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  • Buy Israel — Forever

    By David Suissa

    February 20, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Pick a Jewish holiday, any holiday. Let’s take one of my favorites: Sukkot. This is a holiday bursting with meaning. Inside a sukkah, we can experience the fragility of life and appreciate some great Jewish values, such as gratitude, modesty and hospitality.

    Now, ask yourself:...

  • Jewish philanthropy in Israel will be marginalized if it doesn’t change

    By Gidi Grinstein

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish philanthropy in Israel is at a crossroads. Powerful trends are marginalizing its impact on Israeli society. More than a billion dollars of philanthropic giving from Jews worldwide, spurred by endless goodwill, passion and care, are not impacting Israel or contributing to...
  • Briefs: Yavneh wants city to investigate Kol Nidrei incident; Congressmembers slam Moran for 'Jewish influence' comment

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Yavneh Wants City to Investigate Kol Nidrei Incident

    "It was a true coming together, and you could feel the electricity. We were stronger because we stood united."

    Rabbi Daniel Korobkin was describing the Sukkot service at Yavneh Hebrew Academy, five days after Los Angeles city...

  • Festival of Arts celebrates a decade of Tel Aviv/Los Angeles Partnership

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the mid-1990s, following the Oslo peace accords and with the prospect of a thriving Israeli economy, the debate raged in Jewish philanthropic circles about what might change if Israel "was going to grow up and not be a poor cousin," said Lois Weinsaft, senior vice president at The...
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  • Let Your Fingers Do the Gift Shopping

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When it comes to the High Holidays, festive meals aren't complete without turban-shaped challahs, pomegranates and apples and honey. As a dinner guest, supportive family member and friend, you may be on the lookout for thoughtful gifts. Turns out, in Israel, Rosh Hashanah is a...

  • Can the Road Map Be a Path to Peace?

    By M.J. Rosenberg

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Question: How is the Middle East road map, which President Bush will submit to Israelis and Palestinians next month, be helpful to the United States and Israel?

    Answer: The United States is in the midst of a difficult war, in which U.S. objectives are likely to be compromised unless...

  • Vouchers for Life

    By Norman Ciment

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Murderous explosion at Sbarros"

    "Three dead in fatal drive-by shooting"



    For me, like for most American Jews, reading the morning newspaper is an event that fills me with dread. Over the last two

    years I have conditioned myself to hope for the best. But, after reading and hearing...

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