Jewish Journal

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... read full article

  • Survivors Get Short-Shrift

    By Tom Tugend

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has sharply criticized a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles last week, which accuses the international commission charged with settling Holocaust-era insurance disputes of spending more than 10 times as much on administrative expenses than has been paid to...

  • Unity Holiday

    By Rabbi Avi Shafran

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Shavuot, one of the trio of Jewish pilgrimage festivals that includes Passover and Sukkot, tends to get short shrift from most American Jews. Coming mere weeks after the Passover seders, perhaps the first-fruits festival simply finds many folks holidayed out. Or maybe it's because...

  • Rabbi Geller Honored

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In front of the temple office's fridge, Rabbi Laura Geller grunts "oy" as she stoops to get something out. "That's how you know you're getting old, you know," the receptionist teases the rabbi, "when you say 'oy' when you bend down."

    But at 51, there is nothing remotely old about...

  • Making the List

    By Rob Eshman

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The May 21 issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal features the paper's annual list of "The 50 Wealthiest Angelenos." More than half the people listed, in fact, close to 60 percent, are Jewish. In a county where Jews number about 520,000, or just 5 percent out of a population of 10...

  • Community Briefs

    May 24, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    Emergency Response

    Like many other people waking up every day and feeling somewhat anguished by what I was reading in the paper and hearing on the news about Israel, I was looking for something concrete to do to be helpful,. says Howard Levkowitz, a partner at an investment...

  • A Safe Spot

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    For the child whose parent has been diagnosed with cancer, each day becomes fraught with uncertainty -- will Mom or Dad be there today when I get home from school, or back in the hospital? Will Dad be too sick to come to my softball game? Why does Mom have to take that medicine that...

  • Learning From Cancer

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    This week's cancer phone calls:

    Susan, my wife's best friend, age 47 -- husband, two children 9 and 12 -- stomach cancer, chemo, husband really scared. As she helps Susan choose a wig, my wife remembers her own cancer. She is really scared, too.

    Julie, age 40 -- husband, two...

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