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  • Opinion: My lunch with Lefsetz

    By Rob Eshman

    November 4, 2011 | 9:55 am

    Do you know about Bob Lefsetz? 

    He is a middle-age guru living in Santa Monica.  For 25 years, he’s been commenting on our culture in an idiosyncratic independent newsletter — first in hard copy, then in an e-mail newsletter and now in an online blog. 

    I first heard of him...

  • Where in the world is Joe Lieberman?

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 24, 2008 | 8:33 pm

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  • Steven Spielberg dreams anew

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 1, 2008 | 10:49 pm

    Over the last two weeks, lost amid Wall Street's financial turmoil, came the announcement that Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks was leaving Paramount, having found financing from The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group ("Reliance"), one of India's largest private companies.

    What does...
  • Palestinians Facing Uncertain Future

    By Fadi A. Elsalameen

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Standing in the Muqata, Yasser Arafat's compound in Ramallah, on his funeral day made me believe that we Palestinians must overcome a hurdle if we are to move forward.

    Our youth face uncertainty, our people feel lost and beaten and our elders are sad to think that their children...

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  • Accord Allure

    By Rob Eshman

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What I think about the Geneva accord is what generations of Jews have thought about getting a doctor's second opinion: it couldn't hurt.

    I was surprised at how many people this week asked me whether I thought the accord was good for Israel. Surprised, mainly, that they would think an...

  • Three JCCs to Gain Their Independence

    By Marc Ballon

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA), which last year nearly drowned amid a sea of red ink and allegations of mismanagement, wants to get out of the business of running major community centers after 60 years.

    With pressures mounting to give the centers under...

  • A Message From David Wolpe

    By David Wolpe

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It's a well-known fact that millions of Jews have doubts about the literal veracity of Bible stories. On April 8, 9 and 15, I gave a series of sermons that emphasized the following point: faith is independent of doubt. I wanted the millions of doubting Jews to know that they can...

  • Back on Track

    By Tom Tugend

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) has reestablished its Los Angeles-based regional office with the appointment of a new president and a new executive director.

    AJCongress national president Jack Rosen named Dr. Steven A. Teitelbaum as president of the Pacific Southwest Region,...

  • Coastal Voters Could Pick New House Speaker

    By Eric Roth

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The independent voters in Venice, Torrance and San Pedro may determine the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on November 6, 2000.

    Freshman Congressman Steven Kuykendall, narrowly elected as a pro-choice Republican in 1998, plans to be re-elected in the 36th...

  • Hasta la Vista, Yentl

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Goodbye, Columbus.

    And goodbye Portnoy, Tevye and Yentl, too.

    A glance back at the films of 1998 reveal Jewish characters who break the mold, overturn the stereotype, and stretch the image of Jews on-screen.

    Instead of bubbes, hausfraus and pickle men, there were Jewish junkies,...

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