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  • What’s a boycott worth?

    By Jared Sichel

    May 21, 2014 | 12:17 am

    If you walk up the red carpet and into the Beverly Hills Hotel on a Friday evening or Saturday morning, at the left side of the lobby, inside the Sunset Room, you’ll find an Orthodox Jewish prayer service.

    You’ll see the standard mechitzah dividing male and female worshippers,...

  • The Kotel in 1911 Had No Mechitzah

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 29, 2013 | 10:15 am

    A member of my congregation, Peter Marcus, has shared with me film footage taken by his uncle, Murray Rosenberg, a newsreel photographer, in 1911 when he visited Palestine. The entire film is worth watching, but the relevant footage at the Kotel (Western Wall in Jerusalem) begins...

  • Daughter’s journey to the other side of the mechitzah

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    March 21, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Investigative journalists do not tend to make good storytellers. After all, they are trained to write in the taut prose of a daily newspaper, and they are constrained by the discipline of fact-checking. As a result, sometimes they cannot see the forest for the trees when it comes to...

  • Youth Appeal

    By Julie G Fax

    December 28, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Mogen David, one of the last Trad-itional synagogues left in Los Angeles, installed a mechitzah and took out its microphones this month, choosing to become Orthodox rather than defunct.



    "The board has come to the realization that as the membership keeps dwindling and our members...

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