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  • A Soaring Exchange Rate

    By Beverly Gray

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    There were cheers and happy tears at Los Angeles International Airport when the first contingent of Milken Community High School students returned from a three-month stay in Tel Aviv. The 13 students, all 10th-graders, attended classes at Milken's sister school, Tichon Hadash, while...
  • As Good as It Gets

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The leafy tranquillity of Princeton University received a rude jolt last week, when the campus newspaper disclosed something that administrators had been whispering about for years: Jewish enrollment at the prestigious Ivy League college is in free fall.

    The numbers are unmistakable....

  • ‘Hatred Is a ‘Process’

    By Rabbi Marvin Hier

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The tragedy that has engulfed Littleton, Colorado, is in fact a wakeup call for America -- too many of our schools have become killing fields. The question is whether we have gotten the message, and what our response should be.

    Undoubtedly, over the next few days and weeks, a...

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  • ‘Littleton Didn’t Just ‘Happen Overnight’

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In the wake of the Littleton shooting tragedy, a nation of finger-pointers has rounded up the usual suspects: media violence, guns, video games, the Internet. But for Jonathan Kellerman, this laundry list -- inevitably brought out in the wake of such violence -- omits one major...
  • ‘No Irony but Only Tragedy’

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Dylan Klebold, one of the two Colorado teen-agers who carried out a mass murder at a suburban Denver high school on Hitler's birthday, was descended through his mother from a prominent Jewish family in Ohio.

    The Klebold family attended a Lutheran church in Littleton, the Denver suburb...

  • Voting for Education

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The community colleges, like the rest of the state's once-stellar educational complex, have been ignored for some 20 years, which is why Tuesday's Los Angeles election deserves our attention.

    Under a series of Republican governors operating during leaner times, the nine campuses that...

  • Teachers and Technology

    By Rebecca Kuzins

    February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    A parent in North Hollywood is appalled by what passes for religious-school education: His child has a terrible teacher. A parent in Brentwood is ecstatic: Her child's current teacher is outstanding. Marcy Goldberg, director of education at Temple Aliyah of Woodland Hills, sums up...

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