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  • We Mourn ‘First Lady’ of Civil Rights

    By Rabbi Marc Schneier

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish community mourns the passing of the first lady of the civil rights movement.

    Coretta Scott King understood that a people who fight for their own rights are only as honorable as when they fight for the rights of all people. In this spirit, she championed the legacy of her...

  • Libby, Judaism and the Leak Probe

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    When Joshua Muravchik, perhaps the pre-eminent expert on the interventionist foreign policy that has become known as neo-conservatism, was looking for non-Jewish neo-cons to prove that the movement isn't pervasively Jewish, he naturally included Lewis Libby.

    "Non-Jews figuring...

  • Jews Try to Sell Withdrawal Plan to Jews

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The hardest sell for American Jewish groups signed on to promote Israel's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip might be other Jews.

    Many of the major Jewish religious streams, lobbying groups and civil rights groups are encouraging the Bush administration, lawmakers and...

  • Civil Rights Goes Beyond Ethnic Lines

    By Marc Ballon

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When the nation's largest and oldest Mexican American civil rights group selected a new leader recently, the committee that recruited her included the organization's chairman, a man who is neither a Mexican American nor an immigrant. Meet Joe Stern.

    For Stern, the immigrant...

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  • Israel Needs Hope for Survival

    By Ambassador Yuval Rotem

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Nearly 60 years ago, out of the ashes of the Holocaust, thousands of Jews came with not much more than the shirts on their backs to a land recognizable only as a collective and distant memory. There they found other Jews who had been there for several years, working to forge a new...

  • Remembering King in an Age of Terrorism

    By Rabbi Marc Schneier

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    This weekend we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the life he dedicated to the struggle for civil rights. As we still reel from the savage assault wrought upon our nation on Sept. 11, 2001, and as the people of Israel endure terror on an almost daily basis, the significance of...

  • King and Heschel Remembered

    By Elliot Fein

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    There is a famous picture taken in Selma, Ala., in 1965 at the site of a historic civil rights march for voter registration.

    Abraham Joshua Heschel is marching in line with Martin Luther King Jr. and a number of other key civil rights demonstrators. At the end of the demonstration,...

  • Capturing History and Hope on Film

    By Rick Richman

    April 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "History holds a magical power over me," says Laura Bialis, the 26-year-old producer of "Tak for Alt: Survival of a Human Spirit," the award-winning documentary that will be shown on KCET on Tues., May 2 at 10:30 p.m. and screened at the University of Judaism's Gindi Auditorium on...
  • Civil Rights Redux

    By Marvin Caplan

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    "Farther Along: A Civil Rights Memoir"

    by Marvin Caplan.

    Louisiana State University Press, $29.95

    Black and white liberals, among them an inordinate number of Jews, who fought the civil rights battles of the 1940s, '50s and '60s, are now often seen as faintly archaic figures.

    Except for...

  • The Chief of Staff

    By Diane Arieff

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Abraham Joshua Heschel said that he prayed for one thing: the giftof wonder. He prayed for astonishment, for the capacity to besurprised. As he wrote, "I try not to be stale. I try to remainyoung. I have one talent, and that is the capacity to be tremendouslysurprised at life and at...

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