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The Tonys Filled a Void in My Homesick Heart

Although I’m stuck in Los Angeles, this year’s telecast made me feel like I was back in New York

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Larry Sultan’s Porn Stars, Mezuzahs, Migrant Workers, and Jewish Mothers

In the late photographer’s first career retrospective, the ‘aroma of daily life’ lives forever

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Q&A: ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner Talks LA Jews and the American Dream

And things Jews overhear while passing for white people

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Alex Reznik Gets Back to His Roots With a New Kosher Restaurant

The ‘Top Chef’ alumnus and owner of Ditmas in Los Angeles prepares to open Bedford Kitchen in Queens

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For the Love of Braided Bread

The Los Angeles millennials behind Challah Hub take their passion to the streets and mobile platforms

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Jerry Lewis’ Never-Produced Holocaust Film

The Day the Clown Cried remains the comedian’s most controversial project

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Bravo Takes a Break from Reality TV

Network’s first scripted series swaps housewives for primary breadwinners

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Scott Storch’s Yiddishkeit

After an epic rise and fall, the hip-hop producer is embracing his haimish side

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The Half-Mexican, Half-Japanese Chef Who Built a Career in Kosher Cooking

‘I didn’t pick kosher. Kosher picked me,’ says ‘Top Chef’ contestant Katsuji Tanabe, who runs L.A.’s Mexikosher restaurant

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Watch Elderly Jews Explain Yiddish Words

You wouldn’t plotz if you lost a bingo game; zaftig is ‘more plump than heavy’

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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

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Celebrity Rabbi, Heal Thyself

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

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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

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

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

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Workmen’s Circle Restores Defaced L.A. Mural

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

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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?

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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

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

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

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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

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Daybreak: Filner Charged; French Bible Edited

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

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Natalie Portman Star Struck at Shul

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

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LA’s Kabbalah Rabbi to the Stars Dead at 86

Philip Berg founded an international network of Kabballah Centres

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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

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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.

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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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AFL Football Team To Be Named for Kiss

The New York rock band is getting an LA team

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New Shoah Book Is Hit Among Non-Jewish Iranians

The first-ever Farsi-language history book about the Holocaust comes out just as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves office

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Gary Baseman’s Mournful Love Letter to Old Jewish Los Angeles

The versatile artist’s summer exhibit at the Skirball Center welcomes visitors into the lost world of his Holocaust survivor parents

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Noa Tishby: Actress, Superstar TV Producer, Informal Ambassador, #HotIsraeliGirl

The woman responsible for ‘In Treatment’ on living in the diaspora, defending Israel, and grabbing a cigarette with a general

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America’s Blackest Jewish Writer

Walter Mosley talks about his best-selling books, Jewish L.A., and identifying with Isaac Bashevis Singer