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  • Hacker releases Israelis’ personal data

    August 9, 2012 | 11:46 am

    A hacker has released credit card and other personal data of dozens of Israelis and is threatening to leak more.

    The hacker published the information on the website Remember Emad, referring to the operational chief of Hezbollah, Imad Mughniyeh, who was killed Feb. 12, 2008 in...

  • Survey: EU hate crimes monitors lack reliable data

    April 17, 2012 | 10:33 am

    More than half of the nongovernmental organizations monitoring hate crimes in the European Union have no working definition for what constitutes a hate crime, according to a new survey.

    The survey was conducted in the form of a questionnaire answered by representatives of 44...

  • Staying Supple

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Leo Cohen wanted to see my PalmPilot.

    "How do you put in the data?" he asked.

    We were just completing our pre-fast family dinner, and I'd taken out my snazzy, whiz-bang electronic calendar to demonstrate it to Leo's son-in-law, Sam, an astronomer who gets his data from the...

  • Standing by the Data

    By Pini Herman

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The counting of peoples and characteristics is a science and art, as well as a fairly expensive and labor-intensive undertaking when done properly. Demography is often not an easily understood topic. It's common to find inflated and even improbable population estimates in major...

  • Flawed Methodology

    By Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    No one seems to believe what Pini Herman does. While all observers - particularly outside of the Orthodox community - take for granted the phenomenal growth of the Orthodox, he continues to stand behind the seriously flawed methods he used in the Los Angeles Jewish Population Survey...

  • Setting the Record Straight

    By Anthony Gordon

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As authors of the oft-cited research study titled "Will Your Grandchild Be Jewish?" we have more than a passing interest and familiarity with the Jewish demography of Los Angeles and America. The following points outline some of the fundamental flaws in the L.A. Jewish Population...

  • Growing or Shrinking?

    By Julie G Fax

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin can't stop laughing.
    No really, I tell him, according to the numbers, the Orthodox community is shrinking.
    He takes a deep breath.
    "I'm trying not to get upset here," says Cunin, sovereign of West Coast Chabad for the past 36 years. "But you have to be blind...