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  • Hi-Lo

    By Rob Eshman

    June 19, 2008 | 2:35 pm

    The way to see Israel, I finally learned after two years of living there and umpteen visits, is by helicopter. We were five journalists whizzing south from Hertzliya, several-hundred feet in the air. Our guide was Marcus Sheff, a former journalist who now runs something called The...
  • LimmudLA—by the numbers

    By Julie G Fax

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Participants:* 634
    Sponsors: 14
    Presenters 133
    Sessions: 262
    Films: 21
    Artists: 23
    On-site volunteers: 227
    Steering committee: 14
    Chairs: 2
    Executive director: 1
    *Participants for the entire conference. An additional 16 joined for Sunday only and...
  • From Mulholland, to the freeway, to the ocean, white with foam—God bless the Valley Hills

    By Tom Tugend

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Which section of Greater Los Angeles has the densest concentration of Jewish residents? The urban core, including Fairfax and Pico-Robertson? Maybe Beverly Hills and the Westside?

    Try the Valley. More specifically, it's the area demographers designate as Valley Hills, stretching...

  • Priorities

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    We love to play Jewish Geography. Whenever we meet a fellow Jew for the first time, we try to find mutual people or places we might have in common.
     
    I was leading a Jewish history tour to Prague when our group encountered a group of seniors from Israel. We immediately began to...
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  • Never the Same

    By Jane Ulman

    March 7, 2002 | 6:59 pm

    Danny, 10, can recite the Five Pillars of Islam: faith, prayer, charity, fasting and pilgrimage.

    Jeremy, 12, understands the difference between Predator armed drones and Global Hawk surveillance drones; between 500-pound "dumb" gravity bombs and 2,000-pound "smart" precision-guided...

  • New Vistas

    By Dennis Gura

    November 29, 1999 | 11:00 am

    "The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution Is Reshaping the American Landscape," by Joel Kotkin. (Random House, $22.95)

    Joel Kotkin, a senior fellow at both Pepperdine University Institute for Public Policy and Milken Institute and a research fellow at the libertarian Reason...

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