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Defining Family

By Yehuda Lev

November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

A few months ago, in these pages, I described a brief visit to Los Angeles to attend the wedding of my daughter, Dafna, 42, and

her fiancé, Scott, 36 ("Father of the Bride," July 11). It... read full article

  • Attacks Bolster Turks’ Will to Fight Evil

    By Engin Ansay

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Following the dastardly attacks in Istanbul targeting Turkish Jews in two synagogues on Nov. 15 that left 25 innocent people dead and several hundred Turkish Jews and Muslims severely injured (see Cover Story, p. 18), I was asked what this all means for Turkey.

    It means sadness and...

  • Educating Riordan

    By Jill Stewart

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's choice of former Mayor Richard Riordan for state education secretary has education experts worried that despite his reputation as a pro-skills, pro-reform guy, Riordan's not all he's cracked up to be. These experts see Riordan as the power broker who...

  • No Jewish Child Left Behind

    By George D. Hanus

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Amid the troubling statistics of the 2000 National Jewish Population Survey, there is one genuinely positive trend. The percentage of children in Jewish day schools is the highest it's ever been. Twenty-nine percent of Jewish children today have attended a day school at some point.

    ...

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  • Democratic Races Poses Hard Choices

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish voters are an important constituency in national elections, concentrated in such electoral vote-rich states as California, New York, Florida and Illinois. However, they are even more important in the struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination, comprising an important...

  • Geneva Peace Plan a Win for Arafat

    By Arthur Cohn

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Yasser Arafat is the one who gains the most from the Geneva understandings. The State of Israel is the prime loser.

    During the past months, and especially after the acceptance of President Bush's "road map" to peace, Arafat was urged finally to take concrete and serious steps...

  • How Jews, Christians See Gibson’s Film

    By Dennis Prager

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Early this past summer, Mel Gibson invited me to see "The Passion," his film on the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. The invitation was significant in that I was the first practicing Jew and active member of the American Jewish community to be invited.

    He did so because he believed,...

  • Opinions Conflict on Ending Life Support

    By Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Florida case of a woman on life support for 13 years has put issues of how we die and when and how doctors and others should intervene on the front page. Whatever the courts say about that case, however, will only apply to federal and Florida law.

    What would Jewish law say about...

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