Burial Plots

At the newly trendy Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where half of the graves belong to Jews, a long history of criminal association lives on

Counterlife

Reading books like Franny and Zooey as a child in California made Jews seem an exotic minority. In New York, they seem like any old hegemony.

New Kid

David Tanis, Chez Panisse chef, cookbook author, and now food columnist for the New York Times, is best known for his seasonal cuisine. But this Midwestern-born chef cites Jewish food as his culinary roots.

Elder Statesman

Fred Karger is a gay, Jewish Republican, and he’s running for president. His plan is to embarrass the Mormon GOP frontrunner, Mitt Romney, and get the church to drop its support for gay-marriage bans.

Foreplay

A proposed San Francisco ballot measure prohibiting circumcision arises from a debate over ritual, sexuality, and identity. What’s become an American norm might soon again be a mark of difference.

Voyagers

Growing up in a community of Jewish astronomers and scientists in Pasadena, Calif., meant searching for God while exploring the heavens

Jews and Pot

Hell, we discovered the thing

Contact High

In Berkeley, three Orthodox Jews run a medical-marijuana collective selling a religiously inspired cannabis cream

Even in California, The Establishment Wins

Taitz, Winograd, and Kaus all defeated in primaries

The One-State Solution Appears in California

Candidate in Democratic primary supports it; most oppose her

Daybreak: The Dubai Mystery, Weirder Still

Plus Israel goes to California, Weiner on “chutzpah,” and more in the news

Israel’s Hamas Informant Was Founder’s Son

And he now has choice words for daddy’s group

Daybreak: Sanctions Around The Bend

Plus Oren shouted down, Touro’s Lander dies, and more in the news

Fast Forward

In the final installment of her illustrated memoir, a cartoonist considers her future

Christmas Without Jesus?

Not if California ballot measure makes it on the ballot

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