Monday, August 3, 2020



Jewish Voices Helping Communities Crushed by Financial Burdens

Many people in the Jewish community understand the importance financial health, and many are aware of this country's current crisis. It is not hard...

How To End Your Tax Debt This Year-End

As we approach the end of the year, it's time once again to begin preparations for Hanukkah. That's just the fun part of the...

Financial Literacy Now or Calamity Later

The financial crisis of 2008 that roiled global financial markets and triggered the largest recession in modern American history had a number of causes....

The Different Categories of Lending Services Offered by Banks

All bank loans are either secured or unsecured no matter what they are. There are numerous types of bank loans, each bearing their own...

The Debt Cycle: What to Do When You’re in Debt?

Once you fall into the debt cycle, it’s very difficult to get out of it. Most people try to prioritize and choose to borrow...

Are Jews allowed to make stock market investments?

It has been a common conception that playing the stock market is a form of gambling. Gambling is usually considered unethical by some religions....

Best Friends Man

By Dean Steinberg Ok, I have figured it out. The age old question (all right maybe not a puzzle to many, but it was to...

Israeli Luxury Hotels on the rise

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. will open its first Israel property in mid-December, joining a select group of luxury hotels that have opened in the country during the past decade.

Private Bank of California: It’s not just about the money

The signs of Richard Smith’s success precede him: His 25th-floor office on Santa Monica Boulevard overlooks Los Angeles Country Club’s golf greens to the north and the spread of the city’s business districts to the south.

Docents of downtown’s dark side

Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler did not get along. At all.

Taxi service caters to L.A.’s orthodox Jews

It was 11:02 a.m. on a warm Friday morning, and Pico Boulevard was alive with the energy of last-minute Shabbat shopping. Two teens wearing white button-down shirts and black dress pants exited their yeshiva and walked up to a sleek, black 2012 Kia Sedona minivan that would take them downtown to Union Station.

Taper Schmaper

Volatility has returned.  Confusion over when and how the Fed will end it's QE has become a parlor game on Wall Street.  Diane Swonk, chief...

Is the party over?

On the heels of a nervous pre-holiday week, we saw a strong sell-off in the markets last Friday, leaving many to wonder if we've...

How to invest in spring

The tulips in New York City are in vibrant, raging bloom.  The locals who, less than two weeks ago donned dark overcoats, scarves, and...

The top 3 things Apple stock and the Kardashians have in common

The Wall Street parlor game of what would happen to Apple stock after the October, 2011 death of Steve Jobs has morphed into a...

The one question Madoff’s victims forgot to ask

(3/29/12 – CBS Marketwatch) Bernie Madoff: “From my first interview to the media I have said that ‘the banks must have known,’ and were...

Desalination, Israeli-style

The subsidiary of an Israeli company has been selected to design the largest seawater-desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. Located in northern San Diego County, the plant will be designed and operated by IDE Americas, part of IDE Technologies, headquartered in Kadima.

eBay’s Israel social center

Online auctioneer eBay’s hot new social commerce platforms aren’t coming from the giant Internet marketplace’s California headquarters. They’re conceptualized and launched by a team of 14 young Israeli geeks (and Marti, their “inspiration dog”) on Tel Aviv’s yuppified Rothschild Boulevard.

Israeli economics 101

Ofek Lavian has two passions: business and Israel, his native land. What he felt that he was missing when he went to college at the University of Southern California was an opportunity to learn about his home country while interacting with people who shared his same interests in it.


An <a href="http://http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lausd-crenshaw-20130116,0,1515401.story ">article in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times demonstrates, once again, how nuanced and challenging the effort to improve our public schools is. There...

Money saving ideas: For richer, not poorer

Tying the knot doesn’t have to be synonymous with fastening a financial anchor around newlywed couples. It just requires great care, sufficient research and attention to detail.

Frum women find a place

When “Rivky,” a Charedi, or ultra-Orthodox, woman with “a very large family” — she declined to say how large, fearful of tempting fate — opened a woman’s clothing shop in the basement of her Jerusalem home 40 years ago, advertising her business was easy.

Sweet spot: The sugar rush of Dylan’s Candy Bar

Retro lollipops and salt-water taffy have always had a thing for crazy swirls of color, just like Los Angeles. Now one big business is about to serve the City of Angels a whopping rainbow of 7,500 treats from around the world. New York-based Dylan’s Candy Bar, the namesake brainchild of Jewish billionaire fashion mogul Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan, plans to unveil its first local branch in late August.

Israel’s whiz kids

Mickey Haslavsky of Holon is only 18, but he’s already on his second startup.

TAU creates financial alert

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, in collaboration with the Kiel Institute of World Economy in Germany, have developed a market “seismograph” — a new...

Israeli well on cusp of producing Natural Gas

An exploration well in Israel is scheduled to produce natural gas in July, just as the country’s sole reservoir is about to be drained.Avner...

TheHive yields startup honey for Israel

The successful Israeli high-tech startup model has been well established since the late 1990s: Young engineers conceive an idea, take it to investors, and...

The high cost of how women relate to money

There are a number of topics society has told us we aren’t supposed to discuss in mixed company. Religion, for example, has long been a forbidden subject between people of different faiths. Politics is mostly swept under the rug among people of different parties. Money, something that we all have feelings about, has never been a polite conversation piece.

How to get paid what you want

Whether you’re looking for a new job or are a recent graduate, you might be so thrilled to get a job offer — any offer — that you settle for less than you should. Here are five strategies to get paid what you really want:

Insights for investors from one who knows firsthand

Rebecca Rothstein, a managing director at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Beverly Hills, focuses on helping high net worth and ultra-high net worth investors with estate, tax and financial planning. But she hasn’t always been a Barron’s top 100 financial advisor. A high-school dropout who went on to get her GED and an associate’s degree in design and merchandising, Rothstein started out as a buyer for the Robinson’s department store chain but left the job because it required too much time on the road away from her four young sons.

New Articles

Ukraine to Let in at Least 5,000 Uman Pilgrims for Rosh Hashanah Chief Rabbi Says

The quota may rise as high as 8,000, but the pilgrims will have to wear face masks in crowded places and refrain from gatherings of more than 30 people.

Nick Cannon Read Bari Weiss’ Book on Anti-Semitism During Tisha B’Av, Calls it ‘Powerful’

"Today is a new day of improving our own words and actions towards clarity and compassion."

A Bipartisan Protest Movement is Rocking Israel and Growing by the Week

As the protests have widened in focus, demonstrators have faced harsh crackdowns by police, who have drawn criticism for using water cannons and tear gas.

Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Says She Won’t Stand for Authoritarianism in Portland

When reports emerged of federal agents seizing protesters from the streets of Portland and putting them in unmarked vans, Rosenblum sued to get federal officers off the street.

Seattle’s Only Freestanding, Certified Kosher Restaurant Closes Amid Pandemic Pressure

There are a handful of kosher restaurants in the Seattle suburbs.

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