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  • Founder of L.A. Kabbalah Centre dies

    By Ryan Torok

    September 17, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles and a spiritual adviser to A-list celebrities such as Madonna, has died, according to an announcement made on the Kabbalah Centre’s Web site on Sept. 16.

    “Today we believe the Rav has begun to share with us from...

  • Chanukah lessons in a post-Sandy world

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 5, 2012 | 11:24 am

    Late last month, I was in Breezy Point, the isolated beachfront neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., that has become an iconic image for the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Breezy Point was hit full force twice — first by the storm’s surge and then immediately after by a fire that consumed...

  • Teach children to be their own Internet filters

    May 21, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    Tens of thousands of Jews filled Citi Field in Queens on Sunday and heard from haredi Orthodox leaders that the Internet should be avoided in the home at all costs and used sparingly at work, and then only with a filter blocking content that could be damaging spiritually.

    Debate as...

  • Haredim fill N.Y. baseball stadium to decry error of Internet’s ways

    May 21, 2012 | 10:10 am

    The sellout crowd that filled Citi Field on Sunday night wore black and white, not the New York Mets’ blue and orange.

    And instead of jeering the Philadelphia Phillies or Atlanta Braves, they faced a foe that was, to hear them talk about it, far more formidable: the World Wide Web....

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  • Jon Huntsman visits the Lubavitcher rebbe’s gravesite

    November 1, 2011 | 11:16 am

    Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman visited the New York gravesite of the Lubavitcher rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

    Huntsman, the former governor of Utah, visited the Queens gravesite of the late leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement last week. He was accompanied by...

  • Melancholy Russian soul flourishing in immigrants

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    October 22, 2008 | 9:57 pm

    The Russian soul, that hard to define, but deep and informed melancholy, is flourishing in Rego Park, Queens, N.Y.

    To the title character in Irina Reyn's new novel, "What Happened to Anna K" (Touchstone), the velikaia russkaia dusha, Russian soul, transplanted to America might be...

  • N.Y. nostalgia with an egg cream chaser

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    October 9, 2008 | 5:12 pm

    "A lot o' the tribe are here," Stewie Stone said. The 68-year-old comic, who got his start as a Borscht Belt tummler at the Concord Hotel, was one of many landsman stuffed into Beverly Hills High School for a reunion on Saturday night -- the 23rd annual New York Day in L.A.

    The...

  • Kershaw Museum Plans Ethiopian Show

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Timed to coincide with the Bowers Museum's "Queen of Sheba" exhibit, the Kershaw Museum at Temple Beth El is organizing its own sampler exhibit of artworks by Jewish Ethiopians and Yemenites, who believe themselves to be the queen's descendants.

    The museum is seeking to borrow...

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