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Howard Berman Will Be Missed
Last week’s election was incredibly emotional for me. With the support of my community, a kid from Pacoima won a seat in the United States House of Representatives. But I, like many others, was also very saddened to see Congress lose one of its...
November 8, 2012 | 1:52 pm
Dennis Prager has again conveniently and simplistically divided his world into good and bad, conservative Republicans being good, liberal Democrats being bad (“A Jew Tours for Romney,” Nov. 2). He then uses this formulation to claim that the conservative...
October 24, 2012 | 1:31 pm
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There has long been an unwritten covenant between the Jewish establishment and Christian leaders when it comes to interfaith dialogue: “We can talk about any religious issues we like, but criticism of Israel’s human rights violations is off limits.”
Over the past few weeks, we’ve...
October 17, 2012 | 11:57 amValuable Lesson From JewsYour cover stories about the history of Iranian Jews were eye-opening and inspiring (“A History of Iranian Jews,” Oct. 12). Although I am not Jewish, I have had many Jewish friends over the years tell me stories of great religious traditions and...
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May 23, 2011 | 3:17 pm
As much as I love to participate in any and all civic duties, being chosen for Jury Duty just wasn’t going to happen. Believe it or not, this was the first time I had ever received a notification requiring me to fulfill my civil duty. As I opened the letter, immediately I started...
May 10, 2011 | 1:30 pm
A group of Chabad rabbis in Israel this week signed a letter denouncing one of their own for lighting a torch in the State of Israel’s official Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration.
While Chabad has a strong presence in Israel, the movement has complicated relationship with modern political...
March 30, 2011 | 10:06 am
A bipartisan slate of 27 U.S. senators signed on to a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to press the Palestinian Authority to address incitement.
The letter, sent Tuesday but initiated two weeks ago by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.),...
January 19, 2011 | 11:14 am
New York police are investigating a possible letter bomb sent to an Israeli bank branch.
The letter was sent to the Bank Hapoalim branch at Sixth Avenue and 46th street, CNN reported on Wednesday.
September 8, 2009 | 2:15 pm
The family of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit has allowed public access to a letter he wrote just months after being taken captive by Palestinian militants in 2006.
The letter was handed over to Israel by Egyptian mediators in October 2006, four months after Shalit was seized in a cross-border raid.
Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.
March 25, 2009 | 4:38 am
The Jewish Home for the Aging has never had a Torah it could call its own. Since the home first opened in 1912, synagogues or individuals have donated Siferei Torah to the senior-living community, but the scrolls were often old and tarnished, with faded letters or finger smudges on...
April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm20 Questions With McCain
It's too bad Rob Eshman didn't ask the "man with the plan" for Iraq the most important question: What his definition of "victory" in Iraq is, and how he plans to achieve it ("20 Questions With John McCain," April 4).
March 6, 2008 | 5:00 pm
January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pmThe president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) has roiled the organization's branch in Israel by writing to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with a plea to allow Diaspora Jews a voice in any decisions on Jerusalem's future.
Ronald Lauder, in his Jan. 8 letter on WJC letterhead, wished...
January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pmSpinka Money Trails
Sadly missing from Amy Klein's thorough investigation from "Boro Park to L.A. (Dirty Laundry)" was the question that seems to be embedded in every news article when reporting on a perpetrated evil. Why? ("Following the Spinka Money Trail," Jan. 11).
December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pmI want to share with you an email I wrote to Chancellor Elect Eisen as well as Rabbi Joel Roth on the JTS board to support allowing gays to marry and become rabbis:
Dear Mr. Eisen,
I am a 46-year-old woman born and raised in Los Angeles. I am writing to ask that the Conservative...
November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Here we are again on the plains of Bethel. We're in the 10th month of our 10th year in Canaan. Sorry I haven't written. There were so many things happening, but none of them so important to justify my negligence. The famine, Pharaoh, Avimelech, the war -- they all...
June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Quite frankly, in my opinion, John Fishel is responsible for the "JCC crisis" ("Views Differ on Role in Centers Crisis," May 26). But he is not alone in this case. All those who were then involved in establishing policy and direction for The Jewish Federation should be...
March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Without reading a word of the inside article, I write because I am distressed about the depiction on the front page ("An Ugly Day in the Neighborhood," March 3).
I am all too familiar with many issues that cause divisiveness among Jews, secular, religious, somewhat...
December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Your article on "A Single Problem" described my sitation as an intellgient single woman very accurately (Dec. 9). However, you only begin to touch upon the problem with Jewish men. In my experience, men say they would like a smart woman, but, in reality, do not. I...
February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Let's look 20 years into the future. Who will be our community leaders ("What's Next for Shalhevet?" Feb. 4)? They will, by and large, be students from schools like Shalhevet High School and Middle School, because there they learn that when a community paper...