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  • Framing L.A.: The Jews who helped us to picture art

    March 18, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    In the post-World War II years, Jewish businessmen figured out how to price and frame art so that almost anyone who wanted it would be able to afford it.

    In the late 1940s and early ’50s, with veterans having families and buying homes in the San Fernando Valley and on the...

  • Three pioneering Jewish women doctors

    November 12, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    A century before today’s fear of an Ebola outbreak, there was fear in Los Angeles of tuberculosis, and Dr. Kate Levy called out passionately to the Jewish community to aid those suffering from what was called the “White Plague.”

    In fact, in the first decades of the 20th century,...

  • Mining the ‘Golden Age’ of Los Angeles

    By Roberto Loiederman

    July 2, 2014 | 3:32 pm

    Imagine downtown Los Angeles more than 150 years ago: dirt streets, rancheros in town picking up supplies, donkeys carrying sacks of cattle feed. 

    Over there, at the corner of Aliso and Los Angeles streets, in a stretch of two-story adobes known as Bell’s Row, is a dry-goods...

  • The Sephardic immigrants who brought flowers to L.A.

    February 13, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    On Valentine’s Day, as you exit a freeway off-ramp or drive down the streets of Los Angeles, the people you see hawking red-and-white holiday bouquets on street corners may have more in common with you than you might ever imagine.

    In the early 20th century, Sephardic immigrants,...

  • Jews share a sense of place in L.A. history

    May 1, 2013 | 11:25 am

    Coinciding with the run of the “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic” exhibition at the Autry National Center — and we hope, continuing well beyond — this issue of the Jewish Journal marks the beginning of a new monthly feature showcasing various aspects of Los Angeles’ Jewish history.