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  • A Sweet Dream Come True

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The tip jar at CremaLita in Santa Monica reads, "Make Me Fat," which is the opposite of why patrons frequent this new, kosher fat-free ice cream chain in Los Angeles.

    The trendy, Manhattan-based company dishes out more than 60 flavors -- including peppermint and espresso --...

  • Where the End Justifies the Beans

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Businessman Allen Gochnour is a regular at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on La Cienega Boulevard, and like many of the people who wait in the line that often stretches out the door, he's not just there to grab a cup of java and run. Instead, the transplanted Pittsburgher hangs out to...

  • Slicing the Kosher Cheese Market

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    At a cheese plant in Compton, Rabbi Avraham Vogel, a mashgiach (kosher supervisor) from OK supervision, adds a bucket of culture to a 780-gallon bath of hot milk. A table nearby is spread with cheese curd, which a worker cuts and then puts through a cooker stretcher that bathes the...

  • A Cup of Irony

    By Amy Klein

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When I first met Howard Schultz at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1998, the chairman and CEO of Starbucks Corp. was in Israel as part of a mission with Aish HaTorah, a religious outreach organization renowned for its aggressive marketing tactics and ability to make traditional...

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  • 7 Days In Arts

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Linda Richman types be warned. The American Cinematheque's "Can't Stop the Musicals!! A Celebration of Hollywood Musicals of the 1970s and 1980s" presents the plotz-inducing Barbra Streisand Double Feature tonight. From Glamour Babs to Cross-dresser Babs, the back-to-back...

  • Shuk Shopping

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Elbows out. That was the lesson that began my initiation into the ways of Valley Produce market in Reseda. I'd just returned home from a year-abroad program in Jerusalem, and one of the most acute of my withdrawal symptoms was a yearning for the food, and for the way I could buy food...

  • On The Road

    By Amy Klein

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Here's what you miss when you go on an organized mission to Israel: You miss the closed-top market in Rosh Ayin, where sellers out-shout each other over megaphones, "Underwear, girls' underwear, three for 10 shekels."

    If you participate in an "emergency weeklong mission" -- where...

  • State Fund to Keep Israel Investments

    By Buzzy Gordon

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension fund, has decided to keep Israel on its list of permissible foreign countries in which to invest, in spite of campaigns spearheaded by groups on several University of California...

  • The Set Up

    By Dave Kessler

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I just received e-mail today from a former Akiba Hebrew Academy classmate letting me know that she tried to set me up with an "attractive, Jewish writer" from our hometown, but she unfortunately just moved back to New York.

    The Zoloft must have finally kicked in, otherwise I...

  • Made in Israel

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On a typically bustling weekday morning at Elat Market on Pico Boulevard, regular shopper Boris Sinofsky was at the fish counter, ordering several pounds of tilapia. He had seen a pamphlet for Fine Foods From Israel -- a campaign to support Israel through the purchase of its goods --...

  • Community Briefs

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Grocery Shop for Israel

    Boost Israel's gross national product while buying its grocery products.

    That's the idea behind Fine Foods From Israel, a collaboration among the California Israel Chamber of Commerce, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Israel Export and...

  • Honor Thy Butcher

    By Si Frumkin

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Stalin is our fighting strength, Stalin is our youth.... Singing, struggling and victorious, our people go with Stalin." -- from a popular Soviet song.

    Would you market a Castro sandwich in Miami? Would a Hitler hot dog sell in Israel? How about selling a Ho Chi Minh burger to the...

  • Changes in Attitude

    By Eric Silver

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There were more police than customers in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market last Friday morning, when Jewish families would normally stock up for the weekend. Downtown, the strolling, shopping and coffee-bar crowds had deserted the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall for the fashionable German...

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