Jewish Journal

Up Front

By Rob Eshman

July 17, 1997 | 8:00 pm

Dr. Susan Marilyn Block is a nice Jewish girl, who talks about sex on late-night cable TV.

From Esther to... Dr. Suzy?

She dresses up in lingerie that redefines the concept of negative... read full article

  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The history of the Jewish Los Angeles writ small -- very, very small -- might be found on the 500 block of Rose Avenue in Venice. There, behind a typical beach-community discount fashion store, Susan Edelman is struggling to create a clothing empire. It happened to the brothers...
  • Up Front A Museum of Tolerance &‘009;&‘009;in Israel

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center is fully committed to building a $50 million museum in Jerusalem -- despite skepticism expressed by some Holocaust scholars.

    "We are close to acquiring a property and are putting together an advisory board in Israel, whose members will range from the far...

  • Up Front

    By Tom Tugend

    June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Sister Rose Thering with Monsignor Robert Sheeran The first thing that catches the eye when meeting Sister Rose Thering is the large pendant of a Star of David intertwined with a Cross dangling from her neck.

    The pendant is a kind of shorthand for the Dominican nun's lifework as...

  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The Jerusalem Jazz Band
    At the Dixieland Jubilee in Sacramento, the annual super bowl of jazz, the band that got the most ecstatic reception a couple of years ago was cradled a few thousand miles east of New Orleans.

    It was the Jerusalem Jazz Band, whose members hail each other by such...

  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    May 15, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Go into any synagogue, in any part of this town, and you will find them -- people whose courageous stories of survival during the Holocaust could each be the subject of a compelling movie or book. The Holocaust Remembrance Project of North Hollywood's Temple Beth Hillel more than...


    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    No Jewish cookbook of this year, or any year, for that matter, compares with Claudia Roden's "The Book of Jewish Food" (Knopf), but two new local additions to the genre have plenty of charms on their own. "Mama Cooks California Style" (Wimmer, $23.95) gathers together recipes...

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