As we digest news of what could be an "understanding" with Iran and what could be a historic nuclear agreement with the "enemy," volatile rhetoric ratchets up on all sides, dividing the Jewish community here at home and the world over, making Israel more and more a divided partisan...
Comedian Jack Carter, friend of Sid Caesar, dies at 93
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Mother of 7 children who died in Brooklyn house fire leaves hospital
U.S. Jews among biggest backers of same-sex marriage, data show
$11 million Jewish cultural center to be built in Paris
California bill to limit vaccine exemptions goes to governor
In protest, Rabbi Avi Weiss quits Rabbinical Council of America
Four Israelis wounded in suspected Palestinian West Bank shooting
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A survey commissioned by the American Jewish Committee found that Latinos held positive views about Jews, but have had limited contact with them.
“Latino opinions are hampered by limited contact and general unfamiliarity with Jews,” according to Latino Decisions, the company that...
October 5, 2011 | 6:17 pm
Local Jewish and Latino community leaders convened at UCLA on Sept. 22 for “Common History, Shared Future: A Summit for Leaders of the Latino and Jewish Communities in Los Angeles,” a meeting that featured closed-door discussions on topics such as “Israel,” “The Impact of...
June 14, 2011 | 5:55 pm
The ongoing development of ties between the Latino and Jewish communities took a new turn this week with the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) establishment of a new Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus. At press time, a group of mostly Latino and Jewish lawmakers were set to meet at...
March 30, 2011 | 10:15 am
A new poll by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) finds that nearly half of U.S. Latinos feel that their country is too supportive of Israel. The findings also suggest high levels of anti-Semitism exist in the U.S. Latino community.
Of the 740 people from across the...
March 15, 2011 | 5:47 pm
Great Americans vs.‘Slimebags’
The best reasons that I read The Jewish Journal are because of great Americans like Dennis Prager and David Suissa. It is nauseating to see columns by leftist slimebags like Marty Kaplan and Rachel Roberts (the doctoral student — OMG) (“Muslim...
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The Jewish and Latino communities will join Sunday at Fiesta Shalom, celebrating their joint past, present and future ties and the achievements of the State of Israel since its independence.
A combination of street fair, live music and dance, food booths, interactive workshops,...
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I have to quote the entire thing to give you the flavor:
Dear Mexican: In a column some time ago, you mentioned the Aztec prophecy claiming that “their descendants would reclaim ancestral lands in the Southwest U.S., and guess what?” I’d appreciate it if you shed a little light...
June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm
Tony Solorzano had dreamed of seeing Israel. At 54, he'd spent countless Sundays at the pulpit and weekdays on Radio Zion talking about the land of Abraham and Jacob and David -- and Jesus.
A pastor at Llamada Final, a Pentecostal church in Downey and Inglewood, Solorzano got his...
April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pmIn defending middle-class neighborhoods, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is taking on an issue that reaches to the heart of Los Angeles' ethnic, political and class divide.
All those matters are involved in a dispute over a new city development ordinance that eases...
January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pmThree years ago I was unloading some 50-pound bags of landscape pebbles from the trunk of my car when I felt a four-inch blade of molten steel jab into my lower
back. Middle age had officially arrived, and my doctor ordered the permanent closure of Eshman Lifting and Schlepping, Inc....
January 10, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Better late than never, Theodor Herzl, children reunited in death; Ex-N.J. Governor McGreevey’s Isra
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Dotted by temples, community centers and parks, the largely Orthodox Jewish Crestview neighborhood and its adjacent areas in West L.A. don't seem to be a typical battleground for gang bangers. But residents say that is exactly what it's become.
Little more than a month ago,...
May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm
I imagine you are enjoying the hoopla surrounding your election. As the first Latino chief executive in more than 130 years, it may be tempting to bask in the warmth of a great ethnic triumph.
But don't enjoy it too much. Los Angeles does not need a symbol or an icon;...
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If the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) gets its way, state Senate elections scheduled for March will be postponed until June, and California's newly redrawn congressional districts will be re-redrawn.
MALDEF has filed a lawsuit challenging congressional...
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The moment Naomi Rodriguez entered Caffe Latte on Monday morning, she encountered a woman in distress -- an elderly Jewish woman overwhelmed by the realization that she had missed a doctor's appointment. A concerned Rodriguez took a moment to reassure her.
"It's going to be okay,"...
April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm
When voters cast their ballots for mayor in next week's primary, they may be electing to that office the first Jew, the first Latino or the first woman.
There are 15 candidates on the April 10 ballot, but only six are considered serious contenders. In a reflection of Los Angeles'...
March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
Think of the American Jewish and Latino communities as two longtime friends who have just decided to get more serious.
After years of dialogue -- mostly at the local level -- top organizations and leaders met in Washington, D.C., last week at the first national Jewish-Latino summit...
July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pmFor the past four years, the predominantly Latino hospitality and housing employees at the University of Southern California have been fighting for a written guarantee of job security. Now, union leaders representing the workers have turned to Jewish leaders to support what they...
October 29, 1998 | 7:00 pmAllies or adversaries? That is the question confronting Jewish and Latino political leaders as they assess the current and future relations of their communities.
Some legislators, such as Assemblyman Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, disagree that Jews and Latinos are at cross purposes...