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The Palestine National Orchestra performed for the first time in the Palestinian Authority and in Israel.
The orchestra made its debut in Ramallah, and then performed in eastern Jerusalem over the weekend and in Haifa on Sunday night.
“Today an orchestra, tomorrow a state,” Suhail...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Ambulances Services Seal Deal
Israeli and Palestinian ambulance services signed an agreement they hope will ease Israel's accession to the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. Under Monday's pact signed between Magen David Adom and the Palestinian Red Crescent in Geneva, Palestinian...
November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Reform Criticizes Iraq War
The Reform movement passed a resolution criticizing the handling of the Iraq war and seeking a partial troop withdrawal. At its biennial in Houston, The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on Friday became the first Jewish denomination to speak out against the...
May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Youngsters across the Southland and beyond banded together April 17 to participate in J-Serve 2005, the first-ever national day of service for Jewish teens. J-Serve, designed to correspond with Youth Service America's National Youth Service Day, offers Jewish teens a way to get...
January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm
El Al, Israel's national airline, is the only airline that keeps kosher, observes Shabbat and even gives out doughnuts on Chanukah, but recently it has been doing other mitzvot as well.
On Nov. 3 Edith Krygier boarded an El Al flight to Los Angeles in Tel Aviv because she wanted to...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Local and national Jewish organizations have mobilized to help tsunami victims and invite the community to participate, as well.
American Jewish World Service partners with 22 non-government and community-based organizations in the regions affected by the...
December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Jews up Sudan Effort
Jewish groups will launch an educational program for at-risk Sudanese children. The program will take place in Chad, home to more than 200,000 people made refugees by Janjaweed terrorists backed by the Sudanese government. The $100,000 program is funded...
September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Imagine a reality television show featuring scantily clad women and nice Jewish boys, a cross between "elimiDATE" and "The Man Show." "Nice Jewish Boyz" would aim to smash the myth of the overmothered Jewish male. It would be racy.
Imagine, along with that, political shows called...
July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Almost every summer day, the Malibu Post Office receives a large amount of mail from the several hundred Jewish campers at Camp Hess Kramer and Camp JCA Shalom, a lot of them letters home written by girls.
When the 13-year-old girls at Hess Kramer's Cabin Rachel were asked if girls...
November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Amid the troubling statistics of the 2000 National Jewish Population Survey, there is one genuinely positive trend. The percentage of children in Jewish day schools is the highest it's ever been. Twenty-nine percent of Jewish children today have attended a day school at some point....
November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Jewish voters are an important constituency in national elections, concentrated in such electoral vote-rich states as California, New York, Florida and Illinois. However, they are even more important in the struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination, comprising an important...
April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm
First in war. First in peace. Last in the American League. -- Legendary pundit remark about the old Washington Senators (later the Texas Rangers, formerly owned by President Bush).
There is something about baseball, war and commanders-in-chief that eternally binds us to our...
January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm
As Russia celebratesthe 500th year of its unofficial national beverage, Yevreskaya Vodka -- or Jewish Vodka -- is succeeding with Russians by emphasizing Jewish religion and culture. Yevreskaya sells in Moscow at about $2 for a pint -- a medium-priced vodka by local standards. The...
March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pmIt may be the worst of times for Christian right groups -- which could be good news for Jewish leaders.
The Christian Coalition, once a surging force in state and national politics, is in disarray, and a leadership vacuum threatens the group's hard-won gains. In the 106th Congress,...