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  • Bechol Dor Va’Dor: How You Can Make a Difference this Passover

    By Maya Paley

    April 7, 2014 | 3:52 pm

    In every generation one is obligated to view oneself as though one personally came out of Egypt.” –Haggadah

    Bechol dor va dor chayav adam lir’ot et atzmo ke’ilu hu yatza mi’mitzraim.

    I sing that song every year during the Passover Seder. It has always had an effect on me,...

  • Leaving Israel, Africans face detention, possibly death

    By Simone Wilson

    March 11, 2014 | 5:31 pm

    “When the conflict started in the Darfur region and we came to Israel, all the people knew why,” said Yeman Adam, a 30-year-old Sudanese asylum seeker who fled to Israel in 2008. “The media was making comparisons between the Holocaust and Darfur genocide, and the Israeli government...

  • A ‘walk’ to remember

    April 18, 2013 | 2:27 pm

    With African drumming and a chorus of shofars, more than 2,000 people in purple T-shirts reading “I walk to tip the scales” gathered in Pan Pacific Park on April 14 to call attention to global injustice.

    Under overcast skies, the seventh annual Walk to End Genocide raised more...

  • Chanukah in Chad

    December 10, 2012 | 10:03 am

    Janice Kamenir-Reznik is the Co-Founder and President of Jewish World Watch (JWW), a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. JWW’s work is currently focused on the ongoing crises in Sudan and Congo. Janice is currently traveling along with...

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  • South Sudan president makes lightening visit to Israel

    December 20, 2011 | 9:05 am

    The president of the new country of South Sudan arrived in Israel for a short working visit during which the possibility of repatriating Sudanese infiltrators to the country set to be discussed.

    Salva Kiir met Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who offered to...

  • A small voice with a big message

    December 7, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    Jacob Tragarz didn’t take the easy route when it came to his mitzvah project — he went big. The 12-year-old student decided to raise awareness about the suffering and violence in Darfur by organizing an assembly for nearly 700 of his peers at Marshall Fundamental High School, a...

  • The Real “Machine Gun Preacher”: Unorthodox Atonement

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 4, 2011 | 7:17 pm

    Sam Childers, the real-life “Machine Gun Preacher” behind the Marc Forster film now in theaters, chewed his signature toothpick in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, wearing a Harley Davidson shirt, jeans, black steel-toed boots and a handlebar moustache he’s sported since...

  • Pray with your feet, end genocide

    By Rachel Heller

    March 23, 2010 | 5:56 pm

    As a high school freshman, Katie Hoselton decided to join an extracurricular club called “End Worldwide Genocide.” She didn’t know much about the issue at first but read up on conflicts in Eastern Europe and Africa and became a passionate activist for the cause.

    “The whole...

  • Activists Stand Firm on Warrant for Sudan Leader

    March 18, 2009 | 4:44 am

    Hours after an international court issued a warrant for his arrest, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir kicked humanitarian aid groups out of his country. Nevertheless, Jewish activists who backed the indictment are standing behind their decision.

    The world community cannot allow...

  • Jewish Group: Long-Awaited Bashir Arrest Is a “Window of Opportunity”

    By Jay Firestone

    March 5, 2009 | 3:32 pm


    This is a statement made by Jewish World Watch president Janice Kamenir-Reznik and JWW executive director Tzivia Schwartz Getzug.

    March 4, 2009

    In an unprecedented move, judges at the International Criminal Court today issued a long-awaited arrest warrant against Sudanese...

  • L.A.'s Top Ten Mensches: Our fourth-annual salute to big-hearted Angelenos

    December 31, 2008 | 7:44 pm

    "It is hard to convey the special sense of respect, dignity and approbation that can be conveyed by calling someone 'a real mensch,'" writes Leo Rosten in "The Joys of Yiddish."

    The Yiddish word infuses the basic German denotation -- "person" -- with an almost indefinable...
  • Unprecedented opening for Darfur action exists

    December 11, 2008 | 1:21 am

    It's getting hard to think of Darfur as urgent these days. It's not that things have slowed down. Quite the contrary. In the last year we've seen devastation on par with the worst of the fighting back in 2005.

    The information just keeps rolling in -- renewed bombings, attacks on...

  • Photographer documents life in Darfur

    By Rachel Heller

    November 26, 2008 | 3:57 pm

    "When I first got to Iridimi and saw there was nothing, I asked myself: Is this really a place where a person can live?"

    So confided one Darfuri refugee to photographer Barbara Grover, who visited the Iridimi refugee camp in Chad last year to document the lives of those displaced by...

  • We can continue to make a difference in Darfur

    September 25, 2008 | 1:03 am

    The beginning of a new year is always filled with hope, potential and opportunity for growth and change. The year we are putting behind us has not been an easy one. Our economy has entered perilous waters, with many people losing their jobs -- and their homes. The war in Iraq is now...
  • Awakening schmawakening, Darfur’s hope is grass-roots action

    August 21, 2008 | 12:55 am

    The Great Awakening

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    Am I the only reader who finds your celebration of the Rev. Rick Warren's interviews with our presumptive presidential candidates very chilling ("The Great Awakening," Aug. 15)?

    The first nationally televised meeting of these candidates in a religious setting...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks August 16-22: Politics, dance, education and music

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    August 15, 2008 | 3:46 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 16

    (BALLET)

    In the role made famous by actor Kirk Douglas, dancer Arsen Serobian reinvents the legendary character of Spartacus for the stage. "An Evening of Khachaturian: The Composer and His Ballets," presents excerpts from three of Aram Khachaturian's great works:...

  • Dear Condoleeza Rice:

    By David Suissa

    August 14, 2008 | 12:36 am

    Last Saturday, on the Jewish Sabbath, I was attending prayer services at one of the big synagogues in Los Angeles, Beth Jacob Congregation, when something unusual happened that made me think of writing you this letter.

    After the services, a young black man named Adam Akabar got up to...

  • Activists champion Darfur in pre-Olympic vigil at Chinese Consulate in Koreatown [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    August 7, 2008 | 8:44 pm



    Today’s rally

    One day before the scheduled opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Jewish World Watch (JWW) hosted a vigil outside the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles to urge the Chinese government to act on behalf of Darfur.

    More than 100 members of JWW,...

  • Welcome to the Orwell Olympics

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 5, 2008 | 7:59 pm

    Now that every dissident within a hundred miles of Beijing has been intimidated, jailed or internally exiled; now that the Chinese communist party has shut down formerly legal means of citizen redress, like petitioning the government; now that free assembly has been banned, unsightly...

  • Timing is everything in the Olympics—and in Darfur

    July 31, 2008 | 12:31 am

    Next week, people the world over will be riveted to the TV set as the spectacle of the Beijing Olympic Games unfolds and athletes go head to head in the competitions for gold medals.

    Many of the races will come down to a matter of milliseconds. Finish-line results may be determined...

  • Don’t just sit there—do something

    July 30, 2008 | 11:50 pm

    Monday, Aug. 4, marks the 10th year of the Teen Choice Awards, a ceremony that has put the limelight on every branch of entertainment imaginable -- from Choice Movie Villain to Choice TV Game Show to Choice Music: Love Song. And this year includes one more category: the Do Something...
  • Briefs: Syria and Israel talking again, Israeli colleges want Palestinian students

    July 30, 2008 | 2:05 am

    Indirect Israel-Syria Talks Resume

    Two advisers to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are scheduled to travel to Turkey Tuesday to begin a fourth round of negotiations, AFP reported, citing an anonymous Israeli source. Turkish officials shuttle between the two sides during the...

  • Attempt to pressure China on Darfur loses to the Olympics

    By Ben Harris

    July 23, 2008 | 2:34 am

    Sudan's president may soon be the target of an arrest warrant for the killings in Darfur, and Iran was blasted by the United States and Europe for testing the missiles it threatens to fire at Israel. But the international player accused of complicity in both developments appears to...
  • The West guilty of genocide in Darfur?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 12, 2008 | 4:37 pm

    Photo

    A Problem from Hell” explicitly detailed American inaction related to the 20th century’s worst killings. Adam LeBor writes on Jewcy that history is repeating:

  • Valley ‘Walk for Darfur’ raises $35,000

    By Julie G Fax

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    More than 1,400 people marched up Vanowen Street and across Victory Boulevard in West Hills last Sunday to raise funds and awareness about the genocide in Darfur. The second annual three-mile Walk for Darfur raised more than $35,000 for Jewish World Watch's work in refugee support,...
  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for May 31-June 6

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    May 29, 2008 | 2:35 pm

    SAT | MAY 31


    (THEATER)
    Set somewhere between 2500 B.C.E. and 3000 C.E., Tony winner Mel Shapiro's "Homer in Cyberspace" is a wildly innovative remake of the classic Odysseus tale. The high-tech musical, with groundbreaking video gaming technology and digitally enhanced scenery, is...
  • Genocide 2.0

    By Rob Eshman

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    People who take their Holocaust seriously have to take other people's holocausts seriously.

    You can run tacky, self-aggrandizing advertisements in the Los Angeles Times for your Holocaust memorial ceremonies -- ads that feature the faces of donors and dignitaries, as if we're...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for April 26-May 2

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | APRIL 26

    (FILM)
    Winner of the Camera d'Or prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, "Jellyfish" is another example of the remarkable cinematic explosion of Israeli films garnering critical acclaim at international film festivals. Written by Shira Geffen and directed by famed...
  • Briefs: Governator opens new Saban Free Clinic, Weisenthal Center pressures Swiss on Iran deal

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Free Clinic Named in Honor of Sabans

    The Los Angeles Free Clinic was renamed the Saban Free Clinic this week in honor of Cheryl and Haim Saban, who last month pledged a $10 million gift to the health care facility that treated Cheryl Saban some 25 years ago, when she was a divorced...

  • Darfur project cooks up first for Bronfman prize

    By Tom Tugend

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The simplest innovations sometimes lead to the greatest rewards, as Rachel Andres learned this week when she was named the 2008 recipient of the $100,000 Charles Bronfman Prize.

    The annual prize is awarded to a person or team under 50 years of age, whose Jewish values spark...

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