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  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    California Tries To Help Survivors

    State Treasurer Phil Angelides has called on 170 of California's largest financial institutions to waive wire transfer fees charged Holocaust survivors and their families for restitution payments from abroad. During a news conference at Bet...

  • Rise in Aliyah Rates From Frum

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The Transcription Company, started by Rich Brownstein 13 years ago, is the largest in the entertainment industry. Brownstein's business transcribes TV programs and radio shows from ABC, NBC,...

  • Jews in Crisis IV

    By Rob Eshman

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The long and sorrowful story of the Falash Mura is a blight and a blessing on our community.

    On the one hand, our apathy, politics and ignorance -- yes, mine and yours -- has allowed 18,000 souls to suffer needlessly, all but forgotten in a fetid corner of Africa.

    On the other, a...

  • Call of the Kiwi

    By Henry Benjamin

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jews in distress are being encouraged to seek out a trouble-free environment way, way down under -- in New Zealand.

    With Jewish communities in Argentina and South Africa seen as potential pools of immigrants, the Orthodox community in Auckland and the local B'nai B'rith both have...

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  • Land of the Rising Fun

    By Michael Goldstein

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Welcome to Japan -- land of the electric toilet, video game and bullet train. The offices are full of people working at 8 p.m. on Friday, where minivan-driving moms find their way with electronic mapping systems glowing on the dashboard. After the hundreds of years of sprawl that...

  • Fear and Loathing in ‘America’

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Iris Bahr is pretty, but you could watch her for the full span of her 54-minute one-woman production and still manage to miss that. 

    With the help of a masculine hairdo (she cut her hair for the show, and wears it slicked back) and some minimal wardrobe changes, Bahr morphs into...

  • Persian Jews Protest Recent INS Tactics

    By Tom Tugend

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Members of the Persian Jewish community in Los Angeles are accusing the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service of mistreatment during a federally mandated registration of certain groups of immigrants.

    "We know of some Iranian-born Jews who are being held under subhuman...

  • Anti-Semitism, Israel and the Candidates

    By Tom Tugend

    October 31, 2002 | 6:59 pm

    To obtain the views of the two main gubernatorial candidates on issues of particular interest to the Jewish community, The Jewish Journal submitted identical questions to Republican Bill Simon Jr. and Democratic incumbent Gov. Gray Davis. Following are their unedited responses.

    ...

  • Hot Propositions

    By Eric Roth

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    California's ballot initiatives have been making laws and national headlines since 1911. Designed by Governor Hiram Johnson to take politics directly to the people and over the heads of a corrupt legislature, the initiative process often focuses on populist issues. California voters...
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