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Eric Weiner Searches for Life Lessons in ‘Socrates Express’

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When Eric Weiner chronicled his latest hunt for wisdom, the adventure had lasting impact. Despite his previous titles, The Geography of Bliss, The Geography...

UnReal (Covid-Era) Success

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When Jenny Goldfarb pitched her vegan corned beef on ABC’s reality show “Shark Tank”, her revenues topped only $10,000. This great-granddaughter of New York...

Film Director Pavel Lungin on ‘Esau’

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When famed Russian director Pavel Lungin first read Esau, the 1994 novel by celebrated Israeli author Meir Shalev, its unexpected familiarity struck him. As Pavel...

Talking with Maya Batash About “Talking With God”

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Maya Batash was grappling with personal issues when she first ventured to Uman, the renowned burial place of the 18th century mystic and kabbalist,...

Maya Kadishman on Her Late Father’s Exhibit at the Jerusalem Botanical Garden

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In an unprecedented collaboration, the Jerusalem Botanical Garden has teamed up with groups world-wide to create an open-air exhibition, “Returning to Nature.”

Sarah Benor’s Jewish Language Website Offers Virtual Seder Tips

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When the haggadah asks: “How is this night different from all other nights?” this year’s unprecedented answers are painfully obvious. With everyone on lockdown, the coronavirus defies...

Israeli Musical Innovator Idan Raichel on Inspiration and Innovation

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Idan Raichel, a pioneer of Israeli world music, has collaborated with more than 150 international musicians as part of his “Idan Raichel Project” with...

Sara Erenthal’s Public Art Projects

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With phrases such as “Move forward,” “Listen carefully,” “Make art from your heart” and “Woman, speak up,” Sara Erenthal invites observers of her art...

A ‘Shark Tank’ Win for Local Resident’s Vegan Corned Beef

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Within a year of perfecting her vegan corned beef, Los Angeles resident Jenny Goldfarb has leveraged a widespread hankering for plant-based alternatives into a burgeoning business. The home...

Pico Shul Fighting Neighborhood Oil

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Unpleasant odors wafting into Rabbi Yonah Bookstein’s office sometimes prompt closing the windows. The stench is not from exhaust typically clogging the heavily trafficked...

Hamas Rockets Won’t Stop Eurovision

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When Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon last year with her hit song, “Toy,” the triumph earned Israel the right to...

Jonah Sanderson Reacts to Poway Shooting With ‘The Time Is Now’ Initiative

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After the April 27 shooting at Chabad of Poway, Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts rabbinic intern Jonah Sanderson launched a community-wide appeal. Heartbroken...

When It Comes to Matchmaking, ‘Bubbies Know Best’

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When Jewish Life Television (JLTV) brainstormed a new matchmaking show where the matchmakers are Jewish grandmother-types, it didn’t take long to find the right...

‘Portraits of Hope’ Comes to Downtown L.A.

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Brothers Bernie and Ed Massey have dropped a whole lot of color on the Los Angeles Convention Center. Their gigantic splash of geometric shapes...

Duvid Swirsky: Art Imitating Life Imitating Art

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The son of Americans who moved to Israel, Duvid Swirsky grew up without a television, phone or refrigerator. But, there was a record player,...

Géza Röhrig: The Hungarian, Orthodox Jewish Movie Star

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If Géza Röhrig’s trajectory is an anomaly in his native Hungary, it is even more so in Hollywood. The former boxer and punk rocker...

Erin Stutland: Manifesting Through Movement

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If your New Year commitments need buttressing, mantras can help. So says fitness expert, coach and TV host Erin Stutland.  A former professional dancer and...

Jewish Groups Scramble to Aid Camp Fire Evacuees

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As the death toll and damage estimates continue to rise from the Camp Fire in Northern California, Jewish organizations are scrambling to respond to the...
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