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  • Hitler clothing store in India to change name

    September 4, 2012 | 9:23 am

    The owners of a men's clothing store in the Indian state of Gujarat said they would change the store's name from Hitler.

    The store in Ahmedabad is named for one of the proprietor's grandfathers, whose nickname was Hitler. He reportedly was called Hitler "because of his strict...

  • Holiday Card Etiquette

    By Julia Bendis

    December 23, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    When you receive your first holiday card, you realize that you’re officially in the holiday season, or as I like to call it, “The Holiday card nightmare”.  As we enter the holidays, we also enter the awkward holiday greeting card etiquette.  The other day a long-time friend asked me...

  • Is the bookstore dead?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 30, 2011 | 6:47 pm

    On Dec. 31, when the Barnes & Noble at the corner of Pico and Westwood boulevards closes its doors for the last time, the “people of the book” and everyone else who lives on the Westside of Los Angeles will move one step closer to becoming the “people without a bookstore.”

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  • More Facts, Questions and Things I Will Never Understand or Have Answers To.

    By Julia Bendis

    June 29, 2011 | 4:22 pm

    1. Why Oh why do people insist on asking how you are doing, when they don’t plan on listening to the answer?  Just say “Hello” and keep walking!  But don’t ask people how they are, and then interrupt them mid-sentence to tell them how late you are and need to run!

    2. Why is it that...

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  • Chicken nuggets vs. my kids school lunches, Oye Vay…

    By Julia Bendis

    March 11, 2011 | 9:46 am

    Today my 11-year-old son, Tyler shared a very interesting conversation that he had with his classmates.  It started during lunch time when he pulled out a peanut butter with bananas, and honey sandwich on whole grain bread.  After Tyler was done with it, he pulled out carrots,...

  • Joys of growing up in Communist Soviet Union, and other tales of my Family.

    By Julia Bendis

    February 16, 2011 | 9:39 am

    -While my husband, growing up in Ohio got to go on potato chip factory field trips, my brother and I got to go on Concentration Camp field trips.  Look up Salaspils in Latvia.

    -When most kids got to play with Barbies, toy trucks and teddy bears, I got to play with syringes, which my...

  • I speak Latin, therefore I speak English

    By Julia Bendis

    January 26, 2011 | 10:56 am

    Seeing an older lady at the grocery store today reminded me of my own Grandmother.  She came to the U.S. a few years after we did.  At 70 years old, she was eager to learn the culture, to try everything new, and to live the American dream.  My Grandmother had lived through the...

  • Vests and other useless articles of clothing!

    By Julia Bendis

    January 3, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    Let’s talk about Vests.  Maybe I am the only person that doesn’t get this, but what is the point of a Vest?  And more importantly, what the hell is the point of a warm winter jacket if its missing sleeves!  I don’t get it.

    If you need a warm jacket or coat to keep you warm,...

  • Protest forces London Ahava store to close

    November 22, 2010 | 11:06 am

    An Ahava store in London was forced to close again after pro-Palestinian activists blocked the entrance.

    Two activists reportedly chained themselves to a cement-filled barrel and had to be removed by police, The Jerusalem Post reported.

    Ahava produces lotions and bath crystals using Dead Sea minerals on West Bank land claimed by the Palestinians. It has been the target of boycotts and protests worldwide.

    The same London store was forced to close twice in 2009, in September and December, due to protests in which activists locked themselves to the same barrels.

  • ‘Jews for Jihad’ Just for Starters

    By Amy Klein

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Go Ahead, Make My Shabbos!" No, it's not Clint Eastwood turning religious, but a slogan on a T-shirt and coffee mug at Jewschool store, a Web site offering cheeky sloganned goods like T-shirts, underwear, caps, pins and bags.

    The "Ghetto" tote, for example, which totes the...

  • Star of the Canyon

    By Mojdeh Sionit

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The Canyon Country Store -- the star-studded grocery featured in the older woman/younger man film "Laurel Canyon," starring Frances McDormand -- is actually run by two Persian Jews.

    Owner David Shamsa and manager Tommy Bina have tried to maintain the store's authenticity.

    Shamsa,...

  • Clothes Call

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when the retail clothing industry was thriving.

    "In the '80s, my customers spent almost 8 percent of their disposable income on clothing," said David Sacks, owner of Sacks SFO apparel stores.

    However, time and a change in consumer habits have eroded this reality....

  • People of the Book

    By Judy Gruen

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Just try to sidle your way to the counter at the 613 Mitzvah Store on Pico Boulevard to pay for your purchases. You'll have to be patient and agile, since the 1,300-square-foot store is neatly jammed from floor to ceiling with all manner of Judaica: kiddush cups, havdalah trays, a...

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