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Ethics and Ironies

By Rabbi Avi Shafran

November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

At least Ann Landers admitted when she was wrong.

And while she may have used a pseudonym, Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer claimed only to offer one woman's point of view -- no more, no... read full article

  • The Lure of Extremism

    By David A. Lehrer

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As these words are written, Irv Rubin, the national chairman of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) lies in a coma, the apparent victim of self-inflicted wounds.

    Having known Irv and the activities of the local JDL for over a quarter-century, it is an appropriate time to reflect on what...

  • A Jewish World Without Denominations

    By Michael Berenbaum

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A new president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) was inaugurated in a moving ceremony held Oct. 13 in the ornate Plum Street Temple in downtown Cincinnati. Rabbi David Ellenson, a native of Newport News, Va., and a long-time resident of Los Angeles,...

  • It’s Not the Economy, Stupid

    By Dick Morris

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Republicans ran on terrorism and the Democrats ran on the economy. The Republicans won.

    This election result -- beyond a tribute to Bush's courage in risking his reputation by campaigning hard for his men and women -- is the latest illustration of a trend throughout the world....

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  • We Have Mountains to Melt

    By Sen. Paul Wellstone

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Below is an excerpt from a speech delivered by the late Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) at the Shadow Convention in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 1999. Wellstone, his wife, daughter, three campaign aides and two pilots were killed in a plane crash Oct. 25, see story, p. 18.

    I was, this past...

  • Invest in Your Community

    By Michael J. Kaminsky

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It has been one year since a financial crisis engulfed the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA). In response to this crisis, JCCGLA was forced to close facilities, cut services and lay off scores of staff. Programs that served more than 1,000 people were...

  • Loss for Jews if Secession Wins

    By Jack Weiss

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The question has been posed to me frequently over the past several months: Is Valley secession "good for the Jews?"

    Truthfully, it's a difficult question to answer. Other current matters are easier to address. Is President Bush good for the Jews? Prime Minister Ariel Sharon certainly...

  • College Ad Misses the Point

    By Susannah Heschel

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As a historian of Jewish-Christian relations in Germany, and as a professor who has taught at several German universities, hostility toward Jews and Judaism in university settings is certainly nothing new to me.

    Yet the recent New York Times ad condemning anti-Semitism at American...

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