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  • Netanyahu rips Abbas over Al-Aksa destruction claims

    February 27, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in which Abbas said that Israel was planning to destroy the Al Aksa Mosque.

    “This is a harshly inflammatory speech from someone who claims that he is bent on peace,”...

  • Jewish museum officials decry Vienna exhibit destruction

    February 9, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    Directors of Jewish museums and educational institutes in Europe have written an open letter condemning the destruction of a 16-year-old exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Vienna.

    The exhibit, based on holograms, was removed recently to make way for a new exhibit due to open next...

  • Write your own dirge for Tisha B’Av 2008

    July 29, 2008 | 4:15 am

    Jewish tradition teaches that we are commanded to write a Torah in our lifetime, but not a kinah, or dirge. For ages, our prophets and rabbis have done this for us, filtering and distancing, putting our most painful group memories into acrostic, poetic form.

    Beginning with Eicha...

  • At first Kohen-Levi parley in 2,000 years, participants plan for Third Holy Temple

    By Brenda Gazzar

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Just days before the holiday commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temples, Tisha B'Av, a group of Jewish priests and Levites hurried across the centuries-worn cobblestones of this holy city to prepare to bless the people of Israel.

    They gathered at the foot of the Holy Temple's...
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  • P. F. Sloan:  does he still believe we’re on the ‘Eve of Destruction’?

    By Steven Rosen

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Eve of Destruction," the famous folk-rock protest hit from 1965, isn't usually regarded as a specifically Jewish song. Or even a religious one, for that matter.
     
    It's a litany of anguished complaints about the problems of the temporal world of the time -- civil rights marchers...
  • PASSOVER: 10 Contemporary Plagues

    By The Editors

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In the Passover haggadah, we read of the 10 Plagues that God sent to convince Pharoah to let the Hebrew slaves go free. The plagues -- bloody, violent, magical -- are a dramatic highpoint of the narrative. Mindful of the pain these plagues brought even to innocent Egyptians, Jews...

  • Huizar Proposal Would Close Razing Loophole

    By Tom Tugend

    March 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    An order to investigate the demolition of a historic Jewish Community Center (JCC) building in Boyle Heights is now on the agenda of the Los Angeles City Council.

    Under a motion introduced March 22 by Councilmember Jose Huizar, whose district includes Boyle Heights, municipal...

  • The Mysticism of Fire

    By Bassie Gurary

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Smoke intoxicated the air and dark clouds cast an eerie glow over the Southern California sky as fire engulfed our Simi Valley neighborhood.

    At last, when the freeways opened and we finally felt comfortable breathing outside air, we noticed the destruction left in the fire's wake....

  • Painter With a Camera

    By Leora Alhadeff

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Robert Sturman said he never felt the need to observe Jewish rituals. Born in Los Angeles to Jewish parents, the 33-year-old photographer-painter said, "I would do anything to stand up for the Jews ... but religion is a whole 'nother story."

    Although he still doesn't practice...

  • Santa Monica Tragedy Mirrors Israel Terror

    By Wendy Jaffe

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last week at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market, I got a taste of what it is like to be an Israeli. Going about the ordinary tasks of life one moment, standing next to a corpse the next.

    My day started out ordinarily enough. In pursuit of the perfect tile for my new barbecue center, I...

  • To Stay or Go?

    By Jessica Steinberg

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Yossi Cohen, a Tel Aviv taxi driver, is taking it easy these days. He has been slicing time from his usual 10-hour shifts because there just aren't many clients out there. At the same time, he wouldn't consider leaving Israel for anywhere else.

    "What, I need to be a cabbie in...