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  • “V” for Victory!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 9, 2013 | 5:34 am

    If you happened to read my recent posts, you probably noticed a hint of disappointment between the lines. As the internet takes a growing place in our lives, winning the media war becomes more critical, and the more lies about Israel I encountered, the more I felt like our battle...

  • Celebrity Apprentice: Beauty & the Beast Go Home

    By Ilana Angel

    May 9, 2012 | 8:52 am

    We start this week with Lisa celebrating that Dayana has been sent home. She is miserable and it’s a real shame because she has built a career on being tough and raunchy, but still funny.  We have seen that in real life she is not tough, mean, and not that funny.

    The task is to do...

  • The Painfully Predictable Celebrity Apprentice

    By Ilana Angel

    May 5, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    This show has become so painful to watch it is has taken me almost a week to blog about it.  I watched it on Sunday with all of you, and sat down a half dozen times to write about it, and just couldn’t do it.  I feel like every week is the same show.  The players are predicable,...

  • Celebrity Apprentice: What is that smell?

    By Ilana Angel

    April 27, 2012 | 9:27 pm

    I’m sorry this took so long to get posted!  I watched the show last week and just did not have the energy to blog it because, quite frankly I find Aubrey and Lisa to be exhausting.  By exhausting of course I mean in the want to punch something way, not the great sex kind of way. ...

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  • What is time anyway?

    By Samira Asemanfar

    November 11, 2011 | 8:12 am

    One of the first responses I get when I tell people that I am now blogging for JewishJournal.com is “how do you have so much time?” I always just giggle instead of providing an answer. One reason that I may have more time is because I am strong believer in moving forward to the next...

  • For downtown’s Persian Jews, work plus worship equals success

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 26, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    Fast-paced techno dance music blasts through Chikas, a retail clothing store off Santee Street in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District, which many call the Garment District. Robert Mahgerefteh, the store’s owner, helps the dozen or so young women looking for great...

  • Impossible Relationships

    By Misha Henckel

    May 25, 2010 | 9:06 am

    We all have them or have had them. They’re the ones that drive you crazy, that trigger you no matter how much you have resolved to stay calm and in control. And when you have decided quite emphatically that you are done, they’re the ones that keep pulling you back, sucking you...

  • Choosing Happiness

    By Misha Henckel

    March 30, 2010 | 11:44 pm

    As Americans we are quite ingrained with the notion of the pursuit of Happiness. It is part of our cultural DNA.  And why ever not? After all, it is enshrined in our Declaration of Independence as an unalienable right. And so, as good upstanding citizens, we spend most of our lives...

  • Think you know ‘The Jazz Singer’? You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!

    By Pat Sierchio

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On Oct. 6, 1927, audiences attending the premiere of "The Jazz Singer" at New York's Warner Theatre witnessed a revolution that gave voice to a medium that had lived in silence since its birth, more than 30 years before. With his double-barrel delivery of the improvised line, "Wait a...
  • Working Girl

    By Carin Davis

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I'm a multitasker. I can type an e-mail and conduct a conference call; I can watch a reel and read a memo. I can rub my tummy and pat my head, or pat your tummy and rub your head -- which sounds like a lot more fun.

    Point is, I can do two things at once and do them both well. But...
  • Persian Jews break with tradition to break through in Hollywood

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The generation of Iranian Jews who escaped Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution with their parents and traded a fearful existence for lives in New York and Los Angeles are now emerging in the entertainment industry.

    Whether it's producing Oscar-winning films, appearing on prime-time...

  • Growing taste for kosher boils in U.S. melting pot

    By Buzzy Gordon

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Hispanic and Asian foods are so different -- in taste, textures, ingredients (even the utensils with which they are eaten) -- that it seemed a strange pairing when the annual Expo Comida Latina was combined with the All Asian Food trade show at the Los Angeles Convention Center...
  • Full circle

    By Rabbi Steven Weil

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    My daughter, the animal lover, has a father who isn't. A hamster is the biggest pet I've gotten talked into so far. It lives in her room, and basically I wouldn't even know it was there except for one thing -- it's nocturnal.
     
    All night long I could hear Ruby the hamster running in...
  • Pro soccer rookie Bornstein gives small goals a big kick

    By Carin Davis

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    ChivasUSA's Jonathan Bornstein is the top contender for the 2006 Major League Soccer (MLS) Rookie of the Year award. Not bad for the Los Alamitos native who was not invited to the MLS combine and was chosen in the fourth round (of four) of 2006 MLS SuperDraft (37th pick overall).
    ...
  • Amy Klein’s bibliographical guide for the perplexed

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "To the best of our understanding, God created the universe as an act of love. It was an act of love so immense that the human mind cannot even begin to fathom it. God created the world basically as a vehicle upon which He could bestow His good. But God's love is so great that any...
  • Education Giant Simha Lainer, 100

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Simha Lainer
    Simha Lainer, a diminutive centenarian who cut a towering figure in Jewish education in Los Angeles, died Tuesday, Aug. 8. He was 100.

    "He was a giant," said Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) Executive Director Gil Graff. "What he did was singularly remarkable: he established...

  • Young Lawyer Has a Ball With Bet Tzedek

    By Marc Ballon

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As a young summer associate with a Los Angeles law firm, Jeffrey Sklar looked forward to attending his first Justice Ball. He wanted to see '80s icon Billy Idol do the "Rebel Yell" live. He wanted to hang out with other young attorneys and law students. He wasn't going for any...

  • Next Year in Cannes

    By Max Gottlieb

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It's a tough thing trying to arrange a Shabbat dinner at the Cannes Film Festival.

    My friend, Scott Einbinder, had gotten the idea two years ago, during my first trip to the festival. At first, I was hesitant. I was focused on business, a filmmaker obsessed with my career. Plus, I...

  • Warren Buffett’s Jewish Connection

    By Chanan Tigay

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Warren Buffett is not a Jew; in fact, he describes himself as an agnostic.

    Still, the billionaire investment guru, who made big news in May when his Berkshire Hathaway corporation bought an 80 percent share in the Israeli metalworks conglomerate, Iscar, for $4 billion, for years has...

  • Perfectly Imperfect

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish kids all get A's. It's a fact. They're all well above average. Jewish kids always star in the show, play first violin in the orchestra, win the debate championship. This week the last of the college acceptance letters went out. They all got into Stanford, Berkeley and Brown....

  • So Much to Learn, So Little Time

    By David Finnigan

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Gina Gross would like to attend Jewish adult-education classes, but at the moment, she has a hard time even talking about how much she'd like it. The Beverly Hills licensing consultant briefly puts down the phone and turns lovingly to her 7-year-old daughter: "Dani, buzz off!"

    Dani...

  • Intense Me’ah Gets High Marks

    By Penny Schwartz

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A Jewish adult education program is bearing fruit, according to a recent survey.

    And now Me'ah -- an intensive, two-year Jewish adult-education program marking its 10th year -- is spreading from Boston across the country.

    The name of the program, which means 100 in Hebrew, refers...

  • Tommywood - Crystal Clear

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Billy Crystal has something he wants to share with you.

    Crystal has had a diverse and varied career, with plenty of ups and downs, as a stand-up comic, a TV performer and a movie actor. On the one hand, he starred in "When Harry Met Sally," a movie that convinced many non-Jewish...

  • Singing Klezmer Isn’t Hard to Do

    By David Finnigan

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Neil Sedaka is a punctual, polite musical legend, and at 65, he still likes being a mama's boy.

    "I do. I like being protected," Sedaka said. He grew up in a loving Sephardic/Ashkenazic home in Brooklyn, where he practiced piano for hours. It was a sheltered Coney Island Avenue...

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    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Tuesday after Labor Day found many kids returning to school from summer vacation. While those at Beverly High showed up in summer tan-revealing tanks and short shorts, at Milken Community High School, neither tank top, nor short shorts, nor T-shirt could be seen.

    Milken has...

  • Valuable Art From a Disregarded People

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    From the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to the Museum of the Negev in Beersheba; from the walls of Reverend Al Sharpton's home in New York to the mantle of photographer Irene Furtik's home in Santa Monica, Ethiopian Israeli art has arrived.

    Award-winning artist Elaine Galen, whose work...

  • Expert Wants Israel Quake Forecast Role

    By Tom Tugend

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The man hailed by many of his fellow scientists as the world's leading earthquake predictor has proven his mettle in California and Japan and now wants to help Israel become the forecasting center for the Middle East.

    Professor Vladimir "Volodia" Keilis-Borok at 82 has become a...

  • Tull Lends a Hand to the Homeless

    By Gaby Wenig

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    What is a homeless shelter? The definition really upsets Tanya Tull.

    "A shelter is a place to stay for the night," she says, raising her voice. "But a shelter is not the answer. Shelters are not going to solve the problem."

    Tull is referring to Los Angeles' high cost of housing and...

  • Balance Paramount to UPN Head Ostroff

    By Soriya Daniels

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Dawn Ostroff, who in addition to being a religiously observant wife and mother, has worked her way up to a glamorous, powerful and exciting position: president of entertainment at UPN. Offering insight into the art of balancing home and work life and achieving one's professional...

  • College Finals Test Gymnasts’ Mettle

    By Carin Davis

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Two Jewish gymnasts, University of Denver's Ashley Shible and University of Florida's Orley Szmuch, are tumbling toward success at the NCAA's National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships, held April 15-17 at UCLA's legendary Pauley Pavilion.

    For Szmuch the competition is...

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