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  • High Court Recognizes ‘Leaping Converts’

    By Dan Baron

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    After 22 years of living as an Israeli, Justina Hilaria Chipana can finally consider herself a full-fledged member of the Jewish state.

    The 50-year-old native of Peru was one of 17 petitioners who won High Court of Justice recognition of their non-Orthodox conversions to...

  • Newsroom Rebellion Silences Gossip About Mayor’s Family

    By Howard Blume

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    An extraordinary minirebellion erupted in two Los Angeles newsrooms recently. At the Valley's Daily News and the L.A. Weekly, reporters refused to pursue a story that senior editors at both papers very much wanted.

    Insubordination is potential grounds for dismissal, so this refusal...

  • Soldiers Celebrate High Holidays in Iraq

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson blew the shofar this past Rosh Hashanah, it reverberated throughout one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces. More than 100 Jewish members of the U.S. forces stationed in Iraq attended the High Holiday services at the former Iraqi dictator's Baghdad...

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