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  • The Gold Man – A Guest Blog

    By Ilana Angel

    August 27, 2012 | 12:07 am

    I spent the weekend in San Francisco with the Englishman and our kids.  It was his birthday, and with his oldest daughter there attending university, we headed up so we could celebrate together. Our kids all get along in a marvelous way and I am truly blessed because I love his...

  • Student beaten outside Ozar Hatorah school in Paris

    March 27, 2012 | 1:47 pm

    A Jewish boy reportedly was beaten outside the Ozar Hatorah school in Paris by youths shouting anti-Semitic epithets.

    The incident occurred Monday outside the school, which the 12-year-old victim attends. He was not seriously injured.

    The attack came a week after a gunman opened...

  • The battle to get ‘Bully’ seen by those who need it most

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 21, 2012 | 1:06 pm

    At Sioux City Middle School in Iowa, 12-year-old Alex Libby is the odd-man-out. Seen by his peers as different, he has golden hair, gentle eyes, a wide, flat nose and permanently puckered lips. Together, they might seem to express something both pouty and vulnerable, sweet and sad....

  • Q&A with an expert on bullying

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 21, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Ron Avi Astor, the Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Professor in Urban Social Development at USC, has been studying the epidemiology of school violence for nearly 30 years. In 1997, he moved his family to Jerusalem for one year to run the first-ever large-scale comprehensive school...

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  • Report: Over 50 killed in bloody ‘day of rage’ clashes

    April 29, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    At least 50 protesters were killed in in pro-democracy demonstrations throughout Syria on Friday, including 15 in the south Syrian town of Daraa, according to opposition members.

    Casualties have been reported throughout the country in Homs, Latakia and Rastan, in Syria’s latest ‘day...

  • Fight erupts between right-wing and left-wing activists in San Francisco

    November 17, 2010 | 12:16 pm

    A dispute between right-wing and left-wing Israel activists in Berkeley, Calif., resulted in a physical altercation involving pepper spray, police and paramedics.

    On Sunday, activists associated with San Francisco Voice for Israel/StandWithUs disrupted a meeting of Jewish Voice for...

  • U.S. denies giving Israel ‘green light’ to strike Iran

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 7, 2009 | 2:20 pm

    From HAARETZ.com:

    Vice President Joe Biden’s statement that Israel can decide on its own whether to strike Iran’s nuclear sites should not be construed as an American “green light” for such an action, the State Department said on Monday.

    “We are certainly not going to give a green light to any kind of military strike, but Israel is a sovereign country and we’re not going to dictate its actions,” State Department spokesperson Ian Kelly said on Monday. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Chabad, Getty and neighbors square off over Palisades school plan

    By Jane Ulman

    June 5, 2008 | 2:36 pm

    Rabbi Zushe Cunin, head of Chabad of Pacific Palisades for 16 years, is accustomed to "overcoming and embracing all challenges," he said. But the uproar surrounding his plans to relocate Chabad's Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center to a vacant building off Los Liones Drive -- in...
  • Fight or flight? A Jewish Cuban mom wonders

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Melinda Lopez's "Sonia Flew," which opens at the Laguna Playhouse on Sept. 16, depicts the parallel struggles of a Cuban girl in 1961 and a half-Jewish, half-Cuban American boy just after Sept. 11.
     
    Of Cubans and Jews, Lopez says, "These are two cultures that have experienced...
  • JewsOnFirst.org Continues Fight Against Aggressive Christian Activities

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Several months ago, activist Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak learned of a Jewish family allegedly forced to flee its Delaware town after protesting aggressive Christian activities in the public schools.

    The Los Angeles rabbi is co-founder of JewsOnFirst.org, perhaps the only Web site...

  • Unhappy New Year!

    By Mark Miller

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    OK, I'll be absolutely honest -- I spent this past New Year's Eve alone. Sure, I could have salvaged the situation with a round of frantic last-minute calling, but I never got around to it because I had to go and get into a fight. Fortunately, I was the only one who got hurt. You...

  • The Disengagement Summer

    By Barbara Opall-Rome

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The column of armored SUVs waited, engines humming, as a phalanx of bodyguards ushered Prime Minister Ariel Sharon into the third truck from the end. As the convoy cleared the main gate of the Israeli government head's residence, a set of decoy vehicles turned north, toward...

  • Talmudic Tax Write-Off

    By Idan Ivri

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Few people are eager to pick fights with the IRS. Michael Sklar, now well into his second voluntary tax lawsuit, is definitely an exception.

    Sklar is an Orthodox father with several children in Jewish day school. His courtroom quest: to establish religious school costs as tax...

  • Chaos Comes to Town

    By Leora Alhadeff

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Merhav Mohar never lost a match until a Latvian at the Sheraton Plaza in Israel took away his winning streak. KO'ed in the first round, the 21-year-old Israeli boxer said, "It was the best knockout ever seen in the Holy Land."

    In America for the first time through Golden Boy...

  • Yoffie Emphasizes Need to Forge Links

    By Joe Berkofsky

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Reform Jews cannot go it alone.

    That was the message at the Reform movement's 67th biennial in Minneapolis last week.

    Despite numerically dominating the North American Jewish landscape, Reform Jews must reach out to other Reform Jews in Israel and Eastern Europe and fight...

  • The Great Jewish Hope

    By Carin Davis

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Dmitriy Salita doesn't fight on the Sabbath, which gives his competition a much-needed day of rest from this powerful junior welterweight. With a 13-0, 10 KO record, the 5-foot-9, 139-pound fighter who goes by the moniker "The Star of David," is a rising star in the boxing ring.

    ...

  • Clash Over Council, School Board Seats

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the North San Fernando Valley lies District 12, which has been represented by Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson for 24 years. Bernson, 72, is retiring because of term limits, and the battle for his seat has resulted in the nastiest fight in years.

    Not since "the Richards"...

  • Persian Jews Divided on War

    By Mojdeh Sionit

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "I am all for this war, all humanity should be for it," said Ramin Shookhtim, a Persian Jew who left Iran in 1987 to study in the United States.

    "Although there is no single solution against terrorism and terrorism will always be there, I think this war would help the fight...

  • The Battle Over Mesivta

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    At a shabby, deserted golf course in an isolated area of Calabasas, a half-started construction site sits idle, and some 31 yeshiva bocherim learn Talmud at the makeshift campus of Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles.

    Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman had opened the high school with nine students in...

  • Americans Fight Terror With Aliyah

    By Rachel Pomerance

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Howard and Dora Green were inside Jerusalem's packed Sbarro pizzeria last August when a suicide bomber blew himself up and killed more than a dozen others.

    The Greens suffered personally from the terrorist attack -- their niece still lies in a coma in Tel Aviv -- but it prompted the...

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