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  • German teacher caught smuggling inmates’ possessions from Auschwitz

    July 3, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    A teacher from Germany was arrested at Auschwitz after being caught with items that belonged to Holocaust victims.

    The 47-year-old educator on Tuesday admitted to taking the items from an area where possessions of the former concentration camp inmates had been stored during World...

  • Israeli Gay Pride

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 14, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    June 28th, 1969. Greenwich Village, NYC. It started like any other night back then- a police raid on a gay bar. The Stonewall Inn was the daily victim. Only that night, unlike any other night before, was about to mark Gay pride for decades to come.  This was the first time the LGBT...

  • The Once and Future Yiddish Language

    By Zackary Sholem Berger

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Words on Fire: The Unfinished Story of Yiddish" by Dovid Katz (Basic Books, $26.95).

    Given the sentimentality of much recent writing on the subject, American Jews might be forgiven for believing that no one with a critical eye, or without sepia-colored glasses, could possibly...

  • Bringing Caring and God to the Sick

    By Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "So teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom...." (Psalm 90:12)

    Truth be told, there are no "soft issues" in medical ethics, unless by "soft" we mean the human issues, the matters of the spirit that so influence people's capacity to heal and even (as research...

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  • Jews Say Bonjour to Club Lampadaire

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In between the prayers at the Pinto Shul in the Pico-Robertson area, people who only speak English might feel a little lost.

    Not because congregants there don't speak English -- they do, except they are likely to break off into French every so often, leaving behind the hapless...

  • Ten Days in L.A.

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles reception welcomed 18 students participating in a cultural exchange sponsored by the Federation's Tel Aviv-Los Angeles Partnership. Fourteen students from Tel Aviv's A.D. Gordon School and four students from their paired partner,...

  • Bunny vs. Rabbi

    By JTA Staff

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Lindsey Vuolo, Playboy bunny, met her match last month: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

    The two squared off in front of an audience of more than 150 people -- about three-quarters of them men -- at Makor, a Jewish cultural center in Manhattan geared toward 20- and 30-something Jews.

    The talk...

  • Lotta Y.A.D.A.

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Jessica Freedman felt like neither fish nor fowl while pursuing her degree in Jewish studies at UCLA, and her social life was even less uplifting. During Rush Week on campus, Freedman looked into joining a Jewish-founded sorority. To her dismay, she discovered the house was awash in...

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