Excerpt from an Israeli TV show “Ktzarim”: some troubled people meet for group therapy. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pmI 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...
June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pmHere 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...