Abraham Lincoln has been dead for almost 150 years, yet suddenly he’s everywhere. At the Skirball Cultural Center, you can see an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Lincoln, amid an impressive array of founding American documents. The Huntington Library is...
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December 23, 2008 | 5:36 pmAlmost anyone who celebrates Chanukah today knows at least the rudimentary outline of its story. A righteous Judean clan in the 2nd century B.C.E. led an uprising against Greek-influenced Seleucid rulers who had desecrated the Temple and outlawed the traditional practices of Judaism....
October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm
In 1927, a popular duo called The Happiness Boys had a hit song called, "Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me," which lampooned the car magnet's supposed contrition for the anti-Semitic content of his newspaper, The Dearborn Independent.
Its catchy lyrics proclaimed:
"I was sad and...
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Passover, Festival of Books Converge
This year, the People of the Book will miss out on the largest book festival in town, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Passover starts at sundown on Saturday, April 23. The festival, which takes place annually on the last weekend of...
March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Civil strife in Israel over Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza disengagement plan could cause new strains in the American Jewish community and accelerate the turning away from the pro-Israel cause, especially among younger Jews.
The mounting strife, which includes death threats...
February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Can you imagine an Orthodox bar mitzvah celebrated in the Arizona desert soon after the Civil War -- with a guest list that includes Apache warriors, gun-slinging outlaws and a minyan imported from Tombstone?
Robert Avrech did.
Avrech, 57, a Hollywood screenwriter, wrote his...
November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
About the most pleasant way to arrive in New Orleans is aboard a steam-powered paddlewheel boat, as that old Mississippi River pilot Samuel Clemens, who adopted the pen name Mark Twain, used to do.
We boarded the good ship Mississippi Queen at Memphis, and for the next seven nights...