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  • Nation & World Briefs

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Reform Criticizes Iraq War

    The Reform movement passed a resolution criticizing the handling of the Iraq war and seeking a partial troop withdrawal. At its biennial in Houston, The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on Friday became the first Jewish denomination to speak out against the...

  • Curb Your Verbosity

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Do rabbis have to be wordy? Actually, no -- or at least, not according to Sinai Temple's Rabbi David Wolpe. For the past eight years, Wolpe has been doing the unthinkable and actually condensing his lofty thoughts into succinct, easy-to-read-and-digest 200-word essays in the New...

  • Briefs

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Hate Crimes on the Rise

    Committee reports that higher numbers may point to heightened awareness and better reporting.A surge in attacks against Jewish targets and gay men paced a general increase in hate crimes reported last year in Los Angeles County.

    As compared to 1998, anti-Jewish...

  • A Strong Bridge

    By David Margolis

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Beverly Hills Welcomes Jordanian Royalty
    Visiting California for the first time since he took over following his father's 47-year reign last year, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended a Beverly Hilton Hotel luncheon Monday and told his audience that prospects of Middle East peace in...

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  • Community Briefs

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Beverly Hills WelcomesJordanian Royalty
    Visiting California for the first time since he took over following his father's 47-year reign last year, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended a Beverly Hilton Hotel luncheon Monday and told his audience that prospects of Middle East peace in...

  • Washington Report

    By James D

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It may be the worst of times for Christian right groups -- which could be good news for Jewish leaders.

    The Christian Coalition, once a surging force in state and national politics, is in disarray, and a leadership vacuum threatens the group's hard-won gains. In the 106th Congress,...

  • Nation/World Briefs

    By James D

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    From the beginning, there were clear indications of the kind of year that lay ahead.

    As the Days of Awe approached last September, President Clinton reached for a High Holidays prayer book and turned to the Yom Kippur liturgy in his search for the right words of contrition following...

  • Nation/World Briefs

    By Eric Silver

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have again introduced the Workplace Religious Freedom Act, hoping a new set of supporters will help push it into law.

    The bill, introduced Tuesday, is aimed at preventing workplace religious discrimination by forcing employers to...

  • Nation/World Briefs

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    From the beginning, there were clear indications of the kind of year that lay ahead.

    As the Days of Awe approached last September, President Clinton reached for a High Holidays prayer book and turned to the Yom Kippur liturgy in his search for the right words of contrition following...

  • Nation/World Briefs

    By James D

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    From the beginning, there were clear indications of the kind of year that lay ahead.

    As the Days of Awe approached last September, President Clinton reached for a High Holidays prayer book and turned to the Yom Kippur liturgy in his search for the right words of contrition following...

  • Community

    By Tom Tugend

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    'David Fighting a CorporateGoliath'

    The heirs of a Holocaust victim and policyholder sueItaly's giant Generali Insurance Company for five decades ofrebuffing their claims

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    Above, Regina, Moshe and Edith Stern; Below,from left, William Palmer, General...

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