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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

By Michael Aushenker

July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

Rabbi Abner Weiss bid colleagues and friends farewell at a party in his honor at the Board of Rabbis last month.

Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark, interim leader of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, had a few words to say about his ex-colleague: "The man is courageous with respect to what he believes... read full article

  • Making a Difference

    By David Evanier

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There was a time, I realize now, when I doubted that one individual could make a difference; that is, a real difference in the lives of others. It was the system, the institutions, the economy, I told myself and others; it was social forces, wars, history itself that affected our...

  • Challenging Evil

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It was the case of David Irving vs. Deborah Lipstadt. Or, as the British docket officially labled it, "David Irving v. Penguin Books and Another."

    With a firsthand perspective and ample touches of wit and humor, Deborah Lipstadt delineated her experience as the subject of a vicious...

  • Community Briefs

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    From the "Who Knew?" department comes this interesting tidbit: Lashon hara has a staunch opponent and Judaism an enthusiastic fan in, of all people, the pop musician known as Beck.

    In a special music insert of last week's LA Weekly, the pioneering Grammy-winning post-modernist - best...

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  • Community Briefs

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Shimon Paskow, 68, let down his guard the other day and began to reel off a few of the jokes he had told at his retirement dinner on Sun., June 25, honoring his 31 years of service at Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks.

    One goes like this: "You've heard the saying 'Old soldiers...

  • To Live and Try in L.A.

    By Rob Eshman

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    To be a Jew and a cop is not that unusual, especially in L.A. There are dozens of Jews in the Los Angeles Police Department; in fact, the city's first chief of police, in 1872, was Emil Harris, a Polish-Jewish refugee.

    They join the force for the same reasons others do - to catch the...

  • The Jewish Cop

    By David Evanier

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    3:45 a.m. I am walking down a very dark, silent alleyway in Oakwood, a two-square-mile, mostly low-income community in Venice, behind police officer Robert Eisenhart. A 16-year-old boy, a member of the Venice Shoreline Crips gang, has been shot in the shoulder and in the middle of...

  • Community Briefs

    By Mike Levy

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Every Angeleno tired of platitudes about unity and togetherness should have been there. On Tuesday, June 6, in a Buddhist Friendship Center, students of Rabbi Michael Ozair and Sufi spiritual leader Sheikh Abdoulaye Dieye joined together at an event intended to begin the process, as...

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