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  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 31, 2012 | 10:17 am

    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...

  • John Kerry: Strengthening Israel’s security and bolstering the US-Israel special relationship

    December 21, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    During Sen. John Kerry's unsuccessful run for President in 2004, his campaign released the following statement of his record on Israel:

    John Kerry has been at the forefront of the fight for Israel’s security during his nineteen years in the US Senate. His pro-Israel voting record...

  • Election 2012: What no president can do

    By David Suissa

    November 7, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    As I write this, I still don’t know who’s won the presidency. But by the time you read this, barring an Electoral College tie, you certainly will know.

    Which means that while I’m still in suspense, you’re probably reading articles like “What Four More Years of Obama Means” or...

  • Volunteers snap Guinness record for sandwiches for needy

    April 30, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    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...

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  • Record number of Birthright groups lands in Israel

    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.

  • Auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry sets record

    December 14, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry set a record for a single collection sold at auction.

    The jewelry was sold Tuesday night at Christie’s auction house for nearly $116 million. Most of the 80 lots sold for at least 10 times the catalog estimates, according to The New York Times.

    The sale...

  • Yeshiva U. group tops dreidel-spinning mark

    December 1, 2010 | 10:47 am

    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.

  • VIDEO: Heeb Olympics 2008—Gefilte Fish Wrestling

    August 21, 2008 | 11:48 pm



    Four modern-day gladiators do battle for the gold (a lifetime supply of Gold's mustard) in the Heeb Olympics. For more information, check out www.heebmagazine.com.
  • Mark Spitz: Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympic athlete ever

    August 17, 2008 | 4:14 am

    His hair is gray, the 70s mustache is history, he’s taking medication to control his cholesterol, and depending when you ask, iconic Jewish Olympian Mark Spitz is really pleased with the way the U.S. Olympics swimming team has fared this Summer.

    Spitz on Phelps according to...

  • Report from Beijing: Swapping old Jewish swim records for new ones

    By Alison Klayman

    August 11, 2008 | 11:50 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Jewish-American swimmers Garret Weber-Gale and Jason Lezak, along with Cullen Jones and the unstoppable Olympic champion Michael Phelps, made history in the pool on Monday, August 11.

    The US relay team won the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay and smashed the world...

  • Angelena Dara Torres helps U.S. relay swimmers to silver

    August 10, 2008 | 6:50 pm

    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...

  • Avoid an Oops in Shooting Your Video

    By David Notowitz

    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...

  • A Key to the Soul

    By David Lieber

    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...

  • The King of Israeli Hip-Hop

    By Kelly Hartog

    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...

  • Fed Campaign Ends on High Note

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    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...

  • Dog Days of Summer

    By Journal Staff

    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.

    Last...

  • Eulogies

    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...

  • 33 Parties File for Israeli Elections

    By James D

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Thirty-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...
  • The Arts

    By Curt Schleier

    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.

    When...

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