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  • Federation mobilizes in wake of shooting

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 29, 2009 | 3:13 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and its agencies mobilized early Thursday morning to both alert and calm the Jewish community in the wake of the shooting of two congregants in the parking lot of Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic Synagogue.

    “The Jewish Family Service has... read on

  • Col. Richard Kemp Testified at U.N. on Gaza [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 28, 2009 | 6:27 pm

    What the world didn’t see: the Oral Statement delivered by Colonel Richard Kemp to the UN Human Rights Council 12th Special Session, 16 October 2009, during the debate on the Goldstone Report [VIDEO FOLLOWS]

    Thank you, Mr. President.

    I am the former commander of the British forces... read on

  • LA Unity Mission

    By Rob Eshman

    October 28, 2009 | 4:26 pm

    Pics are coming in of the first- ever   joint mission of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis to Israel. The group of 16 rabbis left Monday and is now winding up a whirlwind 3 day trip through Israel. 

    The mission was the brainchild of Los Angeles Consul General Jacob Dayan,... read on

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  • Patti Stanger and Rabbi Shmuley Go at It Again

    By Orit Arfa

    October 28, 2009 | 4:01 pm

    Star of Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” and yenta to the rich man, Patti Stanger, was just about to walk onto the bimah of Stephen S. Wise Temple to debate author Rabbi Shmuley Boteach when I approached her.  It was to be their second public debate on the topic of love and... read on

  • Mel Levine: Obama “Well Understands”

    By Rob Eshman

    October 27, 2009 | 8:18 pm

    Following is the draft of the speech former congressman Mel Levine (D-CA) delivered Oct. 28, 2009 at the first convention of the pro-Israel lobbying group J-Street in Washington, D.C.

    Let me begin with a candid personal statement and an acknowledgement of my own point of view, or... read on

  • Obama’s Big Jewish Speech

    By Rob Eshman

    October 23, 2009 | 1:33 pm

    The White House announced that President Barack Obama will attend the largest gathering of North American Jewish community leaders.

    Obama will address the 2009 General Assembly (GA) of the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington, D.C. on Monday morning, November 9.
     ... read on

  • Jewish Blog-Con: The Happy Olim

    By Orit Arfa

    October 21, 2009 | 6:14 pm

    Last I spoke with Jolene Ilkay and Micky Jolles in September as part of this blog series, they were on the El Al charter flight of Nefesh B’Nefesh, above the Atlantic, literally on their ascent to Israel.

    But in Israel, life doesn’t really begin until “after the chagim”... read on

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