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  • Community Briefs

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Workers Owe Win to Bet Tzedek

    Bet Tzedek has won a significant victory for low-paid Latino and Asian garment workers, successors to the Jewish immigrants who labored in sweatshops a century ago. The settlement, reached by the free legal counseling service, is somewhat technical,...

  • Animal Activists Gone Wild

    By David Finnigan

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Holding up grisly posters that juxtaposed images of Holocaust victims next to animals in slaughterhouses, animal rights activists demonstrated Tuesday in front of the Museum of Tolerance.

    While only 10 protesters attended the demonstration, which was staged by the People for the...

  • Present-Day Apathy Not Always Case

    By Michal Lemberger

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Triangle: The Fire That Changed America," by David Von Drehle (Atlantic Monthly Press, $26)

    We live in cynical times. For years, young people have felt disengaged from the political process. Knowledge of governmental figures and the workings of law seem more tenuous among college...

  • Silence on Tolerance Issue Stirs Concern

    By James D. Besser

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders were uncharacteristically silent last week as Islamic groups raged against a Department of Defense decision to allow a notorious Islam basher to deliver a Good Friday sermon at the Pentagon.

    Part of that silence was an accident of timing: the controversy erupted at...

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  • Crisis Manager

    By Marc Ballon

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On March 11, Paul S. Nussbaum trudged down the driveway in his bathrobe, picked up the Los Angeles Times and headed back into his house -- part of his early morning routine. Moments later his wife handed him a fruit protein shake, he cracked open the paper and pulled out the business...

  • Songs of Power

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On a December day in 1993, an anxious Lee Hirsch sat on a 747 bound for riot-torn South Africa with $600 and a small video camera.

    The 20-year-old filmmaker didn't know a soul in Johannesburg, but he had two telephone numbers and a mission: To make a documentary about the protest...

  • The Need for Campus Activism

    By Roz Rothstein

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The level of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments on our campuses has been hotly debated in recent months. Some see an alarming surge of pro-Palestinian prejudices that drown out and intimidate supporters of Israel -- and too often cross the line into anti-Semitism....

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday

    Puppets, paupers, pirates and poets -- especially poets -- are invited to the Workmen's Circle tonight for Slam Shirim, a competitive performance poetry event for the Jewish community. Anyone can sign up to perform, judges are chosen randomly from the audience and the rest...

  • Haves and Have-Nots

    By E. Scott Menter

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On a beautiful Sunday morning last spring, thousands of Israel supporters lined Wilshire Boulevard to wave banners, sing, chant and let the world know that the Jewish State isn't alone. One of a handful to make the jaunt up the 405 from Orange County, I spoke with a friend who had...

  • IDF Refuseniks

    By Helen Schary Motro

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Among the more than 60,000 people demonstrating for peace May 11 in Tel-Aviv, was a 44-year-old Israeli who has served two jail terms for refusing to do military service in the occupied territories.

    It was Yuval Lotam's first time in many years at a rally. "I always mean to go, but...

  • Community Briefs

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Action Israel Comes to L.A.

    On Sunday, Feb. 24, student activists will gather from colleges all over Southern California for Action Israel, a conference held in response to the increasing concern about anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses throughout the country. Comparisons...

  • United Front

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine tens of thousands of Angelenos filling the block of Wilshire Boulevard between San Vicente and La Jolla to show their support for the State of Israel.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Consulate General of Israel, along with more than 40 Jewish...

  • Straight Talk About Blacks and Jews

    By Diane Arieff

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Issac Bitton meets Peter Noel, the man who saved his life during the Crown Heights riots.
    Among Jews, the subject of black-Jewish relations inevitably brings to the surface two impassioned, if not unrelated sentiments: a liberal nostalgia for the integrated social activism of days...
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