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  • The Jewish Bernie Sanders who only Vermonters know

    October 21, 2015 | 12:43 pm

    Bernie Sanders reads from the Passover Haggadah in Hebrew and jokes with his seder hosts about finding hametz, traces of leavening, after they have thoroughly cleaned the house in preparation for the holiday.

    The presidential candidate, a socialist competing for the Democratic...

  • DNA patent ruling could aid women

    June 19, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    When the Supreme Court decided on June 13 that unaltered human DNA cannot be patented, it was more than a victory for cancer patients and corporate rivals in the field of genetics; it was a reason to celebrate for Dr. Wayne Grody, a professor at UCLA School of Medicine who assisted...

  • ACLU Dispute Shows Tension Among Interfaith Friends

    By Marc Ballon

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As local pro-Israeli and pro-Arab groups hold ever larger and more heated demonstrations, relations among Los Angeles Muslim and Jewish groups threaten to go into a deep freeze. In one reflection of the changing climate, a longtime Jewish member of the American Civil Liberties Union...

  • Our Cross to Bear?

    By Judy Gruen

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At first blush it seemed an odd thing for an observant Jew to do: Slogging my way through morning rush-hour traffic to get downtown to demonstrate against the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' decision to remove a small cross from the county seal.

    And yet, I felt compelled to...