Life Lessons From Bob Dylan’s Brilliant Jewish Singer-Songwriter Son-in-Law

To Peter Himmelman, fame was no match for observance, and the music just got better

Celebrity Rabbi, Heal Thyself

Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.

Andy Samberg, Kiss My Mezuzah!

Rachel Bloom is going to be funny, no matter what you think of her and her lewd, Jewy, borderline-offensive brand of comedy

Eric Garcetti Is the Mayor of L.A.—and Instagram

The Jewish politician shares unfiltered views of his city, and his hamantaschen

Workmen’s Circle Restores Defaced L.A. Mural

Vandalized by pro-Palestinian taggers despite group’s pro-Palestinian stance

Hollywood’s Oscar-Winning Rabbi Takes Jewish History to the Stars

Marvin Hier puts two decades of documentary filmmaking to work—but for what cause?

Rhodes Scholar, Italian, Mexican, Jew: Meet Eric Garcetti, L.A.’s New Mayor

The 42-year-old son of the city’s former D.A. emerges as a tailor-made fit for the polyglot metropolis

Violence in Pakistan, L.A., and Greece Dominate Headlines

Shootings and a major drone strike mark a big news day around the globe

Aspiring Basketball Stars Head to Suburban Westchester, Where the ‘Shot Doctor’ Is In

John Goldman relies on geometry and practice to help players from NBA star Elton Brand to actor Elliott Gould

Daybreak: Filner Charged; French Bible Edited

Plus Natalie Portman beats ScarJo for Jewish roles, and more in the news

Natalie Portman Star Struck at Shul

Gets nervous when she sees Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey at temple in LA

LA’s Kabbalah Rabbi to the Stars Dead at 86

Philip Berg founded an international network of Kabballah Centres

Visiting My Grandmother’s Yahrzeit Plaque

I never got to meet my grandmother, but the place I feel closest to her has always been her yahrzeit plaque in our synagogue

Is This ‘the Face of the Future of Judaism’ for a New Generation in Los Angeles?

TV and film director Jill Soloway has been running a de facto Jewish community. The question is whether it can outlast her success.

Strippers, Jewish Guilt, and Loneliness Collide in Jill Soloway’s New Feature Film

The award-winning director talks about why ‘Afternoon Delight’ begins with a lap dance and ends with Shabbat

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