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  • California on Purim [VIDEO]

    March 16, 2011 | 5:02 pm

  • Turmoil Grows as Withdrawal Nears

    By Leslie Susser

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    With Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip scheduled to begin on Aug. 15, escalating right-wing and settler protests threaten to plunge the country into anarchy and could provoke a strong anti-settler backlash.

    Protesters last week blocked major highways, poured oil and scattered...

  • Shul Selects Rabbi to Spur Twin Goals

    By David Finnigan

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Jason Van Leeuwen sat for interviews this spring with the search committee at Congregation B'nai Tikvah in Westchester, he was struck by the questions. Normally, search committees ask rabbi finalists to, for example, name their three great strengths and three great...

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  • Writer Displays Keen Eye for Israeli Life

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Israel that Donna Rosenthal depicts in her new book, "The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land" (Free Press) can sound like one very crowded apartment building, filled with interesting, passionate people from many backgrounds, often shouting in the hallways, sitting...

  • Soldier Survivors of Berga

    By Tom Tugend

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After the American Army liberated them, the surviving prisoners looked like walking skeletons. They had been beaten, starved, humiliated, forced to dig tunnels under inhuman conditions and prodded through a 150-mile death march.

    A sad, familiar Holocaust story. Except that these...

  • UJ Students SupportIsrael, Mixed on Iraq

    By Tom Tugend

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "President Bush has the best interests of the United States and the world at heart ... if push comes to shove, I would fight with the American Army," said Jacob Proud, a 20-year old freshman in bioethics at the University of Judaism (UJ).

    "I question the real motives for this...

  • Now Hear This!

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The radio station plays hits by Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, and invites listeners to comment on issues such as what they'd do if they discovered a friend was taking drugs.

    It's the type of fare broadcast to young adults from Malibu to Miami. Except the disc jockey is speaking...

  • 7 Days In Art

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 15, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    Saturday

    Julius may have inspired Shakespeare and a pizza chain, but Sid made millions laugh with "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour." Tonight, you've got good reason to stay in, as KCET presents "The Sid Caesar Collection." The documentary includes sketches from both shows and...

  • The Lost Yiddish World

    By Tom Tugend

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "In many ways, it was a good world. In many ways, it was a hard world," observes narrator Elliott Gould in introducing "A Yiddish World Remembered."

    It is not easy to evoke a lost era through television footage, but "Yiddish World" largely overcomes the difficulty.

    There are lively...

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