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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... read full article

  • 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...

  • Taking on the MTA

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine a sunny Saturday afternoon. Families walking home from shul along quiet streets cross a well-worn thoroughfare, once the site of a rail system running through the neighborhood like a gentle stream, now transformed into a freeway for high-speed buses. The light changes and the...

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  • Jewish, Republican and Proud

    By Mike Levy

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Aiming for a more potent voice in local politics, Los Angeles Jewish Republicans met with state party leaders last week to forge closer ties.

    As President Bush made his rounds through the state, GOP leaders were seeking to make the "Left Coast" a more comfortable place for...

  • The Big Win

    By Rob Eshman

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In a week that began with tragic news, there was one unalloyed cause for celebration: on Tuesday, Rabbi David H. Ellenson was named president of Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). This, as they say, is huge: for Ellenson, for Reform Jewry, for Los Angeles.

    ...

  • A City of No Rules

    By Joel Kotkin

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    This week's stunning election results marked not so much the end of political regime, but the beginning of a new one. After decades of politics dominated by racial and ideological coalitions, the city's new politics reflect a growing diversity not only between groups but among them.

    ...

  • Pushing for the Jewish Vote

    By Mike Levy

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa have to secure every vote they can in order to win the mayoral election on June 5. The Jewish vote, which in recent years has played a significant role in supporting the victor, may very well be one of the factors to swing this race.

    But which way...

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