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  • Paul: cuts to Israel assistance would not be ‘immediate, dramatic’

    January 17, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he does not favor immediate cuts to defense assistance to Israel and favors intelligence and development cooperation, but he believes that Israel would ultimately benefit from economic independence from the United States.

    Paul, in a conference call...

  • This year, more Angelenos than ever get Passover aid from local agencies

    By Ryan Torok

    April 11, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    This year, more than 1,000 Los Angeles families in need received food from organizations that provide assistance specifically for Passover.

    During the weeks leading up to the first seder, on April 6, visitors to distribution sites set up by agencies, synagogues and organizations...

  • Israel to send quake aid to Turkey [UPDATE]

    October 25, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    Israel said on Tuesday it was launching an airlift of supplies to help Turkey cope with a devastating earthquake, following a request from Ankara, with a first shipment of prefabricated homes destined for shipment on Wednesday.

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Ankara had sought the...

  • Rescuers battle to find Turkey quake survivors, save baby

    October 25, 2011 | 8:55 am

    Rescuers pulled a two-week-old baby girl alive from the arms of her mother buried under a collapsed building on Tuesday as a search continued for survivors from a quake in eastern Turkey that killed at least 366 people and left thousands homeless.

    Hope of finding people alive under...

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  • U.S. Rejects Israel’s Offer of Aid Workers

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The United States turned down offers of expert assistance from Israel and other nations in the crucial first days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

    Instead, the United States solicited material assistance from Israel that was probably superfluous by the time the...

  • Haitian Songs

    By H. Eric Schockman

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The following piece was written after a recent trip to Haiti, during which a delegation from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger was hosted by the Lambi Fund, one of MAZON'S longtime grantees.

    It starts with a song. Soft at first, then louder, like slow rolling thunder, gentle...

  • Domestic Violence: A Jewish Issue, Too

    By Mel Roth

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    During Jewish holidays and festivals, many of us recite the familiar blessings for our loved ones. As a Jewish communal professional for 30 years and a synagogue member for 23 years, I wonder why congregations don't devote the same time and attention during religious services to...

  • Anti-Semitism, Israel and the Candidates

    By Tom Tugend

    October 31, 2002 | 6:59 pm

    To obtain the views of the two main gubernatorial candidates on issues of particular interest to the Jewish community, The Jewish Journal submitted identical questions to Republican Bill Simon Jr. and Democratic incumbent Gov. Gray Davis. Following are their unedited responses.

    ...

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