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  • Jonathan Medved: The venture activist

    By Jared Sichel

    January 23, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    When it comes to Israel, Jonathan Medved has no interest in watching from the sidelines. 

    A former political activist and UC Berkeley alum, Medved, a Los Angeles native and Jerusalem resident, was named by The New York Times in 2008 one of the most influential Americans impacting...

  • Federation pension fund struggles

    November 6, 2013 | 3:17 pm

    A retirement plan run by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is more than $25 million underfunded, according to financial statements filed in October. The statements say the pension fund, which holds savings for more than 2,000 employees working for eight different...

  • Private Bank of California: It’s not just about the money

    By Zan Romanoff

    October 16, 2013 | 11:29 am

    The signs of Richard Smith’s success precede him: His 25th-floor office on Santa Monica Boulevard overlooks Los Angeles Country Club’s golf greens to the north and the spread of the city’s business districts to the south. The dizzying height of his headquarters at The Private Bank...

  • Marry young

    By Dennis Prager

    October 9, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    I know the arguments that people give for delaying marriage: 

    “I’m not ready.”

    “I need to be financially secure first.”

    “Right now, I’m preoccupied with ____” (fill in the blank).

    “To tell you the truth, I’m having too much fun to settle down.” (This argument is usually...

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  • Desalination, Israeli-style

    February 13, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    The subsidiary of an Israeli company has been selected to design the largest seawater-desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. Located in northern San Diego County, the plant will be designed and operated by IDE Americas, part of IDE Technologies, headquartered in Kadima.

    ...
  • Money saving ideas: For richer, not poorer

    By Elyse Glickman

    January 16, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    Tying the knot doesn’t have to be synonymous with fastening a financial anchor around newlywed couples. It just requires great care, sufficient research and attention to detail.

    Even with the best planning, however, it might be hard to believe you could pull off a dreamy wedding...

  • B’nai B’rith rejects listing among insolvent charities

    December 19, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    B’nai B’rith International rejected as inaccurate its topping a well-known charity watchdog’s list of “charities in deep financial trouble.”

    “B’nai B’rith International does not have $13 million negative capital and we are not in financial trouble,” the group said on Charity...

  • Avoiding the ‘Jewish fiscal cliff’

    November 28, 2012 | 11:09 am

    The main Capitol Hill sport these days (after obsessive coverage of the Petraeus scandal) is how the government can avoid the impending “fiscal cliff.” A similarly serious financial challenge lurks in the future of the Jewish community — namely, how do we better balance our books...

  • Israel’s middle class increasingly squeezed

    November 27, 2012 | 10:15 am

    At Israeli weddings, gifts of china, silver and art are not welcome. Guests are expected to bring their checkbooks and contribute to a young couple’s purchase of their first home, often bought with substantial help from the newlyweds’ parents.

    But a new report shows that only 65...

  • Tens of millions of hackers target Israel government Web sites

    November 18, 2012 | 9:24 am

    More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday.

    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to...

  • Israeli water power that doesn’t give a dam

    September 27, 2012 | 11:13 am

    You don’t have to build dams to get hydroelectricity from water flowing through municipal pipes, says Dr. Daniel Farb, the Los Angeles immigrant who previously shook up the Israeli clean-tech power scene with his Leviathan Energy company’s award-winning Wind Tulip.

    The...

  • ‘Like’ this Israeli site for jobs

    September 27, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Here’s a dirty little secret in the job-recruiting business: All those Web sites that help employers and potential employees match up don’t really work that well. Despite all the bells and whistles, the automatic résumé builders and the ability to search on keywords for specific...

  • Clinton: U.S. will push to help Palestinians with financial crisis

    September 27, 2012 | 9:35 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Palestinian and Jordanian that Washington is 'looking at every means possible' to alleviate the Palestinian financial crisis.

    According to a  senior State Department official, Clinton made the comments Wednesday in New York during a...

  • Israel transfers money to PA to ease economic crisis

    September 12, 2012 | 9:54 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the transfer of some $63 million to the Palestinian Authority to help ease its economic crisis.

    The transfer Tuesday evening came after Netanyahu consulted on the issue with Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, and then asked his...

  • World Bank: PA economy not strong enough to support a state

    July 25, 2012 | 11:07 am

    The Palestinian economy is not yet strong enough to support a sovereign state because of its heavy reliance on foreign aid, according to a World Bank report.

    “The Palestinian Authority has made steady progress in many years towards establishing the institutions required by a...

  • National Jewish Democratic Council removes Adelson petition

    July 12, 2012 | 10:32 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council, citing peace among Jewish groups, has taken down a petition calling on Republicans not to accept money from Sheldon Adelson.

    “Accusations against Mr. Adelson were made not by us, but by others, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ),” said a...

  • Israel’s whiz kids

    July 11, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Mickey Haslavsky of Holon is only 18, but he’s already on his second startup.

    “When I began my first startup at 16, I thought I was the only one creating Web sites at this age, but I was amazed to discover a huge community between [the ages of] 10 and 18 around the world, and I...

  • Sweet spot: The sugar rush of Dylan’s Candy Bar

    July 11, 2012 | 11:44 am

    Retro lollipops and salt-water taffy have always had a thing for crazy swirls of color, just like Los Angeles. Now one big business is about to serve the City of Angels a whopping rainbow of 7,500 treats from around the world. New York-based Dylan’s Candy Bar, the namesake...

  • Madoff associate Merkin agrees to hand over $400 million

    June 25, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Former money manager J. Ezra Merkin has agreed to turn over hundreds of millions of dollars to duped investors in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.

    In a settlement announced Monday by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Mirkin agreed to pay $405 million to compensate investors...

  • TV for dogs reaches prime time

    May 8, 2012 | 7:07 pm

    Bark if you love DogTV.

    The new made-in-Israel U.S. cable channel is scientifically programmed to keep pooches stimulated, happy and comforted when they’re home alone.

    When dogs are left alone, they can get depressed, lose their appetite and their desire to play, says DogTV CEO...

  • There’s more than one way to support the Jewish state

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    In the landscape of American Jewish organizations, The New Israel Fund (NIF) has long occupied a prominent place on the left side of the aisle. Back in 1979, almost three decades before the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby J Street was established, when Peter Beinart was still in...

  • Chicago urges city workers’ pension fund to divest from Iran

    April 19, 2012 | 10:13 am

    The Chicago City Council urged the city’s largest employee pension fund to divest from Iran.

    The council unanimously approved a non-binding resolution this week that encouraged the Municipal Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago to divest from companies doing business with...

  • Crisis-hit Greek Jews fear for their future

    April 5, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Patricia Alcalay, 24, has been unemployed since she finished her nursing degree in December 2010. Her father lost his job four months ago, a year shy of retirement.

    Her older sister, who was studying abroad, meanwhile, found work in the Netherlands and is not coming back to Greece...

  • Sheldon Adelson on Newt: ‘He’s at the end of his line’

    By Jay Firestone

    March 28, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    Sheldon Adelson, who with wife Miri, has given more than $15 million to the Newt Gingrich Super PAC Winning Our Future, said Monday he believes Gingrich is “at the end of his line” regarding the race for the Republican presidential nomination. 

    Adelson was speaking informally...

  • Lawmakers query Obama officials on P.A. funding, statehood push

    March 20, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    Top Obama administration officials faced tough questions from lawmakers on funding for the Palestinian Authority and its efforts to seek statehood recognition.

    During a hearing Tuesday of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), probed the U.S....

  • Wall Street shock wave in rear-view mirror

    March 19, 2012 | 10:35 am

    On the day after his op-ed piece appeared in The New York Times of March 14, 2012, Greg Smith, a midlevel executive in the London office of Goldman Sachs had generated 19 million entries on Google.  By three days later, that number had risen to 134 million.

    Smith’s announcement of...

  • Goldman banker always stuck to principles, former teacher

    March 15, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    Greg Smith was a principled and competitive student, the kind of person whose strong sense of right and wrong probably pushed him to resign from Goldman Sachs in a scathing letter to an international newspaper, his former teacher and coach said.

    A quiet, unassuming child, the South...

  • Can't buy me love

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    March 15, 2012 | 10:39 am

    It feels like spring, but there’s little love in the air for Mitt Romney.  The GOP frontrunner expected to have his party’s nomination sewn up by now so he could focus on sending Barack Obama back to Chicago.  But too many Republicans just can’t find it in their hearts to embrace the...

  • Did you transact your business honestly?

    March 14, 2012 | 5:48 pm

    “When a person is led in for judgment [in the next world], God asks: ‘Did you transact your business honestly? Did you fix times for the study of the Torah? Did you fulfill your duty to establish a family?’ ”
    —Rava (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a)

    The very first question that God...

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