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  • Why Is This Seder Different?

    By Dafna Hochman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Every year, the retelling of the story of Passover sparks the same intergenerational debate around our family's seder table. Like singing "Dayenu" or eating charoset, we look forward to our traditional discussion of the nature and extent of anti-Semitism. My father, with my...

  • Nash Denies Anti-Semitism

    By Tom Tugend

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    John Forbes Nash, the brilliant mathematician whose life is portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie, "A Beautiful Mind," has denied allegations that he hates Jews, during a March 17 interview with Mike Wallace on "60 Minutes."

    "Everyone with whom I have talked to who knows John,...

  • An Anti-Semitic Mind?

    By Tom Tugend

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Was John Nash an anti-Semite? And should it affect the Oscars?

    As next week's deadline for Oscar voting draws near, this year's exceptionally fierce competition has been enlivened -- or demeaned -- by last-minute charges that the brilliant, schizophrenic mathematician whose life is...

  • Raising Kids Right

    By Andrea Adelson

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Jill Sherman's high school years are anything but carefree. Last year an older classmate, who talked openly about his anti-Semitic attitudes, tried to ignite her clothes with a self-described "Jew burner." Physically, Sherman was unhurt by the attack with a cigarette lighter.

    But...

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  • The Anti-Semitic Blame Game

    By Ruth Stroud

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Is anti-Semitism on the rise since Sept. 11? Answers vary, depending on whom you ask.

    "We haven't seen a resurgence of anti-Semitism since the Sept. 11 attacks," observed Amy Levy, a spokeswoman for the Anti-Defamation League's Pacific Southwest Region, which encompasses most of...

  • A Link to Hatred

    By Gustavo Arellano

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At first glance, La Voz de Aztlán (The Voice of Aztlán, www.aztlan.net ), a Chicano Web site based in Los Angeles, seems like any other minority-geared, politically progressive Web site. The site posts editorials and news reports on events relevant to the Los Angeles...

  • Tolerance Reigns in Iowa Town

    By Jennifer Nardini

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Aaron Goldsmith is back where he started -- on a city council in a seat that at first was given to him, then challenged by some of his neighbors, and finally supported by voters.

    The embattled councilman, a Lubavitch Chassid, endured months of gossip and a flurry of anti-Semitic...

  • Studying Hate in Berlin

    By Tom Tugend

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The globalization of trade and communications may soon be joined by a new globalization of anti-Semitism, according to a German scholar who knows the subject well.

    "The anti-Semitic virus may now be less virulent in Western Europe, but it is taking hold in new places, like Japan, and...

  • Divine Love Diluted

    By Dennis Gura

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews" by James Carroll (Houghton Mifflin, $28)

    James Carroll loves the Roman Catholic Church. Unfortunately, the church he loves isn't the church he has. Carroll yearns for that short, winsome time when he was ennobled by liberation theology,...

  • FDR’s Holocaust of Inaction

    By Sidney Zion

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    FDR died on April 12, 1945. I was 11 years old and heard the news on the radio in the bird store, where I was buying seed for my little canary.

    I ran home to tell Grandma. She broke into tears. "What will happen to the Jews?" she said.

    They were dead, the Six Million, but the war in...

  • Increase in Hate

    By Mike Levy

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Anti-Semitic incidents reported in the United States increased during 2000, according to an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) report released March 21, which cited reaction to the violence in the Middle East as the probable cause.

    One week after the release of the ADL report, a commission...

  • Stanley Kramer, 87

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Legendary filmmaker Stanley Earl Kramer, best known for films such as the classic western "High Noon," died on Feb. 19 of pneumonia. He was 87.

    Born in New York's Hell's Kitchen on Sept. 29, 1913, Kramer was among the pioneer independent producers, working outside the studio system...

  • Stuck in the Middle

    By Valerie Kreutzer

    December 21, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    When Jörg Haider's ultra-right party entered Austria's coalition government last February, Danny Rosenfels remembers sorting through some of his documents wondering what things to pack. "It's the first time I've ever done that," he admits with a laugh.

    Rosenfels, an American...

  • Jewish in Buenos Aires

    By Carina Miller

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As an Argentine expatriate, I am often asked what I miss the most about my country. The truth is, with telephone rates and e-mail being what they are, I don't have much of a chance to miss my friends and family. But I do miss my city: Buenos Aires. I miss the long after-dinner walks...

  • Defending Hillary

    By Dennis Prager

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    I wish to defend Hillary Clinton against the charge of anti-Semitism. The charge emanates from her allegedly calling Paul Fray, the Jewish manager of husband Bill's failed 1974 Congressional campaign, a "Jew bastard."

    I do so as a practicing Jew; as an author of a book on...

  • Internet Activism: Power, No Accountability

    By James D

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    By now it's a cliché: the Internet, a medium that gives anybody with a computer access to a worldwide audience, is changing the way we share information. And, because information is power, it also changes the way we do politics.

    The Internet is democracy with a vengeance, with...

  • Allegations at CSUN

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Jacquelyn Barnette received the news during a recent meeting with Cal State Northridge officials: A CSUN administrative review had concluded that she was not fired from her student health center job because of anti-Semitism or retaliation.

    Earlier this year, the medical records...

  • Living in Denial

    By James D

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa met with Jewish leaders in Washington recently, the topic was supposed to be the Mideast peace process. But the Egyptian official was pummeled on a different subject: the anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial that continue to flow from the...
  • Anti-Semitism at CSUN?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Last week, Jacquelyn Barnette, an African-American and a Jew, received some encouraging news from Aaron Levinson, director of the Valley office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL): The interim president of Cal State Northridge, Dr. Louanne Kennedy, had appointed an administrative...
  • Cardinal Repentance

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In a High Holiday letter to Jewish friends, New York's Roman Catholic cardinal has expressed "abject sorrow" for centuries of anti-Semitism, and called for a new era of respect and love between Christians and Jews.

    The powerfully worded letter from Cardinal John O'Connor echoed...

  • PBS Pope Profile

    By Tom Tugend

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    There is a haunting image in the early part of the PBS "Frontline" documentary on Pope John Paul II. As the Warsaw ghetto goes up in flames, just outside the wall and within sight and sound of the remaining Jewish resistance fighters, a carousel goes round and round, full of...
  • Three’s Company

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    This was one weird summer for American Jews.

    On one hand, it brought an unprecedented wave of anti-Semitic terror attacks: three Sacramento-area synagogues firebombed in June, six Jews shot leaving a Chicago shul in July, an armed assault on the North Valley Jewish Community Center in...

  • Web Hate Sites Proliferating

    By Lev Krichevsky

    April 1, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The growth of hate sites on the World Wide Web is staggering, according to a report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    On April 19, 1995, the day a truck bomb leveled the Oklahoma City federal building, there was only one Web hate site, run by the Ku Klux Klan. A year ago, there were 600...

  • The Cardinal Comes to the Board of Rabbis

    By Ruth Stroud

    December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    In a historic address to the Board of Rabbis of Southern California last week, Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles, called for the elimination of centuries of Catholic and Christian anti-Semitic teaching and a new era of Catholic-Jewish understanding and cooperation....
  • ADL reports on Hate Group

    By James D

    September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Hate groups have been out of the news in recent months, but that doesn't mean they are not exploiting recent events--including the tumult on the stock market and the Monica Lewinsky scandal--to expand their base.

    That was the message in a new Anti-Defamation League report on the...

  • Shylock Reinterpreted

    By Charles Marowitz

    August 27, 1998 | 7:59 pm

    Venice" is 400 years old. The play was first entered on the register of the Stationer's Company in July 1598, along with a proviso that it shouldn't be published till the Lord Chamberlain gave his consent. And that didn't happen until 1600. It may...

  • Community

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Vandals Attack Temple Solael

     

    Valley Hate Crimes on the Rise

    By Wendy Madnick, Valley Editor

    In the latest in a spate of anti-Semitic incidents in the San Fernando and Conejo valleys, vandals...

  • Cover Story

    By Joel Kotkin

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The recent revelations about the South OrangeCounty Community College District's desire to offer a course that, inpart, blames the Mossad and the Anti-Defamation League for theassassination of President John F. Kennedy read something like a badclipping from the area's far-right past.

    ...

  • Owing It All to Jerry

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Elon Gold is an Orthodox Jewish comedian whoplayed an offbeat Jewish guy from Long Island on the recent WBsitcom, "You're the One." Though the short-lived series wascancelled, Gold has plenty of Jewish-themed TV and even movieprojects in the works. During a recent conversation with...

  • Conflicting Stories

    By Tom Tugend

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    During World War II, did an anti-Semitic Swiss government split upJewish refugee families, require the men to perform backbreaking workin forced labor camps, and treat Jews markedly worse than Christianrefugees?

    Or, on the contrary, were Jewish refugees generally treated withdecency...

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