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  • Microsoft Word: Anti-Semitic?

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 19, 2009 | 2:04 pm

    In a Word document, type the sentence, “I am a jew” and watch what happens.

    Now type, “I am a christian.”

    Hmm…

  • Fiesta Shalom in Photos

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 19, 2009 | 1:44 pm

    Photos by JewishJournal.com


    A couple stands inside the historic Breed Street Shul.
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    A tour of the synagogue.
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    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Consul General Yaakov Dayan.
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    Festival speakers
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    A community mural is painted using thumbprints.
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    Ms. Boyle Heights
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    A klezmer band plays in the street.
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  • Thought for the Day

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 18, 2009 | 3:26 pm

    Everybody loves a winner. Unless the winner happens to be your younger brother.

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  • Fiesta Shalom: Why One Band Refused to Play [AUDIO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 18, 2009 | 12:55 pm

    From FSRN.org

    “A few weeks ago, the band Quetzal was asked to play at Fiesta Shalom, an event aimed at building relations between the Jewish and Chicano community. The band, which has long worked in community building exercises and projects, saw the invitation as a great opportunity – but when it came time to sign the contract, they realized the event was sponsored by the Israeli Consulate.” Click here to listen.

  • The Pillar of American Democracy…at 40 Bucks a Day

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 15, 2009 | 10:56 am

    Just finished a day-long stint of jury duty. After deferring four times in two years, I finally decided to suck it up and go. Part of it had to with my sincere belief in the trial-by-jury system. I find it in nothing less than incredible that American citizen has the right to have... read on

  • What makes Kobe so L.A.?

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 14, 2009 | 11:06 am

    Saw this sign at Los Angeles International Airpot, and I’m still trying to figure out what it means. Just what, exactly, is “so L.A.” about Kobe Bryant? Is it his talent? His competitive drive? His being accused of a felony only to have all charges mysteriously dropped?

  • Anti-Israel activists urge Leonard Cohen to nix T.A. show

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 11, 2009 | 3:54 pm

    From HAARETZ.com

    Anti-Israel activists are stepping up efforts to dissuade Leonard Cohen from performing in Israel in September.

    The activists urge supporters to “apply pressure during his tour by local groups along his path,” in their most recent appeal, which was circulated on Monday in various pro-Palestinian mailing lists. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

     

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