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  • Letters to the editor: Holocaust comparisons, Mr. Mom, BDS and laughter for all

    February 26, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Mixed Feelings on Holocaust Comparison  

    Danielle Berrin’s piece (“Will America Re-Examine Its Shame?” Feb. 21) certainly has its virtues about what needs to be recognized as America’s sin, shame or national disgrace of 350 years as a house of bondage for black people — a story...

  • L.A. rabbis urge calm at Kotel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 6, 2013 | 5:34 pm

    Rabbi Laura Geller, a spiritual leader at the Reform Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills, knows firsthand about the restrictions on non-Orthodox Jewish women’s prayer at the Western Wall.

    In December 2012, as she was entering the women’s section, a security guard confiscated her tallit...

  • Western wall compromise raises hopes, but still faces obstacles

    April 10, 2013 | 9:35 am

    Natan Sharansky presented what could be a historic proposal to add a space for egalitarian prayer to the Western Wall on Tuesday.

    Israeli religious pluralism activists, however, fear that the proposal will take years to implement and could face roadblocks that prevent it from...

  • Madoff’s Redemption

    By David Suissa

    December 24, 2008 | 2:47 am

    If you're an active member of the Jewish community -- and perhaps even if you're not -- there's almost no way to properly digest the Bernie Madoff scandal. It's like a quadruple shot of cheap vodka that you drink quickly on an empty stomach. You feel disgusted and drunk at the same...
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  • Questions, Prayers and Shabbat Lights

    By Amy Klein

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Interfaith Questions

    Why do bad things happen to good people? Or why do bad things happen to me? Dr. Aryeh Dean Cohen paraphrased these questions at an April 5 interfaith dialogue on theodicy or how to reconcile a benevolent God with evil.

    The roundtable dialogue, "Jewish and...