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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

  • Greeks Condemn Crete Synagogue Arson Attack

    By Rob Eshman

    January 10, 2010 | 11:43 pm

    Two major Greek-American groups this week expressed outrage over a recent arson attempt against the historic Hania synagogue, in Crete’s eponymous port city, with the first condemnation issued in Chicago on Thursday by the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) / USA Region... read on

  • U.S.-Israel flap after LA meeting

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 7, 2010 | 1:47 pm

    The U.S. and Israeli governments scrambled this week to defuse a report potentially damaging to already nervous relations between the two countries.

    At the center of the flurry of statements was Jacob Dayan, Israel’s consul general in Los Angeles, and President Obama’s chief of... read on

  • Too Many Jewish Organizations?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 6, 2010 | 7:16 pm

    A common Jewish communal gripe is that there are too many organizations out raising money to do the same things.  There’s no quicker way to get a rise out of donors or activists than to ask why we need to fund and run an alphabet soup of Jewish defense organizations: the ADL, AJC,... read on

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