Another convulsion of sectarian violence has swept Israel and Palestine these past weeks shattering lives and inculcating dread between Jewish and Arab communities. On smart phones, Jewish teens replay videos of stabbings and car attacks. Palestinian parents sequester their...
Tag: Jewish Communities
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April 2, 2010 | 10:52 am
WHEELING, W.Va. — One week after Ofer Goren, the Israeli mime, performed at Temple Shalom here, the national director of the organization that sent him came to town to plan future programs and to pitch a conference in Israel for leaders of small Jewish...
April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm
April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Hey, Big Spender
The imminent mayoral election must have incumbent Jim Hahn feeling generous. In a sharp break from last year, Hahn's 2005-2006 proposed budget increases city spending by $566 million.
This year's proposed budget weighs in at more than $5.95 billion....
November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Quick geography quiz: In the past half century, which region has seen only a handful of leaders, and today is focused on a controversial multibillion-dollar reconstruction project?
No, it's not Iraq. Welcome to the Westside -- or more specifically, the 11th City Council District....
November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Rachel Bamberger Chalkovsky doesn't need statistics to know about poverty in Israel.
Affectionately known as "Bambi," the retired head midwife of Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Hospital can tell heart-wrenching tales of women who gave birth wearing tattered undergarments and shoes, and...
September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Jewish parents have good reason to be interested in public school test scores released by the California Department of Education on Aug. 31, although they may need help deciphering them.
In 1997, the last time a study was done, The Jewish Federation found that 64 percent of Jewish...
February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm
November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
As 10 wildfires, which ravaged large areas of Southern California, were finally brought under control, Jewish communities joined fellow citizens in facing the aftermath of the painful human and property toll.
The worst damage was suffered by synagogue congregants in the San...
May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm
May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Last week's release of the Israeli-Palestinian "road map" signaled the start of a new round of U.S. Mideast diplomacy and a new challenge for the pro-Israel groups that don't like some interpretations of the plan.
It signaled something else, as well: It will be even harder to get...
May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm
On the final night of the Pacific Jewish Film Festival in February, the South African emigre community jammed the theater to see the comedy about Christians and Jews in South Africa. Long after the credits ended, they stayed, kibbitzing in the aisles, hungering for their own...
February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm
New York, December 2102:
Historians argue as to the precise moment when the Golden Age of American Jewry we now take for granted truly began. But many point to the cancellation of the National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS), a century ago, in 2002 as a turning point -- an event...
February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
An Israel advocacy mobile unit for college campuses. A community rabbi to cover the West San Fernando Valley. A series of cultural events to forge bonds between the Jewish communities of the East Valley. These are just a few of the innovative programs to be launched by grants from...
November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm
While New York, Washington and -- to a slightly lesser degree -- Los Angeles are inundated by visiting Israeli Cabinet ministers and other VIPs, other major American cities and Jewish communities are all but ignored.
The charge has been leveled by Alon Pinkas, the Israeli consul...
September 6, 2001 | 7:59 pm