewish community.

    The...

  • Campaign Kippah

    By Sherry Shameer

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The red-and-white lettering that reads GORE-LIEBERMAN 2000 is already on signs, bumper stickers and buttons. But thanks to Marsha Greenberg of Stamford, Conn., vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman has it stitched on his kippah.



    Greenberg crocheted the blue campaign kippah...

  • Selling AWACS to China

    By Eric Silver

    April 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Chinese President Jiang Zemin donned his black kippah and followed in Pope John Paul II's footsteps to the Western Wall last week, confident that the world's biggest atheistic state would soon receive a $250 million airborne surveillance system from Israel Aircraft Industries on...
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