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Spontaneous Expansion

By Mike Levy

July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin

When Chabad decides to open new centers, Chabad opens new centers.

There are no planning committees and no market research divisions. Of the seven West Coast Chabad centers scheduled to... read full article

  • Scouting With Troop 613

    By Jolie Greiff

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A 40-something man sporting a tan Boy Scouts of America shirt and a black kippah raises his right hand and extends his index, middle and ring fingers high into the air.

    "OK, everybody remember how this goes?" he asks as a group of Scouts raise three fingers skyward. "Now form a...

  • Art of Summer

    By Beverly Gray

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Max and Jesse Glaser come from a home where the fine arts are highly valued. Their father, Sam Glaser, is a well-known Jewish musician, and as their mother, Marcia, says, "We have a lot of artistic muses in our family." But because Max and Jesse are being educated in Orthodox...

  • A Link to Hatred

    By Gustavo Arellano

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At first glance, La Voz de Aztlán (The Voice of Aztlán, www.aztlan.net ), a Chicano Web site based in Los Angeles, seems like any other minority-geared, politically progressive Web site. The site posts editorials and news reports on events relevant to the Los Angeles...

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  • JCC Board Approves Major Reform

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Leaders of the area's Jewish Community Centers proposed a series of reforms this week that they hope will reinvigorate center services and help the organization meet the demands of a far-flung and diverse Jewish population.

    The changes approved by the Jewish Community Centers of...

  • Assembly Yiddish

    By Tom Tugend

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    For the benefit of the 90 percent of Assembly-members who are not Jewish, and for other Yiddish-challenged lawmakers, Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) has published a 36-page booklet, appropriately titled "Yiddish for Assemblymembers."

    It contains a selection of words...

  • Age of Restoration

    By Gina Nahai

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I'm two hours late for a noon invitation, my eyes itching from the unfamiliar weight of mascara so early in the day, and as I drive through town I'm rehearsing the many excuses I think I'll have to offer my host. It's a Sunday in June, and I'm about to celebrate a cousin's high...

  • Literary Jewish Girls

    By Rahel Musleah

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Philip Roth, move over. You too, Saul Bellow. It's time to make room for a newer generation of American Jewish writers, many of whom are young women who have not even hit 30. Their debut novels on Jewish themes are earning large advances, garnering stellar reviews and reaching...

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