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  • Communities on Alert After Seattle Shootings

    By Sue Fishkoff

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish communities are being urged to remain vigilant, be in touch with police and other law enforcement agencies and review their security arrangements after a fatal shooting at Seattle's Jewish federation offices. The alleged gunman, identified by police as Naveed Afzal Haq, said...

  • How South America’s Left Turn Impacts Its Jews

    By Joe Goldman

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    South American Jewish communities are surveying their surroundings anew after elections across the continent in recent years have been dominated by left-wing or center-left parties.

    Among the changes:

    • In 2002, Luis Ignacio "Lula" DaSilva, a union leader from a poor background,...

  • City Officials Vow Justice for Vandalized Synagogue

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    City officials have vowed to aid a Persian congregation in Tarzana whose new synagogue was vandalized last Friday by an arson attack and anti-Semitic graffiti. Two days before the scheduled July 9 ceremonial moving of Beith David Education Center's Torahs to its new facility,...

  • Letters, we get letters!  And email!

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Converts' Hardships

    I was impressed and saddened by Laura Birnbaum's essay in your July 7 issue regarding the converts to Judaism whom she has met ("Converts' Hardships Expose Truth".)

    She describes the scorn, hostility and rejection they felt they had received from the...

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  • A Brutal Awakening

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It is a hot August day, a steamy morning among the tree-lined streets in Granada Hills. I could be looking at the trees or the friendly rows of houses, but all I see is the parents.

    About 100 or so men and women are being held back by the police line that has been set up around the...

  • Different Tack on Campus Challenge

    By Chaim Seidler-Feller

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Speeches about "holocaust in Israel." Academic boycotts. Divestiture campaigns. Professors who intimidate their students. Jewish speakers whose rhetoric is anti-Israel.

    These program initiatives and phenomena that have seemingly overwhelmed our universities during the past few...

  • Trouble Mars Pope’s Trip to Auschwitz

    By Dinah Spritzer

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Eleven years ago, at ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, misunderstandings between Poles and Jews ran so deep that even a rabbi's desire to say the Mourner's Kaddish reportedly disturbed some Polish politicians.

    In fact, there were so...

  • Shoes Carry Life

    By Arielle Feit

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I walk along the cold, unforgiving ground.
    I try.
    I try to think of life.
    I see the bodies of life around me, but I can't feel it.
    I can't help it,
    I can only think of the bodies that lie where I stand.
    Faces come towards me.
    Unfamiliar faces of my sisters and brothers.
    Red, cold...

  • Fight Against Campus Bias Gets Boost

    By Morton A. Klein

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you're a Jewish college student, you no longer have to tolerate anti-Semitism or Israel-bashing on your campus. You are protected under our federal civil rights laws. These were the landmark conclusions of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent federal agency that...

  • Touring With Lévy a Dizzying Experience

    By Marc Ballon

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville," by Bernard-Henri Lévy (Random House).

    Date: Saturday, April 8, 2006.
    Time: 9 a.m.
    Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel lobby.

    I have come to this palace of privilege to meet Bernard-Henri Lévy,...

  • The Shadows of Another Time

    By Rachel Kadish

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Before World War II, some 60,000 Jews lived in Krakow, Poland. More than 54,000 perished during the Holocaust and virtually no Jews remain there today. Writer Rachel Kadish, whose family once owned a hotel in the Tatra Mountains, journeyed to Poland in 1998 and again in 2001 to...

  • France Honors Quiet Diplomacy of Rabbi

    By Tom Tugend

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Quiet diplomacy rarely makes headlines, but one example of the art received public recognition this month when France bestowed one of its highest honors on Rabbi Gary Greenebaum.

    In conferring the National Order of Merit, France's second highest civilian award, on the Western...

  • ‘State Department for Jews’ Hits 100

    By Dina Kraft

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In a meeting room with gold silk curtains and tiled walls, a delegation from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) takes their seats at a long, glass-topped table facing Tunisia's foreign minister and his aides.

    Soon the questions begin: When will Tunisia resume official relations...

  • Reading Venezuela’s Enigmatic President

    By Julie Drucker

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "There is no anti-Semitism in Venezuela, we don't know what that is," declared Bernardo Alvarez, the Venezuelan ambassador to the United States, in his recent two-day trip to Los Angeles to discuss his country's Bolivarian Revolution and the changing political landscape of Latin...

  • Letters

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Not Our Movie

    Contrary to Rob Eshman's analysis, protests against "Paradise Now" did not increase the film's potential audience ("Not Our Movie," March 10). It already commanded attention because of its Golden Globe Award and Oscar nomination and because it was made by a Palestinian...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Cleaning Up With Care

    Long time L.A. drycleaner Barry Gershenson was named one of four national spokespersons for the FabriCare Foundation.

    Gershenson, a third-generation dry cleaning veteran has more than 40 years experience as owner of Sterling Fine Cleaning in Los Angeles. As a...

  • First Person - Granny and Sharansky

    By Nell Scovell

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When my friends Cami and Howard Gordon invited me to an informal dinner with guest speaker Natan Sharansky at their Pacific

    Palisades home, my first thought was, "Oh, good, I get to see their new house."

    It just seemed slightly more interesting than Sharansky's topic: the Caravan...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    ADL Celebrates Family

    More than 800 people showed up to celebrate the work of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) last week at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where more than $400,000 was raised for ADL's battle against anti-Semitism, hate and bigotry.

    The event lived up to its theme, "We...

  • Anti-Semitism Trumps Sex

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A dig about Jews took center stage on "The Apprentice" -- again. And once again, it was a loser.

    "Apprentice" stars real-life rich developer Donald Trump, who fires one job applicant after another, finally offering a real job to the survivor.

    The remark occurred in the Nov. 3...

  • Hitler’s Pope Story a Myth, Rabbi Finds

    By David Klinghoffer

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "The Myth of Hitler's Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews From the Nazis" by Rabbi David G. Dalin (Regnery, $27.95).

    In "The Myth of Hitler's Pope," Rabbi David G. Dalin has written an important, frank and lucid defense of an unfairly maligned figure of recent history. Dalin's book...

  • What your kids are learning about Israel, America and Islam

    By JTA Staff

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    With the school year back in full swing, do you know what your children are learning?

    In thousands of public school districts across the United States, without ever knowing it, taxpayers pay to disseminate pro-Islamic materials that are anti-American, anti-Israel and...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    P.A. Plans to Bring Terrorist Group Into Security Service

    The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) appears to be on the verge of a long-awaited security reform in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But last week's announcement of a plan to incorporate the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade into the...

  • Community Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Soulful 'Hatikvah' Ends Wiesenthal Farewell

    It was an unscripted, final moment that may have best captured the Monday memorial at the Museum of Tolerance for Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who died last week at age 96.

    The ceremony had been held outside. As long lines of mourners...

  • Letters

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Truth About France

    I have been reading for quite some time now the articles published in various papers (such as the Russian weekly, Panorama) by Richard Chesnoff about France and Europe.

    The recent presentation of his new book about French-American relations in The Jewish Journal...

  • What Musharraf Should Say to Jews

    By Judea Pearl

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Dialogue between Jews and Muslims is a necessary step toward easing world tension, and we are therefore pleased that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has addressed the American Jewish Congress last weekend in New York.

    As we have been actively involved in such dialogue over the...

  • New Pope Visits German Synagogue

    By Toby Axelrod

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Pope Benedict XVI's visit to a German synagogue was replete with symbolism: most notably, the potential for positive relations between the country's Jewish community and a pope who served in the German army during World War II.

    For Germany's Jewish community, which has tripled to...

  • UCI Talks on Bias Charge Break Down

    By Marc Ballon

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Mediation has broken down between UC Irvine and a Jewish group that accused the university of tolerating campus anti-Semitism.

    After just two meetings, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) called off summer talks with university officials, ending negotiations to settle the...

  • Blasts Bring Fear of Anti-Semitism Rise

    By Daniella Peled

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders have vowed they will work to combat any rise in racial tensions following the London bombings, amid fears that the attacks may lead to increased anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

    "Certainly when there have been attacks in the past, we've seen a spike in anti-Semitism...

  • Menches You Don’t Want to Mess With

    By Tom Tugend

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Scot Mendelson was a kid in Brooklyn and Emil Farkas a youngster in Budapest and Toronto, some Jew-baiting neighborhood boys used to pick on them -- but not for long.

    As Mendelson got bigger, the local bullies "showed some respect," and he kept right on growing until today he...

  • Israel Has Wish List for U.N.‘s 60th

    By Rachel Pomerance

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As the United Nations prepares to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding in San Francisco, the occasion is bittersweet for Jewish observers.

    It was the United Nations that sanctioned the State of Israel's birth in 1948, but it gave the Jewish state the status of an ugly...

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