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  • Brazil’s Jews are scaling back on their kids’ birthday extravaganzas

    May 13, 2016 | 10:13 am

    Mini roller-coasters, Ferris wheels, monorails and zip lines are just some of the over-the-top attractions featured at birthday parties for Rio’s privileged under-10 set.

    At “casas de festa” (party houses), parents often pay several thousand dollars for lavish themed decorations...

  • Rep. Bachmann links U.S. economic policy to Holocaust

    May 1, 2011 | 11:51 am

    U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) linked the fallout from current U.S. economic policy to the Holocaust in a speech.

    Speaking to about 200 New Hampshire Republicans April 30 at the We The People First in the Nation Freedom Forum, Bachmann, a self-professed supporter of Israel,...

  • Food Poverty Grows in Israel

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When, not so long ago, the director of an Israeli nonprofit organization noticed that an employee would appear at work every Sunday morning so fatigued that he could barely function, he issued him a stern warning to "stop partying so hard on Saturday nights."

    The gaunt-looking...

  • Golan Takes Films to New Heights

    By Amy Klein

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Return from India" is one of the 18 new films, documentaries and TV dramas showing at the 19th Israel Film Festival, from May 28-June 8. Based on A.B. Yehoshua's best-selling book "Open Heart," "India," directed and co-produced by veteran filmmaker Menachem Golan, portrays a...

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  • Angelenos Aid Argentines

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    May 23, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    Mariano Fainstein hasn't seen his wife in almost three months, and he may have to miss his daughter's wedding. Because of the recent economic crisis in Argentina, the 52-year-old electronics engineer temporarily left his home in Buenos Aires in hopes of landing a new job in Los...

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