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  • Maccabiah Athletes Find their Party

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 13, 2009 | 2:31 am

    Max Nordau is kvelling from the great weight room in the sky.  The Zionist father of the Maccabi games dreamed of Jews, with rippling muscles and athletic talent who would dispel the old stereotype of physical weakness and give rise to a “new Jew.”

    The Sunday evening welcome...

  • L.A. Clippers to play Tel Aviv’s Maccabi Electra

    By Jason Lipeles

    May 8, 2009 | 5:45 pm

    On April 29, Israel’s 61st Independence Day, the L.A. Clippers held a press conference announcing a preseason exhibition game with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Israel’s most successful basketball team.  The proceeds of the October 20 game at Staples Center will benefit the largest orphanage in the world, Migdal Ohr, located in Northern Israel.

  • Doc captures depths of Mac lust

    By Adam Wills

    May 7, 2009 | 1:59 am

    In the early days of computers, there were no Geek Squads or Genius Bars. If you needed help sorting out a problem, you turned to a user group – a collection of computer enthusiasts.

    The Macintosh was no exception. MUGs, or Macintosh user groups, provided new users with an...

  • Tel Aviv Grill Comes to Encino

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 18, 2009 | 7:06 pm

    Itzik Hagadol knows how to “open up a table,” as they say in Israel.

    The restaurateur, whose real name is Itzik Luzon, has a reputation in Tel Aviv for lavishing his guests in Middle Eastern style — serving up an abundance of food that includes heaping platefuls of salads....

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  • Sam Nazarian seeking new SLS hotel in Tel Aviv

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 13, 2009 | 12:00 pm

    Despite the downturn in the economy here in the U.S. and in Israel, successful Southern California Iranian Jewish entrepreneur Sam Nazarian has expressed interest in opening one of his popular high end SLS hotels in Tel Aviv during a recent interview with the Jerusalem Post newspaper...

  • In Israel, cutting edge help for visually impaired kids

    October 29, 2008 | 11:14 pm

    Strolling among the young children playing on ELIYA's vibrant and colorful campus in Petah Tikva, just outside Tel Aviv, feels, for an instant, like a visit to any well-run preschool. But ELIYA is that and more -- a preschool for blind and visually impaired children designed to...
  • VIDEO: Chazzan Chaim Adler—‘Kaddish’ @  Selichot services in Tel Aviv

    By The Web Guy

    September 21, 2008 | 3:22 am

    Chazzan Chiam Adler, chief cantor at Tel-Aviv’s Great Synagogue, sings the Kaddish. Recorded at first Selichot service. September 21 2008 midnight.  Spectacular chazzanut and wonderful singing by the congregation.  Towards the end, you can hear a little kol isha.  Is that our videographer, Y227, up in the womens’ balcony?

     

     

  • Paul McCartney is ‘shocked but not intimidated’  by jihadi threats re Israel concert [VIDEO]

    September 14, 2008 | 8:05 pm

    LONDON (JTA)—Suicide bombers will target Paul McCartney unless he cancels his concert in Tel Aviv, a Muslim cleric said.

    Omar Bakri said the ex-Beatle’s decision to perform in Israel “is creating more enemies than friends,” London’s Sunday Express reported.

    “If he values his life...

  • Twinning builds friendships between U.S. and Israeli youth

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    August 27, 2008 | 11:37 pm

    The first time Sarah Blau, 17, visited Israel, she felt like a tourist. But her second trip to the Jewish homeland in March 2007 was quite a different experience.

    "My second time there I was like, wow, I have a family here," said the Oakwood School student, who also attends Los...

  • 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...

  • 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
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    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...

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