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  • Circuit

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Reagan Library was the setting when more than 500 Jewish Republicans gathered to pay tribute to U.S. and Israeli armed forces. RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, and Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) set a powerful model of the necessity for firm resolve at this time of international crises....

  • Lowcountry Leisure—Southern Escape Steeped in History

    By Roslyn Farhi

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    So you've seen "Big Fish," "Forrest Gump" and "Driving Miss Daisy," and now you think you know what the South is all about -- old mansions, moss-draped oaks, steamy swamps. Think again.

    The South is a vibrant tapestry of culture, and its Jewish communities are important threads....

  • Local Christian Leaders Maintain Support for Israel

    By Marc Ballon

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Even in the face of recent international criticism of Israel's war tactics, American Christians, especially Evangelicals, have remained steadfast in support of Jews and the Jewish state. Whereas vicious anti-Zionist attacks in much of Europe and the Arab world have lately bled into...
  • Worldwide Anti-Semitism Rises With Mideast Conflict

    By Jennifer Jacobson

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Since the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah began in mid-July, a form of hate older than the Jewish state increasingly is rearing its ugly head: anti-Semitism. July saw an attack against a synagogue in Sydney, Australia; vandalism of synagogues and Jewish businesses in Miami; and...
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  • Three Groups Respond to Gibson’s Request for Meeting

    By Tom Tugend

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The race to become the first Jewish group to land an appearance by Mel Gibson is on, with three already entered and more waiting in the wings.

    The alert reader might have heard that the actor-director, after being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, allowed that, uh, sexually...

  • The Mad Adventures of Gerard Oury

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    "The King of popular comedy is dead," proclaimed Le Figaro after Gerard Oury, one of France's most successful directors (if not its most successful) died on Thursday, July 20, at his home in St. Tropez.

    I know Oury's work because as a teenager I went with my mother to New York's...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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