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  • Shoah Denial Conference: Damage Assessment

    By Judea Pearl

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    While world Jewry recovers from the shock of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Holocaust conference in Tehran, emotions are slowly giving way to analysis.

    Why is Ahmadinejad pursuing this foolish crusade against the Holocaust? After all, even he must know that the Holocaust...

  • With Friends Like These…

    By Rob Eshman

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I didn't show up to see Jimmy Carter sign any of his other 20 books, but I have a feeling none of those signings drew quite the crowd of the one Monday night in Pasadena.

    At the other appearances, I bet there weren't angry protestors from the Jewish Defense League waving signs...

  • JCRC’s Schwartz-Getzug picked to head Jewish World Watch

    By Marc Ballon

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug, a longtime Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles executive and director of the organization's Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC), has been named executive director of Jewish World Watch (JWW), a coalition of synagogues, schools and Jewish community...
  • State of Humanity Forum: ‘Darfur silence is lethal’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In opening the inaugural State of Humanity Forum, held Oct. 17 at Valley Beth Shalom, Marcy Rainey, VBS chair of Jewish World Watch (JWW), spoke of the atrocities in Darfur, proclaiming: "Silence is lethal, and meekness is inexcusable."
     
    Despite the brutality of the genocide, in...
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  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 21st

    TV stars perform bonafide rock 'n' roll at a Ben Gurion Society

    Keren's Corner

    It's an old episode but a fairly new story. Last year, "Grey's Anatomy" featured a plot line about the high risk of breast cancer among Jewish women. This year, Hadassah delves into...

  • For Rosh Hashanah: Make your own joy

    By Rabbi Perry Netter

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The best part about Y2K, in my judgment, was that it signaled the end of the 20th century.
     
    Who among us would want to relive the last 100 years? Tens of millions of people died during the previous century in the most violent and brutal ways.
     
    World War I, at the start of...
  • Candidates for U.N. Secretary-General post consult with U.S. Jewish leaders;

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Candidates for U.N. Secretary-General Post Consult With U.S. Jewish Leaders
     
    As the U.N. General Assembly opens, diplomats vying to be the world's top peacekeeper are taking time to consult with American Jewish leaders. At least three of the favored candidates to replace Kofi...
  • Genocide survivors turn into lobbyists for Darfur

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Eli Wiesel and George Clooney have spoken out about it. Protesters have rallied against it. Even an online game seeks to draw attention to the ongoing genocide in Sudan's Darfur.
     
    Now, a local group is taking a different approach to turning the world's eyes toward the Sudanese...
  • Nation World Briefs

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rebbe Commemorated at White House
    A commemoration of the death of the Lubavitch rebbe culminated in a White House briefing. Leaders of both parties in Congress, as well as top Bush administration officials, attended the two-day tribute to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died...

  • Letters

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Middle-Class Squeeze
    Each year, the Jewish community bemoans the high cost of a day school education, while touting its value with subjective quote, such as, "Population studies have shown that day school alumni are more likely to retain a lifelong affiliation rate with Judaism and...

  • Jewish World Watch Eyes National Stage

    By Tom Tugend

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Janice Kamenir-Reznik wasn't sure where Darfur was on the map when she heard a Rosh Hashanah sermon at Valley Beth Shalom some 18 months ago.

    During his sermon, Rabbi Harold Schulweis told the congregation that "Never Again" applies not only to the Holocaust but requires Jews to...

  • Darfur Horrors in Black and White

    By Tom Tugend

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    What at first glance appears to be the most artless of photographs is also the most haunting.

    Two tall white garbage sacks lean against a brick church in Rwanda, below tattered posters and next to a frieze of "The Last Supper," as if waiting for the next pickup collection.

    A second...

  • Nazi’s Child, Victim Share ‘Inheritance’

    By Tom Tugend

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Monika Hertwig was 1 year old when her father, Amon Goeth, was hanged as a war criminal in 1946, after a trial by a Polish court.

    Goeth, memorably portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in Steven Spielberg's movie "Schindler's List," was the sadistic SS commandant of the Plaszow forced-labor and...

  • Shoes Carry Life

    By Arielle Feit

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I walk along the cold, unforgiving ground.
    I try.
    I try to think of life.
    I see the bodies of life around me, but I can't feel it.
    I can't help it,
    I can only think of the bodies that lie where I stand.
    Faces come towards me.
    Unfamiliar faces of my sisters and brothers.
    Red, cold...

  • First Person - Will You Be at Peace?

    By Rabbi Ken Chasen

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I always knew that it would be very difficult to stop a genocide. I just never appreciated how difficult it would be merely to demonstrate against a genocide.

    I was among a group of nearly 100 Los Angeles Jews who traveled to San Francisco on Sunday, April 30, to participate in the...

  • Spectator - A ‘Return’ With Echoes

    By Robert D. Jaffee

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sonia Levitin's musical, "The Return," based on her novel of that name, revolves around Operation Moses, the mid-1980s airlift that brought most of Ethiopia's Falasha Jews to Israel. But in many ways, this tale of escape echoes the Holocaust in its descriptions of prejudice and...

  • Wandering Jew - We Shall Pursue

    By Rabbi Rebecca Yaël Schorr

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As I drove my children home after school last week, how many men, women and children were fleeing from their homes in Darfur? As I tucked my children snuggly into their beds, how many mothers crept out of their refugee camps at night to gather firewood to keep their children warm in...

  • At Save Darfur Rally: ‘Never Again, Again’

    By Rachel Silverman

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Some, like Seattle resident Julie Margulies, 50, flew thousands of miles to the nation's capital to attend. Others, like high school student Adam Zuckerman, 18, from Portland, Maine, raised money to help bring friends -- both Darfuri and Jewish -- to Washington for the big day.

    ...
  • Community Briefs

    By Melissa Maroff

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Czech President Speaks at Yom HaShoah Service

    Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus spoke to about 700 Jewish schoolchildren, diplomats and Holocaust survivors at a Yom HaShoah service at the Museum of Tolerance April 25, at which Gilberto Bosques, a Mexican diplomat who saved...

  • 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...

  • I’m Going to Jail Over Darfur Genocide

    By Rabbi Steve Gutow

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    (Editor's note: This article was written and published prior to Rabbi Steve Gutow's planned arrest.)

    I'm going to jail.

    Along with interfaith religious leaders, members of Congress and others, I am being arrested in Washington,

    D.C., Friday, April 28, outside the Embassy of Sudan...

  • Filming on Babi Yar Genocide Underway

    By Yulianna Vilkos

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A new Holocaust documentary, co-produced by the Los Angeles-based Shoah Foundation, is being filmed in Ukraine and targeted mainly toward a Ukranian and Russian audience. The film should be completed by September, in time for the 65th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre.

    The...

  • Darfur Seder Raises Awareness, Funds

    By Amy Klein

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Alula Tsadik, a lithe black man in dreds, wearing a red-and-black-striped poncholike tallit, pounded his chest and moaned, "Mama," as he slowly circled the room at UCLA's Hillel.

    His tuneless melody, meant to capture the pain and horror of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, was...

  • Double Standard Exists on Terrorism

    By Arthur Cohn

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Palestinian film, "Paradise Now," which describes in an understanding way the lives of two Palestinian terrorists, won a string of important awards from major film festivals, culminating in this month's Oscar nomination as best foreign film.

    How is it possible that such a film...

  • Hitler and the ‘What If?’ Question

    By Noah Strote

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "The World Hitler Never Made," by Gavriel Rosenfeld (Cambridge University Press, $30).

    In 1979, comedian Al Franken wrote a skit for "Saturday Night Live" called "What if: Überman," featuring Dan Aykroyd as Klaus Kent, a clerk in Hitler's Ministry of Propaganda. Klaus dashes into...

  • Poor, Darfur Lose in Budget, Israel Gains

    By James D. Besser

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish agencies around the country could have to ante up tens of millions of dollars in the next five years, thanks to a year-end budget package approved by Congress.

    That assessment from a top Jewish activist here could be just the tip of the fiscal iceberg, as activists try to...

  • Save Darfur - I Mean It

    By Laura Donney

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Do not stand idly by. Save Darfur."

    More than once a person has looked at this statement printed on the green wristband that I wear on my right arm. Usually, they read it unenthusiastically and then disregard it. But occasionally, someone asks what it means, and I am quick to...

  • Thanks for Everything

    By Rob Eshman

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Our holidays are as much about what we are bidden to remember as about what we are willing to forget.

    At Chanukah we celebrate the miraculous rededication of the Second Temple by Judah Maccabee. In so doing the festival's complex historical background fades to backstory. The part we...

  • A Local Witness to Darfur Tragedy

    By Marc Ballon

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    John Fishel has seen hell, and he wants to share his impressions with the Jewish community.

    The president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles recently visited refugee camps in the African country of Chad to bear witness to the pain and suffering of more than 250,000...

  • Letters

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Reversing Trend

    Amy Klein's article, "In Search of a Leader," (Oct. 7), paints a gloomy picture for the future of Conservative Judaism, which it dubs the "Conservative Crisis." While it is true that current statistics paint a dismal picture, the trend can be reversed.

    During four...

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