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  • How to judge judges on judgment (election) day

    By Tom Tugend

    August 14, 2008 | 1:04 am

    It's the evening before Election Day, and Morton and Ethel Voterstein sit down after dinner to decide how to mark their ballots.

    They know whom they want for president, as well as for U.S. and state senators and representatives. It's a bit tougher to decide on the state and local...

  • VIDEO: ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’—War Dept. tells Americans to fight hatred and fanaticism (1947)

    June 24, 2008 | 1:34 am

    VIDEO: ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’—War Department tells Americans to fight hatred and fanaticism (1947)

    From The Prelinger Archives.

  • Voices of women loud and proud with ‘Vox Femina’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    More than a decade ago, when Gay Men's Chorus director John Bailey lobbied Iris Levine, chair of the music department at Cal Poly Pomona, to start up a parallel women's group, she balked. "It wasn't something I wanted to do," she said over the phone recently, recalling how Bailey...
  • Ed Koch wants Prager out—will ask him to resign from Holocaust Memorial Council next week

    By James Besser

    December 11, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    (WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 12) The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council faces continuing questions over recent statements by one of its members, local commentator and writer Dennis Prager.

    But the panel, which oversees the Holocaust Museum on Washington's Mall, has no answers, since it had...

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  • 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...

  • The Many Faces

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "They both have dimples," Rachel's earnest classmate declared, "that's how you can tell they're sisters!"

    The explanation was simple enough -- no matter that 7-year-old Rachel has white skin and her 21-month-old sister, Angela, has black skin.

    I just spent the weekend with more...

  • When Jewish Is Too Jewish

    By Gary Wexler

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    I was in Washington, D.C., this week and had a meeting with a senior officer of the World Bank, who is from Bombay. As we ate our dinner, the conversation turned to ethnicity.

    He told me he was from the Brahman caste. I told him I was Jewish and clearly not from the Brahman caste of...

  • A District Divided

    By Mike Levy

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As the City Council begins it consideration of Redistricting Commission-drawn district maps, a conflict between Valley activists and Jewish interests seems to have been resolved. But as proposed districts are scrutinized and rescrutinized block by block, the question of whether the...

  • Never the Same

    By Jane Ulman

    March 7, 2002 | 6:59 pm

    Danny, 10, can recite the Five Pillars of Islam: faith, prayer, charity, fasting and pilgrimage.

    Jeremy, 12, understands the difference between Predator armed drones and Global Hawk surveillance drones; between 500-pound "dumb" gravity bombs and 2,000-pound "smart" precision-guided...

  • It’s Just Business

    By Ellen Sandler

    August 19, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    "Do they all have to be Italian?"

    This is the question the network executive asked the creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond" as they were casting Ray Romano's family. A dumb question? If what was going on here was finding the best possible cast for a particular show, then, yeah, it...

  • Why Are We in Kosovo?

    April 1, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    I always thought that historical perspective helped sharpen the mind by illuminating the choices that loomed ahead. But when I look at the awful state of affairs in Kosovo, I am not so certain that history offers much guidance. Maybe, though, if we try to look at the past freshly and...
  • A Vote at a Time

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    June 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The big political story that's emerged from last week's California primary is not the Davis-Lungren gubernatorial race nor the high-profile propositions. The big story is yet unfolding and takes us to a small corner of our town, in the east end of the San Fernando Valley. At this...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    You know me, Rabbi. You know how important thesynagogue is to me, how much I enjoy services; you see me at yourTorah classes. You know what kind of Jew I am: I am the only one atthe family seder table who can read the Hebrew side of the Haggadah,but they won't accept me, because I...

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