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Elite IDF soldier returns money looted in Gaza war

By JewishJournal.com

May 26, 2009 | 4:30 pm

From HAARETZ.com:

An Israel Defense Forces soldier accused of looting a home in the Gaza Strip during the Israeli offensive earlier this year has returned the stolen money along with a letter of apology to the Palestinian owner.

The Givati Brigade soldier confessed to stealing a credit card from the man’s home and withdrawing NIS 1,600 in cash from that account upon his return from Israel. A number of days later, the Palestinian lodged a complaint and the soldier was arrested. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Amos Elon, Israeli Author, Dies at 84

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 26, 2009 | 12:58 pm

    From CNN.com:

    “Amos Elon, an Israeli essayist and author who examined his society’s flaws and myths, explored some of its greatest figures and became for many years its most renowned public intellectual, died Monday in Italy, where he had made his home since 2004. He was 84 [Note: Age corrected from NYTimes article].

    His wife, Beth, said the cause was leukemia.” Read the full story at CNN.com.

    Elon was also a correspondent on European and American affairs for Haaretz.  To read the story on Haaretz.com, click here.

  • NYC Sticker Shock

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 22, 2009 | 11:04 am

    One of my favorite things about New York is that the traffic cops don’t just ticket you, they humiliate you.

    The point of this neon-yellow sticker, I suppose, is that pedestrians and fellow drivers will see it, read it, and subsequently hate me. What’s worse is that these stickers can’t be removed - last time I got one on my car, it came off only after a violent rainstorm.

  • CA Election Results Early Analysis

    May 20, 2009 | 3:34 pm

    More election coverage later in the day…

    For our pre-election analysis by Raphael Sonenshein, click here.


    LA City Attorney
    Jack Weiss - NO
    Carmen Trutanich - YES

    L.A. City Council District 5
    Paul Koretz - 50.5% - TOO CLOSE TO CALL
    David Vahedi -  49.5% - TOO CLOSE TO... read on

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  • Jewish School In Lockdown After Rapper Shot at Beverly Center

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 19, 2009 | 4:38 pm

    Maimonides Academy went into lockdown for a short time on Monday afternoon after the rapper Dolla was shot and killed at the Beverly Center on La Cienega Boulevard, a block away from the school.

    Rabbi Karmi Gross, principal of the 500-student Orthodox preschool through eighth grade... read on

  • 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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