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  • Adelson, Raisman in top 5 on Forward 50 list of influential Jewish Americans

    November 13, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The Jewish Daily Forward's annual list of the 50 most influential Jewish Americans featured Republican Party mega-donor Sheldon Adelson and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman in the top 5.

    Joining Adelson and the gold-medal winning Raisman in the top 5 of the Forward 50 were composer...

  • Pollard reportedly offered to spy for Australia

    September 20, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Jonathan Pollard, the Jewish American jailed for spying for Israel, reportedly first offered classified information to Australia.

    Newsmax, the conservative American news organization, reported Monday that Pollard told Lydia Jechorek, an FBI agent assigned to the Pollard case after...

  • Jews must never use the term ‘shvartza’

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The other day I was speaking to an engaging young Chasidic student who impressed me with his erudition in Jewish and secular studies.

    I was engrossed in the conversation, gaining more and more respect for him, when he suddenly said, "Where I grew up, we lived in a tough...
  • Ziman and Lee hold hands, pledge friendship

    By Tom Tugend

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    A highly charged controversy between two self-described "passionate" advocates, one African American, the other Jewish, appears to have ended on Thursday (May 1), with pledges of mutual friendship and future cooperation.

    Following a closed-door, three hour meeting the two principals...

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  • ‘Mixed’ marriages lose stigma among Iranians

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If Arash Saghian's recent marriage had taken place in the late 1980s or early 1990s, he would likely have faced ostracism from Los Angeles' Iranian Jewish community. The family of the 25-year-old businessman might have also frowned upon the match, all because his spouse Maya was...
  • Kushmet

    By Rob Eshman

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Last Monday night, I was sitting on stage at American Jewish University interviewing Tony Kushner, talking Life and Judaism and Big Ideas to a man who is arguably America's greatest living playwright, when, suddenly, the words of what is arguably the world's cheesiest bubble-gum song...
  • Am I Blind?

    By David Suissa

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Does the American Jewish community take a "myopic" view of Israel? A local Jewish leader, known for his progressive views, believes that it does.

    In a recent article in this paper, Daniel Sokatch began by telling the story of a Jewish activist friend who came across a demonstration...

  • Many aging Shoah survivors are living a new nightmare

    By Marc Ballon

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Sammy Moscovitz sits alone in his drab one-room Los Angeles apartment watching cable TV and wondering how he ended up like this.

    Like the frayed sweatshirt he wears, the 75-year-old Holocaust survivor looks tired and a bit rundown. He owns a bed, a dresser, a television, some...

  • A Read on Life

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Lately, I've been thinking about two novels I recently enjoyed: "The Other Shulman" by Alan Zweibel (Villard, $23.95), and "Joy Comes in the Morning" by Jonathan Rosen (Picador, $14).

    The two novels are strikingly different: One deals with confronting a marriage of long standing;...

  • Teens Build a Bridge Beyond the Past

    By Ellie Kahn

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "I was afraid there could be aggression toward us, because we are German. I'm really surprised about how friendly and open all the people are." -- Hannah Ketterer, teenage exchange student from Germany

    "We didn't see each other as the grandchildren of Nazis or as grandchildren of...

  • Second Take

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This is a Los Angeles story, moreover one with a Hollywood ending. But it is also partly a Jewish American tale.

    It is the story of 20 months in the early adult life of Frances Kroll Ring, written in the form of a memoir, "Against The Current." "Last Call," on Showtime last...

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