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  • Israel flying high with NASCAR

    March 8, 2012 | 11:57 am

    There is not a long and storied history of Jews in motorsports. The cast of characters is limited and filled mostly with names like Jody and Tomas Scheckter, François Cevert and Peter Revson, all of which likely means little to the average American, and less to the average American...

  • Recall on our cars, and what they are NOT doing to fix them!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 30, 2010 | 7:45 pm

    I got a letter from my car’s manufacturer, saying that my car is part of a Recall due to a faulty brake part.  I was told to call the nearest dealership immediately, and bring the car in to get the part replaced.

    They listed all possible malfunctions that could result from Not...

  • Beauty can arise from tragedy

    September 24, 2008 | 11:21 pm

    In mid-July, our 26-year-old son, Micah, lost a lifelong friend, whom he had gone all through school with at Adat Ari El and Milken. On that day, Micah went to a birthday party for his friends Arash Khorsandi and Daniel Levian, two Persian Jews in his intimate circle of about 20...
  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    By Edwin Black

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Shifting Gears: From war profiteer to U.S. public transit conspirator During the late 1930s, Hitler's persecution of Jews was building to a frenzy even as fears of a war escalated. Nevertheless, General Motors' German automotive subsidiary, Opel, remained a loyal corporate...
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  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    By Edwin Black

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Last Word: How will posterity remember General Motors' conduct? The epilogue of the tumultuous saga of General Motors during the New Deal and Nazi era is still being written.

    That saga is the subject of a four-part JTA investigative series that concludes with this story....

  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    By Edwin Black

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Dwarfing the Competition Within a few years of partnering with the Hitler regime, Opel began to dwarf all competition. By 1937, GM's subsidiary had grown to triple the size of Daimler-Benz and quadruple that of Ford's fledgling German operation, known as Ford-Werke. By the end of...
  • Hitler’s carmaker: How General Motors helped jump-start the Third Reich’s military machine

    By Edwin Black

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Unleashing The Blitzkrieg Opel became an essential element of the German rearmament and modernization Hitler required to subjugate Europe. To accomplish that, Germany needed to rise above the horse-drawn divisions it deployed in World War I. It needed to motorize, to "blitz,"...
  • Wilshire: Boulevard of Sanctuaries

    By Kevin Roderick

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Wilshire Boulevard's stature as the grand concourse of Los Angeles is due in part to its many architecturally distinct synagogues and churches. Those located in the Wilshire Center district, between LaFayette Park and about Western Avenue, are some of the most notable and serve some...

  • Death Stalks Family

    By Tom Tugend

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A local American Israeli family, which lost a daughter in an airport shooting rampage last July 4, is in renewed mourning for a son who died Nov. 26 following a car accident.

    Nimrod Hen, the 18-year-old victim, was the brother of Victoria "Vicky" Hen, 25. She was one of two people...