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  • It’s the Swan Song for Hatikvah Music

    By Kirk Silsbee

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    On a recent afternoon, boxes were scattered around the floor of Hatikvah Music International on Fairfax Avenue. Stacks of CDs, piles of mailing envelopes and piles of boxes to be mailed threatened the barely discernible order of the store. Aside from owner Simon Rutberg and his...

  • Lack of One Enzyme Triggers Illness

    By Andrea Waxman

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Gaucher Disease is a rare, inherited disease caused by a hereditary deficiency of a single essential enzyme, glucocerebrosidase, according to the National Gaucher Foundation (NGF).

    Because this enzyme is necessary for breaking down aging blood cells, its lack causes some...

  • Philatelists Give Israel Stamp of Approval

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Alan Beals started collecting stamps as a boy. In the '80s, when a flood of new issues from the U.S. Postal Service swamped his enthusiasm, Beals stumbled into the obscure niche of Judaic philatelists. Along the way, his hobby yielded a self-education in American Jewish history and...

  • Elephant in the Valley

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Used to be that every once in a blue moon, a rare Republican, who happened to be Jewish, would decide to run for office in the heavily Democratic San Fernando Valley, only to be soundly defeated at the polls.

    This year, Jewish Republicans hope to change all that with three...

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