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  • The Network of Terror

    By Micah D. Halpern

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The catastrophic simultaneous terror bombings that rocked Madrid and sent the United States, Israel and other freedom-loving and freedom-seeking countries reeling symbolized more than a small victory of evil over righteousness.

    It was the worse-case scenario for countries at the...

  • Hello, Israel Calling

    By Journal Staff

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Phones will be ringing in at least 5,000 Jewish homes around Orange County on March 14, when volunteers pitch in to help raise money for O.C.'s Jewish Federation, the umbrella fundraising organization that helps support a dozen Jewish agencies.

    This year, though, Super Sunday dialing...

  • Revitalizing the Core

    By John Fishel

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We live in an extraordinarily diverse and pluralistic city. It is in our Jewish DNA to want to participate in making the world a better place. It is also in our self-interest to live in a place where the societal needs are being adequately addressed. That is why The Jewish Federation...

  • Valley Festival Draws Thousands

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It was a sunny day in Woodland Hills -- perhaps a little too sunny -- but the heat did not stop the 11th biennial Los Angeles Jewish Festival from creating some heat of its own.

    "More booths, more vendors, more of everything" is how festival co-chair Nancy Parris Moskowitz described...

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  • You Gotta Be in it to Win it

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Want to win a full day school scholarship? Or maybe free synagogue membership?

    Now you can, in the new Jewish community raffle, Arie Katz, chair of the Jewish Community Scholar Program (CSP), created the raffle to raise awareness of adult Jewish learning in Orange County and what he...

  • We Must Share Our Blessings With the Poor

    By Rabbi Alan Henkin

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As we began our seders this week, one of our first acts was yachatz. We held high a matzah and recited, "Ha Lachma Anya" (behold, the matzah, the bread of poverty, which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt.)

    The very flatness and blandness of the matzah remind us of the empty and...

  • Loco for Local Art

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In January, the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) ended its international search for an executive director and picked an Angeleno: UCLA professor Peter Tokofsky.

    What sold CAFAM on Tokofsky was his suggestion that the museum buck the tradition of looking outward to...

  • The Many Hats of a Community Rabbi

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It's 10 a.m. on a Tuesday, and Rabbi Jan Offel has hit a snag: she forgot to bring her kippah to work. It's not surprising that Offel left home minus an essential piece of rabbinic equipment; she was up until midnight the night before, creating materials for one of her hospital...

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