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Hung Jury

By Pini Herman

March 30, 2012 | 6:06 pm

Spending the last couple of weeks as Juror number 2 in the Foltz Criminal Court in downtown LA has renewed my perspective on less examined aspects of our society.  It also gave me the... read on

  • End to Number of Israeli Migrants Debate

    By Pini Herman

    March 19, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    Finally, computerization of population censuses and databases combined with learned estimation has produced the information that about 3% of the world’s population, 214 million people, have migrated across international borders.  One in four of the world’s Jews has migrated from... read on

  • Getting Over The Flu Demographically

    By Pini Herman

    March 14, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    I spent the weekend with two boys and myself having the flu.  Young feverish brows resisted chewable and other forms of Tylenol, but finally acquiesced.  My thoughts naturally turned to the demography of illness, that is, epidemiology.  I was wondering how many people were sharing... read on

  • Jewish Identity: Is Mitt Romney Dogged by Wealth?

    By Pini Herman

    March 2, 2012 | 10:40 am

    No, this is not about the story of Seamus, the Romney family Irish setter, riding in a carrier on his car roof for a 12-hour family trip.  Yes, its tza’ar ba’alei chayim, or preventing suffering to animals. Jewish values would rather the dog ride in the carrier rather than one of... read on

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Bruce Phillips is Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. He has conducted Jewish population...

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