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  • Studying abroad in Israel: Safe and life-changing

    August 6, 2014 | 2:26 pm

    When Ariel Brotman studied abroad in Israel two years ago, her most memorable lessons didn’t take place in the classroom.  

    Brotman, who graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, this spring, attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem from September 2012 to January...

  • Obama in second inaugural speaks of a united America, U.S. involvement abroad

    January 21, 2013 | 10:18 am

    President Obama in his second inaugural address spoke of U.S. involvement throughout the world and Americans working together at home.

    Obama was sworn in publicly for his second term at 11:50 a.m. Monday by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Some 800,000 people reportedly...

  • The Rough Guide

    By Rob Eshman

    July 19, 2011 | 5:48 pm

    In Barcelona’s Old City, there’s a narrow street off the well-trod tourist path that leads to what was once the Jewish quarter. In 1391, 100 years before the official start of the Inquisition, Barcelona massacred many and expelled the rest of its Jews, who historians say made up...

  • A ‘Promise’ to Help Jews Overseas

    By Rachel Pomerance

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A 100-year-old Jewish woman, whose closest relatives are dead, lives in a one-room walk-up apartment in the former Soviet republic of Moldova that she hasn't walked out of in four years.

    The thought of Klara Kogan, who exists on a paltry government pension, haunts Steven Schwager,...

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  • Paredes Found

    By Tom Tugend

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Without much fear of contradiction, Mark Paredes observes, "I think I'm the only biracial Mormon representing the state of Israel abroad."

    Paredes, a personable bachelor in his early 30s, appointed earlier this year as press attaché at the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles,...

  • Passover In Bolivia

    By Shana Tabak

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I found myself at a seder in Cochabamba, Bolivia on a cool spring evening during Passover 1999. At the time I was spending a semester abroad as part of my major in international studies at Macalester College.

    On a daily basis in Bolivia, I experienced most situations from the...

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