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  • No Absorption for Ethiopian Immigrants to Israel

    By Jeremy Elster

    May 19, 2014 | 6:15 am

    A survey published earlier this year shows that the majority of the public believes that Ethiopian immigrants suffer the most from Israeli racism (of any minority in Israel). The community has been discriminated against on many levels and they have struggled to close the gaps...

  • Israel’s “Fourth Sector”

    By Jeremy Elster

    April 1, 2014 | 6:15 am

    Integration into the Israeli job market is difficult not only for asylum seekers, Arabs and Haredim, but also for those with disabilities, including individuals with mental illness. Typically, the disabled are pushed out of the job market and into 'supported employment' positions...

  • Paul Shapiro’s ‘vout’ mishegoss

    August 7, 2008 | 1:02 am

    In 1945, the hippest Hollywood nightlife destination was Billy Berg's, on the corner of Vine and DeLongpre.

    A tall, suave black man named Slim Gaillard, who favored pinstripe suits, held court there. Black entertainers were seldom booked west of Western Avenue in those days, and...

  • ‘War on terror’ needs Muslims to be part of solution

    By Mona Eltahawy

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine for a moment a Muslim teenager somewhere in Europe, "with the Internet in his living room, the world in his mind and his heart torn apart by a million identities," as Swiss-born Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan described him.

    How do you prevent that young Muslim from being...

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  • Iranian Jews struggle with segregation, presumption and assimilation -- how the stranger became the Angeleno

    By Tom Tugend

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A little historical anecdote tells much about the transition of Iranian Jews in Los Angeles over a 25-year span, from strangers to integral -- though distinctive -- members of the larger Jewish community.

    In the late 1970s and early '80s, following Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic...

  • Civil Rights Redux

    By Marvin Caplan

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    "Farther Along: A Civil Rights Memoir"

    by Marvin Caplan.

    Louisiana State University Press, $29.95

    Black and white liberals, among them an inordinate number of Jews, who fought the civil rights battles of the 1940s, '50s and '60s, are now often seen as faintly archaic figures.

    Except for...

  • A Conversion Solution

    By Eric Silver

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Softly, softly, Israel has launched a joint Orthodox-Conservative-Reform program to solve the problem of quarter of a million Russian immigrants who are Jewish according to the Law of Return (at least one Jewish grandparent), but not according to Halachah (a Jewish mother).

    They feel...

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