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  • At World Series of Poker, two Jews in final three

    November 10, 2015 | 9:56 am

    Two Jewish-Americans are among the three players remaining at the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event.

    [Meet the Jews dominating the finale]

    Neil Blumenfield of San Francisco and Josh Beckley of New Jersey are battling with chip leader Joe McKeehen of...

  • California on Purim [VIDEO]

    March 16, 2011 | 5:02 pm

  • TribeFest: Las Vegas 2011 - A VideoJew special report [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    March 9, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    It’s been a while since this many Jews partied in the desert.  Last time it happened, I believe the earth opened up and swallowed them alive.

    But TribeFest is a little different than golden calf worshipping, aside from the heavy dose of temptation…

    Here’s a VideoJew special report on the convention this past week.

  • Jewish grandfather wins Australian poker tourney

    January 31, 2011 | 10:20 am

    A Jewish grandfather from Melbourne won the world’s second-largest poker tournament.

    David Gorr, 68, took the nearly $2 million prize Sunday in the Crown Aussie Millions Main Event 2011 tournament, beating 721 competitors, including the top poker players from around the world.

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for June 14-20

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    SAT | JUNE 14


    If you could create the perfect Father's Day event, it would probably include action movies, sports and live entertainment, right? The Golden State Pops http://www.gspo.com.


    Young professionals in their 20s and 30s are revving up for a...

  • A chai roller rakes in the chips in Gardena and Vegas

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Except for the Victorian-style chandeliers, Hustler Casino in Gardena looks like an oversized neighborhood card room, with its round indoor arena filled with dozens of poker and blackjack tables. Several hundred people fill the room at any hour of the day, all of them playing cards,...
  • Maahj Cracks Fashionistas

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    What, you may be asking yourself, is the next hot trend? The style universe looks to Los Angeles in general, and this column in particular, for those cutting-edge trends that define the culture. No wonder this column has become such a favorite of trendsetters and fashionistas...