Jewish Journal

Eric Roth

  • Mystic Letters

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    If God uttered words to create the universe, it's not surprising that two L.A. artists are using the Hebrew alphabet as inspiration for their own work.

    "Letters of Foundation," now at The Jewish Federation's Bell Gallery, is a multimedia show that traces the 2,500-year evolution...

  • ‘They’ve Got Their Heads In The Sand

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "You can't afford to sign up to a peace agreement that is all one-sided, meaning Israel takes all the risks," observed retired U.S. Admiral Leon A. Edney to small groups of Jewish leaders in Beverly Hills last week. "We need to find a way to live in peace with the Arab world, but...

  • Dissenting Opinions

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Congressional leaders, activists and religious leaders invoked biblical notions of justice to spotlight the need to bring about campaign reform, reduce poverty and end the "failed war on drugs." Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wisc.) warned the packed Shadow Convention 2000 audience in...

  • Election Reactions

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Favorite sons George W. Bush and Al Gore scored their knockout victories Tuesday. CNN and NPR reported that insurgent Senators McCain and Bradley were preparing to exit the presidential election campaign following their disappointing results.

    Many Jewish activists, however, found the...

  • Hot Propositions

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    California's ballot initiatives have been making laws and national headlines since 1911. Designed by Governor Hiram Johnson to take politics directly to the people and over the heads of a corrupt legislature, the initiative process often focuses on populist issues. California voters...
  • Held Accountable

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education" --...
  • What’s the Jewish Stake in LAUSD?

    February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Helen Burnstein, the former president of the United Teachers of Los Angles, used to argue, "Teachers want what students need." Many Jewish educators and parents feel the same way about Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). "Jews want what LAUSD needs." Educational excellence,...
  • Addressing the Cost of Peace

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    United States Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Larry Craig (R-Idaho) both took the long and windy road back to the Senate for Monday's first meeting of the 21st century. Instead of flying directly from Tucson and Boise to Dulles airport on Sunday, they detoured to the American...
  • Coastal Voters Could Pick New House Speaker

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The independent voters in Venice, Torrance and San Pedro may determine the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on November 6, 2000.

    Freshman Congressman Steven Kuykendall, narrowly elected as a pro-choice Republican in 1998, plans to be re-elected in the 36th...

  • Sewing Controversy At Museum of Tolerance

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Visitors to the Museum of Tolerance expect to encounter evidence of brutality and organized evil. The current third floor exhibit, built around a reconstruction of a slave factory with barbed wire, and featuring video testimonials from survivors, seems predictable enough.

    Yet the...

  • ‘Marriage’ In California

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Although Californians do not go to the polls for another four months, Proposition 22 has already taken an early lead in the race to become the hot button issue of Election 2000. At the center of the debate is the deceptively simple wording of the proposition, sponsored by Republican...