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  • Frankfurt ripped for honoring scholar who backs Israel boycott

    September 6, 2012 | 11:54 am

    Protests are mounting against plans by the city of Frankfurt to honor Jewish-American scholar Judith Butler, a staunch critic of Israel.

    The Central Council of Jews in Germany and the political activist group Scholars for Peace in the Middle East are among groups that have...

  • Bar mitzvah honors child Holocaust victim

    By Ryan Torok

    August 22, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    “I’m just one of more than 18,000 young people in over 750 congregations worldwide becoming a keeper of the flame of memory in the first post-survivor generation,” Trevor Goodman announced from the bimah during his bar mitzvah speech, referring to his involvement with Remember...

  • El Al to honor cheap tickets to Israel from glitch

    August 9, 2012 | 2:14 pm

    El Al Airlines said it will honor all tickets purchased during a glitch that had thousands of round-trip tickets selling for as low as $330.

    The airline also announced Thursday that those who purchased tickets three days earlier at the hugely discounted fare would be given the...

  • Honor Munich 11, International Olympic Committee urged

    April 24, 2012 | 2:26 pm

    An online petition urging the International Olympic Committee to honor the Munich 11 at the Olympic Games this summer has garnered thousands of signatures.

    The Jewish Community Center of Rockland County, N.Y., a member of the JCC Association, initiated the petition, which calls for...

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  • Beastie Boys to join Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

    December 8, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The Beastie Boys are to be inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.

    The pioneering hip-hop group made up of Mike D (Michael Diamond), MCA (Adam Yauch) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horowitz) will join a Hall of Fame class of 2012 that includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns N Roses,...

  • Museum launches fund to honor slain guard

    April 27, 2010 | 10:22 am

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has established an endowment fund in memory of a security guard slain there.

    Stephen Tyrone Johns was gunned down last June 10 by 88-year-old white supremacist James Wenneker von Brunn of Maryland during an attempted raid on the museum. Johns died...

  • Help Honor Stephen Tyrone Johns

    By Rob Eshman

    June 12, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    We need to honor Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39,  the security guard who was gunned down June 10 by a white supremacist at the entrance to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

    “A soft-spoken, gentle giant,”  Milton Talley, a former employee of the U.S. Holocaust...

  • Even the subtlest slight deserves a challenge

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It happens to all of us. You are with friends, engaged in small talk, and then someone makes a disparaging comment about a common acquaintance. You didn't see the insult coming, but there it is. It's entered the conversation.

    What should you do? Should you challenge the slight or...

  • New U.S. Stamps Honor Friends of Jews, Israel

    By Michael Berenbaum

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On May 30, the United States Postal Service issued a series of new stamps honoring six career State Department diplomats who earned the gratitude of this nation for taking "risks to advance humanitarianism...[and] peace," even if their actions put themselves "in harm's way."

    Words...

  • The Unsung Hero

    By David Suissa

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The year was 1993, and the glitterati of the L.A. Jewish community gathered at Shaare Tefila to honor Rabbi Meir Lau, the new chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel.

    As the rabbi walked on the red carpet among other prominent rabbis and Jewish machers, he paused and looked toward a short,...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In Parshat Toldot, Jacob and Esau are born. Even though they are twins, they are opposites: Jacob is the quiet, studious type, while Esau is a hunter who loves to be out in the world. The world used to think of Jews as being just quiet and studious, but when Israel became a state the...

  • I Love a Parade

    By Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I can't think of anyone who doesn't love a parade. The first one I remember attending was as a 10-year-old. My parents took my brother and me to what was then called the "Santa Claus Lane Parade," which took place just after Thanksgiving Day and made its way down Hollywood...

  • Dinner Celebrates Families

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Aphilanthropic couple and a young family with a preschooler are to be recognized at the 9th annual Jewish Family Service of Orange County (JFS) dinner celebrating family.

    The contributions of Gerald and Eleanor Weinstein, of Tustin, are getting notice because Jewish tenets about...

  • Honoring a Legacy

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    They appear on a postcard with the romantic look of a turn-of-the-century Victorian family, although their names are anything but Victorian. Hyman, Manya, Slava, Nathan, Clara and Berra (later Ben) Chernoy all posed for the picture around 1905, looking young and fair and without any...

  • Light Eight Candles to Honor our Heroes

    By Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On the nights of Chanukah, Dec. 9-16, Jews around the country will remember a little pitcher of olive oil. In particular, we will recall a moment from the second century BCE when one of the Temple priests searched through the rubble of the vandalized sacred house. In the midst of...

  • Rabbi Geller Honored

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In front of the temple office's fridge, Rabbi Laura Geller grunts "oy" as she stoops to get something out. "That's how you know you're getting old, you know," the receptionist teases the rabbi, "when you say 'oy' when you bend down."

    But at 51, there is nothing remotely old about...

  • Geiderman Selected for Award

    By Julie G Fax

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish Healthcare Foundation: Avraham Moshe Bikur Cholim will honor Dr. Joel M. Geiderman, co-chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, with its Ahavas Chesed Award, which means loving kindness.

    Rabbi Hershy Ten first met Geiderman on his many...

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