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August 7, 1997 | 8:00 pmUnauthorized biographies are just that, and even a little less!Joseph McBride's error-laden tome which Robert Eshman reviewed("Beach Bio Bingo," July 18), is so typical of that genre that I amcompelled to comment. I feel I have a right and a duty to do so sinceI am one of the...
July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pmIt was with dismay and embarrassment that I read
your cover story "Beyond Their Means" (July 18). As a
committed Jew, I am appalled at the attitude of the
people quoted in the article who seem to think that their
children have the "right" to a Jewish day school
education. It astounds...
July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pmA copy of the Jewish Journal of March 21 has just come to my possession with an article entitled "An Unfashionable Opinion" by Sally Ogle Davis. This is based on the film "Shine" and an interview with Gillian and David Helfgott.
Davis describes David's father's depiction in the film...
July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pmIllustration from "Painting with Passion," 1994. Photo-illustration by Carvin Knowles
Losing My Religion
My husband and I have decided to get a divorce, and we have amicably worked everything out -- finances, custody, etc. What has become acrimonious and ugly are our...
June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pmThe article entitled "LAPD Black and Blue" by Xandra Kayden (May 23) disturbed me. The tone of the article implied that Los Angeles police officers are not only brutal, but they routinely lie. As a police officer in the LAPD, I know that nothing is farther from the truth. I hold...
June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm"No Relationships, Please," pastel by Carole Kerchen. From Painting with Passion, 1994
I have been married two times, the first time for three years and the second for five years. I have no children from either marriage, and, although I want children,...
May 29, 1997 | 8:00 pmDear Deborah,
My husband and I were very depressed this past Mother's Day. Both of our mothers passed away years ago, my husband's by suicide. Also, both of us came from parents who divorced when we were young, and neither of us had very good relationships with our mothers.
We do not...
May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pmDear Deborah,
I'm in love with a woman who broke up with me a year ago and has moved on to a new relationship that looks serious. Two years ago, I won her back from the same man. We've been together on and off for three years, and when she's not with me, she's with him.
She said the...