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  • Discovering Deena Goodman

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 3, 2007 | 3:34 pm

    It’s not hard to find talented people in this town, which makes it surprising when you discover someone jaw-dropping.

    It began when I heard Dov Rosenblatt was in town with his band, Fools for April, a dynamic pairing of acoustic and electric guitar. Having just returned from a... read on

  • Feelin’ good about Israelis

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 2, 2007 | 5:36 pm

    Guest blogger Jay Firestone, the Journal’s editorial intern and in-house comedian, writes about a night out rockin’ with the Israeli music group “Feel About”:

    As the Israeli indie rock group, “Feel About” continued their U.S. trip to perform in Long Beach at The Blue... read on

  • Justice just another ball

    By Dikla Kadosh

    August 1, 2007 | 1:14 pm

    Bet Tzedek’s annual gala fundraiser, The Justice Ball on Saturday, July 28, was like an aesthetically pleasing salad that failed to set my tastebuds on fire.

    All the ingredients for a fabulous fest were there:

    - A worthy cause: Bet Tzedek is a highly esteemed three-decade-old... read on
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  • What’s doing ‘Damage?’

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 30, 2007 | 3:16 pm


    Emma Forrest read her pretty prose to a small crowd surrounded by books; her cadence flushed with a crisp English accent, her voice so soft it alluded to the vulnerability of a woman with a secret.

    As her book proves, she isn’t alone in her reservoir of hidden passions, and that is... read on

  • Finding home far from home

    By Dikla Kadosh

    July 27, 2007 | 11:10 am

    My 18-year-old sister, Shirel, recently returned from a Birthright trip and joined 7,500 alumni in the greater Los Angeles area. The all expense paid group excursion to the Holy Land, though widely shared, is still highly personal and for many, intensely spiritual. Here, in her own... read on

  • Definitely, “to date”

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 26, 2007 | 5:49 pm

    Turns out, our adulated editor-in-chief may have a thing or two to say about dating after all. In an excerpt from this week’s editorial about Jewish philanthropy at the Playboy Mansion, Rob notes what he thinks comprises a cute Jewish bunny:

    After I left, I was told, Hef came down... read on

  • Naughty numbers (no more)

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 26, 2007 | 2:41 pm

    On Tuesday night, I peeled myself away from a satisfying read of Daniel Mendelsohn’s “The Lost” to satiate my appetite for community connection on a holiday. Though appropriate material for erev Tisha B’Av, a tinge of curiosity as to what JConnectLA and Birthright had in store... read on

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