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Tiny shul faces eviction threat

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“I call it a hub, like the airlines, Mikhael Maimon said. “When people want help, they come through our doors. And when people want to help others, they come here.” Maimon is director of Kollel Rashbi Ari shul in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood.

Secret to his happiness? Happy Minyan

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Jonathan Boyer may be the Happy Minyan’s unsung hero, though he’s more than happy to sing the shul’s praises. The Shlomo Carlebach-inspired synagogue was launched some 17 years ago to answer the need for an aufruf for a friend of Boyer’s who was unaffiliated at the time.

Marvin Saul, Junior’s Deli founder dies at 82

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Marvin Saul, proud founder of Junior’s Delicatessen in Westwood, died of a heart attack Dec. 8 at 82. Known by his son David as the “Mayor of Rancho Park,” Saul could be found three days a week, up until his death, greeting guests at his deli, where lines often run out the door on weekends for the kosher-style food and warm atmosphere.

Eli Roth votes: Bear vs. Otter Jew

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/eli_roth_fuels_basterds_role_with_holocaust_fury_20090818/ " title="Eli Roth" target="_blank">Eli Roth is more of a gay bear Jew than an otter Jew according to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRv5_f6ZUcM " title="TMZ" target="_blank">TMZ. Roth...

Harry Potter to play gay Jewish poet

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood/article/daniel_radcliffe_reveals_recent_drinking_problem_20110705/ " title="Daniel Radcliffe" target="_blank">Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter, is slated to play Allen Ginsberg for the new movie “Kill Your Darlings.” Radcliffe will...

Streisand fights for women’s hearts

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/dont_mess_with_this_jewish_mother_barbra_streisand_to_play_mama_rose_in_gyp/ " title="Barbara Streisand" target="_blank">Barbara Streisand is outraged about the gender inequality facing women’s heart disease.  The “man’s disease” is killing more women than...

Orthodox Jews’ problem with Adam Sandler

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/adam_sandler_proposes_wife_swap_with_tom_cruise_20111110/ " title="Adam Sandler" target="_blank">Adam Sandler gets censored! Signs advertising the actor’s new film, “Jack and Jill were destroyed in Jerusalem according to <a...

Funny business in Israel

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Top American comedians, including Maryellen Hooper, John Mulrooney and Saleem, travel to Israel to fundraise for the Koby Mandell Foundation.  The foundation is headed...

Halle Berry becomes a member of the Tribe

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Actress Halle Berry stars in “Cloud Atlas” as both a 1930’s Jewish woman and an old tribal woman depending on the scene says the...

Will Sasson Gabai hit the stage for ‘The Band’s Visit’?

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The Israeli film “The Band’s Visit” is expected to open on a New York stage next year.  The leading role has reportedly been offered...

Israeli author ousted from panel

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Israeli author Moshe Sakal was deemed “not crucial” to a panel discussion on the Arab Spring at a literary conference in Marseille and was...

Did Israel exploit Amy Winehouse?

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Israel Anti-Drug Authority admitted to exploiting singer <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/drugs_arent_the_answer_to_amy_winehouses_death_20110824/ " title="Amy Winehouse" target="_blank">Amy Winehouse in their campaign and have issued an official apology according to...

Austin Nichols appreciates Tel Aviv sunsets

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Austin Nichols from One Tree Hill <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/AUS10NICHOLS/status/143700068199972864 " title="tweeted" target="_blank">tweeted “beautiful sunset in Israel” during his visit to Tel Aviv.  It’s unclear whether it...

Gabai shines as Yakob Fidelman

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Sasson Gabai was awarded best male actor at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI).  Gabai won for the Israeli film “Restoration” and...

Bar Refaeli = Renaissance Woman

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The Israeli supermodel is best known for her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photos as well as her relationship with <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood_jew/article/bar_refaeli_leonardo_dicaprio_return_to_israel_20101115/ " title="Leonardo DiCaprio" target="_blank">Leonardo DiCaprio. ...

Claire Danes blows off steam in Tel Aviv

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“Homeland” actress <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/film/article/actress_claire_danes_arrives_in_israel_20110209/ " title="Claire Danes" target="_blank">Claire Danes spent her evenings in Israel bar hopping in Tel Aviv after shooting the pilot to Showtime’s...

Seth Rogen’s inner Harvey Weinstein

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/seth_rogen_gets_hitched_20111003/ " title="Seth Rogen">Seth Rogen didn’t even know the announcements were being made the morning he was nominated for a Spirit Award for his...

Jesse Eisenberg’s five minutes in ‘Hell’

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/jesse_eisenberg_and_the_social_network_20101001/ " title="Jesse Eisenberg">Jesse Eisenberg, star of “The Social Network,” is making a point with his lawsuit against Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment regarding “Camp...

Jon Stewart defends Obama’s godless Thanksgiving message

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/jon_stewarts_version_of_judaism_20101015/ " title="Jon Stewart">Jon Stewart, host of the “Daily Show” wants Fox News to stay out of his turkey dinner. Stewart took offense to...

Could Katy Perry play Marilyn Monroe?

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/harvey_weinstein_plays_to_hollywoods_nostalgia_with_the_artist_20111128/ " title="Harvey Weinstein">Harvey Weinstein wants to turn his new film “My Week with Marilyn” into a Broadway musical starring the bubblegum-songstress <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/thegodblog/item/rs_on_sex_god_katy_perry_20100817/ "...

Mayim Bialik narrates for chained women

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood_jew/article/the_star_of_blossom_reflects_on_how_belief_changed_her_look_20090803/ " title="Mayim Bialik">Mayim Bialik narrates a film about 5 agunot, “chained women who are unable, according to Jewish law, to remarry until they...

Anne Hathaway’s plan spoiled by love

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Actress <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/the_ticket/item/oscars_2011_top_jewish_moments_20110227/ " title="Anne Hathaway">Anne Hathaway is now sporting an engagement ring from her boyfriend Adam Shulman whom she’s been seeing since 2008 reports...

Scarlett Johansson: Kenyans and Americans all want to work

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/scarred_scarlett_johansson_nude_photos_leak_onto_web_20110914/ " title="Scarlett Johansson">Scarlett Johansson took time from her movie-star day job to speak with Arianna Huffington about poverty and her commitment to making...

Miri Ben-Ari, Hip-hop Grammy Award-winner, uses talent to better the world

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/thecalendargirls/item/snippy_miri_ben_ari/ " title="Miri Ben-Ari">Miri Ben-Ari, violinist and Grammy winning singer, performed again in Washington last week at the Kennedy Center.  The popular singer has...

‘Hebrew Hammer’ named National League MVP

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/thegodblog/item/ryan_braun_mlbs_jewish_mvp_named_nl_most_valuable_player_20111122/ " title="Ryan Braun">Ryan Braun, aka the “Hebrew Hammer” is the first Jewish baseball player named the National League Most Valuable Player in 48...

‘Oh My G-d!’ Where’s my faith?

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Tevya Heller, actor and comedian, misplaced his faith somewhere during his teenage years despite being raised in a devout Jewish household.  Now the atheist...

Dan Rather is a major gift to the Jewish Federation

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On Dec. 1 in Boca Raton, Dan Rather will speak to Major Gift donors of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. The...

Madonna and Moore lean on Kabbalah

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/questions_about_the_cult_of_the_kabbalah_centre_20110401/ " title="Madonna">Madonna has been on the phone daily, consoling <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/demi_and_ashton_and_the_dirty_word_divorce_20111117/ " title="Demi Moore">Demi Moore with “spiritual guidance” following the announcement of Moore’s upcoming...

The X-rated James Deen

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<a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/bloggish/item/james_deen_the_lanky_jewish_porn_star_youve_maybe_never_heard_of_20111117/ " title="James Deen">James Deen is the next hot thing in the world of porn.  The 25-year-old Jewish porn star was chosen as “What...

Joan Rivers seeks OJM (Old Jewish Male)

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Comedian <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/top_5_joan_rivers_red_carpet_one-liners_20100301/ " title="Joan Rivers">Joan Rivers shopped with her niece, Caroline, for the perfect wedding dress…for Caroline, not Rivers! Rivers told Caroline and the...
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