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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

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Israeli Burgers Take L.A.

Hamburger chain Burgerim opens its first American store, serving fast food with a Middle Eastern twist

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The Jewish Brando

John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride

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Viva Pastrami!

A Jewish deli favorite endures in a Mexican-American neighborhood that was once L.A.’s Lower East Side

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Counting on the Jewish Vote in Los Angeles

In the race to become the next mayor, candidates play up their Jewish cred

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Jewish Conversion: The Billy Joel Experiment

Part II: “Los Angelenos”

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Stuck in La La Land

An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream

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Organizing Life Around Hamas

In 2007, I traveled to Sderot to make a film. Months later, I made it my home—and Gaza my neighbor.

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The Doctor and the Rabbi

Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?

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David Horowitz Is Homeless

The 1960s radical decades ago switched his politics, fleeing the New Left to become a conservative provocateur. Then the right wing left him behind.

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The Rescuer

Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?

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