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July 24, 2008 | 12:49 am"The world is waiting to love America again" ran the title of a recent London Observer editorial anticipating Barack Obama's visit to Europe.
Love may be too strong a word to describe the world's feelings for America when George W. Bush was first sworn in as president, but not by...
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Little Rachel takes her first steps -- but your camcorder battery dies before you get the shot.
Your family reunion includes Grandma Shirley, whom you haven't seen in 15 years and, frankly, may never see again. You interview her on video, but when you sit down later to watch it, the...
December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm
It is the middle of the night. I hear a strange sound in the living room.
Heart pounding, I get out of bed, grope awkwardly through darkness for the light switch ... push up ... nothing happens. I try another switch. No light. I feel desperately alone. My surroundings remain one...
September 29, 2005 | 8:01 pm
This Rosh Hashanah I am praying to escape the tyranny of hip. Hip is infiltrating Jewish life like a migrating plume of acrid smoke meandering its way through our collective body and soul.
I know hip well. I know its insidious nature. I have seen its effect and its damage. I was...
June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm
By most measures, last week's policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was a success.
The sessions were substantive and well-led; the speakers top-rank. The large number of under-40 delegates suggested the organization's future is strong.
February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Quiet on the set," shouts a production assistant, and silence falls over the fake marble floor of a studio designed to look like a conference room in Jerusalem's King David Hotel.
As a makeup artist dabs more powder on the forehead of Yaakov Perry, former head of Israel's Shin...
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"I avoid cliches," artist Mark Podwal said of his "A Sweet Year" exhibit.
His witty, poetic new show at the Skirball Cultural Center, subtitled "A Taste of the Jewish Holidays," instead offers food for thought. &'9;
"Rosh Hashana" depicts a Torah topped by colossal crimson rimonim,...
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The release from prison of five Iranian Jews last week was due not to a change of heart by the regime in Tehran, but to a political calculation that Iran's international image needs burnishing, observers say. And clouding the relief of the Jews' relatives and advocates is concern...
November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
The Republicans ran on terrorism and the Democrats ran on the economy. The Republicans won.
This election result -- beyond a tribute to Bush's courage in risking his reputation by campaigning hard for his men and women -- is the latest illustration of a trend throughout the world....
August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm
With image almost as important in the Israeli-Palestinian struggle as the actual fighting on the ground, American Jewish activists note with approval the strides Israel's public relations machine has made.
Criticism of Israel's PR response to the violent Palestinian uprising rose...
March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pmConsider the lyrics of Cheryl Wheeler's song "Unworthy":
"I'm unworthy -- and no matter what I'm doing I should certainly be doing something else.
And it's selfish, to be thinking I'm unworthy. All this me, me, me, me, self, self, self, self, self.
I should learn how to meditate and sew...
July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pmYou can't miss her. All over town, huge billboards advertise not cigarettes, automobiles or banking services but the image of a scantily clad young woman, with the caption "Angelyne." Her image is a caricature of male fantasies. What was once confined to the back pages of so-called...