It's not every night one has a transcendent experience while taking out the garbage. But that's exactly how I felt several nights running when I was struck by dazzling lights in the western sky. At first I thought this super bright "star" in front of me — more like three stars put...
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Who could look at the stars and yawn? Certainly not astronomer Carl Sagan. Sagan, a serious scientist, popularized a journey though the universe just over a third of a century ago with his award winning TV series, Cosmos. To impress upon his viewers how many stars existed, Sagan...
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Reading the newspaper the other day, I couldn’t help but notice an article about the Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently, the two have become quite fond of each other, and as recently as last week even Tweeted about it.
Here are my issues with...
May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pmAdam Sandler and Borat (a.k.a. Sacha Baron Cohen) turned out to fete the Israel Film Festival last year, and more celebrity surprise guests are expected to speak at the gala dinner kicking off the 2008 festival June 12-26 (honorees include ICM's Jeffrey Berg).
It's a sign of just...
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Saturday, July 8
The Hollywood Palladium’s got the beat tonight. Head there for ’80s retro fun wrapped up in a good cause. Bet Tzedek — The House of Justice presents its annual Justice Ball benefit with headliners The Go-Go’s.
8:30 p.m. $75-$150. Hollywood Palladium, 6215...
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(April 21-May 20)
Notable Jewish Taurus:
During this birthday period, it makes sense to expect things to be all about you. Sadly, friends and family aren’t so sensitive to your needs....
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A group of 25 campers from Ramah of California's pilot summer in 1955 returned to camp this summer to kick off a yearlong celebration of Ramah's 50 years on the West Coast. The camp officially opened in 1956.
Back then, there were 62 campers and 24 staff members. Tuition for the 10...
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The Red Valley
Have you seen the Red Planet lately? A few weeks ago, Mars came closer to Earth than it has in thousands of years. Usually, Mars is 50 million miles away. Although it is now receding, it is still about 34 million away. That means that it's 16 million miles closer...
May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Jewish ire over a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in France may spread to a new battleground -- the film industry.
Concerned by the attacks, the American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) is urging Hollywood stars and studios to consider France's current and past anti-Semitism...
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July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pmI haven't given much
thought to American movie stars in some years, by
which I mean I've stopped thinking of actors as
exemplars of national character, representatives of
"us." My celluloid heroes defy national borders --
they include Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Denzel