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Not quite Chanukah, but L.A.’s Jewish mayor will attend menorah-lighting on Tuesday

By Jonah Lowenfeld

November 25, 2013 | 7:43 pm

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti can pop and lock, but can he hora? Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa dance during last year's menorah lighting at City Hall on Dec. 7, 2012. Photo by David Miller, courtesy of Chabad.

If Chanukah starts at sundown on Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, why is Mayor Eric Garcetti, the first Jew to be elected to the city’s highest office in the history of Los Angeles,... read on

  • L.A. mayoral candidates keep things friendly at Sinai Temple

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 29, 2013 | 11:18 pm

    If the candidates alone got to select the next mayor of Los Angeles, City Councilwoman Jan Perry would win the city’s top job in a landslide.

    Asked by Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple, who moderated a forum with the five leading candidates at his synagogue in Westwood on Jan.... read on

  • Candidates for L.A Mayor face off in debate at Beth Jacob

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 3, 2013 | 11:24 pm

    At a debate held on Thursday evening at Congregation Beth Jacob in Beverly Hills, five candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles may have been addressing a Jewish audience in an Orthodox synagogue, but the subjects they covered were anything but sacred.

    Questions about economic... read on

  • As candidates spar over Israel, Jewish L.A. watches on

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 23, 2012 | 12:41 am

    By the third or fourth time Mitt Romney called the Iranian nuclear threat “the greatest national security threat we face,” a good number of the few dozen youngish Jews who had gathered at Federation headquarters to watch Monday evening’s Presidential debate appeared to have stopped... read on

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  • Report: Romney win could mean $2-billion tax cut bonanza for Adelson

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 11, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    Sheldon Adelson’s pledge to spend $100 million this year trying to elect a Republican President may have been eye-popping, but it’s not as large as the tax cut the billionaire casino mogul could reap should Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney be elected this November.

    The... read on

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