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California, Israel to partner on stem cell research

Doctors, dignitaries and officials representing Israel and California convened at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Feb. 8 to witness the signing of an agreement between Israel’s Ministry of Science and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to collaborate on stem cell research.

‘Madoff’: Dreyfuss takes on the man behind the Ponzi scheme

Of all the shocking scandals that emanated from the 2008 financial market crash, the most notorious is that of Bernie Madoff, the investment adviser who infamously defrauded clients out of billions of dollars in the largest Ponzi scheme in American history.

‘Unless I’m told otherwise, I will be Jewish’: Peter Jacobson on his TV career

During his 25-year career in Hollywood, actor Peter Jacobson has played doctors (“House M.D.”), lawyers (“Ray Donovan,” “Law & Order”) and studio chiefs (“Entourage,” “The Starter Wife”).

Lisa Edelstein returns in ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’

With its frank, funny dialogue and authentic take on adult relationships and life in Los Angeles, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” returns Dec. 1 to Bravo for its second season, providing a plum role for “House, M.D.” and “The West Wing” actress Lisa Edelstein.

‘Red Zone’ filmmaker on finding romance under rockets in Sderot

Filmmaker Laura Bialis had always felt a strong connection to Israel and had traveled there many times before, most recently for her 2007 documentary, “Refusnik,” about the persecution of Soviet Jews.

‘The Age of Aging’: New discoveries in longevity science

Only a fortunate few live to be 100 in good health, but researchers hope to increase that number, thanks to scientific advances in understanding why we age and how to slow the process.

‘The Man in the High Castle’: What if the Nazis had won?

It’s a scenario almost too horrifying to contemplate: What if the Allies had lost World War II and the Germans and Japanese ruled a conquered America? This chilling hypothetical is the premise of Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel, “The Man in the High Castle,” as well as of the new series of the same name, which begins streaming Nov. 20 on Amazon Prime.

Actress Rachel Bloom’s ‘Ex-Girlfriend’ is the love of her life

While growing up in Manhattan Beach, Rachel Bloom sang along with show tunes and dreamed of being on Broadway. “I felt like a neurotic little New Yorker living in Southern California. I never fit in,” Bloom said.

Fred Savage: Child star-turned-director returns to acting in ‘The Grinder’

He looks almost as boyish as when he played Kevin Arnold on “The Wonder Years,” but Fred Savage is now 39, a married father of three, and three decades into a TV and movie career that has kept him steadily employed as an actor and director.

Israeli artist’s stained glass creations bring life, light to community

Inside the sanctuary at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJRCA), a transdenominational seminary located in Koreatown, the atmosphere is rather dark and somber.

Actor Jonathan Silverman: A lover, a joker, an online minister

It’s been almost 30 years since his breakout role in the movie version of Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” but Jonathan Silverman is still boyish-looking enough to need his temples grayed for his latest role in the CW sitcom “Significant Mother” in order to look his character’s age.

Jack Black, Paula Abdul and more: The Tribe takes over summer TV

Members of the tribe populate the TV landscape this summer, in both returning and new series.

Rescuers of the ‘50 Children’

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor those lost in the Shoah and the few who were saved through circumstance, luck or the efforts of courageous individuals. People like Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and the Bielski brothers immediately come to mind, having been the subjects of books and movies such as “Schindler’s List” and “Defiance.”