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  • Terrorized by my Bicycle for my 45th Birthday

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    November 16, 2012 | 9:13 pm

     "I did this to myself," I mumbled. I kept thinking, "This is my fault. I am stuck on this bike in this heat in Bagan to celebrate my big birthday. I chose this. I must be crazy." I wondered, "Why am I torturing myself? Are we having fun yet?"

    George, my happy husband, seemed so...

  • Now is the time for Obama to visit Israel

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    November 13, 2012 | 10:55 am

    President Obama leaves Saturday for a three-day trip to Burma, Thailand and Cambodia.  On the way home he should stop in another Asian country, Israel.  It's a trip he should have made early in his first term and is long overdue.

    The timing is good.  He just won a decisive...

  • In Burmese Chanukah celebration, signs of Myanmar’s openness to the West

    January 3, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    In almost any other community from Moscow to Washington, it would have been just another public Chanukah menorah-lighting ceremony providing an opportunity for the local government and Jewish community to showcase their strong ties.

    But in Myanmar, where the government has been run...

  • Organize now against oppression in Burma

    By Dan Adler

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    We never hear much about Burma, officially known today as Myanmar, until it's too late. Take, for example, last fall. Crimson-robed monks marched peacefully in the streets of Rangoon, making the case for democratic reforms and human rights.

    The monks' nonviolent approach and...

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  • Honoring Hatzolah, Anjelica Huston, Sheba

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 4, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    All Hail Hatzolah

    Ambulances, LAPD squad cars and fire trucks filled the parking spaces outside Beth Jacob Congregation the evening of March 16 -- but there was no emergency going on inside.

    Rather, it was an "Evening of Appreciation" for the Los Angeles Fire Department, presented by...

  • A Piece of Familiarity

    By Julie Y. Benson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Myanmar, tucked in the middle of Thailand, Laos, China, India and Bangladesh, has had a rather turbulent history that continues today. Travel there would not appeal to those less inclined toward adventure, but my husband and I prefer such destinations. So, we boarded Myanmar Airways...

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