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  • Revisiting a conversation with Vidal Sassoon

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 9, 2012 | 3:36 pm

    When the news arrived that Vidal Sasson died today at his Mulholland Drive estate, at 84, after battling a long illness some media outlets have reported as leukemia, I thought back to my interview last year with the loquacious hairdressing pioneer, who went so far as to admit that...

  • Scarlett O’Hara on the Galilee — A Yishuv Pioneer

    April 16, 2009 | 12:27 am

    Over the past 10 years, Toby Press, a small trade house, has become one of the leading American publishers of Israeli fiction. While some of Israel’s major writers — David Grossman, Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua — have long been published by big American houses, Toby Press, founded by...

  • Writer discovers California ‘Gold’ in banking ancestor Isaias Hellman

    December 10, 2008 | 10:35 pm

    "Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California" by Frances Dinkelspiel (St. Martin's Press, $29.95)

    Searching for ways to deal with the current economic crisis, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson could take a cue from Isaias Hellman, banker,...

  • Feminist cantor retires from long-term post

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 23, 2008 | 4:04 pm

    In 1980, five years into her cantorate, Aviva Rosenbloom, then in her early 30s, stood before her Reform congregation at Temple Israel of Hollywood and stretched the boundaries of her role as singer and teacher to ask her congregation a difficult question: "Are women in Judaism...
  • VIDEO: Joan Nathan, the real Sara Lee and America’s favorite cheesecake

    July 22, 2008 | 2:40 am

    The namesake of the famous company Sara Lee discusses her father’s early expeierments with cheesecake and how he decided to name the company he founded after her. From Jewish Cooking In America with Joan Nathan.  Nathan is a big fan of Langer’s pastrami.

  • Jewish threads wind way through Temecula’s history

    By Harold Brackman

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Temecula's wineries and casino have come to represent the high life in the high desert. Since its first modern vineyards were planted nearly 40 years ago, more than two dozen wineries have found hospitality in Temecula's rolling hills and granite soil.

    The area's ocean breezes draw...
  • It’s Pat—South African queen of kosher cuisine

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Smoked duck with papaya salsa. Wild mushroom turnovers. Chicken roulade with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Sushi. Hungry yet? Good.

    You keep kosher? Not a problem.

    These are just a few of the elegantly presented gourmet dishes created by Pat Fine, of Pat's Restaurant and Pat's...

  • Dassa Connects a Step-Kick at a Time

    By Susan Josephs

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    By the age of 4, Dani Dassa knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.

    "I remember going to the synagogue on Simchat Torah and watching the adults jumping up and down with the Torah," he says. "Even then, I knew there was something to that kind of dancing."

    Some 73 years...

  • Home, Home on the Pampas, Where . . .

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    During a recent trip to Argentina -- eager to see where my parents were born -- I traveled to Carlos Casares, a five-hour trip by car from Buenos Aires. At the town's archive, I looked up my family history. I got more than I bargained for -- especially from a volume of local history...

  • Singles - Out of the Wilderness

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Generally speaking, Ventura County is a lovely place. It has beautiful weather, decent air quality, low crime and renowned surfing spots.

    It's a nice place to look for antiques or raise a family.

    It's not so hot for Jewish singles.

    I found myself moving there in 2002 for...

  • Rabbi Alfred Wolf

    By Tom Tugend

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Alfred Wolf, who pioneered Jewish summer camps and the interfaith movement on the West Coast, died Aug. 1 at the age of 88.

    Throughout his life, he strove for his self-described goal "to serve as a catalyst in bringing people together, despite personal and ideological...

  • Ramon Memorialized Across America

    By Rachel Pomerance

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The groundswell of emotion in response to Ilan Ramon's death has not only been a great inspiration for American Jews, it also has helped strengthen the bond Americans feel for Israel.

    "It's a state of mourning for the whole nation. Our school is no different," said Joseph "J.P."...