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  • Latinos, Jews to Join in Historic Boyle Heights Celebration

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 12, 2009 | 6:11 pm

    The Jewish and Latino communities will join Sunday at Fiesta Shalom, celebrating their joint past, present and future ties and the achievements of the State of Israel since its independence.

    A combination of street fair, live music and dance, food booths, interactive workshops,...

  • High Ideals and a Hot Bod

    By Robert David Jaffee

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Writers as varied as Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott have written of the exotic beauty of Jewish women. But what about Jewish men?

    In "It Happened in Havana," a new play by Raul De Cardenas, that is playing at the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts, Marcos, a Jewish Cuban American,...

  • 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...

  • Building Bonds

    By Sharon Samber

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Think of the American Jewish and Latino communities as two longtime friends who have just decided to get more serious.

    After years of dialogue -- mostly at the local level -- top organizations and leaders met in Washington, D.C., last week at the first national Jewish-Latino summit...

  • The Racialization of

    By Joel Kotkin

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Last week, President Clinton diverted himself fromfending off scandal and defaming his accusers to denounce the Unzinitiative, Proposition 227, which is designed to end the currentsystem of bilingual education. In the process, he may havecontributed to the growing, and potentially...
  • LettersBilingual Blues

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I have just read the article "Bilingual Blues," by Joel Kotkin in the June 20 issue, and agree with him in supporting the initiative "English for Children," provided the assimilationist ideology of the "one nation" concept is deleted from the measure.

    I am a credentialed elementary...

  • Bilingual Blues

    By Joel Kotkin

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Here we go again. For the third time in four years, Californians are about to be treated to another racially tinged slugfest, this time over bilingual education.

    Slated for the June 1998 ballot, the measure -- called "English for Children" -- would direct California's educational...