Al Seckel has left the country. But the world’s greatest collector of optical illusions left some troubles behind.
Although I’m stuck in Los Angeles, this year’s telecast made me feel like I was back in New York
In the late photographer’s first career retrospective, the ‘aroma of daily life’ lives forever
And things Jews overhear while passing for white people
The ‘Top Chef’ alumnus and owner of Ditmas in Los Angeles prepares to open Bedford Kitchen in Queens
The Los Angeles millennials behind Challah Hub take their passion to the streets and mobile platforms
The Day the Clown Cried remains the comedian’s most controversial project
Network’s first scripted series swaps housewives for primary breadwinners
After an epic rise and fall, the hip-hop producer is embracing his haimish side
‘I didn’t pick kosher. Kosher picked me,’ says ‘Top Chef’ contestant Katsuji Tanabe, who runs L.A.’s Mexikosher restaurant
You wouldn’t plotz if you lost a bingo game; zaftig is ‘more plump than heavy’
To Peter Himmelman, fame was no match for observance, and the music just got better
Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.
Rachel Bloom is going to be funny, no matter what you think of her and her lewd, Jewy, borderline-offensive brand of comedy
The Jewish politician shares unfiltered views of his city, and his hamantaschen
Vandalized by pro-Palestinian taggers despite group’s pro-Palestinian stance
Marvin Hier puts two decades of documentary filmmaking to work—but for what cause?
The 42-year-old son of the city’s former D.A. emerges as a tailor-made fit for the polyglot metropolis
Shootings and a major drone strike mark a big news day around the globe
John Goldman relies on geometry and practice to help players from NBA star Elton Brand to actor Elliott Gould
Plus Natalie Portman beats ScarJo for Jewish roles, and more in the news
Gets nervous when she sees Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey at temple in LA
Philip Berg founded an international network of Kabballah Centres
I never got to meet my grandmother, but the place I feel closest to her has always been her yahrzeit plaque in our synagogue
TV and film director Jill Soloway has been running a de facto Jewish community. The question is whether it can outlast her success.
The award-winning director talks about why ‘Afternoon Delight’ begins with a lap dance and ends with Shabbat
The New York rock band is getting an LA team
The first-ever Farsi-language history book about the Holocaust comes out just as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves office
The versatile artist’s summer exhibit at the Skirball Center welcomes visitors into the lost world of his Holocaust survivor parents
The woman responsible for ‘In Treatment’ on living in the diaspora, defending Israel, and grabbing a cigarette with a general