As I, along with millions of others, sped through "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," I found myself picking up on more than a few new spells and the ingenuity of J.K. Rowling's enthralling writing (don't worry -- it's safe to read on. No spoilers here).
What do you do when you can't stand another Jew? When their political views make you sick, or when you feel completely alienated from their lifestyle -- whether because they are too religious, or too secular, or simply too unfamiliar?
I'm feeling a little used this week. Not have-to-take-a-shower used, but more like three-card-monte used.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Los Angeles two weeks ago and, in the name of Jewish unity, urged and inspired L.A. Jews to support Israel in this time of crisis.
Next month, Prime Minister Ehud Barak will travel to Atlanta for the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities, the central philanthropic and service organization in the American Jewish world.