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  • Ira Glass: Why do we all like the storytellers?

    By Melanie Reynard

    March 29, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    “Everyone likes someone who is good at telling stories,” a friend once observed to me years ago.  Tonight with Ira Glass on stage, it seems to be true.

    It’s 6:20 PM, and Ira Glass is re-cutting the opening for our 7:00 PM show.  He’s on stage at UCLA’s Royce Hall, about to...

  • Where’s the Passover story?

    By David Suissa

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    It's one of the great mysteries of the Jewish tradition. Every year, Jews around the world gather around a seder table to retell the story of our people's liberation from slavery. You can read a thousand articles, talk to a thousand rabbis, and they'll all say the same thing: At the...
  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 5, 2006 | 8:01 pm

    Saturday the 7th

    Take a stroll for a good cause at today's 14th annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. More than 100 teams are scheduled for the 5K recreational walk around Hollywood Park racetrack, and those wishing to register today are also welcome. Also ambling are...
  • Clowning Around

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

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    Dan Berkley always carries two noses. "I always try to have a spare," he says. "Particularly in a pie fight, it can come off. Doing anything, you're gonna lose a nose."

    Berkley knows noses. He's a clown in town with the Ringling Bros. When we met, he'd just jumped off the circus...

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  • The Blessing of Bibhilu

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    A book's opening chapter is crucial to setting the mood and aura for the remainder of the book's journey. Likewise, the opening scene of a film usually helps set the tone for what will ensue.

    The Passover seder is both a reader's experience and a moviegoer's. We sit around the...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    ...

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 30

    The title says it all in playwright Larry Gelbart's satirical look at political scandals, "Mastergate." Utilizing a Hollywood action film as a front – the fictional controversy goes – the White House has allegedly engaged in some illegal shipping of arms....

  • ‘First’ an Atypical New York Story

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A brother announces to his sister that another sister has vanished, as "The First Desire" (Pantheon) opens. Nancy Reisman's highly-praised novel is unusual in many ways, from its premise to the quality of writing to its setting. She follows the lives of the Cohen family, from the...

  • ‘Memory’ Shapes Life and History

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "The Persistence of Memory" by Tony Eprile (Norton, $24.95).

    Tony Eprile opens up the complex terrain of a changing South Africa in "The Persistence of Memory."

    This is an ambitious novel, a novel of many ideas. Eprile is a gifted storyteller who delves into the inner life and...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Step away from the Raid can and lean in for a closer look at that bug you're about to zap into oblivion. After all, that cockroach is in the same scientific class as Jiminy Cricket and deserves some of your respect. Not convinced? Well, we can't say we blame you. But...

  • A Family Passover

    By Beverly Levitt

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Of all our family traditions, the Passover seder is the one we look forward to the most. We all fight over who will host it, but no matter, everyone pitches in with the cooking, making sure the seder plate is appropriately filled, the multicourse table properly set. My father and...

  • Seder Storytelling

    By Rabbi Paul J. Kipnes

    March 29, 2001 | 6:59 pm

    There's much to be done as we turn to this month's Pesach passage to freedom: menus to be planned, guests to be invited, homes to be cleaned of their chametz (leavening). I start thinking about the most important aspect of a successful seder: creating a fun-filled, positive Jewish...

  • Chanukah Calendar

    By Rob Kutner

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles celebrated the launch of its anti-illiteracy program KOREH Los Angeles in September, the focus was on educators and celebrities to read children's books to kids. Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the spotlight at that event were some...
  • Other Voices

    By Sandor Slomovits

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    My father has always revered Joe Louis. Asurprising hero, perhaps, for a man born and raised in far-awayHungary. Not the hero one might expect of a Jewish cantor, whose workall his life has been singing liturgy in synagogues. Yet, among themost vivid memories I have from my childhood...

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