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  • A Scholar Who Lacks Sense

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In Hebrew, a "scholar who lacks sense" reads as talmid chacham b'li sechel. In any language, it sounds like an oxymoron. I first heard this in reference to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the former chief Sephardic rabbi of Israel, who this week called Holocaust victims "reincarnated sinners,"...

  • Uniting the Divided

    By Julie Wiener

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Minutes after the official announcement that her husband would be the first Jewish vice presidential candidate on a major ticket, Hadassah Lieberman stepped on the national stage.

    "Here I am, the daughter of survivors from the Holocaust, the most horrendous thing that happened," she...

  • One Year Later

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Eleanor Kadish

    After Buford O. Furrow Jr. shot Eleanor Kadish's then 5-year-old son, Benjamin, she took a six-month leave from work to care for her child, who still has pain and walks with a limp. Kadish and her husband, Chuck, decided to send Ben to a non-Jewish camp this summer, in...

  • A Survivor’s Story

    By Tom Tugend

    July 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    After we made "Schindler's List," more and more Holocaust survivors came up to me ,and every one of them said, "Now let me tell you MY story." And each story was different and compelling. - Steven Spielberg

    This is the story of Henryk Rosmarin, his harmonica, and his love for a girl...

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  • Nuremberg Reprised

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Actor Christopher Plummer was bewildered by the response to his monologue on the set of "Nuremberg," the four-hour TNT miniseries about the war-crimes trial of 22 members of the Nazi high command. In the series about the trial of the 20th century, Plummer is Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe,...

  • A Kind Word

    By Tom Tugend

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    About the only words of praise for Chuck Quackenbush, who resigned last week (June 28) as California insurance commissioner in the face of certain impeachment, have come from Holocaust survivors grateful for his dogged attempts to force European insurance companies to pay claims...

  • Return of a Classic

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    For the first time since 1987, and for the first time ever in the original French, "The Sorrow and the Pity," Marcel Ophüls' seminal documentary about France under Nazi occupation, comes to the U.S., including Los Angeles, this week.

    Since the film's 1971 release, there have been...

  • Together Apart

    By Rob Eshman

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    David Lehrer may be overstating his case only slightly when he says that most Westsiders are unaware of what goes on "6 inches below the 10 freeway and 6 inches east of the Golden State." Maybe he's off by a few inches, but cut him some slack; Lehrer has been trying to bridge the...

  • Hate Crime

    By Avi Machlis

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Images of Holocaust-era synagogue torchings were invoked after a Conservative shul in Jerusalem was set on fire over the weekend.
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak led a call for greater tolerance in Israeli society after vandals hurled gasoline-soaked flaming rags into the synagogue...

  • Letters to the Editor

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Leniency for Sodomy Doesn't Exist

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's unfortunate and patronizing apologia on Dr. Laura Schlessinger ( "Dr. Laura Misguided on Homosexuality," June 16) looks very much like flattery in an attempt to ingratiate himself with people who are vehement in their...

  • Jazz With Jewish Roots

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "George Gershwin Alone," the only one-man show ever permitted by the heirs of the composer for the commercial stage, began in the shadow of the Holocaust.

    The year was 1995. Actor-pianist-composer Hershey Felder, fluent in French, Hebrew, Yiddish and English, had been invited to...

  • In Whose Interest?

    By Osias Goren

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In the 1920's and 1930's, many people purchased life insurance policies as a primary means of achieving future financial security for their families. Throughout this period, policyholders faithfully paid their premiums, having no reason to suspect that their hard-earned money would...

  • All the News

    By Burt Prelutsky

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It all began when Times columnist Al Martinez wrote a column about the events at the Pacific Palisades high school. For those of you unfamiliar with the brouhaha, a number of students took it upon themselves to publish an underground paper for no other purpose than to attack some...

  • Letters

    June 1, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Without Notice

    Shortly after my article "Reform Judaism Needs Standards" was published in the New York Jewish Week, Gene Lichtenstein called me and asked if The Jewish Journal could publish it. I figured - why not? What could go wrong?I was wrong. In 30 years of writing articles, The...

  • Epic Proportions

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 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...

  • Promoting Holocaust Denial

    By Michael Berenbaum

    June 1, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    To quote Yogi Berra, it is déjà vu all over again. There is an eerie consistency to the mishandling of the David Irving story in the Los Angeles Times, which again on May 30, as on January 7, allowed itself to be used as a propaganda instrument for Holocaust denial.

    From the teaser...

  • Second Thought

    By Brianne Korn

    June 1, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Holocaust destroyed any notion of God that Helga Newmark may have previously contemplated. But more than 50 years later, Newmark, 67, has been ordained a rabbi, marking the end of a long journey riddled with hurdles.

    "I always liked challenges, I guess," Newmark said.She joined...

  • In The Face of Adversity

    May 25, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On June 1, Hillel Council at UCLA will honor Dr. Leonard and Stella Schuler Kleinrock, a father of the Internet and a founding co-director of the Jewish Family Service Freda Mohr Center, respectively. The Journal recently caught up with the Kleinrocks, who married at the Hillel...

  • Letters

    May 25, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Thanks to Rabbi Weiss

    The English are a fortunate lot that Rabbi Weiss has chosen to live with them. Two years ago I heard Rabbi Weiss speak for one hour. Instead of squandering his time spouting bitterness for this group or that, he delighted the audience with a step-by-step...

  • Making a Difference

    May 25, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Bernie King watched the rioting sparked by the Rodney King verdict, but what he saw was gam zo l'tovah, the Jewish notion that also, this is for good.

    Although the violent aftermath gave him the sense that "society was falling apart around us," the spiritual leader of...

  • Ethics 2000

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A rabbi in a small community in pre-Holocaust Europe experienced rabbinic burn-out. No matter what he did, no one seemed to appreciate it. Finally he decided to resign and enter business, hoping that this would give him some satisfaction. Prior to announcing his resignation, the...

  • Post-Zionist Headache

    By Jonathan S. Tobin

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Changing the way a nation and a people think about themselves is not an easy job. But Yoram Hazony and his Jerusalem and Washington, D.C.-based Shalem Center is attempting to do just that for Israel and the Jews.

    Hazony's arrival on the Jewish intellectual scene is a signal that the...

  • New Leadership

    By Tom Tugend

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Gary J. Schiller is an associate professor at UCLA, so perhaps it is not surprising that the new chairman of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust puts education and research at the top of his agenda.Schiller's accession also marks a generational change. The son of a...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

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    The Yiddishkayt Los Angeles Festival zings along as recording artist and VBS Children's Music Director Cindy Paley presents songs and stories from her latest recording "Zing Along." Two free performances provide a perfect opportunity to experience the warmth and humor of...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    13Saturday

    The Yiddishkayt Los Angeles Festival zings along as recording artist and VBS Children's Music Director Cindy Paley presents songs and stories from her latest recording "Zing Along." Two free performances provide a perfect opportunity to experience the warmth and humor of...

  • Irving Gets the Bill

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Holocaust denier David Irving has come a step closer to financial ruin now that a British judge has ordered him to start paying millions of dollars in legal costs.During a court session last Friday, Judge Charles Gray ordered Irving to pay some $250,000 to Penguin Books by June 16...

  • Forwarding a Hoax

    By Richard Allen Greene

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Heard the one about the father who told his children he was leaving their mother in order to get them to come home for Passover? What about the man who taught his parrot to daven? Read any good Jewish haiku lately?

    If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," there's probably...

  • Disturbing Numbers

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Three out of every four insurance policy claims submitted by Holocaust survivors or heirs of victims are being rejected by European insurers.

    The 75 percent rejection rate is particularly startling since these claims, submitted through an international commission, are considered the...

  • Breaking the Silence:

    By David Evanier

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Frank Nikbakht dates his decision to speak out about the realities of Jewish life in Iran to 1998. "The mainstream Jewish thinking both in Iran and in the American Jewish Iranian community in the U.S. was this," he recalls: "If you openly protest one killing of a Jew, then they will...
  • A Hero’s Welcome

    By Tom Tugend

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Her old hometown gave Deborah Esther Lipstadt a rousing welcome as the historian and author delivered her first public address since her signal victory in a British court over Holocaust denier David Irving.

    Some 1,500 people overflowed the sanctuary of Temple Beth Am, which Lipstadt...

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