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Rosner’s Torah Talk: Building a Temple in Parshat Terumah

In parshat Trumah the people of Israel are called upon to contribute to the building of the temple – gold, silver, copper, dyed wool, animal skins,...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Chukat Collection

This week’s torah portion- Parashat Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1)- Features the death of Aaron and Miriam, brother and sister of Moses, and the famous story of Moses...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Mishpatim Collection

On the one hand, we do not have a new guest this week. On the other hand, we do have an opportunity to assemble...

At-home interview with “Major Crimes” stars Phillip P Keene, Kearran Giovanni

Phillip P Keene and Kearran Giovanni star on TNT's top-rated drama, "Major Crimes".  Their characters, Buzz and Amy, may be friends on screen, but once...

NCJF: A treasury of Jewish cinema

I hate to admit it, but after decades of writing about Jewish-themed movies, I had only the vaguest notion of the National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF), but executive director Rivo filled me in.

Originality trumps repetition in the holiday songs battle

I will be frank. I\'m tired of hearing the same holiday songs over and over. So the best Chanukah present I\'ve received this year is a pile of Chanukah-themed CDs with lots of new holiday songs, many of them quite good.

Holy Moses — The Getty’s latest collection puts a Christian perspective on the leader, lawgiver and

The Getty Center\'s upcoming exhibition \"Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai\" (Nov. 14-March 4) provides a great opportunity to ponder these religious confluences, while also coming almost face-to-face with some of the earliest, and most beautiful, images in Christian art.

Whose ‘Land’ Is It?

Barbara Grover had traveled the world photographing such heart-wrenching subjects as children living in trash dumps, but it was a garlic braid and a pair of kids\' shoes in a bombed-out house that moved her most of all. That house belonged to Salah Shehada, commander of Hamas\' military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam, the most lethal and extreme of the Palestinian terrorist organizations. Shehada and several members of his family were killed in 2002 when an Israel Defense Forces F-16 destroyed their home.

7 Days In Arts

7 Days In The Arts

Symphonies in Paint

When she was 18 years old, Desy Safán-Gerard conducted an a cappella choir in her native Chile and won a yearlong scholarship to study musical composition in Jerusalem. Today, the Venice-based artist has long since left music, but not her love of it. Now an abstract painter and psychoanalyst, Safán-Gerard insists the fields are not mutually exclusive, saying that her interests in music, in painting and in psychology are thematically linked.

Russia Returns 16 Long-Sought Books

Earlier this month, a group of Lubavitch Jews gathered in a downtown Moscow synagogue to welcome the 16 books that were returned to the movement from the Russian State Library, formerly known as the Lenin Library, where the collection has been held for the last 80 years.

Check Out the Library’s New Digs

Sally Hyam didn\'t mind working on her birthday. A librarian for the last 19 years at the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles (JCLLA), Hyam was actually delighted that some 40 visitors were checking out books and videos at the opening reception celebrating the library\'s new location in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles building at 6505 Wilshire Blvd.

Artifacts of a Survivor

In 1949, 16-year-old Ernest Michel never dreamed that the very belt and pants he wore at Auschwitz would become treasured relics in a special exhibit.

Israel’s Best Hangs

\"Israel in Crisis: 20 Years of Israeli Art, 1980-2000,\" a summerlong avant-garde art exhibit at The Jewish Federation\'s Bell Family Gallery, distills some of the best painters who have brought about a revolution in the Israeli art scene.

Dead Sea Scrolls Visit Santa Ana

An Iron Age stone fragment that bears the first known reference outside the Bible to King David will be among the works shown in October during "The Holy Land: David Roberts, Dead Sea Scrolls, House of David Inscription" at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana. It will be a first for a U.S. institution.

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