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  • ¡Hasta la lingua! Goodbye, tongue! Hello, pastrami!

    By The Web Guy

    November 15, 2007 | 7:26 pm


    From the BBC:

    An indigenous language in southern Mexico is in danger of disappearing because its last two speakers have stopped talking to one another.


    Of course, this begs the question “If two Jews means three opinions, how many languages do two Jews speak?”

    OK.  Maybe not ‘of...

  • ‘Zorro’s Bar Mitzvah’ documents the real rite of passage

    By Dinah Spritzer

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In the new Austrian film, "Zorro's Bar Mitzvah," Jewish party documenter Andre describes the addictive nature of his video extravaganzas.

    "There are people in Israel with relatives who collect my films, not just of their family, any family," he explains from his audiovisual studio,...

  • Betty Neymark: Second Career From a Second Language

    By Jane Ulman

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Betty Neymark
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    "Why isn't Temple Judea doing something like this?" Betty Neymark's daughter, Nancy, asked her more than 19 years ago, referring...

  • Janglo and Taanglo: Israel’s English-Speakers Find a Link

    By Brenda Gazzar

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When Devora Kidorf wanted to help a family of four from northern Israel displaced by Israel's battling with Hezbollah, she knew where to turn. Having hosted the family for a night but needing to make room for relatives from abroad, the English teacher and mother of seven posted an...

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  • Thrown For A Loop

    By Avi Liberman

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Avi we're doing some looping for a movie called, 'The Mount of Olives.' It was filmed in Israel and we're looking for Hebrew and Arabic speakers." Being an actor and comic in Los Angeles, you run into some interesting gigs. When my friend, Joey, himself a Christian Arab from...

  • Focus on the Love

    By Rabbi Perry Netter

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher made me diagram sentences, not unlike most seventh-graders in America's public schools. Truth be told, I would have rather pulled knitting needles through my cheeks than learn the rudiments of English grammar, but Mrs. McGee insisted...

  • And Mari Makes Three

    By Teresa Strasser

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Another woman has come into my relationship with my boyfriend, and she's the best thing that's ever happened to us.

    A week ago, a 22-year-old Japanese foreign exchange student named Mari moved in with us for the month while she studies English in the morning and hip-hop dances in...

  • To Live and Teach in L.A.: A Difficult Job

    By Sarah Price Brown

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Eight-year-old Danielle dashes to the front of her third-grade classroom and shows off her drawing of an equilateral triangle.

    "That's fah-bulous, dah-ling," the teacher says.

    Danielle flashes a satisfied smile and prances back to her seat. The other students look admiringly at...

  • A Call for Help

    By Marc Ballon

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli victims of terror might not feel so alone and desperate thanks to an upcoming Internet service. Beginning in June, terror victims will be able to go online and chat one-on-one and in real-time with rabbis, counselors and therapists about their personal and financial...

  • LettersBilingual Blues

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I have just read the article "Bilingual Blues," by Joel Kotkin in the June 20 issue, and agree with him in supporting the initiative "English for Children," provided the assimilationist ideology of the "one nation" concept is deleted from the measure.

    I am a credentialed elementary...

  • Bilingual Blues

    By Joel Kotkin

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Here we go again. For the third time in four years, Californians are about to be treated to another racially tinged slugfest, this time over bilingual education.

    Slated for the June 1998 ballot, the measure -- called "English for Children" -- would direct California's educational...

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