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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israel, We're Standing By

    The United Jewish Communities visited Israel on a two-day mission this week to express the support of the American Jewish community for Israel. The "We Stand With Israel" mission delegates met with intelligence officials, Israeli Defense Forces...

  • Yom HaAtzmaut

    By Abby Gilad

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Yom HaAtzmaut

    It is a difficult time for Israel. Jews all over the world are very sad because of the violence and pain that Israelis and Arabs are experiencing every day. But we still want and need to celebrate our Jewish state. The Israel Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut) Festival...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    More Hezbollah Attacks

    The United States promised Israel it would warn Syria against an escalation along Israel's northern border. Hezbollah continued to fire mortars and anti-tank rockets into Israel from Lebanon on Monday, lightly wounding a shepherd in one attack. Israel's...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    State Dept. Issues Warning, Recall

    The State Department Tuesday warned U.S. citizens to defer travel to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. "Ongoing violence has caused numerous civilian deaths and injuries, including to some American tourists," the department advisory said. "As a...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Veterans Day

    The Friends of Disabled Veterans of Israel Dinner Reception in Beverly Hills drew support for the organization's mission to help 48,000 veterans disabled during wars and acts of terrorism in Israel. For information on supporting Disabled Veterans of Israel, contact...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Russian-American Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

    The United States and Russia plan to step up efforts to end Israeli- Palestinian violence. President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a joint statement after summit talks in Washington on Tuesday that they would be...

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