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  • Iranian Jewish clothing designer helping L.A.‘s homeless

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 12, 2008 | 6:07 pm

    Recently I had a chat with Bob Roofian, one of the many accomplished Iranian Jewish businessmen in the garment industry here in Southern California. Roofian and his brother when into business with their father straight out of high school in the early 1980’s. They both started their...

  • New Israel Fund renews local presence after four-year hiatus

    By Tom Tugend

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "People in Israel are so overloaded by big problems, mainly security but also corruption, that it's easy to disconnect from dealing with social inequities," said Ronit Heyd, a young Israeli activist.

    Heyd, joined by Ilana Litvak, who came to Israel from the former Soviet Union, and...