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  • Smells like ... a Westsider: All wet lawn and the sweat of a trophy wife

     Smells like ... a Westsider: All wet lawn and the sweat of a trophy wife
    Last Saturday I approached no fewer than 30 strangers and sniffed them. They sniffed me back. Some thought I smelled nice, though a few gagged. We were part of an "olfactory public artwork" at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, a one-day installation,...
  • Slaying of Palestinian teen stokes fear of new intifada

    The apparent kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager Wednesday triggered some of the worst violence Jerusalem has seen in years, stoking fear of a new intifada and prompting calls from both sides for restraint. There was speculation that the...
  • 'Heathen School' In Cornwall Closed In 1826 Amid Racial Brouhaha

    'Heathen School' In Cornwall Closed In 1826 Amid Racial Brouhaha
    Elias Boudinot loved Harriet Gold, and Harriet loved Elias. In June 1824, 190 years ago this month, the Georgia man wrote a letter to the Cornwall woman asking her to marry him. She wrote back to say yes. But Harriet didn't tell anyone her happy news...
  • Jewish Community Mourns Slain Teens

    WEST HARTFORD — Hundreds gathered at the Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford Tuesday to mourn three teenage boys killed after being kidnapped from an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. "Sadly, we join together tonight to remember...
  • Nation mourns three Israeli teens

    Mourners poured over fences and walls and snaked in lines along crowded paths Tuesday as tens of thousands of people from throughout Israel converged on a modest cemetery where three slain teenagers were buried with some of the pomp of a state funeral....
  • An increase in poverty

    The June 15 article about Lehigh Valley suburban residents struggling with poverty struck a chord with us. At Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley, we see this alarming increase in poverty firsthand. Our food pantry, for instance, provided food...
  • Hundreds gather in Beverly Hills to mourn slain Israeli teens

    Hundreds gather in Beverly Hills to mourn slain Israeli teens
    More than a thousand people -- some Jewish, some not -- gathered in a Beverly Hills synagogue Tuesday night with several purposes: to mourn, to remember and to come together for strength. The memorial was held at the Beth Jacob Congregation in honor...
  • LA transplant brings fresh perspective to Congregation B'nai Tikvah

    LA transplant brings fresh perspective to Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    When newly ordained Rabbi Nate Crane, freshly installed as the director of lifelong learning at Congregation B'nai Tikvah in Deerfield, speaks enthusiastically about "changing the culture of our Jewish education," it sounds like something out of a...
  • Paul Mazursky dies: A 2011 interview with the vivid raconteur

    Paul Mazursky dies: A 2011 interview with the vivid raconteur
    Paul Mazursky, who died Monday evening at the age of 84, was a great interview. I had the opportunity to sit down with the Oscar-nominated writer/director three years ago at his office in Beverly Hills just days before he received the Los Angeles Film...
  • Netanyahu's call for Kurdish independence sparks questions about a unified Iraq

    TEL AVIV, Israel Israel, warily watching the advance of Islamist terrorists across Iraq, appears to be inching toward supporting independence for Kurdistan, a position that would put it at odds with the United States over the partition of Iraq. Prime...
  • Anthony Goldschmidt dies at 71; designed memorable movie posters

    When E.T., the extraterrestrial, and his human chum Elliott reached across the cosmos to share a luminous touch of the fingertips, Anthony Goldschmidt was the unseen hand that brought them together. Goldschmidt also was on the job when Thelma and Louise...