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  • Rabbis’ love for Israel: Is it a generational thing?

    October 4, 2011 | 4:12 pm

    Do Conservative rabbis become more politically conservative on Israel as they grow older, or are older rabbis simply more right wing than younger rabbis when it comes to Israel?

    A new study by the Conservative movement’s flagship institution presents some evidence of a...

  • Noah’s deadly lack of curiosity

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    October 29, 2008 | 8:58 pm

    It is a question that has dogged Noah for millennia. When the Torah characterizes him as a tzadik (righteous person) in his generation, is this an objective measure of his character?

    Was Noah someone who would have been recognized as a tzadik in any generation? Or was Noah only a...

  • Younger Persians seeking greater role in community

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 4, 2008 | 2:22 am

    Many of Los Angeles' young Iranian Jews arrived in the United States as small children or were born here to immigrant parents.

    Now young professionals in their 20s and 30s, they have fully embraced life in America and are championing greater political activity for the Iranian Jewish...

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  • Books: Kristallnacht’s memory revealed and recovered

    By Michael Berenbaum

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Nov. 9, 2006 marks the 68th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the pogroms throughout Germany and Austria, then incorporated into Germany, that set fire to the synagogues in towns and villages, pillaged Jewish shops, and led to the arrest and incarceration into concentration camps of...
  • Choice of a Jew generation

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you're in a bookstore and see a book with two impish-looking guys trying to sneak a light for their cigarettes from a chanukiah, then you've happened upon "Jewtopia: The Chosen Book for the Chosen People" (Warner).

    Yes, the saga of Los Angeles' longest running original play...

  • Why the iPod Generation Cares About Darfur

    By Jeff Goodman

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The car horns sounded like a shofar practice session, a cacophony of long blasts and short toots with no particular meaning or purpose. And, thankfully, there was no traffic accident to be found.

    The blaring noise was instead a response to scores of protesters at the Federal Building...

  • A Read on Life

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Lately, I've been thinking about two novels I recently enjoyed: "The Other Shulman" by Alan Zweibel (Villard, $23.95), and "Joy Comes in the Morning" by Jonathan Rosen (Picador, $14).

    The two novels are strikingly different: One deals with confronting a marriage of long standing;...

  • A Cellular Moment

    By Julie M. Brown

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The following conversation took place between a cellular telephone subscriber and her daughter:

    "Hello?"

    "Mom?"

    "Hi dear, what do you need?'

    "What has more calories, Italian or Ranch?"

    "Where are you?"

    "I'm at the salad bar. I can't decide which dressing."

    "Honey, I told you last...

  • It’s Not Your Zayde’s Klezmer Anymore

    By Gaby Friedman

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Musician Eric Stein felt disillusioned with rock 'n' roll. He spent years slogging away in a band without "making it," so he started looking for something else.

    He considered being a history professor, but then, a new instrument and an old style of music changed his mind.

    The...

  • Failed Joshua Venture’s Serious Failings

    By Gary Wexler

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Now that it has been "formally put to death and buried," as one of its grantees told me, I feel free to speak out about the Joshua Venture, a supposed breakthrough organization, subsidizing the ideas of nonprofit professionals who will be leading the next generation of Jewish life....

  • Young, Hip, Heeb

    By Rachel Pomerance

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It could have been a scene from New York's beatnik past: A group of young hipsters gathered at a Greenwich Village apartment for an artistic venture they hoped would change history -- or at least rock the establishment. But these beats call themselves Heebs, and their universe is the...

  • Honoring a Legacy

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    They appear on a postcard with the romantic look of a turn-of-the-century Victorian family, although their names are anything but Victorian. Hyman, Manya, Slava, Nathan, Clara and Berra (later Ben) Chernoy all posed for the picture around 1905, looking young and fair and without any...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A Hungry Mob

    It was a moment that the members of Women's Department of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' Business and Professional Division will never forget: a kitchen full of young women learning about and noshing on the Sicilian culinary stylings of chef Henry Hill....

  • Connecting Generations

    By Melissa Minkin

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When Florence Hoffman, 76, says, "my children are very well-behaved and very intelligent," she sounds like any other Jewish grandmother, brimming with pride. But the children who call her Grandma are not related. They're fifth-graders from Wilshire Crest Elementary School, just a...

  • Rose’s Quest

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The hiding places in the title of Daniel Asa Rose's new memoir refer to the haylofts and cellars where his relatives hid from the Nazis during the war years, and also to the suburban tool sheds and coat closets where the author crawled into during his childhood in a mostly gentile...

  • Epic Proportions

    By Tom Tugend

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Sunshine" is a massive, sprawling film that spans 120 years in the lives and loves of four generations of a Hungarian Jewish family.

    It is part history course, part lust among the bourgeoisie, and an all- around object lesson on the ultimate futility by Central European Jewry to...

  • Accepting Judaism as a Privilege

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    One Sunday morning, many years ago, as parentscame to pick up their kids from the Hebrew school where I taught, Ioverheard a conversation. "How was class?" A father asked his son.The child began to whine. "I hate Hebrew school," he said. "It'sboring and stupid, the teachers are mean,...