Just when you think Ryan Seacrest cannot possibly get another job, he’s gone and taken on another one. Seacrest is teaming up with reality television genius Andy Cohen, from Bravo, to bring us “Shahs of Sunset”. They are saying it is modeled after “Keeping up with the...
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July 21, 2011 | 9:08 am
December 31, 2008 | 3:33 pmOvernight, they lost their homes, their jobs, their life savings. At nine in the morning, they were well off; by noon, they were impecunious.
All the hard work and planning, the expensive education, the sacrifices, all the good fortune, the street smarts and common sense and old...
November 6, 2008 | 11:05 pmWe're sitting around my parents' dining room in Century City for Shabbat dinner, and the conversation veers toward our childhoods in Iran.
My cousin, who's a few years older than I (though you'd never guess it by looking at her, because she has that remarkable ability to forgive the...
September 4, 2008 | 2:28 am
September 3, 2008 | 10:45 pmFor as long as I've worked in the Jewish community -- 14 years -- I've heard insults leveled at Iranian Jews.
They're pushy, acquisitive, flashy, nouveau riche, cheap. They're grasping, insincere, clannish, suspicious, old-fashioned. "They've ruined Beverly Hills High." "They've...
September 3, 2008 | 10:27 pmI don't know what will become of the legacy of Iranian Jews outside of Iran, how history will judge us in the context of the opportunities we had and the extent to which we helped make the world a better place with what we were given.
I don't know what our kids will think of us 30...
February 5, 2008 | 10:25 pm
Iranian Jewish members of the “30 Years After” organization talk about becoming more active in Los Angeles, state and national politics; featuring Assemblyman Mike Feuer and L.A. DWP General Manager H. David Nahai.
From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.
September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pmI came to America 30 years ago last month. I arrived in Los Angeles the night Elvis died. I was 16 years old, fresh out of a Swiss boarding school, about to start my first year of college. This was two years before the Islamic Revolution, yet I had left Iran willingly and without...