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  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Week 2 Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    6 hours ago

    Typo's are sponsored by Merlot.

    Our Housewives options are Beverly Hills and Atlanta, and quite frankly neither one is good. Atlanta is crawling through the gutter and while this is only the 2nd episode of the new season for Beverly Hills, they are on a straight trajectory to the...

  • Moving and shaking: Zimmer Children’s Museum, NJWLA thrift shops and more

    By Ryan Torok

    11 hours ago

    Local community leaders named to the annual Jewish Daily Forward 50 include Israeli-American Council Chairman Shawn Evenhaim; Rabbi Eliyahu Fink of Pacific Jewish Center in Venice; Congressman Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and Micah Wexler of Wexler’s Deli.

    Steven Sotloff, an...

  • Zev Yaroslavsky: Rebel politician and distracted golfer

    11 hours ago

    One day in 1975, we walked into a Hungarian restaurant on Fairfax Avenue for dinner and bumped into Barbara (we called her Yael back then) and Zev Yaroslavsky, who had also come to that neighborhood hot spot to have dinner. We had known Zev for years: His father taught both of us...

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  • Welcoming the stranger

    12 hours ago

    On almost every emerging issue of public policy, our community asks the same question, either in audible or hushed voices: “Is it good for the Jews?” In the matter of President Barack Obama’s recent decision to defer and sideline prosecutions that might have resulted in the...

  • Ferreting out the truth about a complicated King David

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    12 hours ago

    King David is like no other figure in the Hebrew Bible. “We know David as majestic king and lowly shepherd, as valiant warrior and soothing singer, as ruthless killer and passionate lover, as enraptured dancer and pious saint,” observes Jacob Wright in “David, King of Israel, and...

  • FEAR THY NEIGHBOR

    By Simone Wilson

    12 hours ago

    Just after dawn on Nov. 18, a pair of Palestinian cousins from East Jerusalem went on a killing rampage in a West Jerusalem synagogue. 

    Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal walked into the Kehilat Bnei Torah shul in Har Nof, one of Jewish Israel’s most serene, well-to-do immigrant...

  • New nonprofit offers subsidized trips to Israel for couples

    13 hours ago

    Organized, low-cost or even all-expenses-paid group tours to Israel most often target high-school students and college-age youth. Now, two East Coast social entrepreneurs want to bring the experience to a new demographic: recently married couples.

    Honeymoon Israel, a newly formed...

  • Death, destiny and love in ‘Handle with Care’

    13 hours ago

    Two people who don’t speak the same language manage to communicate and, ultimately, fall in love as the play “Handle With Care” unfolds at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

    Author Jason Odell Williams said he wrote the play, his first, in 2008 as a vehicle for his Israeli wife,...

  • Cleaner & Better Thanksgiving Recipes

    By Elana Horwich

    13 hours ago

    This is a collection of recipes that I hope will add a healthier indulgence to your holiday.  Enjoy!

     

     

     

     

  • Swinging with The 5th Dementia

    13 hours ago

    Twice a week, four older men get together to make music. There may be nothing unusual about that, but aging has not been kind to them: To varying degrees, they’ve been affected by dementia or Parkinson’s disease. 

    Nevertheless, when they get together and play standards from the...

  • ‘Sleepless in America’ reveals eye-opening truth about lack of sleep

    13 hours ago

    Can’t fall asleep? Not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone, and that sleep deprivation may be causing a lot more damage than you realize.

    Waking up earlier, going to bed later and getting far less sleep than our bodies require not only makes us tired and unable to function, it...

  • Daughter finds the write words from dad

    13 hours ago

    My father rarely wrote anything down. Take birthday cards, for example: While my mother would embellish the printed message with sweet, loving passages and hand-drawn hearts, my father’s heavy script only appeared at the bottom, where he signed his name. It seemed strange for a man...

  • Jewish life at UCLA

    13 hours ago

    We, the pro-Israel and Jewish student leaders of UCLA are extremely proud of our Jewish and pro-Israel student community. We stand strongly in support of Israel and against the BDS movement that is trying to delegitimize the Jewish state.

    Over the past few weeks a small group of...

  • Saving money on retirement fees

    13 hours ago

    When the Israeli crowdsourced traffic app Waze was acquired by Google for close to $1 billion last year, co-founder Uri Levine had a choice to make: Continue with his creation at Google or look for the next sexy segment to be democratized by the power of the crowd. He chose to move...

  • ‘A Sacred Culture Rebuilt’ at Museum of Tolerance

    13 hours ago

    Just inside the fluorescent-lit room, six picnic-style tables were supplied with arts and crafts essentials: scissors, glue sticks and stock photos. 

    “A lot of survivors don’t have pictures,” said Lori Shocket, artist and curator of the hands-on exhibition, so she came prepared...

  • Israeli officials: Revoke residency of Palestinian attackers

    13 hours ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel’s Interior Minister Gilad Erdan this week revoked the permanent resident status of Mahmoud Nadi, a Palestinian who drove a suicide bomber to the 2001 terrorist attack at the Dolphinarium nightclub in Tel Aviv. The attack...

  • Forensic pathologist is no regular ‘Working Stiff’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    14 hours ago

    Dr. Judy Melinek can’t watch “CSI,” “Bones” and the myriad other medical examiner (ME) shows that have exploded on to television. “I end up yelling at the TV and throwing things,” Melinek, 45, a forensic pathologist for Alameda County who also testifies in cases throughout the...

  • Shipping firm Zim denies it has suspended local port operations

    By Jared Sichel

    14 hours ago

    A spokesman for Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. in Israel denied a previous report that the shipping giant has suspended its operations in Long Beach and Oakland. The spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said via telephone from Israel on Nov. 19 that Zim’s...

  • Film for Thought: Israel’s Moral Might

    14 hours ago

    What is true strength? Is a person’s strength measured by his moral fiber or by the impression he gives off? Does strength emanate from within oneself – from one’s moral character – and spread to the outside, or does it begin externally – with a painted-on façade – and percolate...

  • Missouri governor orders more troops to Ferguson after riots

    14 hours ago

    Aiming to head off more looting and rioting, Missouri's governor on Tuesday ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following overnight violence ignited by the clearing of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager....

  • L.A. Community Eruv facing dire financial crisis

    By Jonathan Maseng

    14 hours ago

    Howard Witkin is something of an expert when it comes to things people don’t appreciate until they truly need them. When he’s not busy raising his children, or making a line of etrog liqueur with his wife, Marni, Witkin is a life insurance salesman. His other passion is the Los...

  • Blatter sad after Israeli soldiers enter Palestine Football Association headquarters

    15 hours ago

    The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) reacted angrily on Tuesday and FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was saddened after Israeli soldiers entered the headquarters of the Palestine Football Association (PFA).

    "FIFA President Blatter was very sad to learn about an incident...

  • Jewish-nation bill frays Israel’s delicate social fabric

    15 hours ago

    Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only – and further alienate its Arab minority.

    Political infighting over the measure is already threatening to tear apart Prime Minister...

  • U.N. chief urges peaceful Ferguson protests, rights protection

    15 hours ago

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged protesters in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere in the United States to refrain from violence and called on law enforcement to protect the rights of people to demonstrate peacefully.

    A grand jury on Monday cleared a white...

  • Yaroslavsky, a ‘canny change agent’

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    15 hours ago

    When we think of Jews involved in Los Angeles politics, we often divide them into two camps: liberal Democrats and Jewish Republicans. Liberal Democrats, as we picture them, are integrated into the broader progressive movements of Los Angeles. They are linked with multiethnic...

  • Stages of grief in the search for a permanent peace

    15 hours ago

    Prophecy and predictions of apocalypse are staples of life in Jerusalem. The current outbreak of violence, against the backdrop of biblical landscapes and sacred sites, lends itself to both. Under circumstances like these, it is wise to recall the words of a biblical prophet who...

  • Why I am obsessed with the Enneagram Personality Test

    By Ellie Herman

    16 hours ago

    I first became acquainted with the Enneagram 16 years ago, in the midst of an existential crisis brought on by the sudden death of a family member. Distraught and looking for solace, I enrolled in a course called “Jewish Spirituality.” Although I don’t remember the exact...

  • The 5 biggest mistakes women make in their JDate online profiles

    16 hours ago

    I am back on JDate! (And just in case you’re a Jewish single woman — or the mom/grandmother/parole officer of a cute single Jewish woman looking for a fun, slightly neurotic and mind-numbingly sexy man … my JDate screen name is VICTORSTUART.)

    OK. That was terribly gratuitous of...

  • Torah portion: Dream a little dream

    16 hours ago

    “Although I have hidden my face from Israel, I will communicate with him through dreams” (Bavli, Chagigah 5b).

    This week’s portion begins with Jacob’s famous dream: “He dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven, and behold the angels of...

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