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  • Hebrew Word of the Week: hiqliq

    By Yona Sabar

    13 hours ago

    In this age of computers, everyone clicks. That includes Hebrew speakers: maqliqim (מקליקים) yomam valayla “click day and night.” Hebrew’s hiqliq sounds like the English “click” since both are an imitation of the natural sound klik.* (Similar sound-imitating words exist in other...

  • Jewish comedian T.J. Miller arrested in altercation over Trump with Uber driver

    14 hours ago

    Comedian T.J. Miller was arrested for allegedly slapping his Uber driver following a heated discussion with him over Donald Trump.

    The driver, who was bringing Miller back to his Hollywood home from the GQ magazine’s Men of the Year bash, made a citizen’s arrest Thursday after he...

  • Seniors face eviction from Westwood complex

    By Eitan Arom

    16 hours ago

    Up to 200 seniors face eviction from a retirement home in Westwood within a year, as new owners seek a $50 million overhaul.

    The news of the evictions earlier this month at the upscale facility known until recently as Vintage Westwood Horizons seemed to spell the end for a...

  • Congress defers ‘anti-Semitism’ bill to 2017

    17 hours ago

    The story originally appeared on jewishinsider.com.

    The House of Representatives failed to pass a bill targeting campus anti-Semitism, delaying the legislation until 2017, according to two informed Congressional staff members who spoke with Jewish Insider. On December 1, the...

  • 7 Haiku for Parsha Vayetzei (Sheep Lead to Love)

    By Rick Lupert

    19 hours ago

    I wouldn’t complain
    about stones for pillows when
    ladders are nearby.

    Water the sheep and
    you will get the girl. Oh, the
    water in the well.

    Lesson learned. At your
    wedding, make sure to lift the
    veil. The right wife.

    No offense, Laban
    The wives, the...

  • Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parashat Vayetze with Rabbi Jay Kornsgold

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 day ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Jay Kornsgold, leader of the Beth El congregation in East Windsor, NJ. Rabbi Kornsgold, who has been serving the Beth El congregation since 1994, received his Rabbinic Ordination and his MA at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America and an...

  • The 4 eras of John Glenn

    1 day ago

    John Glenn, the pioneer astronaut and former U.S. senator from Ohio, is gone.

    He was of our parents’ era. For those of us of a certain age, Glenn was the first recognizable American hero. He was the first American to orbit the earth, and his re-entry was hair-raising. He...

  • What’s in for weddings in 2017: A look at the trends coming down the aisle

    By Leslee Komaiko

    2 days ago

    Certain things never go out of style when it comes to weddings: the ring exchange, the Champagne toast, the first dance. But as in fashion, there are trends  that come and go.

    We asked a dozen Los Angeles-based wedding planners and coordinators to look into their crystal balls...

  • Bride Jamie Lee takes a comical look at planning nuptials in ‘Weddiculous’

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    2 days ago

    When comedian Jamie Lee got engaged in December 2014, it meant the realization of a lifelong dream. No, not getting married — writing a book.

    Lee had been talking about a writing project with her friend and fellow comedian Jacqueline Novak, passing ideas back and forth, but...

  • With dresses and more, gemachs lend a hand in keeping down costs

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    2 days ago

    The average wedding in America today costs more than $26,000, according to the website costofwedding.com. Add in the expenses that come with a Jewish wedding — kosher food, a custom modest wedding dress, a chuppah and a ketubah — and the price gets even higher. 

    That’s why for...

  • Turned off by rabbis, Israelis are planning small weddings in Greece

    2 days ago

    Destination weddings abroad are almost unheard of in Israel, where weddings are all about family and community. And what better place to celebrate Jewish continuity than the Jewish homeland?

    But this past summer, a new Israeli company challenged tradition by throwing wedding...

  • Do you want an Artsy Athletic Adventure in Aruba?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    2 days ago

    I spent nearly a month in the Caribbean for my birthday this year. I started my adventure in Aruba at Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort and loved the waterslide, infinity pool and swim-up bar.

    VideoDo you want an Artsy Athletic Adventure in Aruba? When I worked on the...

  • BGU, PayPal form partnership in cybersecurity research

    2 days ago

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and PayPal have announced a new partnership to conduct joint research and development in the fields of big data, machine learning and cybersecurity. It is the first such collaboration between PayPal and an Israeli university.


  • Hebrew University introduces a degree in winemaking

    2 days ago

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is set to introduce a degree in winemaking in the coming academic year. The program, the first of its kind in Israel, will offer viticulture, enology (the science of all aspects of wine and winemaking) and winery-oriented business management...

  • Billionaire philanthropist Paul Singer, one-time Trump opponent, attends Trump fundraiser

    2 days ago

    Paul Singer, the hedge fund billionaire, Republican fundraiser and major pro-Israel giver, attended a fundraising breakfast for President-elect Donald Trump after leading an effort during the primaries to keep him from the presidency.

    Singer attended the breakfast Wednesday at...

  • This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives

    2 days ago

    Joanna Slusky places a test tube into an incubating shaker, flips the switch, and it begins to quiver. So does she.

    “I’m excited,” she said, showing off another gadget in her lab, a contraption that stirs solutions using a magnetic coil and a metal bar. “How great is that?”

  • Moving and Shaking: “Laughing Matters” fundraiser, Nick Mermell retires, LAMOTH names interim executive director

    By Ryan Torok

    2 days ago

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles’ fifth annual “Laughing Matters” event on Nov. 1 at the Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip raised nearly $70,000 for the agency’s efforts to assist homeless families as well as battered women and their children.

    Performers included comedienne...

  • Public Opinion Update: Are we the Chosen People?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 days ago


    Another Israeli poll proves that Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid Party is in a strong position – if elections were held today, it would get as many seats in the Knesset as the Likud Party. Good news for those who want Binyamin Netanyahu out? Not necessarily. Similarly to what happened...

  • Breasts & Fruit

    By Ilana Angel

    2 days ago

    I like breasts.  I like my own, and can admire others.  I think they are remarkable from the perspective of using them to bond with a newborn baby, and remarkable from the perspective of incorporating them into your sex life.  Boobs are important and should not be taken for...

  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Week 1 Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    2 days ago

    Typos are lovingly provided by Jose Cuervo.

    Bravo has given us an early gift by having the ladies of Beverly Hills return in time to welcome in the holiday season. I am glad they are back, even though they occasionally make my eye twitch, and Rinna makes my back spasm. With...

  • Calendar: December 9-15

    By Amanda Epstein

    3 days ago

    FRI | DEC 9


    Hear professors Steven Windmueller (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Los Angeles) and Fred Woods (Brigham Young University) discuss “Political Trends in the Mormon and Jewish Communities” at a Shabbat service and program,...

  • L.A.-based Holocaust claims lawyer sues FBI over Clinton warrant

    By Eitan Arom

    3 days ago

    E. Randol Schoenberg was confused when he read a New York Times article in the waning days of the presidential campaign reporting the FBI had obtained a warrant to seize new material in the Hillary Clinton email case.

    “I thought, ‘What does that mean?’” he told the Journal....

  • Remote Brandeis-Bardin area may need cleanup, no health threat seen

    3 days ago

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has verified that it has detected what it calls low levels of chemicals in soil in a remote area of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley, downhill from a well-known former nuclear and rocket testing site.

    The chemicals — found on rugged...

  • Ellison would be a ‘disaster’ as DNC’s leader, Saban says

    3 days ago

    Haim Saban, a major Democratic Party funder, said Rep. Keith Ellison’s election as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) would be a “disaster” for the relationship between Jews and the party, signaling a looming crisis between the party’s progressives and the centrist...

  • Will Trump weaken the Americans With Disabilities Act?

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    3 days ago

    On a sunny July afternoon in 1990, on the West Lawn of the White House, Republican President George H.W. Bush signed into law the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the nation’s first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities,...

  • Graham urges Trump to keep promise to renegotiate Iran deal

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    3 days ago

    This story originally appeared at jewishinsider.com.

    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday urged President-elect to follow through with his campaign promise to renegotiate the Iranian nuclear deal in response to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warning not to push for...

  • Online petition calls on Trump to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

    3 days ago

    The Orthodox Union (O.U.) has started an online petition calling on President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

    The move would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s “chosen capital,” the O.U. petition on Change.org says. It also notes...

  • Iran looks dominant, for now, in Middle East’s proxy war

    3 days ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    At a time when Iran and Saudi Arabia continue to wage a proxy war against each other that has bled into, and enflamed, many of the Middle East’s conflicts, Iranian media responded positively to a surprise announcement last week...

  • Scenes of Jewish solidarity from Standing Rock

    By Eitan Arom

    3 days ago

    Trin Schrode, a Jewish environmental activist, was standing on the bank of North Dakota’s Cannonball River last month, interviewing one of the thousands of people who had converged there to protest the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

    “I felt a devastating blow to my lower...

  • Filling a gap in the Jewish gap year system

    By Ryan Torok

    3 days ago

    When the gap year program Tzedek America launched this year, it became the first program of its kind in Los Angeles for recent Jewish high school graduates and one of only two such programs in the United States.

    “[It is a] social justice gap year program [for those] who care...

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