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  • Israel’s middle class increasingly squeezed

    November 27, 2012 | 10:15 am

    At Israeli weddings, gifts of china, silver and art are not welcome. Guests are expected to bring their checkbooks and contribute to a young couple’s purchase of their first home, often bought with substantial help from the newlyweds’ parents.

    But a new report shows that only 65...

  • Israel at a crossroads: Danger or opportunity?

    August 31, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    Conflicting Issues or two sides of Israel’s national security?

    a)  Israel’s middle class and the socio-economic ‘‘Revolution’‘: 300,000 Israeli’s take to the streets demanding a ‘‘New Deal’‘.
    b) ‘‘Palestinian September’’ – Recognition of an independent Palestinian State: ...

  • Bill Boyarsky: LAUSD reaches out to middle class

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 26, 2011 | 6:51 pm

    Los Angeles’ new school superintendent, John Deasy, says one of his top goals is to persuade middle-class families, including Jewish parents, to return to the Los Angeles public schools. “It’s one of the major projects I have to deliver,” he said.

    I interviewed Deasy last...

  • Mayor Stumbles to Left on Immigration

    By Jill Stewart

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's recent handling of protests by pro-illegal immigration crowds showed a man awkwardly straddling opposing sides of a political chasm that divides Angelenos who have all supported him. And his lack of deftness leaves doubt about whether he can...

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  • Help—Don’t Cry

    By Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    One of the best University Synagogue tours ever was our 2000 trip to Argentina and Brazil. Both countries were physically beautiful and Jewishly fascinating, and the speakers with whom we met were unforgettable.

    Since that time, however, Argentina has been reduced to terrible...

  • Middle-Class Poor

    By Marc Ballon

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish immigrant from South Africa had lived the American dream since he arrived in the United States 14 years ago.

    Juggling import-export and computer consulting jobs, the 42-year-old Culver City resident had earned an average of $125,000 per year, enough to send his two young...

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