Jewish Journal

Job of Infinite Horror

By Naomi Pfefferman

April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Because words are inadequate todescribe the horror, Dario Gabbai leafs through a book of drawings to illustrate how he and other sonderkommandos fed the crematoria at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

He... read full article

  • ‘B.C.’ Not P.C.?

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Are Johnny Hart's views on religion as prehistoric as his comic-strip characters? And should the cartoonist introduce religious themes into his work? These are some looming questions based on the questionable taste of last Sunday's installment of "B.C.," Hart's daily caveman gag...

  • Keeping the Flame Alive

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Gary Schiller, chairman of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, believes that the future of intelligent, dignified Holocaust scholarship lies not in the hands of the Jewish community, but beyond it.

    "Young people give me hope," said Schiller, associate professor of medicine...

  • How Jewish Voters Still Count

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    You really did read it here first: That the Los Angeles mayoral primary, with six formidable contenders, would come down to a June 5 mayoral face-off between the Eastside kid, former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa, and the son of liberal Los Angeles, James Kenneth Hahn, was...

  • Community Briefs

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Online Hagaddah

    Well, that didn't take long. Add to the fast-growing list of items available online the traditional seder liturgy. The Men's Club of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino has posted the complete text of the hagaddah online: www.vbs.org. Click on it and you can read,...

  • One on One With Kathleen Connell

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    State Controller Kathleen Connell comes to the race for mayor with a bit of a reputation as an ice queen. Debating her opponents, she is long on specifics and short on most of the kinds of schmaltz the other candidates like to interject into the mix. With piercing eyes,...

  • Voices of the Community

    By Tom Tugend

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Justice has been served. Mr. Furrow has confessed to his crimes, the life sentence insures that he will never threaten anyone again, and a clear and unambiguous message has been sent that the commission of hate crimes will result in conviction and a severe penalty." -- David A....

  • People of the Book

    By Judy Gruen

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Just try to sidle your way to the counter at the 613 Mitzvah Store on Pico Boulevard to pay for your purchases. You'll have to be patient and agile, since the 1,300-square-foot store is neatly jammed from floor to ceiling with all manner of Judaica: kiddush cups, havdalah trays, a...

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