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  • Homes for homeless

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 20, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    Back in 2004, attorney Jerry Neuman was driving in Hollywood with his then-4-year-old son, Jake, when the boy noticed a disheveled homeless man on a bus bench beside a shopping cart of belongings. Jake asked his father where the man lived. 

    “I explained that he didn’t have a...

  • PA to provide housing for released prisoners

    November 6, 2011 | 6:52 pm

    The Palestinian Authority will provide housing for the Palestinian prisoners released in the Shalit swap.

    PA President Mahmoud Abbas made the announcement Saturday during a meeting with some of the ex-prisoners at his headquarters in Ramallah, according to reports.

    Some 477...

  • State Department criticizes Israel over E. Jerusalem housing approval

    August 10, 2011 | 9:10 am

    The Obama administration criticized Israel over the approval of a new housing project in eastern Jerusalem.

    “The United States is deeply concerned by continuing Israeli actions with respect to housing construction in Jerusalem,” a State Department official said Tuesday during a...

  • Libya will allow Jews to visit homes

    September 3, 2010 | 11:03 am

    Libya will allow two Italian Jewish women to visit their ancestral homes.

    Al Hayat, a Saudi-owned daily based in London, reported that Libya granted permission for the visits during an official visit this week by its leader, Muammer Gaddafi, to Italy.

    Gaddafi, long a pariah in the West, has in recent years traded concessions and humanitarian gestures for signs of acceptance from major industrial nations.

    Most of Libya’s ancient Jewish community fled in 1967, when persecution of Jews in Arab nations intensified following Israel’s Six Day War victory.

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  • Building Homes, Building Hope

    By Rabbi Mark S. Diamond

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The prophet Isaiah asks: "What is the house which you would build for Me, and what is the place of My rest?" (Isaiah 66:1). In the days following the Easter and Passover holidays, 41 Angelenos traveled to the Gulf Coast to translate their faith into action. We were rabbis and...

  • ‘Monster’ Maven Tames Wild Homes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Set decorator Jarri Schwartz roars up to an interview in a black Ford Expedition emblazoned with Discovery Channel's "Monster House" logo and magenta flames shooting over the hood. At 2 p.m., she's already blazed her own trail across Los Angeles, where she drives 100 miles per day...

  • Teens Build a Bridge Beyond the Past

    By Ellie Kahn

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "I was afraid there could be aggression toward us, because we are German. I'm really surprised about how friendly and open all the people are." -- Hannah Ketterer, teenage exchange student from Germany

    "We didn't see each other as the grandchildren of Nazis or as grandchildren of...

  • Congregations Rally to Aid Fire Victims

    By Tom Tugend

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    By phone, e-mail and word-of-mouth, the bad news kept piling up at Congregation Emanu El in San Bernardino.

    The homes of six families had been burned to the ground in the devastating wildfires sweeping across Southern California.

    Another 30-40 families had been forced to evacuate...

  • Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Welcome to Heavenly Heights" by Risa Miller (St. Martin's Press, $23.95).



    Many writers have imagined the Jewish immigrant experience, setting their novels and short stories on the Lower East Side and places like that, where newcomers can forge their way to become Americans. Risa...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A Family Affair

    More than 600 people attended the Second Annual L.A. Family Housing Awards at Universal Studios' Globe Theatre. The event, hosted by comedian Paul Rodriguez, raised nearly $450,000 for L.A. Family Housing (LAFH), a nonprofit that helps 12,000 homeless individuals...

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