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  • Leader of the free word

    By David Suissa

    March 22, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    Words matter, especially when spoken by people of power. I once read a book that dissected the 271 words of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Would that speech have become historic if, instead of phrases like “a new birth of freedom,” he had used phrases like “a reaffirmation...

  • ADL: Imagine a World Without Hate (Official Video)

    March 21, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League 'imagines' a world where the hate crimes against Martin Luther King, Anne Frank, Matthew Shepard and others did not take place.

  • Miri Ben-Ari performs for the president today

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 25, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    I spoke to the Grammy-winning hip-hop singer and violinist Miri Ben-Ari a few minutes ago, just as the Israeli-born artist was about to take the stage at Boston Symphony Hall to perform for President Barack Obama and a sold-out crowd of 1,800 viewers at an Obama Victory Fund 2012...

  • Opinion: The back of the bus

    By Susan Freudenheim

    January 11, 2012 | 5:41 pm

    If Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy teaches us one thing, it’s that the fight for civil rights is not particular to a time, a place, a people or a gender.

    It’s still shocking to watch vintage 1960s TV footage and see moms and dads yelling at someone else’s children for simply...

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  • Opinion: If Dr. King had lived

    January 10, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s relationship with the Jewish community is well known. Jewish leaders and rabbis filled the ranks of King’s closest advisors, collaborators, and confidantes. King’s tenure as leader of the Civil Rights movement was marked as the heyday of black-Jewish...

  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’” David Oyelowo Stars in “Who Do You Love” at L.A. Jewish Film Fest

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 11, 2011 | 11:22 pm

    The closing night film of the 2011 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, “Who Do You Love”—starring Alessandro Nivola and David Oyelowo (of the upcoming “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”)—will screen on May 12 at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino. It’s a biopic about Leonard Chess...

  • Interfaith volunteers feed homeless on MLK Day

    January 19, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    Volunteers from Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) in Encino and Family of Faith Christian Center (FFCC) in Carson fed 150 homeless people from the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission in North Hollywood in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the National Day of Service on Jan. 17. This...

  • Giffords’ husband urges volunteer service

    January 17, 2011 | 12:10 am

    The husband of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is urging Americans to volunteer in their communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    “Many of you have asked how you can help and how you can honor the memory of those who were wounded or lost their lives. What united the victims of the...

  • A half-century later, rabbis recall marching with Martin Luther King

    January 11, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    Rabbi Israel Dresner, 81, says he’s the most arrested rabbi in America.

    At least that was the case in the 1960s, he says, when Dresner was one of dozens of rabbis who answered the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for clergy from the North to join the civil rights movement in...

  • VIDEO: Blacks and Jews are back together and working side by side for an Obama victory

    August 29, 2008 | 1:21 am

    JTA’s Eric Fingerhut and Ron Kampeas on Thursday’s events at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.  With a focus on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, they explore a new emphasis on rebuilding the Civil Rights-era alliance of Jews and Blacks.  Included—Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. John Lewis.

  • It was 45 years ago today

    By The Web Guy

    August 28, 2008 | 2:20 pm

    It was 45 years ago today when Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech in Washington, D.C.

    I was a 16-year old kid from the suburbs who came to the steamy swamps of the District to join in the historic demonstration and hear what he had to say. I took the bus...

  • Martin Luther King’s Hollywood dream

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Martin Luther King's sermon at Temple Israel of Hollywood in 1965
    Part I, 27 min., MP3, 3.1MB
    Part II, 14 min., MP3, 1.6MB

    Temple Israel of Hollywood has had many milestones in its 80 years as a Jewish cultural landmark in our city. One that bears special...
  • Combating     Prejudice

    By Jane Ulman

    January 11, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Although only 23 miles apart, Milken Community High School in Bel Air and Jordan High School in South Central might as well exist in different worlds.



    Milken, part of Stephen S. Wise Temple and the largest non-Orthodox Jewish high school in the United States, was founded in 1990....

  • Sharing     Dreams

    By Mike Levy

    January 11, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    It's a rainy Monday morning, and youth from Watts and Beverly Hills are sitting together in the auditorium of David Starr Jordan High School in South Central L.A. Rabbi Marc Schneier and Martin Luther King III share a stage, and even the ninth-graders are paying attention. This just...

  • Shared Dreams

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    To honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., schoolchildren all over the country are learning about his fight to win civil rights for black Americans through nonviolent protest. They are learning about the marches he led, the people he rallied and the stirring speeches he gave.

    As...

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