Was Smoke on the Shavuot Mountain a Sign Ancient Jews Used Marijuana?

The upcoming festival of Shavuot, which means “weeks,” marks the end of a seven-week period that begins during Passover, and the receiving of the Torah under a cloud of smoke at Mount Sinai.


8 Jews to Watch Out For at the Tony Awards

With the 70th annual Tony Awards this Sunday, Jewish actors, writers and choreographers are up to win many of the awards celebrating the Great White Way.

Forward Looking Back

The Jewish History of an Italian Grocery Store

Teitel Brothers Imports, opened in 1915, does not sell kosher goods, but rather all kinds of Italian items from salami and balsamic vinegar to olive oil.

Mah Ramsey Got Arrested

I also don’t remember how I found the name of the abortionist. I do recall that a friend whose father was a major law enforcement official in Los Angeles drove me to a parking lot, where we were met by a young man who drove us to the site — a single-family home in Torrance. I had no appreciation for the medical or legal risks I was taking.

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