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All posts by larry

  • ShivaWatch: Sy Syms, Retailer and Educator

    This week, Sy Syms, a tenacious NYC based retailer passed away. Known for selling name brand business apparel at deeply discount prices, and his tag...

  • OMG. He Won

    Yuri Foreman becomes first Israeli world champion Yes, my friends. Right after Parshat Toldot was read for Mincha, and we learn how Yakov got the...

  • The Jewish Film Fest That Is Manhattan

    This morning, I awoke in Manhattan to my own personal Jewish film festival. The screens are filled, this week, with films of Jewish and Israeli...

  • ShivaWatch: Carl Ballantine, the Dean of Comic Magicians

    First Soupy, and now Carl. Carl Ballantine, born Meyer Kessler, was the Dean of Comic Magicians, and influenced both comics and magicians, from Steve Martin...

  • The Rabbi In The Corner

    On Saturday evening in Las Vegas, as the slots get played and Havdalah ends the Sabbath, a rabbinical student, weighing in at about 154 pounds,...

  • Rabbi Yonah The Hero Finalist

    Jewlicious Festival founder, Rabbi Yonah (2nd from right), with some other Jewish Community Heroes of the Year and the Project Leader at the GA 2009...

  • Netanyahu Calls on Abbas to Restart Peace Talks

    The Israeli governemnt launched a full court press for blurb control today before meeting with President Obama in Washington DC. Ehud Barak, in DC for...

  • Greetings from the GA2009. Wish You Were Here

    The General Assembly 2009 conference kicked off in Washington DC on Sunday with an estimated 3,000 conferees, mostly made up of representatives from 157 North...

  • Joshua Venture Group Has $ Waiting For U

    Have an idea? Sure you do. Maybe a blog? A Jewish educational project, maybe an outreach prgram in breast cancer awareness at the Hillel level?...

  • Nazis’ Victims More Susceptible to Cancer?

    Add another crime against humanity to the rampage of Nazism. The November 2009 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute* reports that Jewish...

  • Foto Op: Clinton in Israel

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton participated in a press briefing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem October 31, 2009, and discussed...

  • ShivaWatch: Lawrence Halprin Passes Away at 93

    Lawrence Halprin, the renowned landscape architect died this week at the age of 93. Born in New York City, he worked on a pre-State kibbutz...

  • J Street Conference. New Avenue for Ideas or Dead End, Part 2

    The J Street conference reminded me of two recent Torah readings. The first was Bereshit, in which the world is created (and then there was...

  • J Street: A New Avenue for Ideas or a Dead End? Day 1

    Washington DC has a grid of numbers and lettered streets overlayed with diagonal avenues named for U.S. states. There are smaller streets in alphabetic order...

  • Does Taglit Make More Jewish Marriages? Or Did Jared and Ivanka Go on Birthright?

    I love Taglit and Birthright Israel. May they double and triple in size and contributions, and may they go from strength to strength. So you...

  • Ha’Am Eem… J Street? Maybe not.

    This evening in Washington DC, many Jewish leaders and their followers will gather for the two day NJDC Conference. The NJDC is a liaison between...

  • Holding our Attention Span in Pusan

    Lebanon came to Korea this past week Lebanon, the Israeli film which won the Golden Lion at Venice opened in Israel this month, and was...

  • Stewie is Jewish?

    Throughout the Arab world, during the month of Ramadan, when families gather to eat their evening meal and break their daytime fasts, Arabic television networks...

  • Arrrhhh… Shiver Me Shofar

    As I sat in a synagogue on Rosh HaShanah, I was disappointed that there would be no Avinu Malkenu and no Shofar. But in there...

  • Two Biz Books for Elul

    Perhaps you are like me? During the month of Elul, I seek out new inspirational books to aid in preparation for the High Holy Days....