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  • Mayor Zev Yaroslavsky?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 17, 2011 | 10:41 am

    In an article that hit the Forward website today, Rex Weiner asks Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky the question that’s on many peoples’ minds: Will Yaroslavsky run for mayor of Los Angeles in 2013?

    “I’ve been asked by many people,” Yaroslavsky said, speaking... read on

  • Arthur Miller’s “Broken Glass” on stage

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 16, 2011 | 5:02 pm

    Among critics, it has been a kind of parlor game to unmask the Jewish characters in Arthur Miller’s plays.

    By speech inflection and outlook, Willy Lohman of “Death of a Salesman” is Jewish, as the playwright himself acknowledged late in life.

    How about the Kellers in “All My Sons,”... read on

  • Warm and Fuzzy Egyptian and Israeli Dialogue

    By Rob Eshman

    February 15, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    In his online “Letter to the Egyptian People ” last Sunday, Rabbi Donniel Hartman from Jerusalem’s Hartman Institute laid out his hopes for future understanding and cooperation with the Egyptian people.

    What’s moving and astonishing is that so many Egyptians wrote back.

    As you read... read on

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  • Milken School to Field Tackle Football Team [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 14, 2011 | 6:21 pm

    Call it the Milken Community High School of Hard Knocks.

    Thanks to an organizing effort started by two very committed mothers, support from the school’s administration and enthusiasm from students, Milken is set to become the first local Jewish day school to field a tackle... read on

  • Is the Holocaust movie passé?

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 14, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    Is the Holocaust passé for Hollywood and the world’s filmmakers?

    This is the first year in at least half a century that not a single Oscar or Golden Globe entry has focused on the horrors of the Shoah.

    Equally ignored, with one peripheral exception, are films on World War II and... read on

  • Egyptians in Los Angeles Celebrate President Hosni Mubarak’s Resignation

    By Ryan Torok

    February 11, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    [UPDATE] Egyptians, Egyptian Americans and others came together at Arcadia County Park in Arcadia on Saturday, February 12, celebrating the resignation of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with a party that drew approximately 150 people.

    Los Angeles-based organization Society... read on

  • Mubarak Resigns: Now What?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 11, 2011 | 9:21 am

    CNN just announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  A supreme council of the Egyptian army will run the country.  It’s unclear what role Mubarak’s annointed succesor, Omar Suleiman, will play in the new leadership.

    CNN and al-Jazeera report that the throngs of... read on

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