In 2001, Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) overwhelmingly decided to end its sponsorship of Cub Scout Pack 1300 to protest the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) policy banning openly gay scouts and leaders. It ended a nearly 50-year tradition of scouting at the Reform congregation....
House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms
Reflecting on my trip to Birmingham with The Temple
LAUSD board race a study in polarization
Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
My interview with Leonard Nimoy
‘Kosher Soul’ plays on stereotypes — amusing some, angering others
Q&A with Jorma Kaukonen on Jefferson Airplane and Judaism
Tag: First Amendment
June 19, 2013 | 4:13 pm
March 15, 2013 | 1:24 pm
Yesterday during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a ban on 157 different types of assault weapons, and magazines containing more than ten bullets, Ted Cruz, Republican Senator from Texas, lectured Diane Feinstein on the Constitution. Cruz archly asked Feinstein, the author...
January 23, 2013 | 12:41 pm
February 27, 2012 | 11:00 am
February 25, 2012 | 9:50 pm
A federal district court judge this week dismissed a harassment charge against a Muslim man who allegedly attacked an atheist who had dressed up as “Zombie Muhammad” for Halloween, while leaving Zombie Pope unharmed.
Judge Mark Martin said that the evidence was entirely he-said, he...
February 18, 2012 | 10:03 pm
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October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm
February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmCafe Danssa
The article written by Karla Blume about her family business was poignant, warm, loving ("Silence Replaces Music at Folk Dancing Mecca," Feb. 2). I wish I could have visited Cafe Danssa. Although I am a ballroom dancer, I mourn the loss of any dance venue.
November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm
January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm
"But is it good for the Jews?" That was the question many of our grandparents voiced when they perused the morning papers -- a question we may have dismissed, even with affection, as a narrow or parochial expression.
Today, we know that what's "good for the Jews" extends beyond...
August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm
The dust-up over Jesus Day is turning into a firestorm. Thanks to the Internet, Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush cannot shake continuing criticism for the role that his religious faith might play in his presidency.
Bush, the governor of Texas, signed a proclamation...