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By Idan Ivri

February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

 

Council Adds Some Fire to Mayoral Race

The Los Angeles City Council is doing a great job of overcompensating for the general public's lukewarm interest in the upcoming mayoral election.... read full article

  • Creative Chuppahs Are Labor of Love

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Nancy and Kim Goldov wanted to personalize everything about their wedding. She sewed her own gown. He composed music for the ceremony. They both created a new last name to share: combining Stolov and Goldschmidt into Goldov. So it probably didn't surprise anyone that the couple spent...

  • Did You Know…?

    By Joan G Friedman

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Did You Know...?

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    • Sometimes the marriage ceremony is held outdoors. Particularly in ultra-Orthodox and Chasidic weddings -- but anyone can do this -- the marriage ceremony is performed outside at night. The custom developed because the stars are associated with God speaking to...

  • Create a Bridal Look That’s Made for You

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The ornately beaded gown spent decades wrapped in a sheet from the time grandma was a bride until her granddaughter walked down the aisle.

    Both brides were beautiful and the dress was a focal point each time, thanks to the loving restoration work by dressmaker Camila Sigelmann, who...

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  • From the Mouths of Babes

    By Joan G Friedman

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    How Do You Decide Whom to Marry?

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    •You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10

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    •No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to...

  • The Forbidden Food

    By Dan Jacobs

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I was casually walking through the meat aisle at the local supermarket yesterday morning looking for kosher chicken when I saw her holding a package of frozen shrimp.

    Her hair was long and sun-bleached blonde, and her eyes were blue like the sky. I knew she wasn't Jewish. My heart...

  • Women Take Part in Ceremonies

    By Ariella Palmer

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When Leslie Landman and Aaron Feigelson began planning their wedding four years ago, they knew it would follow Jewish law. "Tradition is very important to both of us," Landman says. But, unlike countless generations of brides before she says, "I wanted to have an active role."

    In the...

  • My Best French Weddings

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Of all the weddings I've attended, nothing compares to the spectacle that is the Jewish French wedding. My mom's Algerian side has thrived in France for decades. They socialize like the Algerian revolution never happened. Mom's family is bustling -- full of passion, mirth and --...

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