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  • Bosnia genocide unrolls in scroll of shame

    August 6, 2008 | 11:31 pm

    Radovan Karadzic has been arrested. He faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity before the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague. It's an occasion to recall the genocide in Bosnia and the shame of those who did not prevent it.

    When Yugoslavia...

  • The Lion in Waiting

    By Rob Eshman

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Last Friday evening, I was pacing backstage at the University of Judaism's (UJ) Gindi Auditorium, rehearsing my introduction for Ehud Barak.

    Born on a kibbutz, 36 years in the Israel Defense Forces, fought in three wars, architect of the Entebbe raid, disguised as a woman to kill...

  • Spectator - The Theme Park Without a Prayer

    By Melanie Herschorn

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bible Storyland must have a guardian angel. Dissolution by the clergy, dormancy for 45 years and a fatal fire were not powerful enough to erase the plans for this Bible-based theme park from history.

    And now, art collector Harvey Jordan is working to inform Californians about this...

  • Community Briefs

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Rabin Tribute Marks 10th Anniversary of Assassination

    A lively, heartfelt tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin brought more than 400 people to the University of Judaism to mark the 10th year since an assassin took his life.

    "I miss the man himself; I miss the man...

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  • Israel, N.Y. Schools Drop Weinberg Suits

    By Julie G Fax

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Yeshiva University (YU) in New York and a Derech Etz Chaim yeshiva (DEC) in Israel have settled a lawsuit sparked by allegations that a former California rabbi made sexual advances toward students.

    The settlement, which allows YU students to get credit for taking classes at DEC,...

  • A Class Trip to Remember

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Yossi Sevy is the son of two Holocaust survivors who met and married in Israel. His father survived the infamous death march from Auschwitz to Germany, and his mother survived Bergen-Belsen.

    Next month Sevy will relive, in part, his parents' journey with his 18-year-old son, Nadav,...

  • Soldiers Celebrate High Holidays in Iraq

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson blew the shofar this past Rosh Hashanah, it reverberated throughout one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces. More than 100 Jewish members of the U.S. forces stationed in Iraq attended the High Holiday services at the former Iraqi dictator's Baghdad...

  • Schwarzenegger Retracts Waldheim Wedding Toast

    By Adam Wills

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he regrets his 1986 wedding toast to former U.N. Secretary Kurt Waldheim.

    "It was a mistake," Schwarzenegger told The Jewish Journal. "You can't go [back]. It's always easier to be smart in hindsight."

    Schwarzenegger...

  • Netanyahu’s Tactical Mistake

    By David Newman

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a major tactical blunder when he pushed through the vote in the Likud Party central committee to the effect that they would no longer discuss or consider the future establishment of a Palestinian state as a means to resolving the...

  • Eulogies:Albert Spiegel

    By The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Albert Spiegel, former president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, died at the age of 86.

    Spiegel's commitment and dedication to our community was surpassed only by the passion and zeal he displayed as he worked tirelessly to fulfill the Jewish tradition of tikkun...

  • Milosevic in The Hague

    By Lawrence Douglas

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "A triumph for the civilized world." So characterized The New York Times about the war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic that started this past week in The Hague.

    Certainly there is cause in the international legal community for such triumphalist sentiment. When the United Nations...

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