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  • Women Paid Far Less Than Men in Jewish Organizations

    By Susan Freudenheim

    November 5, 2009 | 1:58 pm

    Anyone celebrating how far women have come since the heyday of the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and ‘70s should take a look at the survey just released by The Forward, which shows that among leading U.S. Jewish communal organizations “fewer than one in six are run by women, and... read on

  • “Little Traitor” set in 1947 Palestine

    By  Tom Tugend

    November 5, 2009 | 2:48 am

    “The Little Traitor,” opening Nov. 13 at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills and Town Center in Encino, harkens back to 1947, when “Palestinians” referred to the Jewish inhabitants and the hated enemies were British soldiers wearing red berets.
    The film, based on the... read on

  • Claude Levi-Strauss,  Raw, Cooked, Kosher, Treyf

    By Rob Eshman

    November 4, 2009 | 3:26 am

    The Jewish biographical particulars of Claude Levy-Strauss, the French anthropologist who died Tuesday at the age of 100, are well-documented.  But the influence of his Jewish background on his thought and creativity leaves room for the knd of speculation he himself delighted in.

    ... read on
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  • Half a World Away or: Reconciling the Rage and Learning to Live with the Pain

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 3, 2009 | 8:20 pm

    Posted by Janice Kamenir-Reznik

    It took us 30 hours from the time we departed from Los Angeles to when we arrived in Kigali, Rwanda. We spent the evening visiting with our new Rwandan friends who will be our guides and translators   While we have not yet seen Kigali in the daytime,... read on

  • Clippers owner hit with large discrimination suit

    By  Tom Tugend

    November 3, 2009 | 8:05 pm

    [Please note: this story has been updated]

    Donald T. Sterling, real estate tycoon and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, has agreed to pay $2.725 million to settle the largest housing and apartment rental discrimination suit ever obtained by the U.S. Justice... read on

  • The Wall Project: Good Cause, Bad Comparison

    By Rob Eshman

    November 3, 2009 | 3:05 pm

    Almost everything about The Wall Project screams brilliant.

    On the south side of Wilshire Blvd. and Ogden St., across from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, cranes have placed eight segments from the original Berlin Wall.  The 40 by 10 foot section of wall is the largest... read on

  • Jewish World Watch in Congo: How blessed are we

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 2, 2009 | 6:26 pm

    How blessed are we, that we have the awareness and the capacity to do what we are about to do.

    Posted by Janice Kamenir-Reznik

    In just a few hours our small group representing Jewish World Watch leaves for the Eastern Congo. Every day for the last week, my sisters each call me and... read on

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