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  • Front-Page Gray

    By Rob Eshman

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For one brief, shining moment this week, the Los Angeles Times achieved the impossible: it united the Jews. All across the region, we went out to get our Sunday paper, saw an 8,000-word, front-page, above-the-fold story on a minor brouhaha at a small Orthodox high school, and said,...

  • The Curse of Certainty

    By Alexander Maksik

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On Sept. 12, I walked into my eighth-grade English class determined to talk about what had happened the day before. I asked if anyone had anything to say. A boy with contact lenses and gelled hair raised his hand. "Mr. Maksik, now do you see why I said what I did last year?"

    I teach...

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