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  • Genetic research can open book on Jewish identity—for good and bad

    By Adam Wills

    December 10, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    Father William Sanchez wears a Star of David pendant on the same chain as his crucifix, and he keeps a menorah in his parish office. After a DNA test confirmed his Sephardic roots, the Albuquerque priest has been actively reconciling this discovery with his Catholic beliefs....
  • Survey:  Fewer Americans think Jews control Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 20, 2008 | 4:14 am

    Forget Spielberg. Forget the Weinsteins. Forget "Seinfeld."

    The majority of Americans no longer believe that Jews control Hollywood. This is the news from a new poll released by the Anti-Defamation League that also suggests there remains a widespread conviction that there is an...

  • Doing Jews right on TV—for better or worse

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 20, 2008 | 3:47 am

    In the AMC drama "Mad Men," about the male-dominated advertising world of 1960s New York, an early episode features Jewish heiress Rachel Menken soliciting the services of ad firm Sterling Cooper to boost sales for her family-owned department store.

    Eager to secure her business, the...

  • Anne Frank diary resonates with Cambodians

    October 6, 2008 | 7:53 pm

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (JTA)—As a young girl in the early 1990s, Sayana Ser often spent the night cowering in fear with her family in an underground shelter her father had dug beneath their home on the outskirts of this capital city.

    Outside, marauding bands of Khmer Rouge guerrillas...

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  • The dream of a beautiful bat mitzvah—but whose dream would it fulfill?

    September 11, 2008 | 4:20 am

    For my daughter to have a bat mitzvah would be a dream come true -- but for whom, for her or for me? Throughout my life, people have told me that I am only half Jewish, as my father is Jewish and mother is Japanese Buddhist, although Reform Jews now recognize children of Jewish...
  • New Israeli Cabinet member urges ‘ethnic partitioning;’ Gay pride parade OK’d and Jerusalem protests

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Official Urges Ethnic Partitioning

    An Israeli Cabinet minister called for the Jewish state and the West Bank to be partitioned according to ethnicity. Avigdor Lieberman of the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu Party said in an interview that rather than evacuating Jewish...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A World of Food

    World Ethnic Market/KosherWorld Show manager Phyllis Koegel presented a Buyer of the Year Award to Tamara Dorrell, Safeway manager, national categories, ethnic. The World Ethnic Market was held recently at the Anaheim Convention Center.

    L.A. Helps the Gulf

    Four...

  • The Ultimate Taste Test

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Inside Kosher World, the recent "for-the-trade" food show, you had to remind yourself you were in Anaheim. To my left, two gentlemen negotiated a deal in animated Hebrew. To my right, wine connoisseurs swirled, sniffed and sipped kosher-for-Passover premium varietals from Israel and...

  • Spectator - A Sane Italian Jew? Fugedaboutit

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Historians have indicated there were roughly 50,000 Jews in Rome when Caesar reigned and the same number under Mussolini. Beyond the obvious assimilation, it's clear Jews and Italians know how to coexist. No wonder the two peoples lived in adjoining neighborhoods on the Lower East...

  • Indifference Enables Moscow Shul Attack

    By Lev Krichevsky

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish leaders have blamed Russian authorities, law enforcement agencies and societal attitudes for the Jan. 11 stabbing attack at a Moscow synagogue, saying that the authorities have not responded properly to previous anti-Semitic and hate incidents.

    "The entire world has seen what...

  • ‘Oy Vey’  Such a Sign

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    October 6, 2005 | 8:01 pm

    A traffic sign with the words, "Leaving Brooklyn Oy Vey!" went up on the Williamsburg Bridge from Brooklyn into Manhattan. The city's Department of Transportation approved the sign earlier this month, after rejecting an earlier request from Borough President Marty Markowitz.

    "The beauty is, every ethnic group knows it," Markowitz said of the expression.

     

  • Vote May Be First to Blur Ethnic Lines

    By Joel Kotkin

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For more than a generation, racial and ethnic politics have dominated Los Angeles' mayoral elections. That is, perhaps, until this year, which might be the first election of Los Angeles' emerging post-ethnic era.

    Although no doubt frustrating to the various candidates, this...

  • Investigation of AIPAC Crosses Line

    By Malcolm Hoenlein

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    There have been hundreds, even thousands, of articles in the American press regarding an FBI investigation involving the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    While the reports imply or assert various charges, none, in fact, has been lodged, despite an investigation...

  • Keeping Jews in the Flock

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Brace yourselves, people: We're about to celebrate a holiday that touts intermarriage. Yep, our beloved Queen Esther married a goy -- minus the ol' now-a-Jew sniparoo. According to today's Jewish demographic reports, that puts Esther in the "Bad Jew" category.

    We're told repeatedly...

  • Mexican Jews Hail Discrimination Law

    By Corrie MacLaggan

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Mexican Jews are pleased that the government has begun implementing a recent law that explicitly prohibits anti-Semitic discrimination.

    The Federal Law to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination -- which one government official called "one of the most advanced laws of its kind" --...

  • Jewish Wizard Takes Flight in New Potter Book

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Are there Jews at Hogwarts? The world's most famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry might be muggle-free, but it is possible that it has an equal-opportunity policy for Jewish wizards.

    In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth of seven books in J.K. Rowling's...

  • Court’s Race Rulings Raises Deeper Issues

    By David A. Lehrer

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The United States Supreme Court has handed down its decisions on the issue of affirmative action. In the cases of Grutter vs. Bollinger and Gratz vs. Bollinger, the court has ruled on the constitutionality of race-conscious programs and their viability in educational institutions...

  • Loco for Local Art

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In January, the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) ended its international search for an executive director and picked an Angeleno: UCLA professor Peter Tokofsky.

    What sold CAFAM on Tokofsky was his suggestion that the museum buck the tradition of looking outward to...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Beating out the Hollywood high-society contingent by a day, the Emanuel Arts Center kicks off their weeklong Festival of Jewish Music and Israeli Art with a gala of their own this evening. The itinerary includes a cantors concert with storyteller Ritasue, a dessert...

  • Japane wish American Reflections

    By Ellen Fuji

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    If there is such a thing, I am your typical Japanewish American Princess.

    My Mom is Japanese American, my Dad is ethnically Jewish and, in a wonderful embrace, I came to be. Growing up in a town in which racial and religious combinations were not the norm, my two heritages...

  • Be Careful With ‘Terrorism’

    By Salam Al-Marayati

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The LAX shooting on the Fourth of July was another test of Muslim-Jewish relations.

    Some Jewish leaders complained that Los Angeles Muslims did not denounce the shooting. That some people didn't hear it, and then accused Muslims of remaining silent, seems to be a common problem in...

  • Two Mothers

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At first glance, it would be hard to imagine two women with less in common than my mother and my husband's mother. You can begin with the obvious differences in cultural and religious background: my mother grew up Jewish in the Bronx, while my mother-in-law, a Presbyterian, has lived...

  • They’re Heeeeere

    By Rob Eshman

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    According to a recently released Shaw University study, there are now between 6 and 7 million Muslims living in America. The study's figures may be a bit inflated, but few doubt their larger meaning: either Muslims now outnumber Jews in America, or they soon will.

    The Journal...

  • Officials Visit Israel

    By  Orit Arfa

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Andrew Carter, a participant of Operation Unity, a program that brings minority Los Angeles high school students to live on an Israeli kibbutz for six weeks, never felt as accepted as he did in Israel. No one treated him differently because of his color, he said, and the minute he...

  • Jewish Earning Power

    July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Jews are more likely than members of any other American ethnic group to purchase a hardcover book or attend a live musical performance in the coming year, but they're much less likely to buy a car, truck, recreational vehicle or major home appliance.

    Their earning power outstrips any...

  • Glorifying DiMaggio, but Not His Times

    By Yehuda Lev

    March 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    By the time you read these words, the death of Joe DiMaggio will be old news. I grew up in a New York City in which he was the greatest of our sports heroes, and I was blessed as a child with an Uncle Ike who took me to the bleachers in Yankee Stadium. My love for baseball and...

  • The Ethnic Revolution

    By James D

    November 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Contrary to the ever-hopeful predictions of the Republicans, Jewish voters proved remarkably resistant to change in this month's congressional voting.

    But that predictability -- Jews voted overwhelmingly Democratic, with a few regional exceptions -- belies a seismic shift in ethnic...

  • Death of a Patriarch

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Tom Bradley was buried Monday, hailed as Los Angeles' longtime mayor, statesman, leader and friend. His is a grand biography; a son of Texas sharecroppers and the grandson of slaves, Bradley broke down ethnic and class barriers and forged a new multiracial political base that...
  • A Stitch in Time May Save Jobs

    By Joel Kotkin

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    For generations of my own family, and many Jewish families, thegarment industry long has been a source of employment andentrepreneurial opportunity. Yet, in recent weeks, some local Jewishactivists, led by the American Jewish Congress, have been making theshmatte business and its...

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