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  • Diverse trio running for mayor in troubled Jerusalem

    By Dina Kraft

    October 23, 2008 | 12:54 am

    It sounds like the beginning of a joke: A rabbi, a Russian oligarch and a high-tech millionaire are running for mayor of Jerusalem. Except there's no punch line, just each of them offering up himself as salvation for the hallowed capital's many troubles.

    Many Jerusalemites view this...

  • Divided we fall?  A once-united Jewish Los Angeles breaks apart again

    By Marc Ballon

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Last summer, Los Angeles' Jewish community stood united. As Hezbollah missiles rained on Israel, 10,000 Jews, including members of groups spanning the political spectrum -- from the liberal Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) to the conservative StandWithUs -- braved a sweltering July...
  • Don’t Let Affirmative Action Fade

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Louisville, Ky., is a city divided between white and black, rich and poor; between the West End of town, where blacks live in camelback shotgun shacks and the East End, with its leafy neighborhoods of white gentility.

    But after decades of court-ordered school integration,...

  • One Summer Night

    By Morrie Gelman

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    I dream of a summer night long ago. I'm a 17-year-old usher in a neighborhood theater. We play second-run films. Most of that summer we show "Pursued," starring Teresa Wright and Robert Mitchum.

    After my ushering job each evening I rush home to meet my girlfriend, Florence. Both of...

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  • Vote Confirms Westside, Valley Split

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The mayoral primary on March 8 reconfirmed the existence of a political gap within the Los Angeles Jewish community between Jews who live on the Westside and those who live in the Valley.

    According to the Los Angeles Times exit poll, Bob Hertzberg carried Valley Jews (6 percent of...

  • Drama in Israel, High Stakes in the U.S.

    By James D. Besser

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli politics is always a mix of high drama and low comedy, but the current fight within Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's divided government is anything but entertaining for Jewish leaders here.

    Israeli commentators have noted that it is a struggle for the soul of the Likud party....

  • Supreme Court to Rule On Vouchers

    By Sharon Samber

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of school vouchers is expected this term, with the high court apparently ready to tackle one of the most significant church-state rulings in years.

    The U.S. Supreme Court, which opened its new term this week,...

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