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[WATCH] A Very Special Love Story: Danielle and Shlomo

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It’s been nearly four years since Danielle, 26, and Shlomo Meyers, 32, tied the knot. The couple, who have Down syndrome, met via a...

“Folks, Time’s Up!” Babs has a message for the Foreign Press

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34 years ago, a verklempt Barbra Streisand accepted a Best Director Golden Globe Award for her work on "Yentl." "This award is very meaningful...

The surprising history of a one-time Charles Manson house

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Fifteen years ago, Chabad of Pacific Palisades set up a summer camp on a sprawling two-acre estate located in Rustic Canyon. Originally, the estate...

Ambassador Danon Hopes to ‘Close the Gap’ at the United Nations

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“You have a public U.N. and you have a private U.N.,” Israel’s United Nations Ambassador, Danny Danon, told a packed audience at Young Israel...

Joan Nathan Makes a Shabbat Meal Infused with Weed

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It took two seasons and 19 episodes, but VICELAND’s weed-culinary show “Bong Appetite” finally did a traditional Shabbat episode, which aired last night. The...

Comedian Melissa Rivers Responds to Larry David’s SNL Monologue

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Meet The Coopers: The Jewish Family Responsible for Halloween

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Ah! The trusty costume-in-a-bag. The fail-safe last-minute resort. Enter any Halloween store today and you’ll see walls stocked with costumes in cellophane bags. But...

1965: When Dodger Sandy Koufax Didn’t Pitch Game One of the World Series

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Ending a 29-year-old drought, the Los Angeles Dodgers will finally compete in the World Series, this time against the Houston Astros; the first game...

Jenna Jameson Receives Death Threats After Expressing Outrage Over New Trans Playmate

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When Jenna Jameson was converting to Orthodox Judaism, she chronicled her adventures on Twitter. https://twitter.com/jennajameson/status/608335250293452800 Last week, when the Iran Deal was being discussed, again she...

Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow are raising money for Vegas victims

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Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow are joining comedic forces for “Judd & Adam for Vegas,” a fundraiser to be held at Largo at the...

WATCH: The Tunisian Jew Behind the Pretzel Challah Craze

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In 2013, pastry chef Dominique Ansel invented the cronut (a donut and croissant hybrid). Little did he know, he was inspiring a pastry revolution,...

Jewish women share #MeToo stories

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Twitter has been trending with the #MeToo hashtag in response to Harvey Weinstein being expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The...

The Day Twitter Fell Silent: How Harvey Weinstein Inadvertently Caused a Twitter Boycott

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Actress Rose McGowan, who’s been leading the Twitter crusade against Harvey Weinstein, was penalized by Twitter for posting a tweet about Weinstein that contained...

The Desert Speaks

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In hebrew the word to speak is spelled מדבר. In hebrew the word desert is spelled מדבר. Variations of the same structure, the same essence, the same lines...

There’s an Israeli flag circulating on the set of NCIS

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Actress Pauley Perrette announced that the 15th season of NCIS would be her last via Twitter. https://twitter.com/PauleyP/status/915483294581506048 Which begs the question, what will happen to the...

[WATCH] That time Tom Petty hung out with an Orthodox rock band in Israel

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Musician Tom Petty died at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital last night, October 3, after suffering cardiac arrest. The rock star just wrapped up a...

As most shuls opt for coins, Kapparot Still Observed in Woodland Hills

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Hebrew Discovery Center is one of the remaining synagogues in Los Angeles County to observe kapparot, the ritual killing of chickens performed during the...

The Jewishness of RuPaul’s Drag Race

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There’s a certain, Je ne sais quois, “Jewiness” about RuPaul’s Drag Race (think America’s Next Top Model, but for drag queens). Last night at...

Neo-Nazi website supposedly hacked by Anonymous after Charlottesville

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Was America's most vicious alt-right website hacked this morning? The verdict is unclear. Here's what we know: On August 13, internet server Neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer was...

[WATCH] When a former Nazi met a Holocaust survivor

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Ursula Martens agrees to meet a Holocaust survivor. I feel like her fairy godmother. I will play village matchmaker and find her one. I’m playing...

Was country legend Glen Campbell Jewish?

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Country music legend Glen Campbell, famous for his 1975 hit “Rhinestone Cowboy," died Tuesday, August 8, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Campbell hailed...

[WATCH] My Super Sweet Bar Mitvzah

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Remember your Torah Portion? Your party theme? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rve4KjrSGP4   Jewish Journal staffers share memories of their super sweet (and sometimes super awkward) bar and bat mitzvahs, from traumatic...

The Halacha* of Mayim Bialik

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*Halacha (noun): set of Jewish religious laws “It’s my job to be a public person and I get that,” actress Mayim Bialik told a packed...

Imam: Peace in the Middle East must begin in the United States

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https://youtu.be/zllaCpEE1sM   Imam Abdullah Antepli is the Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs, Duke University/Adjunct Faculty of Islamic Studies. In that capacity, his life’s work is bridging...

Muslim, Jewish comedians put aside political correctness in Pico Union Project show

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Picture this: An Arab Jew, a Palestinian Muslim and a Canadian Jew telling jokes. Mind you, the Palestinian Muslim and the Canadian Jew are married...

Norby Walters’ star-studded Oscar party

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For the past 27 years, Norby Walters has hosted Night of 100 Stars, an Oscar viewing party held at the Beverly Hilton. It’s been...

Slain Israeli soldier’s art inspires parents’ mission

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Leah and Simcha Goldin are grieving parents. Frustrated, vocal and driven, they have traveled from the Knesset to the United Nations to, just last...

No talking in class! (Unless it’s in Yiddish)

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On any given Monday afternoon, the most likely place to find Ben Silver is the Yiddish conversation class at the SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle,...

Celebrating Jewish Culture With a Homespun Mix

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For two evenings last week, Deborah Kattler Kupetz’s midcentury modern family home in the winding hills of Brentwood underwent a Cinderella transformation when it...

How this city’s sister march came to be

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“Dancing With the Stars” producer Deena Katz had no idea what she was getting herself into when she reached out to Women’s March organizers...
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