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  • Obama appoints three to Holocaust council

    June 10, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    President Obama appointed a pioneer of the Taglit-Birthright Israel program, a prominent Holocaust historian and a top Jewish Democratic activist to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, which governs the national Holocaust museum in Washington, D.C.

    The White House announced the...

  • 5th District Plays Big Role

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 11, 2009 | 9:09 pm

    The Los Angeles elections on March 3 turned out to be more interesting than most of us had expected, especially the role of the Fifth Council District.

    The Fifth, which is a mixture of Westside (think Fairfax) and Valley (think Encino) is also the “Jewish district.” In a city...

  • Street fight

    By David Suissa

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    The Brooklyn-born activist rose from his seat, walked slowly to the microphone, cleared his throat, and in front of a couple of hundred fellow activists assembled in an auditorium on a chilly Wednesday night, expressed his righteous indignation.

    "We are tired of being used as...

  • Shul’s Stormy Saga

    By Julie G Fax

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    With its prominent location at one of Hancock Park's busiest intersections, at Third Street and Highland Avenue, Congregation Etz Chaim's boxy, domed building constantly reminds area residents of a decade of ongoing tensions.

    The current focus of the dispute is a lawsuit that has...

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  • Weiss Support Strong Despite Challenge

    By Marc B. Haefele

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For most L.A. City Council members, the March municipal election is less a race than a stroll in the park. Mayor Jim Hahn faces four serious challengers, but just before the December filing deadline, it seemed that the only serious council race was in the Westside's 11th District,...

  • Briefs

    By Idan Ivri

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Council Adds Some Fire to Mayoral Race

    The Los Angeles City Council is doing a great job of overcompensating for the general public's lukewarm interest in the upcoming mayoral election. With accusations of electoral politics flying from both sides, six council members left Mayor...

  • A District Divided

    By Mike Levy

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As the City Council begins it consideration of Redistricting Commission-drawn district maps, a conflict between Valley activists and Jewish interests seems to have been resolved. But as proposed districts are scrutinized and rescrutinized block by block, the question of whether the...

  • Winners and Losers

    By Tom Tugend

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    While the Jewish vote apparently split down the middle in James K. Hahn's victory over Antonio Villaraigosa in the contest for mayor, there was bad news and good news for Jewish candidates in other races.

    Former City Councilman Michael Feuer, who had led in the polls and early...

  • Defending Greenberg

    By Peter Ephross

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Irving "Yitz" Greenberg has built a reputation as a man of letters, but not of the kind that have swirled around him lately.

    In the latest volley in an escalating war of words, a majority of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council is defending Greenberg, the embattled council...

  • Crown Jewel

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Settling with a cup of coffee into the comfortable armchair in his new office, Rabbi Mark Diamond might need to get used to doing a lot more sitting.

    For 18 years, Diamond worked as a pulpit rabbi, spending the latter half of those years with Oakland's venerable Conservative...

  • Crumbling Coalition

    By David Landau

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The coincidence could hardly have been lost on Ehud Barak: As President Hafez Assad was laid to rest in Syria, Israel's Shas Party appeared to lay the premier's "peace coalition" to rest.The fervently Orthodox party's Council of Sages, headed by spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef,...

  • A Debate on Focus

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish community leaders across the country are buzzing nervously these days about a family feud within the Jewish philanthropic world that could help shape the political profile of American Jewry for years. It's one of those spats where both sides are a little bit right and a little...
  • ‘They Should Leave as Soon as Possible’

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 7, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    What can be done to help Russian Jewry? Loads, according to Simon Frumkin. He should know.

    The road to liberating Russian Jews has been a long and tortured process, and few people know this more than Frumkin, who has spent decades battling to facilitate Jewish flight from Russia....