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  • Israel: A work in progress

    By Glenn Yago

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    From the birth of the Zionist movement more than a century ago through its 60 years as a Jewish state, Israel has come of age amid a vastly changing world: two world wars, the technological revolution and economic globalization with all its attendant challenges.

    The creation of...

  • Hebrew course piques Iranian Jews’ interest

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "You teach me Persian, and I'll teach you Hebrew," quipped Rabbi Hillel Benchimol to the crowd. Nearly 150 Iranian Jews of various ages had gathered at the Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills on Oct. 29 for the third session of a free five-week crash course in Hebrew.

    Also known as...

  • Is Pot Kosher for Pesach?

    By Jacob Berkman

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Here's a fifth question for the seder: What makes this herb different from all others?

    The Green Leaf Party, a small Israeli political party that supports legalizing pot, announced March 27 that marijuana might not be kosher for Passover.

    The reason, they say, is that marijuana...

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