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  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Say Halo to Samueli

    Nearly 600 guests were onhand as philanthropist Susan Samueli was honored at the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) Auxiliary's annual membership luncheon, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire on Oct 23 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Samueli received the...

  • End of an Era at Harkham Hillel

    By Julie G Fax

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The news was not good. Abraham Anidjar would have to stay in Los Angeles for a prolonged period to receive treatment for his liver condition. His wife and four children would accompany him from Israel. But where would they stay? What about the children's schooling? How would they pay...

  • Dear Rabbi Wolpe

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Dear Rabbi Wolpe,

    I admit it.

    As an Orthodox rabbi, I'm genuinely embarrassed at the moment.

    Judging by the recent goings-on in the Jewish book publishing world, where certain Orthodox authors have been taken to task for their controversial writings and books have either been...

  • DeLay’s Dilemma

    By James D. Besser

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Pitched partisan battles are what's in store for the upcoming 108th Congress. And for an anxious Jewish community, the shift to GOP control on Capitol Hill could contribute to something else: a renewal of the old fight between battle between single-interest pro-Israel activists and...

  • Three Men of Labor

    By Leslie Susser

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A little over a week before the Labor Party's Nov. 19 primary elections, Haifa Mayor Amram Mitzna was well-ahead in the three-way race for party leadership. Unfortunately for Mitzna, if a week is a long time in politics, in Israeli politics it's an eon.

    Indeed, the Mitzna camp was...

  • Partners in Dysfunction

    By James D. Besser

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Israel and the United States have a lot more in common these days, and it's not just because the Bush administration has apparently adopted an Israeli military tactic they previously criticized: targeted assassinations.

    That became apparent last week when a CIA-operated drone plane...

  • A Confident Failure

    By Larry Derfner

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Talk about cognitive dissonance. The mood in Israel may never have been so hopeless, the indices of quality of life may never have pointed so sharply downward, and yet the calmest, most content person in the country appears to be Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Politically, at least,...

  • Burden of Leadership

    By Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    After 22 years of separation, believing his beloved son dead, Jacob was startled to hear that Joseph was not only alive but that he ruled the land of Egypt. Yet, the Torah tells us that this news was not enough: When he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of...

  • Your Letters

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Homeland Insecurity

    In his editorial ("Homeland Insecurity," July 12), Rob Eshman suggests that the availability of legal guns in the United States should be seen as a problem when considering Muslim terror.

    When the Hutu and Tutsi tribes were slaughtering one another in Rwanda,...

  • Hurray for Bush!

    By Matthew E. Berger

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    President Bush's call for a change in Palestinian leadership as a step toward Palestinian statehood is being praised by American Jewish leaders and analysts as historic.

    Some questioned how complete a road map Bush had laid out in his long-awaited Mideast policy speech June 24. (For...

  • Palestinians Spin Speech

    By Gil Sedan

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat chose to view President George W. Bush's speech in the most positive light, rejecting the call for his ouster and focussing instead on the promise for a state.

    On Wednesday, the Palestinian Authority announced plans to hold presidential and...

  • L.A. Mourns Loss of Two Leaders

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Isadore Familian

    Isadore Familian, an industrialist and longtime supporter of Jewish institutions such as the University of Judaism and City of Hope, died on June 13. He was 90.

    Familian, a Chicago-born son of Russian immigrants, came to Los Angeles in 1913 at the age of 2. He...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Aid for Terror Victims

    A Passover appeal by Rabbi David Wolpe at Sinai Temple raised $700,000 in pledges for organizations in Israel helping victims of terror. The Magbit Foundation, a Persian Jewish charitable organization, will provide matching funds for this drive.


  • Being Greene

    By Beverly Gray

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Brian Greene thinks of himself as a product of the University of Judaism (UJ).

    Since 1983, when he left his native Vancouver to pursue a UJ undergraduate degree, he has largely remained connected to the university, as a student first and then as a faculty member in the school of...

  • Youth Reinforcement

    By Amy Klein

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Russell Radwin came from Alabama to meet people, because there are so few Jews in Birmingham.

    Judy Feldman came from Beverly Hills to get ideas from other cities on how to plan Jewish leadership programs for Los Angeles in the wake of recent Federation cuts.

    For Claude Furman, a...

  • Lehrer to Leave

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    David Lehrer, the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) since 1986, will be leaving his position in the near future. He has been with the organization for 27 years.

    At press time, the circumstances surrounding Lehrer's departure were unclear. ADL spokesperson Myrna...

  • The Dangers of a Palestinian State

    By Avi Davis

    November 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    While the words may not come naturally to his lips, the president of the United States is talking openly these days about the creation of a Palestinian state. In his address at the United Nations, George W. Bush made clear that two states -- one Israeli and the other Palestinian --...

  • The Last Revolutionary

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Yasser Arafat has a dilemma. He can't decide whether he wants to be the father of his country or the godfather of terrorism.

    President George W. Bush gave Arafat a chance to answer that question before the whole world last weekend at the United Nations, and the Palestinian leader...

  • Community Briefs

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Local Teacher's Brother Survives Sbarro's Blast

    Last week was particularly bad for local Milken Community High School teacher Etel Guy, whose brother was injured in the Aug. 9 Sbarro suicide bombing that killed 15 Jews.

    A day before he was set to begin service in the Golani...

  • Searching for a Response

    By Mike Levy

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Here in Los Angeles, 7,590 miles away from Israel, many Jews feel the conflict as if it were happening at home.

    And they don't know what to do about it.

    While New York Jews gathered on Sunday somewhat spontaneously for a 10,000-person rally to protest the situation in Israel, West...

  • Why I’m Supporting Hahn

    By Rabbi Allen I. Freehling

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Several months before he publicly announced his candidacy, Jim Hahn and I met for lunch. As is typical of our conversations that have spanned the years I have lived and served here, we concentrated on what needs to be done to improve the lives of all our diverse peoples.

    It was...

  • Lieberman’s Next Story

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I thought I saw Arthur Goldberg the other night at USC. The late Supreme Court justice died in 1990, but his ghost surely hung over the Trojan campus Wednesday during Sen. Joseph Lieberman's speech at the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life. Two great...

  • Bush Administration Feels Its Way

    By James D. Besser

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    If you had to pick a word to summarize the mood among American Jewish leaders as they watch the Bush administration deal with surging Israeli-Palestinian violence, it is this: uncertainty.

    President George W. Bush and his foreign policy team have been sending some extraordinarily...

  • One on One With Kathleen Connell

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    State Controller Kathleen Connell comes to the race for mayor with a bit of a reputation as an ice queen. Debating her opponents, she is long on specifics and short on most of the kinds of schmaltz the other candidates like to interject into the mix. With piercing eyes,...

  • Mission Impossible?

    By Gary Rosenblatt

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On a brisk night in early January, hundreds of American Jews from throughout the United States, still jet-lagged from their arrival in Israel that morning, are filing into a large airplane hangar at Hatzor, an isolated air force base near Ashkelon.

    After a few moments of...

  • Scout’s Honor

    By Rob Eshman

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Marvin Himlin believes with all his heart that the Boy Scouts of America and the United States Supreme Court did right by keeping avowed homosexuals from leadership positions in the Scouts. "Young kids coming into their sexuality are too impressionable, and I don't think kids need...

  • Grand Illusion

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Joerg Haider's unexpected resignation as head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party is widely seen as a strategic ploy that may ultimately win him more political power -- including the nation's leadership.

    "It is important not to overestimate" the move, Marta Halpert, director of the...

  • Passing the Torch

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 9, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Looking back on the last year-and-a-half, Lionel Bell feels satisfied with what the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has achieved during his term as chairman of the board. He cites the reestablishment of 6505 Wilshire as Federation headquarters and the launching of its $20...
  • Common Ground

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    If Aryeh Scheinberg were your typical Orthodox rabbi, the Jewish community of San Antonio would be engulfed right now in an ugly fight that would leave everyone a loser, most of all the children. But Scheinberg isn't typical, and the Jews of south Texas are at peace. Last August the...
  • Lessons in Leadership

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When I was 16, I was elected president of my synagogue youth group. I will never forget that feeling of euphoria that accompanied the victory. But I also remember how I felt the very next day after the excitement and thrill of the victory had already started to wear off. I was...
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