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A Dangerous Beast

By Leonard Fein

August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

The rituals are familiar by now. The sudden bulletins; the footage of chaos and shock and devastation; the anxious wait for the casualty list; the statements of condemnation; the statements... read full article

  • Your Letters

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Solidarity Rally

    David Myers may be an accomplished professor of history, but his assessment of the present is open to question ("Rally Later," July 27). He disputes the need for solidarity, which he believes should be saved for times when Israel's "survival is in question,"...

  • A Time to Pay

    By Tom Hayden

    July 26, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    The largest Holocaust-era German insurance company has not paid a single claim to survivors. Meanwhile, the international commission created to resolve Holocaust claims disputes has spent $30 million on administrative costs, compared to $3 million distributed to elderly survivors....

  • High Anxiety

    By Rob Eshman

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There's nothing like a trip to Israel to remind you that as bad as things sometimes seem from afar, they can look even worse close-up.

    When you visit a popular tourist site and realize that there is not another visitor in the entire place -- not a single one -- the debacle becomes...

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  • Your Letters

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish-Arab Dialogue

    A uniquely significant Israeli-Palestinian dialogue was brought to Los Angeles by Americans for Peace Now just prior to The Jewish Journal's important cover story on local Jewish-Arab dialogue ("Stopped Talks," June 29). The participants, who also appeared...

  • To Go or Not to Go?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The controversy over the issue of visiting Israel this summer has come to affect four American Jews to whom I am particularly close: my wife and two children, and myself.

    My wife's brother lives on a kibbutz in the Negev, where he moved some 20 years ago. His middle daughter is...

  • Your Letters

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Chandler Boulevard

    The inaccuracies of your article on the Chandler busway ("Taking on the MTA," June 15), beginning with the biased cover headline "There Goes the Neighborhood," are distressing. The MTA clearly states that buses would go no more than 35 mph, the current speed...

  • The Big Win

    By Rob Eshman

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In a week that began with tragic news, there was one unalloyed cause for celebration: on Tuesday, Rabbi David H. Ellenson was named president of Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). This, as they say, is huge: for Ellenson, for Reform Jewry, for Los Angeles.

    ...

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