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  • It’s Not Easy Being “Fishy”

    By Michael Israel

    August 20, 2012 | 6:02 pm

    Fish is one of the most polarizing foods in our diet. Many people have awful memories of growing up in a home where fish night was nightmarish. Prior to the explosion of sushi restaurants in the U.S., many home cooks were under the impression that fish are full of bacteria and...

  • A Day with Gil Marks

    By Michael Israel

    August 13, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    Recently, on a trip to New York, I had the opportunity to meet Gil Marks. Gil has been incredibly supportive and encouraging in my quest to reinvent every recipe in his book Encyclopedia of Jewish Food. I wanted to have a chance to thank him in person for his work and willingness to...

  • The Rosner-Cohen Exchange Part III: Asking Jews about their trust in Israeli leaders

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 16, 2012 | 7:39 am

    This is the third ‎part in an ongoing debate with Prof. Steven M. Cohen of the Hebrew Union College, and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. The first part is here, and the second part here. We will be discussing many ‎issues over the next few weeks, and...

  • The Road to New Jewish Cuisine

    By Michael Israel

    July 9, 2012 | 7:07 pm

    Discovering Encyclopedia of Jewish Food has changed my life as a cook. I have always wanted to explore classic Jewish cuisine and find ways to contribute to its modernization. I am a firm believer that any craftsman, whether carpenter or chef, must understand the classics before...

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  • Humbly Luxurious

    By Michael Israel

    July 3, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Luxury apartments for rent! Luxury car sale this weekend! Luxury socks, get them while supplies last! The term Luxury is almost as overused as the word gourmet, so much that it has almost lost its meaning. Truly luxurious food typically utilizes scarce or expensive ingredients, and...

  • Stewing Over the Spanish Inquisition

    By Michael Israel

    June 25, 2012 | 1:33 pm

    The single most incriminating dish of the Spanish Inquisition, Adafina, is the first entry in Gil Marks’ inspiring tome, Encyclopedia of Jewish Food. Reviewing the more than 300 recipes in this incredible book, a few critical facts about Jews become clear. We have been kicked out...

  • Can millions of dollars power a new kind of community?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 30, 2012 | 12:50 pm

    In a not-so-quiet corner of Café Stella at Sunset Junction in Silver Lake, Jill Soloway and Ayana Morse look around and see a model for Jewish connection. The café, wedged into an outdoor shopping/dining complex at the bottom of a steep hill, feels at once makeshift and homey —...

  • Opinion: My holy peeps

    By David Suissa

    November 2, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    Few things in Jewish life get a rabbi more excited than the chance to help Jews marry other Jews. One reason is the difficulty factor: It’s always been a challenge to convince young Jews, especially the unaffiliated, to limit their marriage options to the 2 percent of the...

  • Study: Young Jews volunteer, but don’t connect it to Judaism

    June 23, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Most young Jews do some kind of volunteer service, but few do it through Jewish agencies or connect it to Jewish values.

    Poverty, the environment, education and illiteracy are the areas that draw most young Jewish volunteers, with Israel-related work at the bottom of the list.

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  • Avi R.

    April 26, 2011 | 4:43 pm

    Avi’s a good-looking guy. He’s funny. He’s tall. He attracts women easily. We often write and act together in projects. He was raised in Southern California, and he likes to surf. He’s a talented photographer. He likes yoga. He likes to eat nuts and berries. I don’t like to...

  • Young Jews, Catholics to debate Passion Play

    May 3, 2010 | 1:54 pm

    For the first time, young American Jews and German Catholics will formally debate the meaning of Germany’s controversial Passion Play at Oberammergau.

    The traditional, notoriously anti-Semitic play about Jesus’ last days has undergone serious revisions since Catholic and Jewish...

  • Young Jews Rally for Haiti

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 20, 2010 | 7:28 pm

    Inspired by Israel’s response to the earthquake disaster in Haiti, Jews for Judaism Young Professionals and the Barak Raviv Foundation partnered for a Feb. 17 fundraiser at h,.wood in Hollywood. More than 200 people attended the event, which doubled as a birthday party for Barak Raviv and raised $3,600 to support Jewish relief efforts in Haiti through the Orthodox Union and the Joint Distribution Committee.

  • Under-40s reshape Jewish engagement, report finds

    By Sue Fishkoff

    June 25, 2008 | 10:24 pm

    Close to 3,500 people showed up the evening of Dawn, an all-night Shavuot celebration at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum on June 7. Mostly in their 20s and 30s, they'd come ready to spend the night marking a Jewish holiday with performance art, dancing to live bands,...

  • Get ready Jewish leaders, the Next Generation is here

    By Julie G Fax

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    We gave them melting ice caps, outsourcing and global terrorism. They're giving us -- energy and optimism?

    If the group of Gen Y-ers -- also known as Millenials or NextGens or iGens -- who gathered for a Jewish leadership conference in Santa Monica last week are any indication, it...

  • Young Professionals Learn to Lead Pack

    By Idan Ivri

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Not long ago, Tali Pressman, 24, found herself sitting in a room full of civically minded young Jews in Los Angeles -- that elusive demographic of 20- to 30-somethings targeted by so many religious and political recruiters.

    The goal: How to better collaborate and organize their...