[Editor’s Note: This is the second of two or more entries looking at topics in the realms of ‘Planned Dying’, Suicide, ‘Assisted Suicide’, Euthanasia, and a ‘right to die’. These entries look at the subject from different perspectives. The thoughts expressed are those of the...
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Three U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday aimed at supporting programs to assist aging Holocaust survivors.
The bipartisan measure, Responding to Urgent needs of Survivors of the Holocaust (RUSH), was introduced by original cosponsor Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) along with Ben...
March 17, 2010 | 1:40 pm
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society is backing new legislation aimed at protecting refugees and asylum seekers.
The Refugee Protection Act was introduced Monday by U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) on the 30th anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980.
October 27, 2009 | 9:12 pm
By: Ramin Rabieian
Last week, I attended a press conference at Beverly Hills City Hall, organized by Assemblymembers Mike Feuer and Bob Blumenfield. They announced that they will introduce legislation prohibiting contracts between the State of California and companies with...
October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
It happens over and over again: A planned trip to Israel induces gasps of worry from friends who have never visited the country. Every suicide bombing or mortar attack on television reinforces the vision of Israel as a vast raging war zone.
Some travelers appreciate the concern;...
July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The recent runoff election in Iran catapulted the ultra-conservative mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, onto the international stage and set off a blaze of speculation. But while the face of the presidency may have changed, the soul of the regime has not.
From the vantage point...
May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Workers' Comp Woes
I am appalled by Jill Stewart's self serving and misleading missives about the so-called reform (in reality, deform) of workers' compensation ("It's Time to Heal Worker's Comp," May 6).
During the past approximately 25 years I have been representing injured...
January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm
OU Reaches Out to Deaf Community
The Orthodox Union's deaf outreach came to Long Beach for a Shabbaton gathering of the deaf and their families, a small event that meant a lot to the often-isolated Orthodox deaf community.
"There wasn't a big turnout, but I think that it's...
April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Stalemate has become standard operating procedure for Congress in recent years, but this year's legislative gridlock could be headed for the record books. That's a source of frustration for Jewish activists across the political spectrum -- but also of guilty relief for some....
October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm
At home, the Bush administration is trying to convince a dubious nation that it needs even more law-enforcement powers to wage an effective war against terrorism, and around the world it continues to wage an uphill battle to enlist the rest of the world in the fight. But those...
June 5, 2003 | 7:59 pm
September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm
This Friday marks the end of the celebration of Sukkot. The word Sukkot, of course, means "booths," and refers to the temporary dwellings that we spent the past week eating, singing and even sleeping in. We remember the wandering of the Jews in the desert and celebrate the fall...
January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm
August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm
August 10, 1999. It was a day that will never be forgotten. One man was killed. Five people - including three children - were badly injured. Six innocent human beings became targets of a gutless killer's hatred, and when that happened, an entire community was shaken to its core. What...
November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pmFor Jewish leaders, lobbying sometimes involves tough choices between winning and doing the right thing. That dynamic is very much in play this week as many Jewish groups, with a boost from President Bill Clinton, fight desperately to save a new hate crimes law that has become cannon...
October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pmAsked to discuss the accomplishments of the 105th Congress, which erupted last week in a frenzy of last-minute wheeling and dealing as lawmakers tried to avert another politically costly government shutdown, Rep. Ben Cardin's response was succinct.
"It will be a very brief...