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  • Survey: U.S. Jews favor strike on Iran, denominations split on Obama

    September 30, 2009 | 2:07 pm

    A new survey shows that a majority of American Jews would support a U.S. military strike on Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons—a significant increase from a year ago.

    Fifty-six percent of American Jews would support the “United States taking military action against...

  • Mergers and consolidations for congregations—it’s the economy, stupid [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    December 28, 2008 | 4:03 pm

    Friend of Bloggish Anita Susan Brenner writes:

    This week, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the leader of the Union for Reform Judaism, suggested that due to the post-Madoff economic crisis, some communities "may no longer be able to afford multiple synagogues." The solution is to merge Reform and...
  • Passage of Prop. 8 reveals rift between denominations

    By Rachel Heller

    November 12, 2008 | 11:52 pm

    Three days after California narrowly passed Proposition 8, the statewide ban on same-sex marriage, congregants of Beth Chayim Chadashim gathered in their Pico Boulevard sanctuary for a Friday night Shabbat service marked by solidarity and grief.

    "This week of all weeks we need...

  • LimmudLA—by the numbers

    By Julie G Fax

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Participants:* 634
    Sponsors: 14
    Presenters 133
    Sessions: 262
    Films: 21
    Artists: 23
    On-site volunteers: 227
    Steering committee: 14
    Chairs: 2
    Executive director: 1
    *Participants for the entire conference. An additional 16 joined for Sunday only and...
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  • Shopping for back to shul

    By Derek Schlom

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It can be an exhausting process. And it can sometimes be exhilarating. Because of the hundreds of possibilities among Los Angeles' shuls, success in finding the perfect one for you and your family too often seems just one more visit away.

    Whether you are new to organized Jewish...

  • The Other Shiites

    By Rob Eshman

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The invitation to the gala event came out of the blue, from a woman I had never met, belonging to a group I had never heard of, part of a religious sect I knew nothing about.

    Naturally, I accepted.

    The evening was billed as, "A Journey Along the Cradle of Muslim Civilizations:...

  • Power, Politics And People

    By Susan Jacobs

    November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    New York publishing executive Steven Baum is a lifelong Conservative Jew who recently joined a Reform temple, and he's not happy about it. "There's hardly any Hebrew," he says. "They don't wear yarmulkes. It's just not the Judaism I grew up with."

    So why did he make the switch?...