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  • From red alerts to the red carpet—a teen from Sderot speaks

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Vitolda Nahshonov, 15, is one of 10 teens brought to Los Angeles from Sderot by the Israeli Leadership Club and the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles to share her story of what it's like to live under constant attack from Qassam rockets. Nahshonov has lived in Sderot, near...
  • My father’s war

    By Daniel Bouskila

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    This is one in a series of articles on myriad topics related to Israel that will run weekly as we approach the Jewish State's 60th anniversary on Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day, in May.

    It was Friday afternoon, May 14, 1948. Eighteen-year-old Nessim Bouskila, a recent...

  • Firsthand accounts bring WWII London ‘Blitz’ to life

    By Amanda Susskind

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There is no shortage of books, historical and fictional, on the bombing of London during World War II. Peter Stansky's new book, "The First Day of the Blitz," combines history, political commentary and firsthand testimony in a compelling account.

    The "Blitz," misnamed for its...

  • Holocaust remembrance—Exodus redux

    By Julie G Fax

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Sitting by an open screen door, Tante Surcha switches off the television when I walk in. I lean into her recliner to kiss her cheek, and ask how she is feeling after her hip surgery. She gives a shrug and an OK, and eyes the notebook and digital voice recorder I've just pulled from...
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