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  • Roseanne Sings Israeli National Anthem—And It’s Good! [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 5, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    In her television studio in El Segundo, Roseanne Barr is singing the Israeli national anthem — and it’s good.

    “If I asked you to sing ‘Hatikvah,’ would you slug me?” I had hesitantly asked her, remembering her screeching mangling of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before...

  • Matchmaker, Look Through Your Book

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    It seems the Jewish tradition of matchmaking is alive and well these days, as two very different Jewish novels on matchmaking come to us just in time for Valentine's Day.

    "Seven Blessings" by Ruchama King (St. Martin's Press, 2003) is out in paperback, and focuses on the Orthodox...

  • Tough Guys

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Reading "The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel" (W. Norton & Co., 2002) in paperback, edited by Babel's daughter, Nathalie, got me thinking about Jewish gangsters and tough guys.

    Babel was born in Odessa in 1894. He wrote of Odessa's Jewish underworld and its gangsters in sparkling...

  • Intrusion Alarm

    By Arthur J. Magida

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Kobe Bryant. OJ Simpson. Robert Blake. Scott Peterson. Michael Jackson.

    The list goes on -- a roll call of the disgraced.

    Rapists and murderers and molesters, oh my! What hath California wrought. (I can safely say this because I'm writing from the smug and secure East Coast.)

    And...

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