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Making History

By Orit Arfa

May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

Only eight men and women stepped up to the podium in front of the ark at Valley Beth Shalom on Monday to receive their smicha (rabbinical ordination) from the University of Judaism's Ziegler... read full article
  • Payback Time

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 13, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, on a swing through upstate New York last week while trying out a bid for the U.S. Senate, asked a crowd of women if they had trouble feeling good about the level of child care their children received. Jewish women could not in truth raise their hands at her...
  • The Changing Face of Fairfax High

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 13, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Sitting shiva for public high schools has recently become a national pastime. In the wake of Littleton, schools are alternately pitied and blamed as the breeding ground for a generation of violent and disenfranchised youth.

    Now comes Fairfax High School's 75th anniversary to remind us...

  • 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...
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  • 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...

  • ‘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...

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