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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Community Briefs

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Slave Labor Compensation Claims Due

    Attention Holocaust survivors and their heirs: The deadline is rapidly approaching for compensation from a fund established in July 2000 by the German Government and more than 6,000 German companies that used slave and forced labor during...

  • A Portion of Parshat Haye Sarah

    By Abby Gilad

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Abraham had two sons: Yitzchak and Yishmael. Yitzchak was Sarah's son, and Yishmael was Hagar's son. Yitzchak would become the ancestor of the Israelites, and Ishmael would be the father of the Arab nations. Sarah sent Hagar and Yishmael away when the half-brothers were still boys....

  • Community Briefs

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Spielberg Foundation Gives Grant

    Steven Spielberg's Righteous Persons Foundation has given a grant of $100,000 to establish a continuing public lecture series on rescuers who braved large risks to save Jews and others during the Holocaust.

    The grant, distributed over a five-year...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sharon Held Responsible

    Six Palestinians were killed when Israeli tanks entered a West Bank village, despite U.S. calls for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian-controlled territory. Israel said the six were killed when they opened fire on Israeli troops entering Beit Re'ema on...

  • The Global Minute

    By Rob Eshman

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Suddenly, we find that an alternate universe shadows our world. Its inhabitants see our culture as their poison, our politics as their oppression, our freedom as their threat -- The question is how we could have been so blind. Only now is most of America learning about...

  • Community Briefs

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sherman Talks With Students

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) took advantage of the anthrax scare-related days out of Washington, D.C., to speak with Valley constituents about the war on terrorism. On Monday, Oct. 22, Sherman stopped by Milken High School of Stephen Wise Temple...

  • World Briefs

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Birthright Extends Deadline

    A program that sends young Jews on free trips to Israel extended its registration deadline to Nov. 5 in the hopes of attracting more participants for winter trips.

    Officials with Birthright Israel, which has approximately 8,000 North American Jews signed...

  • Community Briefs

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Young Judaea Sends L.A. Youths to Israel

    Five students from the Los Angeles area left for Israel on Sunday, Sept. 2. They will spend the next 10 months living, studying and working in Israel with Young Judaea's Year Course program. While getting a firsthand look at Israeli...

  • Community Briefs

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Tendler Honored

    The Los Angeles Friends of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim invites the community to participate in honoring Rabbi and Mrs. Aron Tendler at the annual reception on behalf of the yeshiva on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9:45 p.m. at the home of Rabbi George and Dr. Lisa Lintz,...

  • Community Briefs

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Chabad Telethon Nets Stars and Millions

    Last Sunday's 21st Annual Chabad Telethon proved another successful fundraising year for the Chassidic outreach network. The seven-hour nationally televised fundraiser, broadcast locally on UPN Channel 13, pulled in $5,104,533 in pledges...

  • Briefs

    By Mike Levy

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    UCLA's holds services for students

    UCLA Hillel is holding High Holy Days services on the UCLA campus that are open to Jewish college students in the Southland.

    Two types of services will be offered for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. One service will be a traditional service...

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