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  • No news is bad news

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 28, 2013 | 11:54 am

    If you think the widening chasm between the rich and the rest spells trouble for American democracy, have a look at the growing gulf between the information-rich and -poor.

    Earlier this year, a Harvard economist’s jaw-dropping study of American’s beliefs about the distribution of...

  • Hacker releases Israelis’ personal data

    August 9, 2012 | 11:46 am

    A hacker has released credit card and other personal data of dozens of Israelis and is threatening to leak more.

    The hacker published the information on the website Remember Emad, referring to the operational chief of Hezbollah, Imad Mughniyeh, who was killed Feb. 12, 2008 in...

  • More Information on Getting That Visa

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Visa Violations

    The U.S. government estimates that about 40 percent of people who are in this country illegally arrived on a legal visa but lost their legal status either by overstaying or otherwise violating the terms of their visa. These are sometimes referred to as "nonimmigrant...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Hatred Exposed

    StandWithUs premiered its documentary, "Tolerating Intolerance: Hate Speech on Campus," to more than 400 community leaders and students recently at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The film exposes allegedly extremist speakers, such as Abdel Malik Ali, who...

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  • A Guilty Plea in AIPAC Case

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A Pentagon analyst at the center of an investigation that has rocked the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will plead guilty.

    Edward Adams, a spokesman for the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., announced last week that Lawrence Franklin had scheduled a guilty...

  • The Circuit

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Meltzer the Mensch

    When Mark Meltzer became executive director of the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) 25 years ago, the agency had three employees, $800,000 in total assets and mostly made interest-free loans for groceries, car repairs and other such emergencies. The organization...

  • The Circuit

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Shidduch Of Substance

    Alon Carmel has had a hand in making thousands of matches. Yet, there is one shidduch of which Carmel, the Israeli-born founder of JDate, the Jewish online dating phenomenon, is especially proud.

    It's a pairing between the New York-based B'nai Zion Foundation...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Oh Jerusalem

    On June 6, or Iyar 28, we will celebrate Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) in honor of the day Jerusalem was reunified during the Six-Day War in 1967.

    An Original Word

    Etymology – this means "the origin of a word," or where the word came from. For instance: the word...

  • Deep Throat: Not a Jew

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    President Nixon was wrong on Deep Throat's Jewishness.

    A former FBI agent who outed himself as the "Deep Throat" of the Watergate scandal is not Jewish, though Nixon and his aides believed he was. Mark Felt, 91, revealed himself to Vanity Fair this week as the best-known anonymous...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Keren's Corner

    Work on Wellness

    Focusing on health gets easier this week with the help of free asthma screenings and diabetes workshops. American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) sponsors asthma testing for adults and kids in Santa Ana on May 12 and Fountain Valley...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    KEREN'S CORNER

    Mixer and Machers

    Jewish screenwriters take two this Tuesdsay, May 3, as The Journal and Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles present the second in the "Meet the Machers!" Jewish Screenwriter Speaker Series. Young Professionals are invited, as writers from "24,"...

  • Circuit

    By Kelly Hartog

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    A Touch of Humanity

    On Feb. 24, The Blue Ribbon and the Fraternity of Friends hosted a gallery opening reception and book signing for Frederic Roberts' "Humanitas" (Hylas Publishing) at the Peter Fetterman Gallery at the Bergamot Station arts complex in Santa Monica. "Humanitas"...

  • Junk Food Tours for Gift Basket Ideas

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The world of kosher junk food tours seems heaven-sent for Purim. Some of America's old-time favorites and a few newer arrivals offer factory tours and visits to megastores where you can taste kosher goodies and learn how they're made.

    Here's a taste of what the country is serving...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to:calendar@jewishjournal.com.

    By Keren Engelberg

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  • Circuit

    By Kelly Hartog

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Tu B'Shevat, Israeli Style

    At the Jewish National Fund's (JNF) third annual Tu B'Shevat seder on Feb. 5, the evening's theme – development of the Negev Desert – was apropos for the Jewish equivalent of Earth Day.

    Emcee Doron Nesher held court at the Scottish Rite Temple...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

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    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

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    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

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  • Where Have All the ‘Safe’ Drugs Gone?

    By Dr. Marc Siegel

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    In the fall, my Vioxx patients fled to Celebrex. The other day they fled to Aleve. Now they don't know what to do.

    Now that it was discovered that patients taking naproxen (Aleve) for three years had a 50 percent increased risk of heart disease, my patients want to know if any...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Demons and Vampires in Shtetls? Oh My!

    What's Sarah Michelle Gellar got to do with Yiddish literature? Apparently a lot, according to Dr. Jeremy Dauber. ATID, Sinai Temple's young professionals program, hosts the Yiddish scholar as he pontificates on how old Jewish horror stories...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com.

    By Keren Engelberg

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  • FBI Delay Raises AIPAC Case Issues

    By Edwin Black

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The FBI's investigation of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) did not go into high gear until more than a year after the Pentagon's top Iran analyst allegedly passed foreign policy strategy information to two AIPAC officials.

    The investigation only intensified in...

  • Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Aviva Way

    The Aviva Platinum Associates held its second annual luncheon in Beverly Hills on Nov. 3 at the home of board member Susan Casden.

    The Platinum Associates is a group of dynamic L.A. women dedicated to helping change lives of Aviva High School's at-risk teens. Each of...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com.

    By Keren Engelberg


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  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    At the Jewish Children's Bookfest at Mount Sinai on Nov. 14, children were given a journal and asked the following question:

    "What does being Jewish in America mean to me?"

    Here is our first response, by Caleigh Gumbiner, a fourth-grader at Balboa Magnet in Northridge: "To me,...

  • Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    85 Years Young

    Rabbi Jacob Pressman is the rabbi emeritus at Temple Beth Am and a veritable Los Angeles institution himself. In addition to serving Beth Am as rabbi, Pressman was also influential in founding the University of Judaism, Brandeis-Bardin Institute, Akiba Academy, Herzl...

  • How to Get Into College

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

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    • Start researching colleges early.

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    • Think about your values and preferences (e.g., large vs. small; urban vs. pastoral) and look for colleges that fit.

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    • Talk to college counselors, older friends, relatives and others who may have insight into the schools you're considering....

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com.

    By Keren Engelberg

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  • Federation Vows to Help Jewish Poor

    By Marc Ballon

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jews have long had a reputation as being among the most successful minority groups in the country. For the most part, they are. But as a new report from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles makes clear, not all Southland Jews live large. While some big machers tool around in...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    TAKE A LOOK, IT'S IN A BOOK
    On Sunday, Nov. 14,
    come to the second annual
    Jewish Children's Bookfest
    from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,
    at the Triangle, Mount Sinai Memorial Park
    (6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley,
    exit the 118 West at Yosemite).
    Children and their...
  • Tropically Together in Club Med

    By Tom Tugend

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In its early days, Club Med catered mainly to single swingers, but when business dropped, the management wisely turned some of its resorts into family destinations.

    That suited us fine, because my wife and I have three daughters, three sons-in-law, seven grandchildren and counting --...

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