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  • Incoming councilwoman: Knockout attacks may be caused by black-Jewish tension

    December 5, 2013 | 10:50 am

    An incoming New York City councilwoman said the wave of so-called knockout attacks may be caused by tension between blacks and Jews.

    Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent the Crown Heights neighborhood and will take office next month, made the statement in...

  • Israeli hope for kidney disease

    August 28, 2013 | 3:17 pm

    It’s been decades since Dr. Karl Skorecki did his medical training at what is now called Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Boston teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, but he still vividly recalls the patients with kidney disease he met there.

    He remembers their names,...

  • Obama says ‘Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago’

    July 19, 2013 | 12:50 pm

    President Barack Obama on Friday jumped into the debate over the acquittal of the man who killed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, declaring that Martin "could have been me, 35 years ago," and urging Americans to understand the pain that African-Americans feel over the case.

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  • ‘The Scottsboro Boys’ recalls a miscarriage of justice in the segregated South

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 29, 2013 | 11:46 am

    At 86, legendary Broadway composer John Kander still remembers how, as a small boy in an assimilated Jewish home in Kansas City, Mo., he first heard the searing story of the Scottsboro Boys: nine African-American teenagers who had been falsely accused of rape in 1930s Alabama. 

    ...
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  • Read this article, bubala!

    May 15, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    Back in the 1970s, when I attended the freshly integrated Fairfax High School, black and Chicano gangs would spar in the lunch yard. I used to joke that we Jews should also form a gang. We’d hire a locksmith to break into stores, doctor the books and write ourselves a few checks....

  • Jackie and the Jews [Irish, Italians, Blacks, Poles]: Ethnicity in post-war America

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 8, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Jackie was the first. Jackie could not just play the game for himself. He was playing the game for every one of his race who had been denied a chance, whose future was closed because of racism and segregation. Indeed, as I remember it, Jackie played the game for every minority kid...

  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’” David Oyelowo Stars in “Who Do You Love” at L.A. Jewish Film Fest

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 11, 2011 | 11:22 pm

    The closing night film of the 2011 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, “Who Do You Love”—starring Alessandro Nivola and David Oyelowo (of the upcoming “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”)—will screen on May 12 at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino. It’s a biopic about Leonard Chess...

  • Small Mac attack, Wright flap, too much tolerance

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The Professor Anti-Semites Love

    I was shocked to learn that an article I had published in 1972 is being cited by anti-Semites to support their twisted ideas ("The Professor Anti-Semites Love," May 9).

    I wonder how many people have actually read my article. Essentially, I analyzed...
  • Obama and the Jews

    By Harold Brackman

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    One of the many paradoxes of contemporary American politics involves the Democratic Party's two most loyal constituency groups: African Americans and Jews. They have managed to stay under the same political tent even as their historic relationship has continued the long descent from...
  • One Man’s Journey to Judaism

    By Tom Tugend

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

     

    There is nothing tentative or half-way about MarkC. "Moshe" Hardie.

    For instance, when the 26-year-old African-American decided tobecome a Jew, he underwent three conversion processes, with aConservative/Reform rabbi in San Francisco, at Chabad House inBerkeley, and with the Orthodox...

  • Skirball’s ‘Temporary Quarters’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Therman Statom, one of this country's pre-eminent experimentalglass artists, was perched atop a ladder beside hisprecarious-looking installation at the Skirball Cultural Center.

     

    Study for Sam Erenberg's "tabernacle," 1985.A study for"tabernacle," by Sam Erenberg, originally...

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