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  • Meager Jewish angles at Golden Globes

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 18, 2010 | 2:44 pm

    For his role as the suave and sadistic Nazi colonel Hans Landa, who glories in the sobriquet of “Jew hunter,” Austrian actor Christoph Waltz won the trophy for best supporting actor at Sunday evening’s Golden Globe extravaganza.
    Waltz’ anticipated triumph for his part in... read on

  • Marvin Hier to Sarah Palin: You’re “Over the Top”

    By Rob Eshman

    January 13, 2010 | 1:08 pm

    If Sarah Palin has learned anything in the past week, it has to be this: words matter. 

    First, she faced a storm of criticism for her use of hunting language and imagery after the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.  Then, in defending that use, she invoked the... read on

  • Helping Haiti

    By Rob Eshman

    January 13, 2010 | 4:46 am

    Click here to learn how you can help the cause

    Within hours of news that a 7.3 struck the island nation of Haiti, the American Jewish World Service mobilized a relief effort using established contacts in the region.  AJWS sent out an appeal for funds to help the victims of the... read on

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  • David Brooks: Israel’s “Astonishing Success”

    By Rob Eshman

    January 12, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    Israel’s economic miracle just got kosher-certified.

    In today’s New York Times, David Brooks devoted his column to the country’s astonishing record of innovation and growth. It’s a story that’s been told widely and often—heck, I wrote my most recent column about it a month ago. 

    ... read on
  • Swastika found carved into hood of Calabasas High School student’s car

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 12, 2010 | 11:41 am

    From LATimes:

    A swastika found carved into the hood of a Calabasas High School student’s car is being investigated as a possible hate crime, L.A. County sheriff’s officials said today.

    A school security guard noticed the large swastika about 2:45 p.m. Monday, after it apparently had been etched into the hood of the 2009 BMW with a key, said Lt. Debra Glafkides of the Sheriff’s Department’s Lost Hills station. The car’s side mirrors also were broken off.

    Read the full story at LATimes.com.

  • Nice Jewish Art Dealer Becomes Museum Director

    By Susan Freudenheim

    January 11, 2010 | 10:22 pm

    The talk of the art world today is how Jeffrey Deitch, 57, a nice Jewish guy and a hot-ticket art dealer from New York who grew up working in his father’s heating and cooling business in Connecticut, landed the job as the director of L.A.‘s Museum of Contemporary Art.

    To say the... read on

  • Jewish Gay Activist Fired First Shot in Today’s Trial Over Prop 8

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 11, 2010 | 2:54 pm

    Jewish gay rights activist Robin Tyler is watching closely as the Federal trial gets under way in U.S. District Court in San Francisco today to determine if the ban on same-sex marriage passed by California voters in November 2008 violates the United States Constitution (LA Time... read on

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