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  • Shooting at North Hollywood synagogue

    JTA

    October 29, 2009 | 12:00 pm

    Two people were shot in the legs at a synagogue in North Hollywood, Calif.

    Los Angeles Police said an African-American man with a handgun entered the Adat Yeshurun synagogue at approximately 6:20 a.m. Thursday, according to media reports.

    A man was detained near the facility, but a...

  • Jay Sanderson Named New Federation President

    By Rob Eshman

    September 16, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has named as its next president Jay Sanderson, CEO and executive producer of Jewish Television Network (JTN), a nonprofit producer and distributor of Jewish-themed television programming.

    Sanderson, 52, replaces John Fishel, who served 17...

  • Astronaut Ilan Ramon’s son dies in IAF crash

    Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    September 13, 2009 | 6:48 pm

    The son of the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon was killed in the crash of an Israeli Air Force fighter plane.

    Capt. Assaf Ramon, 20, died Sunday while flying the F-16 aircraft as part of advanced training. He had completed the training course for pilots with honors in June,...

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  • Local Jewish cemetery accused of desecrating remains

    CNN.com

    September 12, 2009 | 12:31 am

    From CNN.com:

    One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the Los Angeles, California, area has been accused of desecrating the remains of those buried there, according to a lawsuit.
    The cemetery holds the remains of celebrities such as Groucho Marx and Lenny Bruce.

    The suit, filed...

  • ‘Massive’ ancient wall uncovered in Jerusalem [VIDEO]

    CNN.com

    September 4, 2009 | 9:21 pm

    From CNN.com:

    An archaeological dig in Jerusalem has turned up a 3,700-year-old wall that is the largest and oldest of its kind found in the region, experts say.

    Standing 8 meters (26 feet) high, the wall of huge cut stones is a marvel to archaeologists.

    Read the full story at CNN.com.

  • Disc jockey DJ AM dies

    August 29, 2009 | 6:34 am

    CNN.com: Nearly a year after surviving a plane crash in South Carolina, disc jockey Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein was found dead in his New York apartment Friday afternoon, his publicist said. He was 36.

    “The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear,” his publicist, Jenni Weinman, said in a statement confirming the performer’s death. “Out of respect for his family and loved ones, please respect their privacy at this time.”

    Read the full story at CNN.com.

  • Ted Kennedy Dead at 77

    HAARETZ.com

    August 26, 2009 | 4:48 am

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    U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a major figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America’s most fabled political families after two older brothers were assassinated, died late on Tuesday at age 77.

    “Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father,...

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