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Looking upon the flag

By Sammy Schatz, Tribe Contributor

November 7, 2008 | 4:56 pm

Sammy Schatz delivered this speech Sept. 28, when the Israeli flag was raised for the first time in front of the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard.

"Ure'item oto uzechartem."... read full article

  • Ashtrays and Diet Coke

    By Anjoum Fried Agrama, Tribe Contributor

    November 7, 2008 | 4:53 pm

    You did it even though we told you not to. That you would hurt too many people just to make yourself happy. We would miss you. And causing other people pain wasn't good. That you had to be patient. The medicine would eventually work. But you finally gave up paddling through life and...
  • An unexpected family in Netanya

    By Lauren Weintraub, Tribe Contributor

    October 10, 2008 | 3:33 pm

    During the summer before my senior year in high school, I wanted to get involved in a meaningful program that would change my life and the lives of others. After researching my options, I decided to volunteer at Bet Elazraki, an extraordinary foster home for children in Netanya,...
  • A lesson in listening

    By Ariel Cohen, Tribe Contributor

    October 10, 2008 | 3:26 pm

    It was a cold summer day in Northern California when I had the opportunity to participate in Project Homeless Connect, a one-day program that occurs three to six times a year to assist veterans and others. While this project has been implemented in many places across the United...
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  • Opening the Gates

    By Jacob Artson

    October 1, 2008 | 11:53 pm

    Jacob Artson, 16, gave the following speech last May at a conference in Los Angeles titled "Opening the Gates: Building Inclusive Congregations and Communities for Jews with Special Needs," where he shared the keynote address with his father, Rabbi Bradley Artson, dean of the Ziegler...
  • Honey cake, down on the farm

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    September 26, 2008 | 6:21 pm

    Off The Page

    It is fall 1943, and David Nathan knows life has changed since the Nazis have taken over the streets of his beloved city of Copenhagen (that’s in Denmark):

    Everyone is keeping secrets; David’s older sister, Rachel, sometimes doesn’t come home; and people are waiting...

  • Cambodia’s killing fields revisited

    By Phillip Nazarian, Tribe Contributor

    September 3, 2008 | 11:07 pm

    I can vividly remember the first time I visited the Museum of Tolerance, in seventh grade. Not personally knowing anyone who had survived the Holocaust, I had been shielded from the grisly details of World War II. Simon Wiesenthal's museum showed how horrible the Holocaust actually...
  • Staying empathetic is a challenge during the race for college

    By Laura Donney, Tribe Contributor

    September 3, 2008 | 10:56 pm

    I believe myself to be a compassionate person. I say this, of course, with an immense amount of supporting evidence. You know in Westerns, when the cowboys battle it out on the frontier, riding their horses? Well, when a man gets shot and both he and his horse tumble to the ground, I...

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