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  • A Judaism of public service

    By Bill Boyarsky

    January 29, 2014 | 3:58 pm

    When I asked Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky whether his Judaism has influenced his work as a supervisor, which involves helping some of society’s sickest and poorest people, his answer was as complicated as the man himself.

    I’ve found that asking Jewish politicians...

  • Letter to the Editor: Marijuana, Persians and the Oslo Accord

    October 9, 2013 | 4:04 pm

    More on Marijuana

    It can be seen by the article “Light-Up Nation” (Oct. 4) that medical marijuana is truly a science and has medical and emotional benefits. My hope is that funds will be allocated in the near future so that more research and clinical trials can be done. Why is it...

  • Berman vs. Sherman: Evaluating their congressional records

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 27, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    Much of the debate in the San Fernando Valley contest between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman has revolved around their congressional records, but I’m having trouble deciphering them. And if it’s hard for me, after spending years writing about legislation, pity the...

  • Opinion: L.A. Sukkah sit-in shows Jews' passion for politics

    By Bill Boyarsky

    October 26, 2011 | 6:54 pm

    As I stopped at the sukkah in the Occupy L.A. encampment outside City Hall, I thought of the Jews’ role in the upcoming presidential election, which will be taking place amid a recession and doubts about President Barack Obama’s attitude toward Israel.

    The sukkah was an...

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  • A doctor’s visit

    By Bill Boyarsky

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    A visit with Dr. Eugene Gettelman, who celebrates his 100th birthday on June 17, shows how much medicine has gained and lost in the last half century.

    We talked recently in the sitting room of his apartment at Westwood Horizons, an upscale retirement home near UCLA. His friend, Dr....