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  • Briefs

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Bush Expected to OK Palestinian Aid

    President Bush is expected to sign legislation that gives $200 million in aid to support the Palestinians. On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed the supplemental spending bill, which provides aid to support the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

  • Come Fill Fatima’s Cup With Hope

    By Rabbi Lee Bycel

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Ten days ago, I was in the Al Serif Camp in Darfur, Sudan, with Fatima, the girl you see in the photograph. She lives there with 15,000 other refugees.

    Not only has she lost her home and much of her family, she has seen horrors no child should ever imagine, let alone endure....

  • PowerPoint Purim

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Sometimes it's hard to hear the reading of the Megillat Esther over the raucous screeches, foot stamping and grogger spinning that come following the reading of Haman's name on Purim. Often the reader of the megilla has to wait until the noise subsides before continuing.

    But for...

  • NATION & WORLD BRIEFS

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    House OKs Palestinian Aid

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved $200 million in aid to the Palestinians. The House voted 389-43 Wednesday on an $81 billion supplemental package, which is mostly for the war in Iraq, but with $200 million in fast-track aid for the...

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  • Briefs

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    State Breaks Down Palestinian Budget

    The State Department published a breakdown of how it intends to disburse $390 million in aid to the Palestinians. Water infrastructure, at $14 million, gets the biggest chunk of $40 million in "available funds" – money already approved by...

  • U.S. Faces Tough Policy Challenges

    By James D. Besser

    January 14, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    With Sunday's elections, the Bush administration got something it demanded from the Palestinians: the beginnings of a democracy. Whether that produces a real, functional democracy remains to be seen -- and as that drama plays out, the administration faces some tough decisions and...

  • Efforts Under Way to Raise Aid Funds

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Local and national Jewish organizations have mobilized to help tsunami victims and invite the community to participate, as well.

    DONATE DIRECTLY:

    American Jewish World Service partners with 22 non-government and community-based organizations in the regions affected by the...

  • Holocaust Deja Vu

    By Karen Alexander

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when Dora Apsan Sorell could have really used the $3,043 she received from the German government last summer. The check was meant to compensate Sorell for her slave labor during the Holocaust.

    But the 83-year-old Auschwitz survivor and retired doctor who lives in...

  • Briefs

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Bush Signs Security Aid

    President Bush signed a law giving $25 million to protect Jewish sites and other nonprofit institutions. On Monday, Bush signed the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which earmarks money for high-risk nonprofit institutions to be doled out by the...

  • Russian Community Fundraises for Israel

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When obstetrician-gynecologist Ludmila Bess and her husband, a civil engineer, immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1977, they came with only $600 in their pockets. Like many others who arrived from the former Soviet Union with few or no financial resources "our goal was to...
  • Works of Renewal and Celebration

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Chasidic masters had a custom of creating short lists of practical spiritual advice for their followers, and some of the devotees would write these on small pieces of paper and carry them in their pockets as frequent reminders. These spiritual practices, or hanhagot, is a genre...

  • Task Force Reviews Access for Disabled

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Childhood polio didn't slow Jay Kruger. Although he couldn't run, Kruger led a normal life as a teenager and into adulthood. Now, like other seniors experiencing post-polio syndrome, his strength is receding. To get around, three years ago he began relying on an electric wheelchair...

  • Jack Spitzer

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jack Spitzer, an international Jewish leader and prominent Mercer Island banker and philanthropist, died Saturday, July 31) after suffering a cardiac arrest several days earlier. He was 86.

    An Israeli university, King County libraries, black South Africans who wanted to become...

  • A Dollar a Day

    By Rob Eshman

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Those Sally Struthers Save the Children television ads always break down dollar-by-dollar how our donations work. Ten cents per day buys a starving child a meal. A quarter gets the child vaccines. Give a dollar and they put a roof over his or her head.

    Funny thing is that our...

  • A Mitzvah Is Its Arab-Israeli Enmity Vanishes at Hospital

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    After exhausting the capabilities of Palestinian hospitals in Jenin and Nazareth, the mother of a 4-year-old boy with stomach cancer learned that his best chance for survival lay beyond the Green Line at Afula's Emek Medical Center, about 10 miles from Jenin.

    Quelling her own fear...

  • Teens Aid Russian Children

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Knowing little about Judaism, 11 Russian immigrant families in the Los Angeles area began meeting in 1991, holding Shabbat dinners together and learning Jewish teachings from their children, many of whom were enrolled in Jewish day schools.

    Among them was Olga Belogolova's family,...

  • Tull Lends a Hand to the Homeless

    By Gaby Wenig

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    What is a homeless shelter? The definition really upsets Tanya Tull.

    "A shelter is a place to stay for the night," she says, raising her voice. "But a shelter is not the answer. Shelters are not going to solve the problem."

    Tull is referring to Los Angeles' high cost of housing and...

  • With Camperships for All

    By David Finnigan

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    They are not scholarships but "camperships" in Jewish summer camp parlance. Of the 1,000 campers expected soon at Malibu's Camp JCA Shalom, which is supported by JCCGLA, about 200 parents applied for camperships.

    "It's amazing, in the past few years, the income level of people who...

  • Community Briefs

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Iranian Jewish Leader Criticizes Katzav Comments

    A report that Israel's President Moshe Katsav chided Iranian Jews for settling in Los Angeles rather than in Israel has been criticized by a leader of the local Iranian Jewish community.

    The Jerusalem Post reported last week that...

  • Rabbi Leaving Beth Jacob for Israel

    By Andrea Adelson

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Joel Landau has the credentials to access the power centers of his rabbinic peers from divergent theological camps.

    Landau, rabbi of the Modern Orthodox synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine, is the only non-Chabad member of the all-Orthodox Rabbinic Council of Orange County....

  • Jews Aid in Quake Despite Iran Rebuff

    By Rachel Pomerance

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Beggars apparently can be choosers -- or so the Iranian government seems to believe.

    The Islamic fundamentalist regime in Iran, which is struggling to recover from the Dec. 26 earthquake that killed at least 20,000 people and damaged an entire region, has announced that it will not...

  • Fire-Damaged Temples Take Stock

    By Tom Tugend

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As 10 wildfires, which ravaged large areas of Southern California, were finally brought under control, Jewish communities joined fellow citizens in facing the aftermath of the painful human and property toll.

    The worst damage was suffered by synagogue congregants in the San...

  • Time for Something Sweet

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Platters of apple slivers prepared for dunking in honey are a holiday ritual symbolizing hope for a sweet New Year.

    The Jewish Federation of Orange County is on its way to starting another New Year tradition by again urging residents to buy Israeli-made honey for their own Rosh...

  • A Voice of Democracy Where None Exists

    By Fakhr Ahmad

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Tashbih Sayyed believes in democracy as a way of life. He can be counted among the few Muslims in America who believe that modernism, free-thinking and education are keys to rid Muslims from the morass of extremism.

    Sayyed was the keynote speaker at a two-hour discussion on the...

  • Right Place, Right Time

    By Rabbi Ben-Tzion Kravitz

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It was Sunday afternoon, July 6, 2003, and I was approaching the end of a successful three-week mission to Israel dedicated to responding to a new wave of missionary activity. In addition to lectures, news interviews and meetings with government officials, my colleagues and I...

  • The Right of Return Goes Both Ways

    By James D. Besser

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With the growing worldwide focus on displaced Palestinians, Jewish groups are suddenly raising the issue of a different kind of refugee: the almost 1 million Jews who were forced to flee Arab countries after the creation of Israel in 1948.

    The timing is no accident. While the effort...

  • U.S. Spending Ignores Domestic Deficits

    By Leonard Fein

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Write the word "fiscal" and know that a hefty proportion of your readers will find something else to read. So, let's talk about money instead.

    Specifically, about the money the states don't have.

    The only thing you need to know by way of background is that almost all states are...

  • Fire Attacks Target Two Encino Shuls

    By Tom Tugend

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Some 65 detectives from the anti-terrorist and other divisions of the Los Angeles Police Department have been assigned to investigate arson attacks on two synagogues and two other houses of worship in Encino.

    Early Wednesday morning, apparently a single perpetrator hurled an...

  • JVS Program Heals Immigrants’ Lives

    By Marc Ballon

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Balancing a large tray on her shoulders, Nahide Kafri dashed from table to table serving dinner to patients with Alzheimer's disease at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA). Despite the hard work, a smile crossed her face.

    As a certified nurse assistant (CNA), Kafri earns...

  • Match Lights Way for Terror Victim Aid

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli soldier Monique Goldwasser was not expected to live after a Palestinian bus driver deliberately struck her and other soldiers while they waited at a bus stop on Feb. 14, 2001.

    "I thought, 'If Monique lives, I'll become the voice and face of all victims of terror in...

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