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  • Obituaries

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Author & Former Jewish Journal Columnist David Margolis

    Dies at 62

    David Margolis, who lived and chronicled the transformation of an American hippie of the 1960s into a deeply spiritual resident of a West Bank settlement, died July 17 at the age of 62.

    A Brooklyn native, Margolis...

  • Eulogies: Dr. Robert W. Brooks

    By David Margolis

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Robert W. Brooks, an interna-tionally renowned mathematician who made aliyah with his family from Los Angeles in 1995, died of a heart attack on Sept. 5, at the age of 49.

    A native of Washington, D.C., he earned his doctorate degree from Harvard in differential geometry in 1977,...

  • The Shared Initiative

    By David Margolis

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Since I live beyond the Green Line and am therefore a war criminal in the view of much of the left, I was surprised to be invited to an all-day meeting at the Tantur Ecumenical Center in Jerusalem that brought together about 50 Jewish and Palestinian peace activists -- organizational...

  • Sticks, Stones and Incendiary Words

    By David Margolis

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestinian legislator and spokeswoman, a few weeks ago publicized an open letter from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon informing all Palestinians, "You are my target; you will be made to suffer, and you shall pay for the original crime of being a Palestinian."

    ...

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  • Preparing for War

    By David Margolis

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A time for peace and a time for war. Most talk, for years, has been about peace, but there's war talk in Israel now. At least one independent intelligence agency is predicting a regional war this spring, and nobody is offering credible deniability. The Palestinians have been...

  • Letter from Israel:On the Road

    By David Margolis

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As you might imagine, living in Israel right now feels schizophrenic. We continue with our regular lives -- going to work, eating dinner, shopping, praying, catching a movie -- and meanwhile, not far away, our soldiers are at war. The newspapers appear, the soccer games go on, people...

  • Am I Really Going to Vote for Ariel Sharon?

    By David Margolis

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Not happily, not comfortably, but in a word, yes, I am going to vote for Sharon. I know about Sabra and Shatila, but Ehud Barak has so completely betrayed the hopeful vote I cast for him in 1999 that by now even most of my ambivalence is gone, replaced by an urgency to oust Barak...

  • A Strong Bridge

    By David Margolis

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Beverly Hills Welcomes Jordanian Royalty
    Visiting California for the first time since he took over following his father's 47-year reign last year, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended a Beverly Hilton Hotel luncheon Monday and told his audience that prospects of Middle East peace in...

  • Remembering Terrorism’s Victims

    By David Margolis

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    On this bright September afternoon, Zion Square, at the bottom of Jerusalem's downtown Ben Yehuda outdoor mall, is the usual confusion of pedestrian traffic -- shoppers, students, soldiers, tourists, all hurrying about their business in every direction. A few minutes after 1 p.m., a...
  • The Master Class

    By David Margolis

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Not all of them were Jewish, but they were definitely the chosen people -- five Los Angeles and 33 Israeli film students brought together for a two-week "master class" in screenwriting at Tel Aviv University. Held under the auspices of the Tel Aviv-Los Angeles partnership, the class...
  • Focus on Forensics

    By David Margolis

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Barry Fisher, director of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department crime laboratory, showed up in Jerusalem this week, invited by the Israeli Police Department to give a couple of lectures and the benefit of his 30 years' experience to the forensics people of the Jewish state. In...
  • On Guard in the West Bank

    By David Margolis

    January 7, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Is this me? Eight o'clock on a Tuesday evening, I'm strolling down the ordinary street of my town, carrying an M-16 rifle. Tonight, it's my turn again to do shmirah, guard duty, a chore required about once a month of every male resident here at Beit Yattir, the West Bank village...
  • The Young Leaders

    By David Margolis

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Israel is on its way to becoming a back-burner issue in much of the American Jewish community. Studies show that the younger the Jew, the less connection he or she feels to what is, let's try to remember, the Jewish homeland. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, which used...
  • The Editor’s Corner

    April 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When the editors of The Jewish Journal, along withpublisher Stanley Hirsh, started planning an issue to commemorateIsrael's 50th anniversary, we were committed to something other thana "coffee-table" paper. We wanted it to be highly readable andentertaining, definitely, but also...

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