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April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

Palestinian Journalist Critical of Arafat to Speak Here

"Arafat is a powerful symbol. But today it's very difficult to say that he has control over what's happening on the ground."

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  • Community Briefs

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Opera Collaboration Continues to 2005

    The New Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv and the Los Angeles Opera will extend their ongoing collaboration with a production of Camille Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila" during the 2005 season.

    Academy Award-winning film director William Friedkin...

  • Yom HaShoah’s Uncertain Future

    By Julie G Fax

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Will lighting six candles and reciting "Kaddish" rouse the emotions and intellect of generations of Jews who never met a Holocaust survivor?

    Within the next 40 years or so, most Holocaust survivors will no longer be alive, making this question less theoretical. Before that happens,...

  • When Should Holocaust Day Be?

    By Joe Berkofsky

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At a small, suburban New Jersey synagogue next week, a pair of Holocaust survivors will pray, bar mitzvah children will recite the poem, "Butterfly," by a teenage death camp inmate and a choir will sing the "El Maleh Rachamim" blessing of God's compassion.

    Jeff Marder, a keyboardist...

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  • Community Briefs

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Center Launches Appeal on 12 Jews Missing in Iran

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center is asking concerned people around the world to join in a Passover appeal for 12 Jews missing in Iran, some up to 10 years.

    Eleven of the men, ranging in age from 15 to 57 at the time of their...

  • Big Brother Lurks in Higher Education Bill

    By J. Shawn Landres

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In recent weeks, a number of major Jewish organizations -- the American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) American Israel Public Affairs Committee and others -- have announced their support for congressional passage of H.R. 3077, the International Studies in...

  • Bush or Kerry?

    By Joel Kotkin

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    America's Jews face a difficult choice in this year's election. For many, the Bush administration symbolizes the kind of yahoo Republicanism -- shaped by evangelical Christianity and the South -- that grates on the sensibilities of a highly urbanized and socially liberal community.

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  • Community Briefs

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Hollywood Welcomes Israel Foreign Minister

    Israel Foreign Affairs Minister Silvan Shalom met with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a bevy of high-powered Hollywood stars, an achievement granted few foreign dignitaries, during a three-day visit to Los Angeles.

    During the 45-minute...

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