A few months ago, I read that a group of MK's from the coalition calls for a bill to determine Israel as Jewish first, and democratic second. Now the vote is closer than ever, as newspapers in Israel are filled with opinion columns and updates, and the fear of the bill's passing is...
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The California Supreme Court upheld class-action status for a lawsuit alleging gross misconduct by a Jewish funeral services provider that had paid a $100 million settlement over similar misconduct.
On July 23, the court upheld a lower-court ruling on the suit against Texas-based...
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Women’s and human rights groups in Israel criticized the Israel Bar Association’s decision not to appoint any women to a committee that appoints rabbinical judges.
In its selections Tuesday for the Appointments Committee for Rabbinical Judges, the bar association for the first time...
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Lately I’ve been thinking about the many jobs I have had, all through my teenage years and adulthood. The reason I started thinking about them is simple: every time my children talk about what they want to do when they grow up, and it changes daily, I usually have a funny anecdote...
April 6, 2011 | 3:34 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to an Arizona tuition tax credit program that benefits parochial schools, with all three Jewish justices dissenting.
The court on Monday threw out a lawsuit against the program, which provides tax credits to those who donate...
April 5, 2011 | 6:50 pm
Los Angeles public schools could be poised for revolution due to a controversial state law gaining momentum locally.
The landmark “Parent Trigger” law, passed by the California government in January 2010, grants parents at failing schools the power to force their district to...
March 22, 2011 | 12:52 pm
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav’s sentence to prison on rape and sexual assault convictions shows that not even the country’s leaders are above the law, Israeli leaders stressed.
A panel of three Tel Aviv District Court judges on Tuesday sentenced Katsav to seven years in...
January 10, 2011 | 12:57 pm
Being at a car dealership this weekend, to finally get the recalled part on my car fixed, reminded me how much I truly enjoy car dealerships. Not only do I NOT mind haggling with the salesmen on a price, I look forward to it. After all, I am my father’s daughter. That same father...
December 22, 2010 | 3:54 pm
The Orthodox community is rapidly approaching a moment of truth. The many issues that the Orthodox community is debating internally are rapidly collapsing into one overarching issue, one macro-question, with which it must grapple head-on. And this is: whether the ethical norms of...
March 16, 2010 | 3:26 pm
An Israeli lawmaker told a delegation of American Jewish leaders that he would consult with Diaspora Jewry on issues involving conversion.
David Rotem, the author of a bill that will allow local rabbis in Israel to perform conversions to Judaism, made his comments Monday during a...
The Four Big Madoff Questions:
Who's to blame, how much is lost, where's the money, will it occur again?
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March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pmGenocide.
The word evokes different, powerful references, depending upon who hears it.
For Jews, the primary thought is the Holocaust, officially recognized in the United States as the first genocide.
For Armenians, it refers to mass killings by the Ottomans in Turkey in 1915,...
January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pmThis year's loss of earmarks, the spending amendments lawmakers attach to larger bills, has cost Jewish federations millions of dollars, officials say. And earmark-reform proposals could present even more headaches in coming years.
The new Democratic majority in Congress, backed by...
August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Mark Cohen thinks those doomsday scenarios about an impending Southland housing crash miss the mark. And the founder and president of Beverly Hills-based Cohen Financial Group has learned a thing or two about real estate over the last 20 years.
With an MBA from USC and a law...
August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm
The Reagan Library was the setting when more than 500 Jewish Republicans gathered to pay tribute to U.S. and Israeli armed forces. RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, and Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) set a powerful model of the necessity for firm resolve at this time of international crises....
August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm
If you meet Grace Quinn sunning herself on the patio of her home at Westwood Horizons Retirement Residence or pushing her bright red walker in Trader Joe's, you wouldn't guess that this nonagenarian is one of the founders of Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center.
In 1981, a...
June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm
U.N. Asks Israel to Stop Making Nukes
A U.N. commission recommended that Israel refrain from manufacturing any more nuclear weapons as a step to a nuclear-free Middle East. The United Nation's Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, chaired by weapons inspector Hans Blix, released...
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