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  • 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,...
  • Young Moseses

    By Rob Eshman

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Quick Passover trivia: How many times does the name "Moses" appear in the haggadah?

    The answer is none, not once. The man who stood up to Pharoah and led us across the Red Sea out of Egypt doesn't even get a mention. And you thought "Brokeback Mountain" got robbed.

    The standard...

  • ... And We Wouldn’t Mind $100 Million

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Lakers' basketball star Kobe Bryant "wouldn't mind being Jewish."

    Bryant, who is Catholic, reportedly told a handful of reporters in Boston last month that, "I wouldn't mind. Really."

    Well, why not? It's fine by us.

    The topic arose during a good-natured exchange with reporters during...

  • The Fastest Therapy in the West

    By Teresa Strasser

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    First there was speed dating. Now, there's speed healing.

    Welcome to The Ten Minute Method, a new form of condensed counseling offered by a Chatsworth therapist that promises to be both fast and affordable at $18 a session.

    You may be thinking: 10 minutes? That's just long enough to...

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  • Face It:  Judaism Is Not Hip

    By Gary Wexler

    September 29, 2005 | 8:01 pm

    This Rosh Hashanah I am praying to escape the tyranny of hip. Hip is infiltrating Jewish life like a migrating plume of acrid smoke meandering its way through our collective body and soul.

    I know hip well. I know its insidious nature. I have seen its effect and its damage. I was...

  • 20-Somethings

    By Amy Klein

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Do you remember what it's like to be in your 20s?

    You've just finished college, or maybe you've had an entry-level job or two, or maybe you've put off entering "the real world" for another couple of years by going into grad school and into unbearable debt. You're wondering what it...

  • Middle-Class Poor

    By Marc Ballon

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish immigrant from South Africa had lived the American dream since he arrived in the United States 14 years ago.

    Juggling import-export and computer consulting jobs, the 42-year-old Culver City resident had earned an average of $125,000 per year, enough to send his two young...

  • Eastward Ho

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    From where Phillip Liff-Grieff sits -- literally -- the Jewish community is looking better all the time.

    Liff-Grieff is executive director of the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, and his office in Covina is at ground zero of a sprawling Jewish...

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