Jewish Journal

Jewish cowboy saddles up

By Brad A. Greenberg

July 10, 2008 | 12:51 am

Steve Freed

The realty office would be a better fit in Tombstone, Ariz., than midcity Los Angeles. A wound rope hangs on a wall next to a breast collar, bull horns and antique rifles; on the other walls... read full article
  • Jewish identity defined—a la Facebook

    By Jina Davidovich, Contributing Writer

    July 3, 2008 | 11:30 am

    Ora Weinbach is not satisfied with merely calling herself a Jew. Instead, the recent high school graduate strives to put the za za zoo back into her religious observance by being an "impassioned Jew" -- a term she uses to define herself on Facebook.

    As opposed to the generic "Jewish...

  • ‘Hoops’ harder than rocket science

    By Adam Wills

    June 19, 2008 | 2:28 pm

    Caltech has more Nobel laureates than any other university and is considered among the top five academic institutions in the world. The Pasadena campus' contributions to science and technology are vast.

    And then there's their basketball team, the Beavers.

    It figures that athletics at...

  • Royal recipes for the ‘princess’ in everyone

    By Molly Binenfeld, Contributing Writer

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    If you ask almost any Jew "What does a Jewish Princess make for dinner?" the answer would probably be the punchline of an old joke: "reservations." Ask Georgie Tarn and Tracey Fine, however, and they'll respond with one of their unique recipes, such as Bloody Mary Borscht.

    "We were...

  • Jewish Symphony finds ‘Kindred Spirits’ in gospel choir

    By Celia Soudry

    May 29, 2008 | 2:34 pm

    A gospel choir might seem a somewhat odd bedfellow for a Jewish music ensemble, but Noreen Green, artistic director of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, and Ray Barnes, project coordinator of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church choir, say they have always been kindred...
  • Kosher water makes a splash in the market

    By Jay Firestone

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Whether you're drinking filtered, spring or mineral water, purity has long been considered a desired element in bottled water. But when it comes to purity, only one word can truly capture it all -- kosher.

    And with a certification from the Orthodox Union, Mizmor Kosher Water is...

  • ‘Heeb’ goes Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    For Josh Neuman, publisher of Heeb magazine, there are two cities in America: New York and Los Angeles-and "all that s--- in the middle," which he's just not interested in.

    One glance at the eclectic scene populating Heeb's Hollywood Issue launch party last week at the...

  • Will L.A. top rabbis make ‘Top Rabbi’ list—again?

    By Amy Klein

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Click here for Newsweek's list o' rabbis

    Last year, when Newsweek published its inaugural list of America's 50 most influential rabbis, Jay Sanderson, one of the list's creators, said he was surprised by how much buzz it generated.

    "We had hoped it would be provocative and it...

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