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  • Frank McCourt, Let Our People Eat

    By Steve Getzug

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Consider the hot dog.

    For some of us, it's nature's perfect processed food -- with bun or plain, grilled or steamed, sliced up and cooked with beans or lathered with spicy brown mustard, sweet onions and pickle relish. But always enjoyed best at the ballpark -- especially at Dodger...

  • Danger in Not Knowing Our Story

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Claire Luce Booth, the wife of the owner of Luce Publications, reported a frank conversation with a Jewish friend. Booth said, "I must admit being positively bored by all this talk of the Holocaust and its constant repetition of Jewish suffering." The Jewish friend replied, "I know...

  • We Must Work to Free Today’s Slaves

    By Charles Jacobs

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last week, I stood on stage at Milken Community High School with an escaped Sudanese slave, Francis Bok. We had come out to Los Angeles from Boston to thank the school's students for their help in our abolitionist campaign and their continued commitment to make a difference.

    Francis...

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  • Freedom Is at Root of Mideast Peace

    By Rep. Howard Berman

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I'm fond of saying my identity as a Jew formed well before my identity as a Democrat. And I have always believed that a significant part of my mission and role in Congress is to weigh in and provide leadership on issues of critical concern to the Jewish community here and in Israel....

  • Money Buys Control

    By Bill Boyarsky

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The angry man in the back of the room at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana was shaking his fist and calling us crooks.

    I made a big mistake -- eye contact. With me in his range, he raised his hand, and I think his middle finger, and yelled, "You!" Being a city ethics...

  • The Drawbacks of the Proposed Pullback

    By Dr. Nadav Morag

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The targeted killing of Hamas founder Ahmad Yassin and the "open season" that Israel has declared against Hamas leaders and those of other Palestinian terrorist organizations must be viewed as part of a larger Israeli policy designed to achieve a number of objectives.

    One of the...

  • 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...

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