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  • Love, Israeli Style

    By Amy Klein

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Have you ever been in love? Really in love, I mean, the warts-and-all kind that lasts beyond initial infatuation, the kind that lifts your heart nearly all the time, despite everything.

    For me, at age 18, I think it was more like an arranged marriage than love at first sight. When I...

  • A Code of Civility in Jewish Public Discourse

    By David N. Myers

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    One of the most distressing aspects of the recent Middle East conflagration has been the retreat of both sides -- Israelis and Palestinians, as well as their supporters -- behind towering rhetorical walls.

    This retreat evokes the verbal wars of the 1970s, when Israel meant racist...

  • A Nuclear Iran: Still the Greatest Threat

    By Rep. Jane Harman

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    President Bush has just completed a historic series of meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    In Moscow, and a few days later in Italy, they signed accords to reduce each nation's nuclear stockpiles and increase Russian cooperation with NATO. Much was accomplished, but a...

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  • Insider, Outsider

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I check in periodically with David Tokofsky, who has represented the Eastside on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) since 1995, just to find out how long it takes to stop being considered an outsider.

    For a Jewish boy on the Eastside, the answer is: more than two terms....

  • When Jay Became Yaacov

    By Bob Andrews

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I first met Jay in the early '60s. I was in the fourth grade, and he, a smart, funny Jewish kid, was bumped up to my class by skipping a grade.

    We hit it off immediately, and became good friends. Together with our friend, Eddie, we formed a club -- "Rat Finks Anonymous" -- complete...

  • Watching Elie

    By Mojdeh Sionit

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I have been here less than two months, from Iran by way of Washington, D.C., and my very first days in Los Angeles are strange and lonely.

    I gravitate toward a nearby public library. In a strange city, it is water in the wilderness. I glance around, and spot something familiar, not...

  • Banners Unfurled

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Generals, it is said, are always preparing to fight the last war, and so it also may be for American Jews.

    Middle East terror and Palestinian suicide bombings have roused us to action. The torpor is receding. Except, we can't quite agree on which last war we expect to be fighting:...

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