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  • Republican Jew takes issue with his party’s politics and a ‘no Jews’ policy

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 9, 2008 | 1:31 pm

    David Benkof, a Ph.D. student in American Jewish history at New York University, belongs to the not-as-tiny-as-you-would-think family of Republican Jews.

    “I believe in free enterprise, traditional family values and people’s basic liberties as guaranteed by the text of the...

  • Suissa on the edge, gay marriage, ice on Mars

    July 3, 2008 | 11:31 am

    Same-Sex Marriages

    In the cover story ("Same Sex Marriage and the Fabric of Society: What Does it All Mean?" June 20), the section, "The End of Morality," is devoted to anti-gay viewpoints (including Dennis Prager, perhaps inserted as deference to some aberrant sense of balance).
  • Gay marriage, Persian tragedy,  Israel @ 60

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am

    Elias Eshaghian

    Your story about Elias Eshaghian's memoirs is a worthy reminder of the powerful commitment to education that Persian Jews brought with them to Los Angeles ("Memoir Recalls Educator's Hardships, Success in Iran," June 20).

    As head of a Jewish day school, where a...
  • Big Bay Area Jewish turnout for gay weddings

    June 22, 2008 | 4:53 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Three years ago, Sharon Papo and Amber Weiss stood under a chupah in a Santa Cruz redwood grove and recited their vows before 100 relatives and friends.

    They stomped on a glass, stood nose to nose wrapped in a tallit and sipped from a kiddush cup—Jewish rituals...

  • Volume 23, Number 18

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

  • Gay rabbis getting married—and marrying

    By Amy Klein Religion Editor

    June 17, 2008 | 8:53 pm

    It's almost 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, and the line at the West Hollywood Park snakes around itself, as some 400 people wait to obtain marriage licenses on this first official day that the State of California is issuing licenses to gay and lesbian couples (aside from one wedding on...
  • With this ketubah, I thee wed

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    June 17, 2008 | 8:28 pm

    While civil ceremonies abound up and down the California coast, those seeking a Jewish ceremony -- complete with ketubah (the Jewish marriage contract) -- have a few extra stops to make on the road to matrimony.

    There are lots of ketubot to choose from -- both in Los Angeles and...
  • Lesbian couple weds in Jewish ceremony in Beverly Hills

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 16, 2008 | 10:08 pm

    Amid a crush of photographers, a handful of largely drowned-out protesters, and hundreds of supporters tossing rose petals, Diane Olson and Robin Tyler stood under a chuppah on the Beverly Hills Courthouse steps on Monday evening to become one of the first lesbian couples to legally...
  • Valley couple shares bimah for rite of passage

    By Nick Street

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When Lee Larsen and Bob Clarke met in the 1970s at the 8709 Bathhouse -- one of Los Angeles' best known gay social spots of the time -- they never imagined that they would one day share a very different kind of aquatic experience.

    "We were so high after our mikvah," Temple Beth...

  • Battle for gay marriage rights gains Jewish support

    By Julie G Fax

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    For years, Robin Tyler has been trying to wed her partner, Diane Olson. Every Valentine's Day they show up at the courthouse with a wedding cake and their attorney, Gloria Allred, only to be denied a marriage license. Last month, Tyler sat in the plaintiff's chair in a case before...
  • Your Letters

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saving the JCCs

    During the past 50-plus years that I have been involved in Jewish life a number of JCCs throughout the continent have found themselves in financial distress, sometimes for reasons of their own doing and at other times because of circumstances beyond their control...

  • Gay Marriage

    By Julie G Fax

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Just married in San Francisco, Mindy Blum and Pam Postrel returned home to Pasadena to find that their kids had decorated the house in balloons and signs congratulating "Mom and Mommy."

    For days after, Eve, 7, shouted in playground sing-song, "I have married parents! I have married...

  • ‘Til Death Do Us Part

    By Rob Eshman

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Stephen Sass and Steven Hochstadt had been partners for 14 years when they decided to fly from their home in Los Angeles to Canada and officially get married. Though the couple had wed in a Reform Jewish ceremony five years earlier, an Ontario court had just upheld a law legalizing...

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