Rare findings from the First Temple era were found near Jerusalem
Road excavation at a new section of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway led to a unique archeological discovery from the first temple era. The ritual building that was found is one of very few findings from Judea during...
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One hundred volunteers from the UJA-Federation of New York broke the Guinness World Record for most sandwiches made for the needy in one hour.
A group of Long Island parents and children made 1,660 sandwiches on Sunday at Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn Heights, breaking the mark of...
January 10, 2012 | 2:00 pm
A record number of participants in the Birthright Israel program arrived in Israel on one day.
Some 1,200 participants from 24 Birthright groups in three countries—the United States, Brazil and Argentina—arrived Monday over a two-hour period.
The Birthright program, which provides free 10-day trips to Israel for Jews aged 18 to 26, is entering its 13th year. Nearly 300,000 young Jewish adults from 54 countries have participated in the program. Some 42,000 young Jewish adults are scheduled to visit Israel in 2012.
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Yeshiva University students and others broke the Guinness world record for most dreidels spun simultaneously.
Some 618 students, alumni, faculty, staff, neighbors and friends of the university topped the record Tuesday night during “Dreidel-Palooza,” an event organized by Students Helping Students, a student-run organization that raises money for undergraduate scholarships.
The previous record of 541 was set in 2005 at an event at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, N.J.
VideoJew Jay Firestone reports on a 2008 Santa Monica attempt.
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The United States womens’ 400-meter freestyle relay team—including Los Angeles native Dara Torres—scored a second place behind the Netherlands on Sunday.
Torres is the most famous Jewish competitor with ties to the Southland this year, and she’s competing in an unprecedented fifth...
April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Little Rachel takes her first steps -- but your camcorder battery dies before you get the shot.
Your family reunion includes Grandma Shirley, whom you haven't seen in 15 years and, frankly, may never see again. You interview her on video, but when you sit down later to watch it, the...
March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
The Book of Psalms
The history of any people consists of more than the study of the events that have influenced the course of its development. Even more important is the record of the people's inner life, its values and aspirations, its views of the good life, its speculation about...
February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
With angry lyrics that court controversy, two multiplatinum albums and a third on the way, his own clothing line, record label, legions of fans and glittering religious jewelry, Subliminal could easily be mistaken for a Jewish P.Diddy.
The lyrics are mostly in Hebrew (although...
September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Propelled by a tide of last-minute contributions in the final weeks of its annual campaign, the Jewish Federation of Orange County raised a record $2.3 million, a 9 percent gain over last year, outpacing national results by the United Jewish Communities.
"We attribute the increase in...
June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm
This year, Father's Day is time for hyper-fast food, as Nathan's Famous hot dogs hosts the second annual Los Angeles Hot Dog Eating Contest on June 16. The winner goes on to the big dance: the world championship Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest, July 4 at Coney Island.
May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Marshall Sosson, Violinist and Studio Concertmaster, Dies at 91
Marshall Sosson, concertmaster at many Hollywood studios, died on April 29, 2002, at the age of 91.
Music was his fountain of youth. A passionate and tender nature sang through his violin. Active professionally for...
April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pmThirty-three Israeli political parties signed up by Tuesday night's registration deadline to run in the May 17 Knesset elections, breaking the previous record of 27 parties. In addition to the large political parties, several special-interest parties and newcomers to the political...
June 4, 1998 | 8:00 pm
"Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir" is a balanced, warts-and-allportrait of the slain politician. Above, right, Kennedy and his sevensiblings with parents Joe and Rose. Above, Robert and brother John in1959. Below, Kennedy on the campaign trail, shortly before his 1968death.