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  • The value of voice

    September 12, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    As we prepare for the High Holy Days, we often do not consider one aspect  of ourselves, our voice. I’m taking about our actual vocal cords; our means of producing sound. 

    We use our voice to chant along with or respond to the cantor, but many of us will also use our voice...

  • Reality Nation Wide Drama

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 28, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    Israel is a very small country, yet somehow has the same amount of reality shows as there are in the USA. This reality-country size ratio makes those shows the center of the public eye. EVERYBODY watches at least two reality shows, and every Israeli knows at least one reality...

  • Anti-Semitism charge colors liquor license fight in City of San Fernando

    By Roberto Loiederman

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Real estate developer Sev Aszkenazy recently settled a lawsuit with the city of San Fernando over a liquor permit he was denied for a planned steak house. He said the denial was due, in part, to anti-Semitic bias.

    City Administrator Jose Pulido confirmed as much, testifying that...

  • And Get Thee Out: Jews and Hollywood

    By Larry Miller

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Rob Eshman, whom I admire a lot, and who argued strenuously -- even pleaded -- for his name not to be mentioned in this (but clearly lost), was nice enough to ask if I would write something for this special issue of The Journal (which I admire -- and read -- a lot), and I was very...
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  • My Superpower: Datedar

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Some folks claim they have "gaydar" -- they can tell whether someone is gay.

    Some folks claim they have "Jewdar" -- they can tell whether someone is Jewish.

    I've got "datedar" -- I can tell if a couple is on a first date.

    It's kind of a cool power ... I mean none of the...

  • First Person - God Laughs?

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    This column first ran on July 26, 2002, and is one of a series that the beloved former managing editor of The Journal wrote about her life and her battle with cancer. She died on Sept. 5, 2002. She was 54.

    My girlfriend "E" was the first to declare what others had been observing for...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, February 4

    It's the year of the gay cowboy, so why not the privileged lesbian? Head to the Geffen Playhouse for the Los Angeles premiere of David Mamet’s,"Boston Marriage" titled after the Victorian euphemism used to describe a long-term, intimate relationship between...

  • Hey Kids!

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    What's Your Name?

    Welcome. On the last Friday of every month, this page belongs to the kids of Jewish Los Angeles, so we'd like you to name this page. Please send your ideas to kids@jewishjournal.com, with the subject line: New Name. We'll pick the best one, and you'll get all the...

  • Believe It or Not

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "It's All True" (Simon & Schuster, 2004) by David Freeman offers us a portrait of an outsized Hollywood, so unbelievable that it must be dead on. It is, more precisely, a novel, lovingly unfolded about the movie business: How it works and how its players -- adults spoiled by too much...

  • A Resonant Voice

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The first thing one notices about Theodore Bikel is the voice.

    As he settles on a divan in his book-filled West Hollywood apartment, chatting about his upcoming 80th birthday gala, it's not so much his strapping frame, white beard or sharp blue eyes that make an impression as his...

  • Matzah, Matzahman

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Everyone wanted to clone our mother, which is why we created our Dancing Matzahman, said Davida Lampkin-Tydings. Actually, the singing, swaying doll -- voted best new Passover item at the 2003 Kosherfest -- looks like a male chef wearing matzah print. But press his foot, and the...

  • Pullman Stars on the Drive Home

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When Jason Pullman worked at a country radio station in St. Louis, he used a different name and kept his Judaism on the down low.

    "Not that I wasn't proud of it, but I just let it go," said the 31-year-old disc jockey. "People in country music are different, a little more...

  • No Half Love!

    By Adam Gilad

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Will I fall in love again?

    After 17 years of marriage? At 42?

    Will I even recognize the feeling? How soon will I allow myself to feel that vulnerable? That trusting?

    Here's a shocker: I'm cynical. I tend to regard women who come into my life with the narrow-eyed acuity of a fact...

  • A Voice of Democracy Where None Exists

    By Fakhr Ahmad

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Tashbih Sayyed believes in democracy as a way of life. He can be counted among the few Muslims in America who believe that modernism, free-thinking and education are keys to rid Muslims from the morass of extremism.

    Sayyed was the keynote speaker at a two-hour discussion on the...

  • Hearing God

    By Rabbi John L. Rosove

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Watching the sunrise over Lake Tahoe is one of my great summer pleasures. I usually awake before my family and, in solitude, watch as the contours of the lake begin to take shape in the morning light. The serene stillness of this mountain silence is punctuated later only with the...

  • Shearer Enjoyment

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    On the sunny porch of his Santa Monica cottage, a scruffy-looking Harry Shearer, Los Angeles' preeminent satirist, is describing his fascination with an all-male power retreat called the Bohemian Grove. It began about nine years ago when the caustic, 58-year-old humorist started...

  • Water Years

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Remember Hanna-Barbara's "Squiddly Diddly?" Well, a new cartoon cephalopod has come to town, and his name is Oswald the octopus. Voicing the title character on "Oswald," Nickelodeon's new addition to its children's line-up, is a Valley boy who has been a popular actor since...

  • Learning to Listen

    By Ed Feinstein

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Abraham Joshua Heschel would begin his lectures with a startling announcement: "Ladies and Gentlemen, a great miracle has just happened." People would immediately sit forward, eager to know what happened. "The sun just went down," he'd say. They would stare at him, wondering if he'd...

  • Reality-Based Schooling

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    One of the most engrossing reality-based television shows is the thrice-weekly KLCS public broadcasting program, "Conversation with Roy Romer." Unlike "Survivor" and "Temptation Island," where contestants wearing cruise and safari garb compete against each other and the weather,...

  • The Clinton Years

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Nostalgia for Bill Clinton? Don't say I didn't warn you. Even as George W. Bush takes office, the Jewish community is weeping sentimental tears for the almost lethally charismatic president who, in the words of The Forward, "had come to embody the hopes of Jewish liberals in America...

  • A Divine Voice

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    January 7, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    God spoke to me once when I was 12 years old. Although it happened years ago, I remember it as clearly as if it were today. Revelation is a tricky thing. I am reminded of the Midrash that when God gave the commandments at Mt. Sinai, God speaks to the Children of Israel in a divine...
  • A Woman’s Voice

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Israel has always meant a lot to my parents, butit was my mother who took the Jewish state personally. She waspregnant at the time Israel was being created, in the spring of 1948,and to this day, she still describes the joy -- the triumph! -- ofbringing a new life into a world where...

  • The Exodus

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    My friend Susie asked me to recommend a "goodhaggadah" for her seder. Tell me first about your guests, I said. Arethere many children? Grandparents? Republicans? Buddhists? Today,selecting a haggadah is a form of Rorschach test, a unique,personalized snapshot of you in the here and...

  • A Woman’s Voice

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    My Passover seder was once again acclaimed by oneand all as the best ever. Good thing, too, since, as befits a holidayfilled with questions, anxiety had dogged my every step -- rightuntil the last moment.

    First, I worried about the weather. Passover felleven later last year than this,...

  • Four Takes on Fifty

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Four Takes on Fifty

    Take No. 1: Round Numbers

    I was too young to turn 30; I was still a child,vacillating between independence and rebellion, even though I wasalready married and a property owner. At 30, I believed that love isall there is, that politics could be an extension of love,...

  • Of Goddesses and Saints

    September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In the aftermath of thedeaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa, every woman I know hasparticipated in some version of "The Goddess or the Saint." We'vetaken sides, debated our husbands and boyfriends, our mothers, ourfriends. At Torah study last Saturday, we weighed the two women...

  • A Legendary Friendship

    August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Linda Deutsch and Theo Wilson livedacross the street from each other for most of the past 21 years. Theywere trial reporters who met in the Charles Manson courtroom,competitors and best friends. On Jan. 17, Wilson called Deutsch fourtimes while anxiously awaiting the limo that was to...

  • Back of the Bus

    July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    True story. Last week at the Westside Pavilion, just
    outside Nordstrom, six women, dressed in the garb of
    Islam, were standing by the mall's ATM. Four wore
    colorful scarves, exposing the face and a bit of hair; two
    were completely in black, with only small slits, 1 inch by
    4 inches,...

  • The Facts

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Where does a parent -- a Jewish mother -- begin a frank consideration of her daughter's sexuality? As the Zen master says, you have to start from where you are, and then let it flow.

    I am a single mom, and as a single mom, my sex life is pretty much on display. There's nothing I can...

  • Reality Bites

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Are seniors at Milken Community High School really "Wildcats" after all?

    Aaron Fishman, outgoing student body president, told me that earlier this year, students tried to change the school's sports mascot from the Wildcats to "something more Jewish."

    "We wanted a symbol that would...

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