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  • Palestinians offer to mediate Syria conflict

    August 11, 2015 | 9:13 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Palestinian officials have met their Syrian counterparts as well as Syrian rebels in an effort to mediate a solution to the long-running civil war in Syria, Palestinian officials told The Media Line. The offer came after Saudi...

  • Mediation’s deep Jewish roots

    December 12, 2013 | 11:44 am

    Mediation is deeply rooted in Judaism under laws of compromise and justice known as p’shara.  Aaron, brother of Moses, was called a pursuer of peace (rodef shalom) and is recognized as Judaism’s first mediator.  Implicit in p’shara is the belief that much is to be gained by the one...

  • Who shall live and who shall die: God’s iPhone, Rosh Hashanah 5769

    September 26, 2008 | 11:49 pm


    On Rosh Hashanah it is inscribed,
    And on Yom Kippur it is sealed.
    How many shall pass away and how many shall be born,
    Who shall live and who shall die,
    Who shall reach the end of his days and who shall not,
    Who shall perish by water and who by fire,
    Who by sword and who by wild...

  • Is our fate really sealed? Is change possible?

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 25, 2008 | 3:19 am

    These are nervous-making times.

    No, I'm not talking about the damage the capital campaign may do to you, or -- at my temple, anyway -- whether you'll find a parking place for services, which is enough to make anyone want to reach for a Xanax.

    What I mean is this protracted season...
  • At-risk youth; Much more Mathout; Donkeys vs. Elephants—the beef goes on

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Custody Battle
    Wendy Jaffe's cover story on divorce focused primarily on the custody battles while neglecting alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation, which can lead to far more peaceful results ("Who Gets the Shul?" Oct. 6).
    In my role as a divorce mediator,...
  • UCI Talks on Bias Charge Break Down

    By Marc Ballon

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Mediation has broken down between UC Irvine and a Jewish group that accused the university of tolerating campus anti-Semitism.

    After just two meetings, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) called off summer talks with university officials, ending negotiations to settle the...