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All posts by larry

  • The Countdown to Latkes: Hanukkah Wrap

    Decisions, decisions. I am not going to discuss the commercialization of Hanukkah in the USA, or the post-1920 popularity of it. Nevertheless, I have to...

  • U Mean My Fuel Wasn’t Kosher?

    The Orthodox Union, the kashrut and service organization that is known for its O-U heksher on foods and products has dropped its lawsuit against Indiana-based...

  • I Adore-ah Obama’s Menorah

    Each evening, after work, I have been rushing home to see if the invitation has arrived from the White House to the White House Hanukkah...

  • ShidduchWatch: A political scion couple

    Move over Ivanka Trump, another celebutante couple is tying the knot. They have confirmed via text message that they are engaged. They did not meet...

  • How Green Was My Shtreimel

    Word from Israel is that the death of Shtreimel Envy has been postponed for the time being. Since this Summer, there has been a Knesset...

  • A Gretel Story With Very Stale Gingerbread

    It only took over seventy years, but Gretel finally is getting her due. Gretel Bergmann (now Margaret Lambert), now 95, moved to NYC in 1937,...

  • Large Sales for New Moon Kislev?

    What is happening in America? Over $20 million in one day ticket sales for the New Moon of Kislev? Umm no. Sorry. I was misinformed....

  • 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...