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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... read full article

  • 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...

  • Furrow Sentenced

    By Tom Tugend

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Buford O. Furrow Jr. was sentenced Monday to life in federal prison in an intensely emotional court hearing, during which relatives of a slain postal worker and of five persons wounded in a shooting spree at a Jewish center angrily confronted the self-avowed white supremacist.


  • Who Speaks for the Jews?

    By Tom Tugend

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Let's talk about this topic !

    In the eyes of television, radio and print editors and reporters, who speaks for the Los Angeles Jewish community? To find out, The Jewish Journal asked 17 media professionals covering the Southland, "If a story with a Jewish or Israeli angle came...

  • Mightier Than the Sword

    By Beverly Gray

    December 21, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    In southern Sudan, a quiet holocaust is now underway. Since 1983, millions of Dinka and Nuba tribespeople have been massacred, tortured and enslaved by their Muslim neighbors. While much of the world averts its eyes, a small interfaith coalition is working tirelessly to save those...

  • Legacy of a Quiet Giant

    By David Evanier

    December 21, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Black and Jewish legislators, colleagues and friends of Rep. Julian C. Dixon, who died on Dec. 8 at the age of 66, spoke to The Journal this week about a man they regarded as a bridge-builder -- a quiet and unassuming but highly gifted and dedicated champion of civil rights and...

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