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  • Israeli study: As negotiators, man smart, woman smarter

    August 13, 2008 | 3:55 am

    Forget the men when it comes to business negotiations. Women may be more skilled than their masculine counterparts, according to a new study by an Israeli researcher.

    The doctoral study, by Yael Itzhaki of Tel Aviv University (TAU), indicated that in certain groupings, women offered...

  • VIDEO: Tel Aviv rally protests religious persecution in China

    August 9, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy lead rally protesting Chinese persecution of Falun Gong and China’s involvement in Sudan

  • AUDIO: Norman Corwin, Radio Zionist—‘Tel Aviv’ (1944)

    By The Web Guy

    July 14, 2008 | 3:17 am

    It's 1944 and the Columbia Broadcasting System announcer gives time-checks in Eastern War Time. On Columbia Workshop, it's time for a half hour by Norman Corwin, the star hyphenate writer-director-producer of 30s and 40s radio drama. Corwin, says Wikipedia, 'was among the first...
  • Bill Boyarsky: Calculating the value of Villaraigosa’s trip

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 26, 2008 | 11:33 am



    The Mayor, in Israel, lauds green tech and security cooperation initiatives




    It would be easy for me to beat up on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for his junket to Israel. After all, when I was a reporter, I covered two of our most traveled mayors, Tom Bradley and Sam Yorty.

    While I never...

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  • Take our spoof, please

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Spoof Cover

    My neighbor asked me to throw away any newspapers on her driveway while she was away. So, I have been picking up The Jewish Journal for two weeks. I was shocked by the cover with Ann Coulter appearing as a date with a plastic looking Jesus (Cover, March 21).

    I couldn't...
  • Israelity Tour teases trips with an Israeli beat

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Michelle Citrin: If I Fall


    Folk singer Michelle Citrin made a connection between Birthright Israel and music almost Michelle Citrina decade ago as a student at Rutgers University. Her experience traveling to Israel on one of the first Birthright trips at the start of the second Intifada inspired her...

  • Comics invade Sderot

    By Avi Liberman

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Just 45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of beautiful downtown Tel Aviv is Sderot. Just 47 minutes from there is the Gaza Strip.

    Location, location, location.

    You know the old joke.

    So who books Sderot? Answer is Avi Liberman.

    Besides himself, this year, he brought Mark Schiff...

  • Combining fact and fiction confuses peace event

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On June 5, the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War, two years after standing side-by-side with friends in Gush Katif in an attempt to ward off the evacuation of Gaza, I attended an Israeli-Palestinian peace event marking "40 years of war and occupation" at the Tel Aviv Cinemateque.
    ...
  • Briefs: Federation files for permit to demolish pool at New JCC at Milken; Big Sunday is a big success

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Federation files for permit to demolish pool at New JCC at Milken

    Notices went up around The New JCC at Milken in mid-April that the pool in the West Hills facility would close on April 24, and documents obtained by The Journal indicate that the closure could possibly be permanent....
  • ‘Love 101’ from the teachers at Tel Aviv’s dating school

    By  Orit Arfa

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Michal's story of dating frustration is undoubtedly common among singles living in Tel Aviv, or any major population center of the United States.

    "I'd often go out on dates and meet guys hoping to create a relationship. I'm good-looking, smart, fun, communicative, but I'd end up...
  • Hasfari’s ‘House’ Moves to Laguna

    By Avner Hofstein

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Richard Stein walked down Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv during a trip to Israel last December, he was struck by a Bauhaus-style building famously used in the city decades ago.

    "It was a historic landmark, something to do with the Haganna, and I...

  • Tel Aviv’s rising art stars soar

    By Smadar Sheffi

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    There is no logical explanation as to how it is that Tel Aviv, a city with 400,000 inhabitants, can host such a lively, booming art scene. Only that it is a place where a passionate love of art and a constant exploration of collective identities meet -- a city filled with ambition,...
  • Barry Frydlender: from camera obscurity to MOMA

    By  Orit Arfa

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Barry Frydlender greets a reporter at his apartment in southern Tel Aviv with gentility and reticence. In his spacious living room, a sofa set rests on old, cracked, Arab-style tiles that block a studio nook containing a computer set-up. A window overlooks the Tel Aviv beach...
  • Tough neighborhoods, hard times feed cycle of poverty

    By Dina Kraft

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    One advocacy group's look at the problem
    Click the BIG ARROW to play

    Lis an unemployed 32-year-old single mother, eight months pregnant with her third child and seems to owe money to everyone -- friends, the government and grocers at the local outdoor produce market, where she has...
  • Try these vegetarian delights— fit for a Persian queen

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    During our first trip to Israel many years ago we bought a humorous silver Purim grogger that depicts a man holding a goblet of wine, almost tipsy, dancing while being bucked by a frisky goat as a young boy looks on. We assumed it was made in Israel, but later we discovered it was...
  • IFF: ‘Hands’ sends message about kids, not AIDS

    By Hannah Brown

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Dan Wolman, director of "Tied Hands" looks relaxed, but he has a problem.

    His film, "Tied Hands," tells the story of a middle-aged Tel Aviv woman (Gila Almagor) who is caring for her son (Ido Tadmor), a dancer dying of AIDS. But Wolman doesn't want the project to be seen as an AIDS...

  • IFF: Dark ‘Days,’ darker nights in Tel Aviv thriller

    By Hannah Brown

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Frozen Days," a stylish black-and-white psychological thriller about an isolated, alienated young woman in Tel Aviv, sounds like it should be an uninvolving, clichéd mess. Somehow, however, it works. Movies focusing on the alienated young in Tel Aviv -- and there have been many --...
  • Can Israel’s alpha bubbe bring Mideast peace?

    By Stephanie L. Freid

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Galia Albin is one grandmother who isn't spending afternoons knitting booties, baking cookies or changing diapers. Instead, she's running to television studios for tapings, representing Israel at international business forums and wielding influence on Israeli policymakers. She is one...
  • ‘Secular Yeshiva’ answers young Israelis’ questions

    By Dina Kraft

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Ofri Bar-Am, 19, folds her legs underneath her on a library couch and peers closely at a photocopy of the biblical passage describing the oldest recorded case of sibling rivalry in history, Cain and Abel.

    A student at the first secular yeshiva in Israel, Bar-Am underlines phrases,...

  • Moves to reform Israel’s political system on the rise

    By Tom Tugend

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Are Israelis constitutionally incapable of agreeing on a constitution to govern their country?
     
    Possibly.
     
    "Throughout Jewish history, we have always been a disputatious people, and in Israel, everyone thinks he or she is a prime minister. It's part of our nature," observed...
  • Search for Similarity in Aliyah Tales

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Aliya: Three Generations of American-Jewish Immigration to Israel" by Liel Leibovitz (St. Martin's Press, $24.95).

    When the Pilgrims were making their way to the land that would become America, Liel Leibovitz's German ancestors were moving to the Holy Land. A cultural writer for...

  • The Road to Recovery

    By Howard Blume

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When you think of victims of Middle East unrest, tour guides are probably not the first to come to mind. But Amir Orly knows of two who committed suicide in the last couple years. Others have left the country or taken odd jobs -- anything to make ends meet.

    Business for tour guides...

  • Nefesh Immigrants Cite Smoother Aliyah

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When Fairfax resident Yasmine Noury boarded an El Al flight late last year, she joined the growing ranks of North American Jews who immigrated to Israel in 2005.

    "I really believe in living in Israel, and I felt the best time to make aliyah was when I'm young, before I have too many...

  • Israel Holds Off on Bombing Response

    By Dina Kraft

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli officials have blamed the Palestinian government of Hamas for the Tel Aviv suicide bombing this week that killed nine and injured scores of others. However, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stopped short of ordering an offensive against the Palestinian Authority.

    Instead, Israel...

  • There’s the Rub—in Tel Aviv

    By Howard Blume

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Tierra couldn't be more Los Angeles. But for this nouveau combination of mostly organic restaurant, massage parlor and oxygen bar, you'll have to go to Tel Aviv, where this combo venue clearly out-Hollywoods Hollywood.

    The only thing missing -- so far -- is a Hollywood-style patron,...

  • The Married Charedi and Me

    By  Orit Arfa

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    I met Oren after watching "Kol Nidrei," a new play by Israeli playwright Yehoshua Sobol. The play is about Charedi (ultra-Orthodox)

    Jews who lead double lives -- as Bnei Brak yeshiva bochers by day and Tel Aviv bar-hoppers by Friday night. "Kol Nidrei" is inspired by real life, and...

  • End of Sanity

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The orange ribbon was tied neatly around my rearview mirror.

    Through the mirror I saw the face of an acquaintance in the backseat. I was giving her a ride from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

    When she noticed the color of my political views above the dashboard, she offered her own: "We...

  • A Traveler’s Guide to Tel Aviv Nightlife

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    If the Cinderella story had been set in Tel Aviv, her raggedy slipper would have turned into a magical glass pump at the witching hour, instead of the other way around.
    New York may be the city that never sleeps, but life in Tel Aviv begins at midnight. There are dozens of...

  • Live Jews Walking

    By David Suissa

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Cigarette butts, old candy wrappers, dirty napkins on the ground. Above, Jews, Jews, Jews, lots of Jews, walking, smoking, laughing. First day of Chol Hamoed, there's a breezy, late afternoon glow. I'm sipping Turkish coffee at a café on Shenkin Street in Tel Aviv and I'm...

  • Mizrahi Music Travels West

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Eitan Salman is at the far end of his store, leaning against a shelf lined with the new CD by Sarit Hadad, one of Israel's more popular Mizrahi, or Eastern, singers.

    Business at Salman's music store has fallen 80 percent over the last decade, but it's not altogether a bad thing:...

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