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  • Mideast

    By Eric Silver

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    A Divided Land

    By Eric Silver, Mideast Correspondent

    Recent murders in Hebron indicate a new trend in extremism

    What the Israeli right likes to call "the battle for the Land of Israel" is in danger of turning into a war of the ultras, Arab extremists...

  • Shylock Reinterpreted

    By Charles Marowitz

    August 27, 1998 | 7:59 pm

    Venice" is 400 years old. The play was first entered on the register of the Stationer's Company in July 1598, along with a proviso that it shouldn't be published till the Lord Chamberlain gave his consent. And that didn't happen until 1600. It may...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Why Be Jewish?

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    There is a story that haunts me this time of year.

    Franz Rosensweig. Photo from "My Jewish World"

    It is the story of a young Jew who lived in...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Supporting the Republican

    Some Orthodox Jews are throwing their support behind gubernatorial candidate Dan Lungren

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    State Attorney General Dan Lungren, the Republican candidate for governor, tested the waters of Jewish community...

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  • Previewing the ‘Prince’

    By Tom Tugend

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Since Jeffrey Katzenberg started production three years ago of "The Prince of Egypt," an animated film version of the life of Moses, he has probably learned more about America's ethnic and religious sensitivities than any other Hollywood mogul.

    ...

  • Letters

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

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    Letters

    Crossing the Line

    Marlene Adler Marks' column on the aftermath...

  • Power, Politics And People

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    J.J. Goldberg writes regularly for The Jewish Journal.

     

    The Cities Aren't Safe

    During his bizarre, self-incriminating appearance on the witness stand at the close of his...

  • Cover Story

    By Beverly Gray

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As Zionism turns 100 and Israel approaches 50, a Sept. 14 conference re-examines our affection for the Jewish State.

    Photo from Jerusalem in 3000 Years, Konemann, 1995.

    To many American Jews in their 20s, 30s and 40s, Zionism, the ancient dream of a Jewish homeland that spawned a...

  • Community

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Vandals Attack Temple Solael

     

    Valley Hate Crimes on the Rise

    By Wendy Madnick, Valley Editor

    In the latest in a spate of anti-Semitic incidents in the San Fernando and Conejo valleys, vandals...

  • Scars Fall on Alabama

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Scars Fall on Alabama

    Close to half the Reform temples in Alabama are named "Emanuel," which is Hebrew for "God is with us." Jews all over the state are hoping it proves true this fall, when voters pick a governor.

    In a...

  • Up Front

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    It's Day 94, and AndrikSchapers and his group, the Scientology Crusade for Tolerance,continue to picket in front of the German Consulate.

    Schapers organized the march in direct response tothe German parliament's recent decision to alter its constitution andallow surveillance of...

  • Adult B’nai Mitzvah Gaining in Popularity

    By Beverly Gray

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Back in the fall, Joyce Snyder toured Israel,steeping herself in the spirit of Torah.

    But this, she felt, was not enough.

    Six months later, she was standing in front of hercongregation, publicly chanting the words of the Torah.

    It was all part of a journey that for her heldgreat...

  • Oh, Pioneers!

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Only justice can set them free.

    When Gerhard and Ursula Maschkowski met at the Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Bavaria soon after liberation, Gert weighed 70 pounds. He had survived not only four years in youth labor camps and two years in Auschwitz, but five months of a Nazi...

  • The Meaning of Religious Freedom in Utah

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Much of the school was outraged. All spring, Bauchman was subjected to ridicule and abuse from students -- and, allegedly, from the music teacher. Graduation day became an impromptu anti-Bauchman protest. Parents and students joined hands to sing the...

  • The Arts

    By Skip Heller

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As Israel nears its 50th birthday, events have shifted attentionaway from the stalled peace talks. What dominates the headlines nowis the warlike rhetoric among Jewish factions -- both within Israeland in the Diaspora -- as they clash over the issue of religiouspluralism.

    Gideon Patt...

  • Language Barrier

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 28, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    One thing is clear: The Jewish community can no longer be assumed to take a cohesive, liberal stand on political issues. Although Jewish organizations continue to oppose measures such as Proposition 227 (along with Propositions 187 and 209, ending...

  • Up Front

    May 28, 1998 | 8:00 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Attention: Jim Cameron

    When my family gets...

  • Opinion

    By Joel Kotkin

    May 28, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Gray Davis

    On the surface, Gray Davis -- with his immaculately combed hair, preppy suits and almost mannequin-like WASPy demeanor -- seems like the Gentile from central casting. Yet it's likely no...

  • Seining Off

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    American Jewswoke up in a different country today, now that "Seinfeld" signed off.

    We no longer live in a country whose favoriteentertainment is to turn on the tube and watch a New York Jew sitaround schmoozing dyspeptically with his friends. After nine seasonsand 170 episodes, Jerry...

  • Casting His Vote

    By Ivor Davis

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Sixty one and still full of surprises, that'sWarren Beatty. This weekend, Beatty goes head to head at the boxoffice with "The Horse Whisperer," starring that other senior iconRobert Redford. Redford, like his contemporary Beatty, not only starsbut also directs and produces his movie....

  • Recalling the Danish’Miracle’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    John Davis has produced such blockbusters as "TheFirm," "Courage Under Fire," "The Chamber" and the upcoming "Dr.Dolittle."

    But "Miracle at Midnight," a much more modest TVmovie that airs Sunday night on ABC's "The Wonderful World ofDisney," has taken him a decade to bring to the...

  • Remembering Poland’s Jews

    By William Yelles

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish roots in predominantly Catholic Poland canbe traced back to the 11th century. But when an estimated 88 percentof the 3.3 million Jews in Poland died in the Holocaust, thecountry's thriving Yiddish theater, literature and culture ceased toexist as well.

    The Jewish response to...

  • Beyond ‘Schindler’sList’

    By Tom Tugend

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "He was a satyr, a black marketeer, a drunk and a savior."

    The pithy description by author Thomas Keneallyrefers, of course, to Oskar Schindler, the flawed but ultimatelyheroic German businessman who saved his 1,200 Jewish employees duringthe Holocaust.

    The man and the myth will be...

  • A Woman’s Voice

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Israel has always meant a lot to my parents, butit was my mother who took the Jewish state personally. She waspregnant at the time Israel was being created, in the spring of 1948,and to this day, she still describes the joy -- the triumph! -- ofbringing a new life into a world where...

  • The Editor’s Corner

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    April 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The good news about Passover in America circa 1998is that more Jews than ever are embracing the holiday. It has become,as Dr. Ron Wolfson tells us (in the Passover section), our mostpopular Jewish holiday. Even non-Jews seek an invitation to a sederat the home of Jewish friends.

    The...

  • Taking the First Step

    April 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Taking the First Step

    More than 40 rabbis, from Orthodox to Reform, look for ways to increase respect among Jews

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax, Religion Editor

    One of them calls himself a hardliner. Another says he...

  • Community

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    While many note the westward journey of Jews intoareas such as Calabasas, West Hills and Agoura, few realize there's asmall renaissance going on in the East Valley.

    As real estate prices rise in the West SanFernando and Conejo...

  • Community Briefs

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "Israel at 50" will be the theme of a countywide observance sponsored by the Ventura County UJA/Federation during April, May and June.

    Israeli and American experts will speak to many of the 19 UJA-affiliated groups on such topical issues as Arab-Israeli relations and religious...

  • Passover

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

     

    Seder at Spago,et. al.

    More and more restaurants put Passover on themenu.

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer

    "I'm a Jewish girl, and my husband's a Catholic,"says Barbara Lazaroff, who has been married for 15 years to renownedchef Wolfgang Puck.

    About 12 years ago, Passover was a...

  • The Arts

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Max (Clive Owen, left) and Horst (Lothaire Bluteau) in"Bent."


    What a peculiar piece of work is "Bent." The film version ofMartin Sherman's play, first presented on the London stage in 1979,and later on Broadway, has taken almost 20 years to come to thescreen. It's not difficult to...

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