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  • With Power Comes Responsibility

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    From a Jewish perspective, this past week in Los Angeles was a tremendous success. Among other things, it tended to confirm the influential role of the Jewish community in L.A. From the parties that President Clinton attended to the panelists at the Shadow Convention who derided and...

  • A Scholar Who Lacks Sense

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In Hebrew, a "scholar who lacks sense" reads as talmid chacham b'li sechel. In any language, it sounds like an oxymoron. I first heard this in reference to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the former chief Sephardic rabbi of Israel, who this week called Holocaust victims "reincarnated sinners,"...

  • Letters to the Editor

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Joseph Lieberman

    Joe Lieberman is an outstanding senator and will make an outstanding vice president.He is a man of integrity and strong family values. He has shown his ability to stand with working families across our great nation on the issues that they care about. Al Gore and Joe...

  • Guided by Faith

    By Sharon Samber

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) has been in public life a long time and has left an extensive public trail of votes and positions on the issues.

    But when Al Gore named the two-term U.S. senator and former Connecticut attorney general as his running mate this week, as much initially...

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  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Mike Levy

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    12Saturday

    Start off a political week in the arts with back-to-back double features at the American Cinematheque. This weekend's Politics in Film series features a selection of movies and documentaries addressing the American political process. Each of today's double features includes...

  • A Delegate’s Guide to Jewish Downtown

    By Jerry Friedman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When not busy on the conven-tion floor or at parties, delegates and media representatives can take a quick tour of the sites of Jewish interest near downtown. The Jour-nal asked Jerry Friedman-Habush, who runs regular tours of Jewish Los Angeles, to compile a self-guided one. For...

  • Uniting the Divided

    By Julie Wiener

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Minutes after the official announcement that her husband would be the first Jewish vice presidential candidate on a major ticket, Hadassah Lieberman stepped on the national stage.

    "Here I am, the daughter of survivors from the Holocaust, the most horrendous thing that happened," she...

  • Two Insults Too Many

    By Eric Silver

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Ovadia Yosef, the Shas spiritual mentor and former Sephardichief rabbi of Israel, is a gold medalist among insulters. The mediahere monitor his Saturday night sermons, broadcast live on Shas's pirateradio station, for his latest news-making tirades.

    Last week the 80-year-old rabbi...

  • Kosher Candidate

    By Michael J

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman's first Friday in the U.S. Senate posed a problem for him - not politically, but religiously.

    It was 1988, and the Senate session was running late into the night. Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, was obliged to stick around, despite the Sabbath.

    Instead of walking...

  • One Year Later

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Eleanor Kadish

    After Buford O. Furrow Jr. shot Eleanor Kadish's then 5-year-old son, Benjamin, she took a six-month leave from work to care for her child, who still has pain and walks with a limp. Kadish and her husband, Chuck, decided to send Ben to a non-Jewish camp this summer, in...

  • My Bat Mitzvah

    By Jennifer Moses

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Recently, I've been competing with a bunch of 13-year-olds and coming up short. This is because, as of last month, I've been studying for my Bat Mitzvah, the same event that at one point was originally, if tentatively, scheduled for June 1972. But when I was 12 and my father, who in...

  • Planning a Special Bar/Bat Mitzvah

    By Becca Hornstein

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In 1987, when Joel Hornstein stood before over 200 congregants, family members and friends to recite his Bar Mitzvah Torah portion in English and Hebrew, he had only been able to speak for a few years. No one expected a child with autism, or any other significant disability, to...

  • Sites of Passage

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There are so many elements to keep track of for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, one's eyes could get blurry. Looking through your computer screen might help make things a bit clearer. To help guide you, we've compiled a list of Bar/Bat Mitzvah-related sites. For online access, visit...

  • Lilly and Felice’s Tale

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    All afternoon, a despairing Max Fuberback paced his Berlin hotel room, drinking coffee and cognac. For three months the German TV writer-director had been holed up in the hotel, tackling the script of his debut feature film, "Aimée & Jaguar." Based on a 1994 book, the movie was to...

  • Building Better Relationships

    By Julie G Fax

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In the weeks immediately following the North Valley JCC shooting, one of the most incendiary articles to come out was headlined, "Where Were the Rabbis?"

    The column in New York's The Jewish Week quoted an anonymous JCC executive from L.A. saying things like, "We felt the hand of...

  • Her Side of the Mountain

    By Yehuda Lev

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Think Grimm. Not grim, but Grimm, as in fairy tales. You'll need a young heroine, a hero, an apparently unreachable goal, numerous obstacles and a friendly supporting cast.

    Once upon a time (about a year ago), David and Ianthe Low, together with their newborn son Asher, flew from...

  • Abbie Hoffman’s America

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In the late 1970s, Robert Greenwald met a vibrant neighbor named Anita at a volleyball game near his home in Venice Beach.

    That neighbor was Anita Hoffman, wife of 1960s counterculture hero Abbie Hoffman, a fugitive since his arrest on cocaine charges in 1974.

    The two '60s veterans...

  • One Year Later

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    August 10, 1999. It was a day that will never be forgotten. One man was killed. Five people - including three children - were badly injured. Six innocent human beings became targets of a gutless killer's hatred, and when that happened, an entire community was shaken to its core. What...

  • Changing Attitudes

    By Peter Ephross

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When Al Smith campaigned for U.S. president - and lost - in 1928, his Roman Catholicism was used against him. When John F. Kennedy successfully ran for president in 1960, he felt the need to make speeches that distanced himself from the pope.

    But Sen. Joseph Lieberman's Orthodox...

  • Hands-on Democracy

    By Tom Tugend

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Delegates to the Democratic Convention will participate in a hands-on workshop in democracy and diversity from the youth perspective, thanks to an innovative program launched by a Jewish institution.The youTHink program uses the arts to help young people grapple with social issues...

  • ‘An Unusual Pride’

    By Rob Eshman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A spring-like giddiness overcame Jewish L.A. Monday morning when news broke that Vice President Al Gore, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President, had picked Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) to be his running mate. "You're kidding, right?" was the inevitable first reaction....

  • Lieberman and the Jews

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The selection of Sen. Joseph Lieberman as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, while clearly a political tactic, has nevertheless managed to thrill most of us, Jewish Republicans as well as Democrats. Even those most at ease with their access to, and success within, mainstream...

  • Waiting for Furrow

    By Tom Tugend

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A year and a day after Buford O. Furrow Jr. allegedly burst into the North Valley Jewish Community Center, spraying the lobby with 70 bullets from a 9mm semiautomatic assault weapon, the case is slowly winding its way through the federal legal system - very slowly.

    Furrow, 38, is...

  • It Takes Tu B’Av to Tango

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Spanish have an old proverb: "Where there is love, there is pain." The French take a more cynical view: "Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass." Well, what about the Jews? What's our take on love? Forget proverbs - the ancient Hebrews created an entire holiday devoted to...

  • Eating and Praying Near Downtown

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Where to Pray

    There are no established synagogues serving the immediate downtown area, but among the major movements, the shuls closest to Staples Center are:

    ReformWilshire Boulevard Temple 3663 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90010Phone: (213) 388-2401(Large and grand, built during...

  • Lock, Stock and Barrel

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Will downtown be safe? That's the question on the minds of the central city's many employees and business owners as the Democratic National Convention approaches. With the arrest July 31 of eight demonstrators outside the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and the...

  • Repeating Ourselves

    By Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As Jews, we are famous for repeating ourselves. Johnny, did you take out the garbage? Johnny, I wonder if the garbage is outside? Honey, did you give me the phone number of the place you're staying? Honey, I need the phone number of your hotel. Mom, please don't tell me to do my...

  • Backing Gore

    By David Evanier

    August 10, 2000 | 7:59 pm

    What a difference a day makes. When Al Gore chose Joe Lieberman as his running mate on Monday morning, he transformed the Jewish community's attitude toward him from one of bemusement and perplexity to a clear affirmation. Gore had seemed distant and abstract. Overnight he changed...

  • The Mating Game

    By Adam Wills

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sherry Singer, a kinetic redhead with a personal philosophy that includes a strong reverence for the influence of fate and karma, believes that she was destined to be a matchmaker. The 36-year-old shadchan has been fixing up white-collar singles for the past 15 years. Six years ago,...

  • Eating and Praying Near Downtown

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Where to Pray

    There are no established synagogues serving the immediate downtown area, but among the major movements, the shuls closest to Staples Center are:

    ReformWilshire Boulevard Temple 3663 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90010Phone: (213) 388-2401(Large and grand, built during...

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