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  • Fraudulent Friend

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    After being left a quadriplegic in a car accident in 1993, 53-year-old Alice Wintz received an insurance settlement that she thought would, with careful investing, leave her financially secure for life.

    So she asked money manager Reed Slatkin to invest her settlement. Wintz and her...

  • House Work

    By Mike Levy

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles' five Jewish members in the House of Representatives hold a number of important committee and subcommittee leadership roles integral to guiding the war on terror. The Jewish Journal went to the source to find out what Americans can expect, as security challenges at home...

  • Day Schools Cope With Attack Aftermath

    By Beverly Gray

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    After Aug. 10, 1999, when a white supremacist went on

    a shooting spree at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, Abraham J. Heschel Day School quickly beefed up security at its Northridge campus, installing a high-tech video scanner in the school parking lot and...

  • Common Fears

    By Mike Levy

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As thousands raced from the office towers of Manhattan, Jewish leaders in Los Angeles scrambled in two directions at once.

    The safety of the Jewish community during the High Holy Days had to be reevaluated. At the same time, major Jewish organizations expressed the need to speak out...

  • New Airline Safety Takes a Cue from El Al

    By Eric Silver

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    El Al, Israel's national carrier, is proud of its reputation as the world's safest airline, but it prefers others to do the boasting for it. "One of the ways we maintain the security of our passengers," a spokesman said in the wake of the Twin Towers bombing, "is not to talk about...

  • Is It Safe?

    By Mike Levy

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In light of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, synagogues and other Jewish organizations scrambled to evaluate security precautions.

    A week before Rosh Hashana, and with ongoing violence in Israel, the timing of the attacks raised serious concerns for many about the safety of high-profile...

  • Empathy in Tragedy

    By David Landau

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's civilian and military authorities swung into full alert after the magnitude of the terror attacks against the United States became apparent.

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon summoned an emergency session of the Security Cabinet on Tuesday, together with key defense and security...

  • Overseas Studies Suffer

    By Merav Tassa

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Many Jewish students are opting not to study abroad in Israel this year due to the tense security situation.

    Major universities, such as Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have had to readjust their programs and secure funds in order to continue their programs and ensure enough...

  • The Debate

    By Rob Eshman

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Another gut-wrenching week.

    With the murder of American Shoshana Greenbaum by a Palestinian suicide bomber, the violence in Israel turned even more tragic, if that is possible, and even more personal. As our Religion Editor Julie Gruenbaum Fax, a former classmate of Greenbaum's at...

  • Maccabiah Games Come to a Close

    By Jessica Steinberg

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The 16th Maccabiah Games ended with a lot of fanfare, flaming batons and fireworks -- and a sigh of relief from the organizers that the much-anticipated event had ended safely and without mishap.

    There were hundreds of police officers and soldiers surrounding the outdoor Jerusalem...

  • The Games Must Go On

    By Mike Levy

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    After weeks of debate, organizers of Israel's 16th Maccabiah Games announced last Friday that the Olympics-style sporting competition will open as planned July 16 in Jerusalem, despite widespread individual cancellations due to fears of violence.

    Officials at the Maccabi World Union,...

  • Sanctions: Security Tool?

    By Brad Sherman

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    With the risk imposed by the new intifada, the near-term security of individual Israelis weighs heavily on all our minds. However, we also must consider threats farther afield, as Iran, Iraq and Syria threaten the long-term stability of the entire Israeli state.

    In responding to...

  • Shalhevet Experiences Israel

    By Judy Lash Balint

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Even as organizations are canceling their summer Israel programs, for some teens already in Israel the experience is proving invaluable.

    A dozen 10th-grade Shalhevet High School students in the middle of a six-week study trip in Israel held a videoconference last week with their...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A Very 'Fly' Party

    Increasingly, Los Angeles' club scene has come to resemble opening scenes from "Blade" -- the zombified undead, clad in black and leather, writhing in an epileptic trance to over-amped, palpitating techno heartbeats.

    Not so at a recent Israeli Independence Day...

  • Precautionary Move

    By Tom Tugend

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles police officers have been visiting Jewish institutions, schools and synagogues to urge an extra measure of alertness while a high-profile trial is underway in the downtown federal courthouse.

    The defendant in the case is Ahmed Ressam, a 33-year-old Algerian accused of...

  • Forging Ahead

    By Beverly Gray

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    For the past 37 summers, the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles (BJE) has sent high school students to Israel through its pioneering L.A. Ulpan program. This year, that long tradition nearly ended.

    A sharp drop in enrollment, precipitated by the current unrest in...

  • Sign of Hope

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The sign to the left, posted by Israeli Jewish and Arab students at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology around the elite Rehovot campus, reads: "We, the Arab and Jewish students of the Technion, who daily sit together in the same classrooms in cooperation and friendship, express our pain over the recent outbreaks of violence in our country. It is up to us to continue living here in mutual dignity, peace and security. We call on every Technion student to speak out against violence, and on every citizen to work on behalf of good neighborly relations."

  • Blown Deal

    By Eric Silver

    January 11, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Bill Clinton is wasting his time. The chances of a meaningful Israeli-Palestinian deal before he hands over the presidency to George W. Bush on Jan. 20 are negligible. Yasser Arafat has blown it. Ehud Barak, with the best and bravest of motives, has blown it. Peace is on hold, and...

  • Help Wanted

    By Tom Tugend

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    American Jews are letting down Israel in the short run by staying away during the current unrest, says a top Progressive rabbi, and in the long run by not fighting harder for religious pluralism in the Jewish state.

    "Many of you are showing your solidarity, but many others are...

  • ‘They’ve Got Their Heads In The Sand

    By Eric Roth

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "You can't afford to sign up to a peace agreement that is all one-sided, meaning Israel takes all the risks," observed retired U.S. Admiral Leon A. Edney to small groups of Jewish leaders in Beverly Hills last week. "We need to find a way to live in peace with the Arab world, but...

  • In the Center of Controversy

    September 21, 2000 | 7:59 pm

    Since 1954, the Westside Jewish Community Center (WJCC) has served as a destination for neighborhood Jews. Near the intersection of Olympic and San Vicente boulevards with Fairfax Avenue, the venerable institution - a branch of the Jewish Com-munity Centers of Greater Los Angeles...

  • Lock, Stock and Barrel

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Will downtown be safe? That's the question on the minds of the central city's many employees and business owners as the Democratic National Convention approaches. With the arrest July 31 of eight demonstrators outside the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and the...

  • The PalestinianCapital?

    By Eric Silver

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There is a grimy Arabic sign high on the wall of the imposing new building rising on a rocky, ragged hillside in the West Bank village of Abu Dis. Through the rubble and raw cement, a couple of laborers are languidly plastering a concrete beam, but no one is hurrying to fill the...

  • Remembering Melanie

    By Herb Gelfand

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There is a grimy Arabic sign high on the wall of the imposing new building rising on a rocky, ragged hillside in the West Bank village of Abu Dis. Through the rubble and raw cement, a couple of laborers are languidly plastering a concrete beam, but no one is hurrying to fill the...

  • Three’s Company

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    This was one weird summer for American Jews.

    On one hand, it brought an unprecedented wave of anti-Semitic terror attacks: three Sacramento-area synagogues firebombed in June, six Jews shot leaving a Chicago shul in July, an armed assault on the North Valley Jewish Community Center in...

  • Furrow, Security and Hate

    By Tom Tugend

    August 26, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Buford O. Furrow Jr. will be tried first in federal court on charges of murdering a U.S. postal carrier. The state trial of the confessed gunman for the alleged shooting spree at the North Valley Jewish Community Center will be delayed until after the federal case is concluded.


  • Security Measures Come Under Scrutiny

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 11, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    How can we stop this from happening again? This was the question on every Jewish parent's and official's mind in the aftermath of Tuesday's shootings at the North Valley Jewish Community Center.

    According to parents and staff, security at the Granada Hills site was nonexistent. Unlike...

  • The CIA’s Dark Secrets

    By Matthew Dorf

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish attorney on forced leave from the CIA has decided to file a lawsuit that claims that rampant anti-Semitism at the spy agency has destroyed his career.

    Armed with memos from top CIA brass and similar horror stories from other Jewish government officials, Adam Ciralsky is suing...

  • Security Amid Rumors of Sex

    By Larry Derfner

    April 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The Israeli Foreign Ministry has recalled Uri Oren, its ambassador to South Africa, for questioning regarding his much-publicized alleged liaison with a member of the South African military. Oren was the Israeli consul general in Los Angeles between 1993 and 1995.

    "I am amazed,...

  • Breakfast with Mr. Security

    By Rob Eshman

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Arik Sharon,the last of the great Israeli war heroes/politicians.

    Photo by Peter Halmagyi

    Last Saturday morning, as the Middle East peaceprocess careened toward yet another crisis point, Ariel Sharon washolding court at a back table in the Peninsula Hotel in BeverlyHills.


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