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  • War and Passover

    By Rob Eshman

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Of course this Passover will be different from all other Passovers. This Passover is being broadcast on Fox News.

    The retelling of the Exodus resonates with the real images of a real war. The Israelite liberation echoes in the words of President Bush, who now casts the war almost...

  • Hispanic Coverage of Israel Mixed

    By Julie Drucker

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "What are they saying about us?" many Jews wonder about Spanish-language media, which have increased in number and influence.

    The spectacular growth of the Latino population in the United States has brought about a boom in Spanish-language media. In particular, television news...

  • Elli and Dinah

    By Gerry Segal Teitelbaum

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Elli and Dinah Horovitz z"l, Murdered by Palestinian Terrorists, Sabbath Eve, March 7, 2003.

    Like most people these days, I keep close tabs on the news. On Friday morning, March 7, when I read on the Internet that a couple was murdered in Kiryat

    Arba, my ears perked up...

  • World Briefs

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish Agency Aids Children

    The Jewish Agency for Israel distributed $5,000 each to children who lost a parent in a terrorist attack. The agency's terror victim's fund is allocating a total of $2.5 million to some 400 children. The money was raised by the United Jewish...

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  • Community Briefs

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Prager Not Running for Senate

    Los Angeles-based national talk radio host Dennis Prager announced on Tuesday, April 1, that he has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate in 2004. However, he did not rule out a possible run in 2010.

    The conservative author/commentator, whose...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Before You Speak



    In Parshat Tazriya, we learn about the skin disease of leprosy. If one gets this disease, he or she must be isolated outside the Israelite camp until they have recovered. The rabbis inform us that someone gets leprosy because he or she has gossiped about or...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israel to Get Less Money

    The United States will propose $3 billion less in supplemental military aid for Israel than the Jewish State had requested. An Israeli official in Washington confirmed that Israel would be offered $1 billion as part of a U.S. war costs bill, but the...

  • Community Briefs

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Businessman Arrested on Smuggling Charge

    Israeli businessman David Menashe is being held in a federal prison in Los Angeles on charges that he tried to smuggle missile parts into the United States without declaring their proper value and contents to U.S. Customs...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Mofaz: Army Avoids Harming Innocent Civilians

    The Israeli army does not know of a pregnant woman killed during a military raid in the Gaza Strip this week, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Tuesday. Mofaz was responding to a question during a Cabinet meeting from Justice...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Snow Hits Israel

    Snow blanketed portions of Israel on Monday. Because of heavy snow in the north, the Hermon ski resort and roads leading to the Golan Heights were closed. In Jerusalem, which witnessed major traffic jams, schools closed at 2 p.m. Other parts of the country were...

  • Gifts for Hashem

    By Abby Gilad

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When the Israelites built the mishkan, the Torah says:

    "Take from yourselves a portion for Hashem, everyone whose heart motivates him shall bring it, as the gift for Hashem -- gold, silver, copper; turquoise, purple and scarlet wool; linen; goat hair; red-dyed ram skins; acacia...

  • Education Briefs

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Reform Day School Leaders Unite

    Some 40 people from around the country gathered to discuss education issues at the annual Progressive Association of Reform Jewish Day Schools (PARDeS) Conference at Wilshire Boulevard Temple from Feb. 22-25. This year's theme was values and...

  • Israel Mourns

    By Naomi Segal

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Even for Israelis hardened by years of dealing with Palestinian terrorism, the death of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon came as a difficult blow.

    The weather itself seemed to reflect the national mood: A thick, mustard-colored fog blanketed Israel on Sunday afternoon, a day after Ramon...

  • Community Briefs

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Baca: "Heroes of the World are in Israel"

    Thirty-four chiefs of police and other law enforcement officials from the United States and Canada arrived in Israel on Sunday to participate in a first-of-its-kind four-day seminar on "Police and Law Enforcement in the Era of Global...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    And I don't mean the New Year that falls on Jan. 1. I mean the New Year of Trees. This year, Tu B'Shevat begins at sundown on Friday, Jan. 17 and ends Saturday, Jan. 18. This week's and next week's pages will be devoted to Tu B'Shevat.



    Tu B'Shevat is a time of renewal; the winter...

  • Community Briefs

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Kahane Chai Claims Billboard Vandalsim

    "Jews for Kahane."

    That was the statement greeting the Pico-Robertson area on Sun., Dec. 29 after vandals defaced a Jews for Jesus billboard advertisement, replacing the word "Jesus" with "Kahane," and covering up a portion of the...

  • Now Hear This!

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The radio station plays hits by Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, and invites listeners to comment on issues such as what they'd do if they discovered a friend was taking drugs.

    It's the type of fare broadcast to young adults from Malibu to Miami. Except the disc jockey is speaking...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Talks on Attacks Fail

    Officials from Hamas and Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement concluded meetings in Cairo without any agreement regarding suicide attacks against Israeli civilians.

    A Hamas representative, Osama Hamdan, left Cairo on Dec. 26, telling The Associated Press that...

  • History’s Biggest Frog

    By Abby Gilad

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frog came up and covered the land of Egypt." (Exodus 8:2-3) That is how Parshat Vaerah portion describes the plague of frogs.

    Did you know that sometimes our rabbis like to have fun when they interpret the Torah?...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Good and Bad Luck

    Have you ever thought: "Oh, I'm having such bad luck. Nothing's going my way." In this week's parsha, Vayigash, Joseph reveals himself to his brothers. He says: "Don't feel bad about selling me into slavery. It happened for a reason. Now I'm a leader, and I can...

  • Community Briefs

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Menorah at Work

    Menorah Housing Foundation, a beneficiary agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, celebrated the grand opening of its Echo Park Senior Housing -- 41 units of affordable accommodations earmarked for the elderly -- at 1727 Morton Ave., just north of...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Sentenced For Hezbollah Contacts

    A Lebanese-born Israeli was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for having contact with Hezbollah. Holon resident Nissim Nasser was convicted of having contact with a Hezbollah agent and passing information to the organization....

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ADL Warns Schools Against Missionaries

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is currently warning school districts around the country about a Christian ministry group trying to recruit teens under the guise of an anti-violence campaign. "Rage Against Destruction," a traveling musical...

  • What are you?  An Innovator, Developer or an Adventurer?

    By Abby Gilad

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There are three patriarchs in the Bible: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Which of the above were they? Well, Abraham created a new religion. He was an innovator. Jacob spent his life traveling and encountering adventure after adventure. He brought the God of Israel's religion to all the...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Three Killed in Settlement Attack

    Three Israelis, including two teenagers, were killed by a Palestinian gunman who infiltrated a West Bank settlement Tuesday night. Linoy Saroussi and Hadas Turgeman, both 14, as well as Orna Eshel, 53, were killed when the terrorist opened fire...

  • Orange County Up Front

    By Journal Staff

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    'Stop the Hate' Workshop

    Alissa Yamazaki, a 15-year-old Corona del Mar High School 10th-grader, still seethes over a

    comment by a former teacher, she confessed to classmates during a sensitivity-raising assembly last month titled "Names Can Really Hurt Us." When Yamazaki...

  • Orange County Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Yes, I know that this week is Pinchas, but I must return to the second of last week's two portions, Balak, for what happens there is too relevant to pass by unmentioned. In this famous portion, King Balak sends the prophet-magician Balaam to curse Israel, because he is scared of...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Pastor Delivers 8,000 Signatures in Support of Israel

    Pastor Roger Cochran of Calvary Chapel Long Beach delivered more than 8,000 signatures on a pro-Israel petition to Israeli Consul-General Yuval Rotem on April 11. The petition was distributed nationwide, and more signatures...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Bush: PLO Can Have D.C. Office

    President Bush waived for six months a law blocking the PLO from having a Washington office. The waiver has been enacted twice a year since 1994, after the signing of the Oslo peace accords. The waiver is routine, but last Tuesday's memo said...

  • Thin Blue Media Line

    By Mike Levy

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Felice and Michael Friedson call their news production company The Media Line, Ltd. (TML), but a limited media line is exactly what they are trying to get around. Dedicated to an accurate portrayal of Israel in the news, the Friedsons work to provide both sides of the story.

    In early...

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