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  • A Letter to My Neighbors…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 21, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    From the Messy Closet of Julia Beynart-Bendis


    My Dearest Neighbor:

    How are you?  Hope this note finds you well.  Remember the party your threw last weekend at your house?  I wanted to thank you for it, unfortunately somehow I did not receive the invitation.  Therefore I wanted to...

  • Ghosts, Spirits and My Kids’ Wild Imagination…

    By Julia Bendis

    June 23, 2011 | 11:51 am

    Ever since my Grandmother passed away twelve years ago, I have been feeling like I am never alone.  Even if the house is completely silent and free from all and any rambunctious/annoying children, I always feel like there is someone else in there with me.  Being pretty superstitious,...

  • Clash of ‘right and right’ festers in Jordan Valley

    September 25, 2008 | 12:29 am

    A tragedy, as defined by Amos Oz, one of the Israel's most outspoken advocates of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is "a clash between right and right." In the northernmost corner of the West Bank, Oz's maxim holds true; it is a place where wronged are...
  • Neighbors oppose Chabad expansion on Pico

    By Jane Ulman

    September 24, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, head of Chabad of California, has a dream -- a block-long, five-story "village" on Pico Boulevard that would provide a girls day school and boarding school along with affordable, safe housing for Holocaust survivors and other elderly people and for teachers...
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  • Mayor: Building inspectors need better training, increased sensitivity -- and no more Yom Kippur showdowns

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 2008 | 4:00 am

    One year after an emotional incident in which city building inspectors sought to halt Kol Nidrei services for Orthodox worshippers at a Hancock Park service, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has followed up with a report with recommendations designed to increase sensitivity and prevent...
  • Welcome to the neighborhood

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    June 26, 2008 | 5:16 pm

    When I moved in to my husband’s house, I became a full-fledged member of a community I knew nothing about. The house we live in has been in my dear husband’s (DH) family since his grandparents lived there. When we were dating, I scouted out the important stuff: the grocery store,...

  • Chabad finds possible solution to land-use problem in Pacific Palisades

    By Jane Ulman

    June 25, 2008 | 10:28 pm

    Two weeks ago, Rabbi Zushe Cunin, head of Chabad of Pacific Palisades, believed he would be facing a protracted and difficult battle before he might hear the joyous voices of youngsters playing at Chabad's new location for Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center in Pacific Palisades....
  • Chabad, Getty and neighbors square off over Palisades school plan

    By Jane Ulman

    June 5, 2008 | 2:36 pm

    Rabbi Zushe Cunin, head of Chabad of Pacific Palisades for 16 years, is accustomed to "overcoming and embracing all challenges," he said. But the uproar surrounding his plans to relocate Chabad's Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center to a vacant building off Los Liones Drive -- in...
  • Jewish and Muslim students at USC share dorm and friendships

    By Nick Street

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The fact that the Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim Mughal is news to one Jewish student, who asked not to be named. The student and Asad Hasnat, a sophomore from Pakistan, have been talking about architecture in India during one of the weekly Monday Munchies socials put together for...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 2nd

    This weekend represents a final opportunity to view two Skirball Center multimedia exhibitions. "Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography" presents photos, video and multimedia pieces by emerging and mid-career artists, exploring the theme of Jewish...

  • Chipping Away at Israel Support Endangers U.S.

    By Joe R. Hicks

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I spent a fair amount of time in Israel in the late 1990s, traveling throughout the country. One of my many impressions of that nation was that there was a pervasive desire by Israelis for a lasting, mutually beneficial peace with hostile neighbors.

    At the time of my visit, I was...

  • A School or a Shul?

    By Julie G Fax

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Administrators at Yeshivat Yavneh knew that the "No Trespassing" signs wouldn't go over well with neighbors, especially the ones who used to run their dogs on the plush green stretch that fronts the Third Street main entrance to the Orthodox day school.

    But about two years ago they...

  • How Can Right, Left Each Be So Sure?

    By David Margolis

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Ed. Note: Former Jewish Journal Senior Writer David Margolis died July 17 at the age of 62 in Israel, where he had lived for the past 11 years. Most recently, Margolis wrote for The Jerusalem Report, where this column, one of his last, originally appeared.

    Some months ago, at a kind...

  • Roth’s ‘Kranky’ Little X-Mas

    By Tom Tugend

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Tom Lehrer once noted that there were no American pop Chanukah tunes because Jewish composers were busy writing the nation's sentimental Christmas and Easter favorites.

    The observation came to mind when we talked to Joe Roth, about his movie "Christmas With the Kranks," which opened...

  • Israel Trip Reunites

    By Dina Kraft

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The two men walk as one -- in steady step, shoulder to shoulder, their words a torrent of Yiddish.

    There is much to catch up on since the former neighbors and schoolmates last met. That was more than 60 years ago, when the transports, fear and separations that characterized Jewish...

  • Illusions of a Separate Peace

    By David Grossman

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As you read this, a fence is going up to separate Israelis from Palestinians. For now, it is defined as temporary, for defensive purposes only. It encompasses, on its Israeli side, most of the settlements Israel has established in the occupied territories. It is not intended to...

  • Do Fences Make Good Neighbors?

    By Leslie Susser

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israel may soon become a testing ground for the proposition that good fences make good neighbors.

    As the Palestinians resume the pace and ferocity of their terror onslaught, Israelis increasingly are demanding that their government build a fence between Israel and the West Bank that...

  • ‘Neighbors’

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Responding to widespread debate over Poles' participation in a 1941 massacre of Jews, Poland's political and religious leaders are calling on Polish citizens to confront their past.

    "We have an obligation to honor the memory of the victims and to establish the truth," Prime Minister...

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