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  • Think American, Not Mexican on Antonio

    By Bill Boyarsky

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    As Antonio Villaraigosa campaigns for mayor in the Jewish community, he will face the same big question asked by all non-Latino voters: Are you too Mexican?

    The question is especially important to Jews, because our community's long-time relationship with Latino and African American...

  • Conflicting Schools of Thought

    By Howard Blume

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    You don't have to go far to hear complaints about the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD), the city's beleaguered public school system, nor very far to catch grumbling about Mayor James K. Hahn. But linking the two is a stretch for many, because Los Angeles' mayor has no...

  • Tough Job

    By Bill Boyarsky

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The faint of heart should not apply for this job: Needed, a sensitive but thick-skinned person who can get along with a combative mixture

    of Los Angeles' Jews, blacks, whites, Asians, Latinos, Catholics, Baptists, Muslims, students, retired people, lawyers, doctors, homeless and...

  • Putin Targets Human Rights Workers

    By Cathy Young

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Twenty years ago, who could have thought that in 2004, the president of Russia would be attending a meeting of the leaders of industrialized democracies in the United States? Vladimir Putin's presence at the Group of Eight summit on Sea Island, Ga., in June could be seen as a sign of...

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  • Eighth-Graders to Chart Own Course

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Allowing students to chose what they want to study in religious school is sure to loosen a standardized curriculum. But such an exercise in democracy potentially can also instill commitment by its participants.

    The O.C. Bureau of Jewish Education is counting on the latter. At the...

  • Arnold’s Choice

    By Rob Eshman

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    If there was a presidential candidate whose father accused "the Jew media" and "Jewish pundits in New York and Los Angeles" of beating the drums for war, and said he had no problem with harassing and punishing the Jews -- but such things shouldn't be done in "a loud clamor" -- would...

  • Mission to Argentina

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last month, seven Los Angeles rabbis and five community leaders traveled to Argentina for a whirlwind 72-hour trip. The mission, organized by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, helped them gain firsthand knowledge of the...

  • Democrats Facing Fight For Jewish Soul

    By James D. Besser

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Democratic Party may be about to experience a battle for its Jewish soul. Less than a year before the first primary, the field for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination has turned into a crowd, but two names have special significance for Jewish voters and the politicians...

  • Wellstone—One of the ‘Frozen Chosen’

    By James D. Besser

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) began campaigning for a third term, some pro-Israel activists tried to generate support for his opponent by whispering that the two-term incumbent was insufficiently supportive of Israel. But in almost every respect Wellstone, who died in the crash of...

  • Withholding Our Funds From Territories

    By Steve Berman

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Like so many of us across the United States, I have been giving to the annual campaign of the United Jewish Communities (UJC). Through our annual gifts to our local Jewish Federation, a significant portion of our money goes to the UJC, which then distributes funds in Israel for...

  • Leah’s Legacy

    By Eric Silver

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    After Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated five years ago this month, his wife Leah cast herself as the unforgiving scourge of the Israeli right, which she blamed for fostering the atmosphere in which a Jewish radical, Yigal Amir, pulled the trigger.

    She constantly chastised the West Bank...

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