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  • A self-respecting Jew in Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 9, 2009 | 7:59 pm

    Rob Kutner is a veteran comedy writer for “The Daily Show” and author of the tongue-in-cheek “Apocalypse How” (Running Press, 2008). Having just returned to Los Angeles to work for “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien,” he talks about being an observant Jew in...

  • Armageddon Survival 101

    By Jay Firestone

    July 31, 2008 | 1:21 am

    A nuclear bomb, an alien invasion, the rise of the machines or some mad genius' evil plan ... the question is no longer if the world will end, but how it will end. And with so many potential catastrophes on the brink, making the necessary preparations to ensure survival may be a...

  • Syndicating Purim

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Television shows traditionally wait until their 100th episode -- usually in their fifth year -- to syndicate. Although The Shushan Channel hasn't reached 100 episodes, after five years of creating comedy sketches best described as "pop-culture-meets-Purim,"...
  • Chanukah Calendar

    By Rob Kutner

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles celebrated the launch of its anti-illiteracy program KOREH Los Angeles in September, the focus was on educators and celebrities to read children's books to kids. Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the spotlight at that event were some...
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  • Couples Camp

    By Rob Kutner

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It was 6:00 on a Friday evening. My wife, myself, and 50 complete strangers had just managed to light two candles, each on one tiny table, without burning ourselves. Our names, printed in a groovy font, glistened under the nametags hanging around our necks. We were sitting in a...
  • Healing’s Many Colors

    By Rob Kutner

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine the shock Temple Knesset Israel members felt when they came to Shabbat services five weeks ago and found scrawled on their wall, "Jews die" and a swastika. The Los Feliz congregation is largely elderly; many are Holocaust survivors.

    A shock of a different sort awaited them...

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