I have taught children of every age since the early 1970s. In more than four decades I have learned many lessons about how people best learn, why teachers need to teach to the individual child and what is ultimately important in the teacher-student relationship. The Babylonian...
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June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pmPeres Elected President of Israel
Shimon Peres became Israel's ninth president. In parliamentary voting Wednesday, the longtime leader defeated rival Knesset members Reuven Rivlin and Colette Avital. Rivlin and Avital dropped out after the first round, having received 37 and 21...
March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pmDid you hear about the local court in Israel that sentenced a newspaper editor and a reporter to a year in jail for criticizing the prime minister? Or how about the 100 men who were arrested at a private party in Tel Aviv because they were "dancing and behaving like women"? Or the...
March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pmA Civil Tone
Last week's Letters section offered a fascinating window on the views and feelings of our community (Letters, Feb. 23). Most of the letters were thoughtful, informative and passionate. Two stepped over the line.
One nasty note was directed at Rob Eshman personally,...
December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pmLeaders of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, ensnared in a raging controversy over one of its members, this week moved to distance themselves from the cause of the furor.
Conservative commentator Dennis Prager, a member of the Council that oversees the Holocaust Museum on...
March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Until the late 1970s, very few Ethiopian Jews had ever wandered beyond the borders of their country and made it to Israel.
But in 1979, an insurgency in northern Ethiopia opened an exit route to Sudan, and thousands of Ethiopian Jews -- who called themselves Beta Israel but were...
January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm
"The World Hitler Never Made," by Gavriel Rosenfeld (Cambridge University Press, $30).
In 1979, comedian Al Franken wrote a skit for "Saturday Night Live" called "What if: Überman," featuring Dan Aykroyd as Klaus Kent, a clerk in Hitler's Ministry of Propaganda. Klaus dashes into...
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What are the limits for criticizing Israel? Many condemn the Jewish community's refusal to listen to harsh criticism, while others object to the aggressiveness of the attacks against the Jewish state. Both sides claim to express themselves only on grounds of their "love" and...
June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Two antagonists in a long-simmering dispute about the handling of life insurance claims stemming from the Holocaust era took off their gloves last week in a bitter exchange of letters.
On one side stands Lawrence S. Eagleburger, chairman of the International Commission on Holocaust...
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The "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" have come to Los Angeles. On its 100th anniversary, the vicious, primitive forgery has struck again, this time in a Russian-language tabloid circulated in the heavily Russian Jewish neighborhoods around West Hollywood.
First published on August...
August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Over the years, the state government has been good to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
George Deukmejian, whose Armenian heritage made him sensitive to the genocide of minorities, took the initial step in 1985 by allocating $5 million for the creation of the Museum of Tolerance when he...
July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm
As the fragile Israeli-Palestinian peace process inches forward, leaders of both sides are looking to upcoming audiences with President Bush to exert pressure on the other and give the "road map" peace plan some momentum.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Palestinian...
June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm
The never-ending debate over the existence of left-wing bias in the media got a boost a few days ago with the revelation that the editor of one of America's top daily newspapers had evidently joined the ranks of critics of the "liberal media." A leaked memo from Los Angeles Times...
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Activists in Israel's gay and lesbian community are hailing the upcoming swearing in of the Knesset's first openly gay member, calling it a breakthrough in their efforts for greater recognition.
When the Knesset reconvenes in November following its summer recess, Uzi Even, a Tel...