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  • Lusting for Leicas

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 3, 2013 | 5:06 pm

    In one version of our lives, childhood is a series of deprivations and desires whereby we want things we can’t have, some of which we grow out of or just forget. In my case, I was seized with heartache when I entered the newly opened 8,000-square-foot Leica store on Beverly...

  • LGBT Jews take pride in inclusiveness

    June 13, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Before he told members of his family, Nathan Looney told members of his synagogue, Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), that he was transitioning from female to male. He says the encouragement he received is typical for members of this Pico Boulevard congregation.

    “I see my family once...

  • White night in Pico

    By David Suissa

    May 30, 2012 | 12:46 pm

    I have a feeling that several years from now, as the movement to strengthen Jewish connection in America accelerates, the coolest night of the year will be Shavuot.

    You see,  one of the traditions of the Shavuot festival — which commemorates the receiving of the Torah some 3,300...

  • Pat Robertson: Time to legalize marijuana

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 10, 2012 | 11:37 pm

    For once, televangelist Pat Robertson says something not crazy. Via the New York Times:

    “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but...

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  • Hundreds of missionaries targeting Jewish neighborhoods

    April 4, 2011 | 11:23 am

    Wednesday afternoon I answered my door in Pico Robertson to discover three young people, ranging from 18 to 22 years old. They wanted to talk to me about “Israel Restoration.” For a moment I thought they were talking about rebuilding Israeli forests. However, the moment I saw...

  • Tikkunfest brings much-needed TLC to Pico-Robertson [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    October 27, 2010 | 9:53 am

    Volunteers spent five hours uprooting dead trees and planting new ones; setting up herb planters in front of stores; repainting curbs, poles and fire hydrants; sweeping mulch and dirt off the sidewalks; and lugging heavy garbage bags in the predominantly Orthodox neighborhood of...

  • Rabbis’ Ethics Initiative Evokes Cheers, Criticism

    By Rachel Heller

    March 11, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    Rabbis’ Ethics Initiative Evokes Cheers, Criticism

     

    Errol Fine, owner of Pat’s Restaurant and Catering, places the fair treatment of his employees high on his list of business priorities. In fact, he hopes soon to put a sign in the window of his popular Pico Boulevard...

  • Neighbors oppose Chabad expansion on Pico

    By Jane Ulman

    September 24, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, head of Chabad of California, has a dream -- a block-long, five-story "village" on Pico Boulevard that would provide a girls day school and boarding school along with affordable, safe housing for Holocaust survivors and other elderly people and for teachers...