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  • No Laughing Matter

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Italian comedian-director Roberto Benigni was mortified by the journalist's accusation at Cannes. How, the reporter queried, could he be so tacky as to make a comedy about the Holocaust?

    Sweet, effusive Benigni is still pained by the question, though his Chaplinesque fable, "La Vita e...

  • To Life and Laughs!

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    It may not surprise anyone in our community to learn that, like the movie industry and the sciences, Jews occupy a disproportionate influence on the history of American comics. Examining the intersection of Jewish culture and the American comic strip is "Cartoon Art," a four-month...
  • 60th anniversary of Kristallnacht

    By Arthur Stern

    October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    November 1998 will mark the 60th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Sixty years have passed since the beginning of one of human history's darkest moments and even now we find ourselves still pursuing justice for the victims of the Holocaust.

    Last week Gov. Pete Wilson signed into law...

  • The Problem with Sainthood

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The canonization of Edith Stein, a Jewish intellectual who became a Carmelite nun and died in Auschwitz, hits a raw nerve. A Jew, a nun, a martyr, a saint: How to respond to each of these links in the chain?

    The Polish-born John Paul II, who has visited synagogues, recognized Israel...

  • Through the Eyes of a Child

    By Ruth Stroud

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Those who grew up in the 1950s and '60s heard little about the Holocaust. Considered a subject too frightening for children, it was seldom discussed or taught. Even now, with almost a glut of literature, films, exhibits and college courses on the subject, it is still a difficult...
  • Coming of Age

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 17, 1998 | 7:59 pm

    Ismail Merchant was brash and charming as he recently took a call from The Journal at his New York office. The Merchant Ivory producer was eager to promote his latest film, "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries," in which a girl comes of age while living with her expatriate parents in...
  • The Pope and Repentance

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I begin by expressing my admiration and respect for Monsignor Vadakin whom I have known for close to three decades. I have reason to know of his integrity and moral courage, his deep respect for Judaism and his love for the Jewish people.

    It is not with anyone that I would broach...

  • Living in Einstein’s House

    By Tom Tugend

    September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    There was a recent report that the former summer home of Albert Einstein, in the Berlin suburb of Caputh, will be returned to the heirs of the famed physicist. The Nazis had confiscated the residence from "the enemy of the people Einstein" during World War II.

    The news item took me...

  • Community Briefs

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Telethon Time

    Chabad returns to the air for an 18th year

    The Chabad Telethon -- that unique mix of caring, sharing and good production values -- returns to the small screen this Sunday, Aug. 30, from 5 p.m. to midnight on UPN Channel 13.


  • Back To School

    By Brian Eule

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Confronting Racism

    Two friends deal with anti-Semitism at college

    By Brian Eule

    The phone in my dorm room rang just past midnight. "Josh is on the line," my roommate said. "He says...

  • Other Voices

    By Gregory Rodriguez

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's refusal to give up land stems from years of persecution, but that might prove to be its downfall


    Slouching Toward Destruction

    By Gregory Rodriguez

    Once you've leaned over the edge of...

  • Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Left, "The March," a painting by Ida Bernstein, above, now at A Shenere Velt Gallery.

    A Life's Work

    Ida Bernstein's paintings reveal the tragedy and triumphs of her 90 years

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Entertainment Editor

    Ida Bernstein's spare, stark paintings reveal all the pain of...

  • Arts

    By Rob Eshman

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Explaining Hitler: An Interview with Ron Rosenbaum

    By Rob Eshman, Managing Editor

    If you were alive in 1918 and bumped into an undistinguished German army corporal named Adolf Hitler, wouldn't you have been duty-bound to murder him? Just more than 10 years...

  • Up Front

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    New York

    Two current photo exhibits focus on New York City, with all its ethnic variety, architectural styles and startling contrasts of wealth and poverty.


  • Community

    By Toby Axelrod

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Left to right, Rabbis Abner Weiss, Lawrence Goldmark and Aaron Kriegel. Below, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin located on Witten berg Platz, outside the entrance to a subway, across the street from Berlin's largest department store. Photos by Toby Axelrod


  • Pursuing Holocaust Claims

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    A new sophisticated computer database may help the heirs of Holocaust victims receive the benefits of insurance policiestaken out by long-deceased relatives.

    Major European insurance companies have refused torelease benefits to such policies, believing them heir-less. Butparticipants...

  • Weighing a World Court

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Weighing a World Court

    Some 5,000 diplomats, journalists and human rights activists from 150 countries are gathered in Rome this month to complete negotiations on a decades-long project that could be the fulfillment of an age-old Jewish...

  • California Imposes Sanctions Against Swiss Banks

    By Tom Tugend

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    CaliforniaTreasurer Matt Fong

    California has taken the lead in slapping newsanctions on Swiss banks to penalize them for alleged foot-draggingin settling the claims of Holocaust survivors.

    Getting a jump on other states, CaliforniaTreasurer Matt Fong ordered an immediate halt on all...

  • Oh, Pioneers!

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Only justice can set them free.

    When Gerhard and Ursula Maschkowski met at the Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Bavaria soon after liberation, Gert weighed 70 pounds. He had survived not only four years in youth labor camps and two years in Auschwitz, but five months of a Nazi...

  • Community

    By Tom Tugend

    June 25, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    By Tom Tugend,Contributing Editor

    From 'Liberation to Palestine'

    Now on exhibit at the L.A. Holocaust Museum:Ruth Gruber's moving postwar photos of Jewish refugees

    By Ruth Stroud,Staff Writer

    The Rebbe's Reach

    By Robert Eshman,Managing Editor


    Reform: Changing...

  • Broadside Ballads

    June 25, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Klein says that he's surprised and hurt by the backlash. "McCarthyism is the use of state power against people without evidence," he says. "All I've done is to hold people accountable for their words and ideas. That's the role of a watchdog. ADL does...

  • Community

    By Tom Tugend

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Hier Backs Schom

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    Ambassador Thomas G. Borer, Switzerland's point man in dealing with his country's wartime legacy, accuses Schom of "McCarthyite guilt-by-association tactics," in an Op-Ed article in Wednesday's (June 17) Los Angeles...

  • The Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    Director Lisa Cholodenko, above, lured actresses Patricia Clarkson and Ally Sheedy, top to her movie, originally a project at Columbia's graduate film school.

    Cholodenko's 'High Art'


  • Community Briefs

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    They must put something in the water at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. Not only did the school recently take first place nationally in the fiercely competitive Academic Decathlon; another team from ECR won the first annual Jewish Quiz Bowl, on April 26, at the Westside...
  • Remembering Poland’s Jews

    By William Yelles

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish roots in predominantly Catholic Poland canbe traced back to the 11th century. But when an estimated 88 percentof the 3.3 million Jews in Poland died in the Holocaust, thecountry's thriving Yiddish theater, literature and culture ceased toexist as well.

    The Jewish response to...

  • Beyond ‘Schindler’sList’

    By Tom Tugend

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "He was a satyr, a black marketeer, a drunk and a savior."

    The pithy description by author Thomas Keneallyrefers, of course, to Oskar Schindler, the flawed but ultimatelyheroic German businessman who saved his 1,200 Jewish employees duringthe Holocaust.

    The man and the myth will be...

  • The Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 19, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Far Beyond Tears

    For his portrayal of Primo Levi in'The Truce,' John Turturro tried to approach the subject as Levidoes: delicately and subtly

    By Naomi Pfefferman,

    Senior Writer

    In March 1996, John Turturro packed a trunk filledwith Primo Levi's books and traveled to a remote part of...

  • Letters

    March 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Marlene Adler Marks is dead wrong. Monica Lewinskyis not the"every daughter" she proposes ("The Daughter," Jan. 30). Monica'sfamily, mercifully is nothing like our own. The "undigested horrorsof the 20th century" have nothing to do with it.

    Wretched excess, greed, and insatiable...

  • Not For Sale

    By Ruth Stroud

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    They came to chastise, but stayed to cheer.

    An estimated 400 people packed the auditorium atthe Westside Jewish Community Center Tuesday night, prepared to chidethe leaders of the Jewish Community Centers of Los Angeles forseriously considering an Orthodox Jewish high school's offer...

  • How Jewish Fragmentation Alters Ties withCatholics

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Interfaith understanding will take a big leapforward this spring.

    On May 18, a group of 30 Jewish, Moslem andChristian scholars will gather at Auschwitz for a three-dayconference on religion and violence. Participants will include theOrthodox chief rabbi of Haifa, the Moslem primate...

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