With Chanukah marking the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabees’ defeat of Judea’s Seleucid rulers more than 2,000 years ago, the week of the holiday turned out to be the perfect time for the Academy of Jewish Religion, California (AJR-CA) to celebrate...
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For the first time since the Academy for Jewish Religion, CA (AJR-CA), was founded 13 years ago, the pluralistic institution that trains rabbis, cantors and chaplains has its own space. The school moved from Westwood into the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles earlier this...
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UPDATE (DEC. 20): Man arrested in connection with L.A. synagogue bomb threats
DEC. 18: Police responded to multiple bomb threats targeting the Koreatown home of Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) and a police squad car parked adjacent to the campus on Dec. 18, disrupting life for...
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MORE ON THIS STORY: Wilshire Blvd. Temple target of bomb threats
[UPDATE: 2:45 pm] "[The vehicle] was rendered safe. No device was found in or around the vehicle," said...
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My daughter and I were driving through Koreatown again. Five years had passed since the first Rodney King verdict, since the riots, since the day we'd first driven these same streets, with their smoldering buildings and the militia standing guard. She noted every new building and...
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