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  • Twas the week before Passover

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    April 16, 2008 | 1:13 pm


    Being as it is the week before Passover, I barely have time to get the house ready, let alone write a lot of posts on this blog. So in the spirit of that, today’s post will be a short homage to the newbees. Those who will be hosting seder at their home for the first time.

    My...

  • Linens and things II: A bright idea

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    March 24, 2008 | 11:53 am


    Our front light burned out … again.

    Of course, replacing it isn’t as simple as screwing in a new lightbulb. There is a process:

    1) Open garage door – carefully avoiding crickets, spiders and other creepy crawies – to obtain step ladder
    2) Get a screwdriver to...

  • Linens and things

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    March 17, 2008 | 12:04 pm

    “We need towels.”

    I turn to my husband as we poke through the linen closet.

    “How is it we don’t have towels? We have a cabinet full of sheets for a bed we no longer have and yet we have no towels?”

    “We have the towels in the bathroom,” he tells me.

    “Yes, but those are the ‘show’...

  • Walking down the (grocery) aisle

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    March 3, 2008 | 9:00 am

    They say money doesn’t grow on trees. Technically it does, just not with the presidents on it. This week, I took a journey down the road of money management in a way that I wouldn’t necessarily have before.

    I knew that this was a week for a “big shop”: what we term a visit to the...

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  • VIDEO: Shopping in Israel can get intense

    January 30, 2008 | 10:25 pm

    Things are a little tense in Israel these days—even when you’re just shopping!

  • Saying ‘I do’ when you’re not a size 2

    By Paula Ganzi Licata

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's your big day, and you want to look beautiful. But can you feel beautiful in a world that thinks you're too big?

    The average-size woman in the United States is a 14, but you wouldn't know it by today's wafer-thin celebrities. Keira Knightley, Paris Hilton and Victoria Beckham...

  • History and trends blend in Jerusalem as deluxe mixed-use center opens in historic area

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Click to take a video tour with Orit Arfa With style, fanfare and fireworks, the $400 million Mamilla Alrov commercial and residential quarter opened its Jerusalem stone doors to the public on May 28.

    The only completed portion is a small section of the outdoor mall, but among...
  • Has your gift list got game?

    By Adam Wills

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    With Chanukah gift shopping well underway, three video game systems are jockeying for the top position on teen wish lists. Demand for PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii is outstripping the available supply, and analysts predict the shortage could lead to increased demand for...
  • Sheinkin Street meets superhighway

    By  Orit Arfa

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sheinkin Street is not what it used to be. At least that's the common sentiment among those who remember the street's heyday in the late 1980s to mid-'90s, when the neighborhood was Israel's bohemian center -- hip, funky, free-spirited, and on the vanguard. It is often dubbed the...
  • Shopping for Jews? Clean Up on Aisle 5

    By Sue Fishkoff

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Anyone who walked into Albertsons in Los Altos on a recent Sunday would have run right into Margie Pomerantz's Passover table.

    There she sat, next to the kosher food display right inside the supermarket's front entrance. A big handwritten sign reading "Passover in the Aisles" hung...

  • Home Pampering Easy as 1, 2, Ahhhhh

    By Beth Gilbert

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    No one deserves a spa experience more than you do. Just picture it -- warm tubs scented with essential oils, invigorating body scrubs, refreshing botanical blend face masks smoothed on in soothing circular massaging motions and misty showers with luscious gels.

    Sound divine? You...

  • Boutique Teaches Brides Love Lessons

    By Carin Davis

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Where there's a bride to be, there's a bachelorette party. And for many Los Angeles women, that party means just one thing: The Love Boutique. For 25 years, the shop has entertained and educated parties of women about sexuality and sensuality. The Love Boutique parties are like...

  • Skip the Tsuris of Chanukah Shopping

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    With Chanukah coinciding with the rush for the "other holiday," why spend unnecessary time hunting for parking at the mall or waiting in line? We've surveyed some of the hottest catalogs and Web sites for eight nights of creative gifts. Best of all, you can order in a hurry online or...

  • Gifts for Your Honey Too Large to Wrap

    By Carin Davis

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Those eight crazy nights are coming up fast. Still stumped what to get your sweetie? Think outside the giftbox and give your loved one a gift certificate for an experience. Whether it's a pampering, an adventure, or just some much needed help, Los Angeles is loaded with services that...

  • A Funny Present Happened Here

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Lighten up your Chanukah without striking a match. Yes, we fought, we won, we ate -- but we can also laugh. While gift-buying is sometimes lumped in the same category as root canals and traffic on the 101, the humorous books, music and DVDs below will make the whole process a lot...

  • A Jewish Spin On Gift-Giving

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Everyone has the same shopping countdown this year: Dec. 25th is also the first night of Chanukah. With holiday-season commercialism rising exponentially each year, the plethora of items for purchase can be blindingly confusing for even the savviest shopper. Whether it's finding...

  • Give Some Honey to Apples of Your Eye

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The High Holiday Hustle. We know the steps well. It starts with a tireless trek to the mall in search of that stylish synagogue suit. Next comes the culinary juggling act, simultaneously preparing Aunt Sophie's tzimmes, Bubbe's killer kugel and a 22-pound turkey, dressed and trimmed....

  • Bachelorettes Just Wanna Have Fun

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Your best friend is soon to wed. You're in charge of the prenuptial ladies fete but your buddy is an iconoclast and so are you. If you're looking for bachelorette parties that score points for originality, you might consider these unusual substitutes.

    Surf's Up

    For an...

  • Get ‘Wicked’ in the Windy City

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    If you're not willing to wait to see the Wicked Witch of the West melt at the Pantages, you can always skip down the Yellow Brick Road, click your heels three times and say: "There's no place like Chicago."

    "Wicked," the Tony-award winning Oz-based musical is currently playing at the...

  • Prices Too Low to Be Kosher

    By Stanley David

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Illyse Zesch likes to start her Passover shopping early. So it isn't surprising that, two weeks before the holiday, she made a trip with her fiancé -- Rabbi Steve Conn of Santa Clarita's Temple Beth Shalom -- to the Kosher Club on Pico near La Brea, the largest kosher market in...

  • Resorting to Passover at Home

    By Judy Gruen

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    My friend Rhonda asked me nonchalantly, "Where are you going for Pesach this year?"

    Envisioning the whirlwind travels ahead, my head began to spin. "I'll begin at Target for new shelf paper, sponges, paper goods, cleansers and a new broom. Then I'll dock briefly at Ralphs for the...

  • Buenos Aires Let Me Dance to Your Beat

    By Anthea Gerrie

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    In Buenos Aires you wouldn't know about the Argentine economy's disastrous crash -- except, perhaps, by chatting with your taxi driver and discovering he was a former tycoon.

    BA, as old hands call it, has retained its prosperous appearance and cosmopolitan cool, and it remains...

  • Perfect Gadgets for Jetsetter, Homebody

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When it comes Chanukah, you've got eight nights to get your gift giving right. Our Gift Guide points you toward a cornucopia of categories for every evening of the Festival of Lights. From low- to high-ticket pricing, we've got your loved ones covered, including frequent fliers,...

  • Web Links Your Wallet to Gifts From Israel

    By Lauren Korduner

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    With Chanukah fast approaching, you might want to look to the east for the best gifts. Presents from the Holy Land have resonance for both the recipient and for Israel, whose economy could use a little boost from American consumers. Since most people can't just run to Jerusalem for...

  • Vanity Body Plates

    By Lori Gottlieb

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, I was shopping at the Beverly Center when a girl who was maybe 12 years old held up a garment and yelled across the store, "Hey, Mom, what about this?"

    "This" was a skimpy red T-shirt with the words "porn star" emblazoned across the chest. I was shocked by the...

  • It’s All About You

    By J.D. Smith

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It should be pointed out that once upon a time I wrote a little book titled "Life Sentence." It is the definitive treatise on the state of human relations between men and women, vis-à-vis engagement and marriage from the male perspective. Some people think it was anti-marriage,...

  • A Jewish Music Treasure Trove

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fairfax is the best avenue in Los Angeles, containing, within one miracle mile, Little Ethiopia and the Peterson Auto Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Farmers Market. Cross Beverly Boulevard, and you come upon Russian nightclubs and Israeli cafes. But lately, creeping...

  • Am Yisrael Shop!

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Just in time for Chanukah comes a way to fulfill gift list wishes while lining the pockets of Israeli vendors who need our collective support.

    On Oct. 13, Temple Beth Am of Los Angeles will be the site for Shop Israel L.A., a daylong outdoor market sale with all proceeds going toward...

  • ‘No Other Place I’d Rather Be’

    By Marla Bennett

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The following column was written by Marla Bennett, the San Diego woman who was one of the seven victims of the July 31 terrorist attack at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

    I've been living in Israel for over a year and a half now, and my favorite thing to do here is go to the grocery...

  • Made in Israel

    By Rachel Brand

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    While attending a bat mitzvah party, Jane Scher and her friends began discussing the gifts they had brought. "I have been trying to buy a lot of things in Israel," Scher said, including the Israeli-made gift she had given to the bat mitzvah girl.

    It struck a chord among her...

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