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  • A New Hope

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Janet's nightmare began when her 14-year-old daughter, Susan, began to earn failing grades, use drugs and exhibit the first violent signs of emerging bipolar disorder.

    By age 16, she had threatened her mother with a knife, carved "I'm ugly" in two-inch-high letters on her leg and slit...

  • For the Children

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "What do we want?" asked the speaker.
    "Common sense gun laws!" came the response.
    "When do we want them?"
    "NOW!" roared the crowd.
    Combining the high spirits of a pep rally with the solemnity of a memorial service, some 2,500 people massedSunday morning in front of the Federal Building...

  • New Leadership

    By Tom Tugend

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Gary J. Schiller is an associate professor at UCLA, so perhaps it is not surprising that the new chairman of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust puts education and research at the top of his agenda.Schiller's accession also marks a generational change. The son of a...

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  • Alive and Well

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Aaron Paley, Los Angeles' impresario of Yiddish, finds his job is easier these days. He no longer has to work quite so hard to prove that Yiddish is not dead."Two years ago, it was like pulling teeth to convince people why Yiddish language and culture is important," says the director...

  • Terror, Again

    By J.J. Goldberg

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Nothing much happened in Los Angeles last week to mark it as a special week in Jewish history. Ditto for Chicago and Sacramento, Calif.

    No, it was pretty much a normal week in all three cities. Kids read their bar and bat mitzvah portions. A few couples got married. Folks gathered,...

  • A Joyful Noise

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The future of American Jewish music - which has an awful lot in common with its past and present - was spread out in all its diversity on May 2, when the American Jewish Music Festival returned to Los Angeles after a three-year absence. Delighting an overflow crowd of more than...

  • Opposing Gun Violence

    By Tom Tugend

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On Mother's Day, May 14, they'll be rallying in Washington, Los Angeles and 38 other cities across the nation to demand concrete action against the gun violence that scars the face of America like a festering wound.

    In the ranks of the Million Mom March will be mothers, "honorary"...

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