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  • Ahead of New York Fashion Week, the Jewish prayer shawl goes chic

    4 hours ago

    Has the Jewish prayer shawl become a fashion statement?

    An unidentified New York Fashion Week: Men’s participant wore a real tallit — not of the faux H&M variety— to a Tommy Hilfiger presentation last Thursday, Racked reported on Monday.

    Vogue photographer Phil Oh captured the...

  • H&M pulls tallit-like scarf from Israel, apologizes ‘if we have offended anyone’

    January 8, 2016 | 1:14 pm

    Swedish retail chain H&M apologized for marketing a Jewish prayer shawl-like fringed scarf  and said the item will no longer be sold in Israel.

    “We are truly sorry if we have offended anyone with this piece. Everyone is welcome at H&M and we never take a religious or political...

  • H&M: Your source for cheap & chic Jewish prayer shawls?

    January 7, 2016 | 11:52 am

    H&M is at it again — they’ve made a scarf that looks remarkably like a tallit, or Jewish prayer shawl.

    Racked is reporting that the fast-fashion retailer is currently hawking a beige scarf with black stripes on its website for $17.99. “H&M even incorporated its own version of...

  • B’nai Mitzvah @ 50… and beyond

    July 19, 2013 | 10:23 am

    Trisha Roth completed two years of study in order to be ready for her recent bat mitzvah. When the big day came, she wore a tallit that belonged to her late brother. But something else made the experience particularly special.

    She was 67.

    A grandmother of seven — her youngest...

  • Letters to the Editor: Jews should get offended, Web Tsuris

    June 26, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    More Than One Way to Deal With Obstacle to Peace Process
    Feelings carry greater impact in communication than thought or logic (“Jews Should Get Offended,” June 21). As a mediator, I witness that routinely. When Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denies any Jewish...
  • The Israeli.com and me

    By Dennis Prager

    June 19, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    For the amusement of readers and to publicize what is probably the most absurd treatment by a retailer I have ever encountered — I am publishing the e-mail dialogue (to the extent that “dialogue” is the apt term) with an Israeli Web site from which I recently purchased a tallit. 

  • Ten women arrested at Western Wall for praying with prayer shawls

    February 11, 2013 | 3:04 am

    Ten women participating in a women's prayer service with hundreds of worshippers and supporters at the Western Wall were arrested for wearing prayer shawls.

    Those arrested Monday morning included Israeli-American Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of comedian Sarah Silverman, and her...

  • A Funny Thing Happened at the Kotel

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    January 23, 2013 | 7:00 am

    A funny thing happened at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem last week. According to Our Quiet Prayer at the Kotel on the Women of the Wall (WoW) website, just shy of a dozen women prayed out loud at the Kotel, wearing tallitot (prayer shawls), and nothing bad happened.

    Such a...

  • Reviving Biblical blue

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    December 19, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    Blue and white are the traditional colors of the tallit, and, for that reason, the colors of the flag of Israel. And yet the ancient craft of making blue dyes for use in sacred garments was lost to the world for centuries. Just as the Jewish people longed for Zion, they also longed...

  • Women praying to be heard at the Western Wall

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    December 19, 2012 | 10:23 am

    We approached the entrance to the Kotel Plaza a little before 7 a.m. on Rosh Hodesh Tevet. In my bag was my tallit, the beautiful purple-and-blue one that was hand woven as a gift from the students and faculty at USC more than 20 years ago, when I completed my time there as the...

  • The Jews of Kaifeng

    August 15, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Jewish liturgy and ritual frequently remind us that the Israelites were scattered to the “four corners of the earth,” as symbolized by the four fringes of the tallit, or prayer shawl. The extent of the geographic dispersion of the Jews over millennia has been vast, ranging from...

  • Woman praying in tallit detained at Western Wall, questioned by police

    June 21, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Israeli police detained a woman wearing a tallit at the Western Wall and later questioned her for four hours.

    The woman was participating Thursday in a rosh chodesh prayer service held monthly at the Wall by the Women of the Wall organization. Police were present during the service...

  • [UPDATED] Highway construction downs L.A. Eruv for Sabbath

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 15, 2012 | 3:58 pm

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv, which allows observant Jews to carry items within its restricted boundaries on the Sabbath, will not be in operation on the Shabbat that starts at sundown today, June 15 due to a break caused by construction on the 405 Freeway, according to a posting...

  • Looking upon the flag

    November 7, 2008 | 4:56 pm

    Sammy Schatz delivered this speech Sept. 28, when the Israeli flag was raised for the first time in front of the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard.

    "Ure'item oto uzechartem."

    "Looking upon it, you will be reminded."

    When I traveled to Poland last year with the Poland-Israel...

  • Just in time for Father’s Day—a nice Official Jewish Tartan kilt!

    By The Web Guy

    June 2, 2008 | 12:32 am

    Found this while cruising the blogosphere:
    The first record of a Jew in Scotland is in 1691 and since then they have been an integral part of the country and its people. Jews were never persecuted and there were no pogroms, no Holocaust, no national or state sponsored antisemitic...
  • Sukkot: the beauty of fragility

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Nine years ago, my wife and I returned home from lunch in a friend's sukkah on the first day of Sukkot. The phone was ringing as we walked in, and since we'd only just arrived in Los Angeles we didn't have an answering machine set up yet. Since we don't use the phone on Shabbat or...
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah - A Postmodern Coming-of-Age Guide

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Bar Mitzvah: A Guide to Spiritual Growth" by Marc-Alain Ouaknin (Assouline, $24.95)

    When a book on bar mitzvah opens with a poem by Rudyard Kipling and a quote from French ethical philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, it's clearly not your usual bar mitzvah book, of which there are many.

  • Eleven Things to Know Before You Go

    By Rabbi Daniel Kohn

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Congratulations! You have been invited to the bar/bat mitzvah of a friend or family member. Now what? What are you supposed to do there? How do you act? Whether you are Jewish or not, the following is a brief guide to help you feel more comfortable at the worship service and enjoy...