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Jewish Journal

Lisa Hirschmann

  • College Students Find High Holidays’ Place in Higher Learning

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The High Holidays are here. With them comes a new school year, whereupon many recent graduates of Jewish high schools will face the challenges for the first time that can accompany being an observant Jew in an academic environment that runs on the Christian calendar.

    Gone are the...

  • Rites Mark ‘94 Bombing of Jewish Center in Argentina

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Although for most Americans -- or even American Jews -- the date of July 18, 1994, does not strike the melancholy chord that Sept. 11, 2001 does, for the Jewish population of Argentina it is a date as infamous as any in the history of the Argentine nation.

    On that morning in 1994,...

  • Students Draw on Movie for Tolerance Mural Inspiration

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Oscar de la Hoyer Animo Charter High School

    In a hallway of Oscar de la Hoya Animo Charter High School in downtown Los Angeles, a three-part canvas mural covers a wall, portraying the transformation of society from one plagued by hate to one free of it.

    The mural's creators are at-risk Latino high school students who spent...

  • More West Los Angeles Shootings Leave Residents Outraged

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Dotted by temples, community centers and parks, the largely Orthodox Jewish Crestview neighborhood and its adjacent areas in West L.A. don't seem to be a typical battleground for gang bangers. But residents say that is exactly what it's become.

    Little more than a month ago,...

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  • Ghanaian Kicks It Up for Israel Fans

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    World Cup viewers were confronted with more than one big surprise on Saturday when Ghana defeated the Czech Republic 2-0 in what was perhaps the greatest upset of the tournament so far. The second shocker came when Ghanaian defender John Pantsil pulled an Israeli flag out of his sock...

  • Crestview Residents Fear Shooting Related to Gangs

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Members of the quiet, tight-knit Crestview neighborhood in Pico-Robertson gathered for a candlelight vigil Thursday evening to give voice to fears regarding recent violence that has rocked the area.

    The neighborhood was rattled on June 3 at about 10:15 p.m. when passengers of a black...

  • Mentor Sees Benefit in Villaraigosa Story

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Herman Katz has begun to grow weary of hearing and seeing his own name. A humble 73-year-old who has taught and counseled in Los Angeles public schools since 1957, he has been living in the limelight since one of his former students, Antonio Villaraigosa, became mayor last year.

    Katz...

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