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  • Jules Feiffer’s ‘Kill My Mother’: You’ll Die Laughing

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    6 minutes ago

    Last week, I happened to catch the 1971 movie “Little Murders,” adapted by Jules Feiffer from his stage play. It’s a black comedy, mordant but full of insight into the American psyche and the zeitgeist of the era, and it reminded me of the role that Feiffer, and especially his...

  • New documentary ‘Altina’ gives success a different definition

    By  Tom Tugend

    31 minutes ago

    Ambitious girls looking for role models among successful and accomplished women of the past might turn to scientist Marie Curie, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart or social-justice champion Eleanor Roosevelt.

    And then there was Altina “Tina” Schinasi.

    Tina grew up in the opulent...

  • Urban beekeepers on a quest to protect nature’s pollinators

    By Jared Sichel

    39 minutes ago

    Rosa Goudsmit does not take “no” — or even “we’ll see” — for an answer.

    The 42-year-old Jewish Dutch native, now living in Silver Lake, keeps a small flock of sheep next to her home, and she is hoping soon to open an “urban kibbutz” a few hundred yards from the Silver Lake...

  • A Jewish conversion, three generations in the making

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    48 minutes ago

    During World War II, Mileva Popovic hid four Jewish families from the Nazis in her home in the former Yugoslavia, now Montenegro. After Mileva’s son Vladimir found out about his family history, he started to learn about Judaism and became fascinated by its teachings.

    Vladimir...

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  • How to Make Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls [Video]

    By Elana Horwich

    57 minutes ago

     

    Watch my step by step tutorial that I filmed for Salted! TV on  How to make the Perfect Matzo Ball Soup.  Salted! TV is an amazing new online platform that teaches people how to cook.

     

     

    Wanna take cooking classes with me? Go to MealandaSpiel.com. If you...

  • Israeli-designed device allows paraplegics to walk

    58 minutes ago

    As a result of an automobile accident in 2007, Southern California resident Stephen Wilson was only able to enjoy the outdoors from a seated position in his wheelchair for years. But thanks to ReWalk, an Israeli-designed-and-built device that allows some people with spinal cord...

  • Are Jews losing their story?

    By David Suissa

    2 hours ago

    As we look back on the triumphs and failures of the past year, let’s reflect on one of the perennial shortfalls of the Jewish world — how we consistently overlook the importance of teaching the extraordinary story of the Jewish people. 

    When I say “the story of the Jewish...

  • Free High Holy Days services

    2 hours ago

    Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 24

    Rosh Hashanah, first day: Sept. 25

    Rosh Hashanah, second day: Sept. 26

    Kol Nidre: Oct. 3 

    Yom Kippur: Oct. 4

    CHABAD

    Los Angeles-area Chabads offering free services to the public during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur include Chabad of...

  • Avigdor Lieberman: ‘About our PR, I completely agree, it is very, very bad’

    By Jared Sichel

    2 hours ago

    The meteoric rise of Israel’s Russian-speaking, Moldova-born immigrant and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman may be proof, as he told an admiring Jewish National Fund (JNF) crowd in Los Angeles on Sept. 15, that Israel is more like America than even America.

    Not quite a pristine...

  • Poem: Birthday of the World

    2 hours ago

    Today is the birthday of the world.

    But the world knows nothing

    of this invention.

    The world just keeps moving about itself,

    buzzing and humming, exulting and keening,

    birthing and being born,

    while the mind keeps on its own way—

    form-craving, metaphor-making,

    over...

  • The Kosher Palate sets up shop in South Bay

    2 hours ago

    When Michele Grant was scouting locations for T.K.P. Provisions, her new kosher restaurant and specialty foods shop, she looked at several neighborhoods with established kosher scenes and large Orthodox populations.

    But customers of her food truck, The Kosher Palate, kept telling...

  • Recipe: The time of year to get your fill of kreplach

    By Judy Zeidler

    3 hours ago

    I am always impressed by the fact that food plays such an important role during the holiest of Jewish holidays, and kreplach — dough wrapped around meat and boiled, fried or baked — is certainly one of these dishes. Traditionally, it is served between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New...

  • ‘With Jews we lose,’ reads one Senate candidate’s slogan in Ky.

    By tessc

    3 hours ago

    Robert Ransdell, a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky, is campaigning with the slogan “With Jews we lose.”

    Campaign lawn signs with the slogan began appearing in the Cincinnati suburb of Florence, Ky., in recent days. Ransdell said his campaign has posted about 20...

  • Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    By tessc

    3 hours ago

    The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples.

    Most of the couples that wed Sunday were already married under Ukrainian law but had not had a Jewish wedding ceremony, or huppah, the director of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish...

  • The Rabbi’s Daughter: A boutique butcher shop

    3 hours ago

    For years, interior designer Nomi Feuerstein had her eye on a certain wallpaper made by British designer Louise Body. The print depicts pairs of water buffalo with mirror image reflections beneath, so that from a distance, the repeated pattern of the four-animal cluster takes on an...

  • Biden regrets making ‘Shylock’ reference

    3 hours ago

    Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that he made a “poor choice of words” in using the term “Shylock” to describe unscrupulous lenders.

    Biden was reacting Wednesday to remarks by Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, in response to the vice president’s...

  • Winehouse statue features Star of David

    By tessc

    4 hours ago

    A statue of Amy Winehouse in London has the iconic blues singer wearing a Star of David.

    The unveiling Sunday in the Camden Town neighborhood, where Winehouse lived, marked what would have been Winehouse’s 31st birthday and was attended by her parents.

    The statue, by Scott...

  • Dig uncovers gas chambers at Sobibor death camp

    By tessc

    4 hours ago

    An archaeological dig at Sobibor has uncovered the Nazi death camp’s gas chambers.

    The excavations in Poland have been going on since 2007, and thousands of inmates’ personal items have been found at the site. They include rings, pendants, earrings, jewelry, perfume bottles,...

  • In “My Opinionation”: Looking Back on Blossom

    4 hours ago

    My interest in Blossom blossomed relatively late, since I discovered the television show well after it stopped airing on NBC. When Blossom premiered in 1991, its title character was fourteen. I was seven—and more interested in Garfield and Friends than Blossom and Co. Instead, ...

  • Keith Miller: From cantor to wine shop owner

    4 hours ago

    A longtime practicing cantor, Keith Miller never expected to become a businessman. 

    Before he opened his online wine shop, D-Cantor Enterprises Inc. (d-cantor.com), Miller had been a Jewish professional, working at Sinai Temple in Westwood as director of b’nai mitzvah programming...

  • How to make the best round challah: All you need is love

    By Elana Horwich

    4 hours ago

    Every year on Rosh Hashanah, I make challah. And year after year, everyone tells me they’ve never had this kind of challah. 

    I could never understand what made my challah so unique — it’s round and has raisins and honey, just like all Rosh Hashanah challahs. I send people home...

  • Lawsuit accusing Israel of genocide to be filed in Argentina

    4 hours ago

    An Argentine lawyer said he will file a lawsuit in federal court in Buenos Aires accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and genocide.

    Carlos Slepoy told Pagina/12, a Buenos Aires newspaper, in an interview published Tuesday that the suit will be filed in the coming days in...

  • Want a massage?  There’s an app for that

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    4 hours ago

    Los Angeles is a stressful place. Heavy traffic is unavoidable, costs of living are high, and the air quality is abysmal. 

    After dropping the kids off at school, driving to and from work, running errands and maybe rushing to the gym, many people don’t exactly feel like getting...

  • From Broadway to cantor, Mike Stein competes on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

    4 hours ago

    Chazzan Mike Stein never really considered himself a singer, but rather, he said, an instrumentalist who sings. But when an agent called and invited him to audition for the upcoming seventh season of NBC’s TV hit singing competition “The Voice,” something within him that had lain...

  • Torah portion: Lean in

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    5 hours ago

    It’s been a rough few months worldwide. In addition to the violence and the threats, the tenuous cease-fires and seemingly insolvable problems, many people also find all this difficult to talk about. 

    I’m hearing from colleagues and congregants, friends and family — sad and...

  • Calendar Sept. 20-26

    By Laura Donney

    5 hours ago

    SAT | SEP 20

    JASON SEGEL

    He’s the biggest kid around, and he’s got a book for you! Whether or not you’re into dreams, “Nightmares!” is for everyone. This actor, writer and musician — who you know from the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” the TV show “How I Met Your Mother”...

  • Letters to the editor: Shangri-La, Theodore Bikel, Hillary Clinton and more

    5 hours ago

    Judging Justice

    Rob Eshman’s arguments for overturning the verdict appear to be sound; but are they based upon the evidence presented at the trial? (“The Shangri-La Charade,” Sept. 12.) If so, then of course the verdict should be overturned by the justices of the appellate court....

  • The martyrdom of Steven Sotloff

    By Danielle Berrin

    5 hours ago

    “It is OK to be angry,” a reader scolded in an email I received over the weekend. 

    “When I saw you waxing nostalgic for your friend who was murdered (not killed) by Islamic trash, I wish that you (and others) would show some anger and look into the camera, point a finger, and...

  • Israel’s most valuable Muslim ally

    By Rabbi Mark Diamond

    5 hours ago

    Jews worldwide will soon mark the onset of a Jewish New Year with the specter of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the Middle East. Amid the preponderance of daily bad news, it is uplifting to celebrate narratives of tolerance and respect. Earlier this month, I was one of 12...

  • Obituaries

    6 hours ago

    Frances Angel died Aug. 29 at 72. Survived by daughter Atalia (John) Tucci; 5 grandchildren; brother Alan Silverman. Mount Sinai

    Sondra Arthur died Aug. 24 at 84. Survived by husband Irvin; daughter Corby (Bob Newland); son Adam (Wang Kuan); sisters Shirley (Richard) Becker,...

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