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  • Q&A with Iranian Jewish “mensche” Manijeh Youabian

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 2, 2009 | 4:06 pm

    During the course of the year I am approached by hundreds of Iranian American Jews living in Southern California and New York who recommend stories for me to cover about their community. Whether it’s a worthy charitable cause or a problem issue that the community is grappling with,...

  • L.A.'s Top Ten Mensches: Our fourth-annual salute to big-hearted Angelenos

    December 31, 2008 | 7:44 pm

    "It is hard to convey the special sense of respect, dignity and approbation that can be conveyed by calling someone 'a real mensch,'" writes Leo Rosten in "The Joys of Yiddish."

    The Yiddish word infuses the basic German denotation -- "person" -- with an almost indefinable...