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Thai Tikvah

By Tom Tugend

May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

While that may sound like an old Jewish joke, it's an arrangement that well suits a community which feels at home in this overwhelmingly Buddhist nation but keeps a low profile.

The three... read full article

  • Achre 5757

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    A couple with whom I'm close had their first child, so I ran to the bookstore to get them our favorite book on child care. I had forgotten the exact title (it was always "the baby book") and the author's name, so I thought I'd just scan the shelf until it turned up. Shelf? Try...
  • Palestinian Angst

    By Eric Silver

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Despite its propaganda success in the United Nations General Assembly, where 134 countries last weekend denounced Israeli construction on the disputed Har Homa site in East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority is in despair over the stagnant peace process.

    Despite the fact that the...

  • LettersPeace Now

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Rob Eshman caught the mood of frustration and concern that was evident at Jerry Bubis' home at a recent meeting of our local Peace Now leadership. This concern is born of the destructive strategies and tactics of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. With the change in election laws it...
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  • Filing His Claim

    By Rob Eshman

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    A payment slip from 1927, part of the documentary evidence to support Freddy Jackson's claim.
    Sitting in the Fairfax Avenue deli where he worked for four decades of his life, Freddy Jackson reflects on his chances of getting the millions of dollars due him.

    "A lot of people don't...

  • f.y.i. / local report Good Hearts

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Steven S. Cohen was a hard-working businessman, a good friend and the father of two young girls, ages 2 and 5, when he suffered a massive heart attack during a game of weekend basketball and died. He was 35.

    His friends channeled their shock and grief into helping to discover how and...

  • Westward Expansion

    By Ruth Stroud

    March 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Top, Students from Sinai Temple scatter soil fromIsrael on the ground in Simi Valley; below, Rabbi Zvi Dershowitz ofSinai Temple with Isabel Mandel, Cantor Meir Finkelstein and MiloMandell carrying the Torah. Photos by Russ Alben

     

    It could have been a wedding or a barmitzvah: A lively...

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