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  • Miss Los Angeles Chinatown Queen dishes on her Jewish roots

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 23, 2012 | 10:25 am

    On Jan. 14, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles crowned Lauren Zhou Weinberger as the 2012 Miss Los Angeles Chinatown Queen. In the pageant’s 47-year history, Weinberger is the first queen with half-Chinese and half-European ancestry.

    Weinberger’s father is Jewish...

  • L.A. Pageant Raised Curtain on Holocaust

    By Dr. Rafael Medoff

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sixty years ago this week, many residents of Los Angeles became aware of the Nazi Holocaust for the first time, thanks to a dramatic pageant staged at the Hollywood Bowl by an alliance of Jewish activists and Hollywood celebrities.

    The pageant, called, "We Will Never Die," was the...

  • Politics at Miss Universe Pageant

    By JTA Staff

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Miss Lebanon is boycotting this year's Miss Universe pageant, saying she will not participate alongside Miss Israel. Yamit Har-Noy, a 20-year-old member of the Israel Defense Force, called Christina Sawaya's decision "very distressing." "It is only a beauty pageant," Miss Israel said of the competition, which took place May 29 in Puerto Rico. "It has nothing to do with politics." -- JTA

  • Echoes of Esther

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Purim beauty pageant of 1956 is long forgotten in the shtetl that was Queens Village, N.Y. But for me it is the stuff of personal destiny.

    In those postwar years, women stayed home with their children, and men went from job to job before landing at their ultimate careers. The...

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