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  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    U.N. Workers Killed

    Two U.N. observers were shot and killed, reportedly by Palestinian gunmen, in the West Bank. The members of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron were using a road frequented by Israeli settlers when their car was shot at, according to Israeli military...

  • Hip Hop Jew-ray!

    By Gustavo Arellano

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Ask your typical music fan about the Jewish connection to Latin alternative music, and you're most likely to get a puzzled look. Why would nice Jewish boys and girls be involved in a musical genre where klezmer isn't kosher?

    Pose this question to Josh Norek and he'll give you an...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Suit Against Gun Makers Dismissed

    A damage suit against the manufacturers of guns used by white supremacist Buford O. Furrow Jr. in his attack on the North Valley Jewish Community Center and the killing of postal worker Joseph S. Ileto was dismissed Monday by a federal judge.


  • Shearer Enjoyment

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    On the sunny porch of his Santa Monica cottage, a scruffy-looking Harry Shearer, Los Angeles' preeminent satirist, is describing his fascination with an all-male power retreat called the Bohemian Grove. It began about nine years ago when the caustic, 58-year-old humorist started...

  • Leaving Mitzrayim

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It was my third seder of the week, but this one was unlike any other. It was a "Seder of Women's Voices," and I felt privileged to be one of the few men in the room among a 150 or so women. At one point during the evening, the woman sitting next to me casually turned and asked me a...

  • An Impressive Show of Support

    By Michel Aushenker

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel and a who's who of prominent community leaders and New York politicians participated in "We Stand With Israel -- Now and Forever," a live telecast co-sponsored by...

  • Hit the Road, Jeff

    By J.D. Smith

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I have heard people refer to the process of meeting someone as "the dating minefield." I can't think of a place as chaotic, dangerous and fraught with anxiety as a minefield, except possibly anywhere one might go on a trip with one's new girlfriend. Out of this chaos comes order....

  • Control Issues

    By Gil Sedan

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Suppose for a second that Israel strikes a cease-fire deal with Yasser Arafat. Would the Palestinian Authority president be able to deliver? Arafat himself may not know for sure, as the extent of control he retains over the many military factions he has created or allowed to flourish...

  • Spring Is Here

    By Abby Gilad

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    On this Shabbat, hol ha'moed Pesach, we read a beautiful story called "The Song of Songs." It is attributed to King Solomon, and the rabbis interpret the love story that takes place between the girl and the boy in the poem as Solomon's love for God and of God's love for the Jewish people.

    The story/poem takes place in the spring, when flowers are blossoming, fruits are ripening and the sweet fragrance of jasmine is everywhere. Pesach is a time of new beginnings, and so is spring. The world is being reborn.

  • Valley Secession: Better for Jews?

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    For the Jewish community, like the rest of Los Angeles, the issue of Valley secession boils down to one key question: Will we be better off after secession than we are now?

    Some officials predict that secession would actually make very little difference to the Jewish community. In...

  • Saudi Plan Marks Change

    By Leslie Susser

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser swept into Khartoum for an Arab summit less than three months after the Arab debacle in the 1967 Six-Day War, he was greeted like a hero.

    Newsweek ran a cover story titled, "Hail to the Conquered!" The summit passed the notorious "three...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Carin Davis

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm


    You spent two nights stuffing yourself on matzah ball soup and gefilte fish. Two days later, you awaken from your food coma and rejoin the world. And what better way to spend this Shabbat afternoon than at the Skirball Cultural Center with USC Dean of Fine Arts...

  • In the Name of Love

    By  Orit Arfa

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I was looking through my closet this morning for a spring outfit to match the warmer weather, and I found his T-shirt. It's a red T-shirt with the Fox label -- Israel's closest version of the Gap. Once I had laughed that I'd dismissed him from my love life before I had a chance to...

  • Why Is This Seder Different?

    By Dafna Hochman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Every year, the retelling of the story of Passover sparks the same intergenerational debate around our family's seder table. Like singing "Dayenu" or eating charoset, we look forward to our traditional discussion of the nature and extent of anti-Semitism. My father, with my...

  • Man of Action

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    If there is a name for comic book action, it must be "David Goyer."

    When the 36-year-old screenwriter is not bringing superheroes to life in hyperactive flicks -- such as the just-released "Blade 2," starring Wesley Snipes -- Goyer is doing it in the pages of D.C. Comics. "Justice...

  • Ghosts of Passovers Past

    By Amy Klein

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I have never quite gotten used to celebrating two seders.

    After doing only one seder for each of the nine Passovers I was in Israel, the second night now seems like religious deja vu, a "Groundhog Day," where I'm setting the table yet again, rereading the haggadah and singing the...

  • Passover Rescue

    By Uriel Heilman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Five months ago, Beatrice Ballageure was struggling to make ends meet as a single, 47-year-old Jewish woman living in the capital city of an economically depressed Argentina. She had lost her job several months earlier, but she owned her own apartment and had enough money in the bank...

  • The New Melones Murders

    By Si Frumkin

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The New Melones Lake, a reservoir near the city of Modesto, is in a quiet, rural area in central California. The reservoir resembles a river more than a lake as it winds its way among the hills of Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.

    The reservoir is a popular fishing area, but in the...

  • Heroic Actions of the Few

    By Tom Tugend

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    An upcoming television special and a recently formed educational foundation are out to change the stereotype of Jews as passive victims of the Holocaust, by documenting the little-known feats of Jewish partisans who fought behind enemy lines.

    "Resistance: Untold Stories of Jewish...

  • Men in Black

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The 74th Annual Academy Awards program will be remembered, at least by me, for women's gowns with faux see-through gauze fronts and men's suit jackets down to the knees.

    Sunday night. For my town, Malibu, Oscar night is a kind of Yom Kippur. Roads are deserted; the local restaurants...

  • Who Wrote the Torah?

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    If two Jews equal three opinions, what do you get when you mix five rabbis of various denominations to answer a topic as important as the origins of the Torah?

    Answer: A rather heated discussion, to say the least.

    Five Los Angeles rabbis dove into the topic "Who Wrote the Torah?" at...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    2002: A Cayse Odyssey

    Valley Outreach Synagogue will honor Ray Cayse as Man of the Year, Ruth Bail as Humanitarian of the Year, Eleanor Mizrahi as Woman of the Year and Don and Mickey Bilsky as Couple of the Year on April 6 at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.

    The Big 2-0...

  • Making the Case for a Jewish State

    By James D. Besser

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Jews in more than 100 communities across the nation gathered on Sunday, March 24, to show their support for Israel -- a welcome, if hastily organized, expression of solidarity as the Jewish state faces continuing terrorism and an increasingly treacherous diplomatic climate.

    The same...

  • Up Front

    By Journal Staff

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A Viagravating Pesach

    Pfizer's Viagra, the anti-impotence drug, contains chametz and therefore is not kosher for Passover, rabbis say.

    "The coating apparently has a leavened substance," Rabbi Menachem Rosenberg, the rabbi of Clalit Health Services in Israel, told The Jerusalem...

  • Crossroads of Contemplation

    By Julie G Fax

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    If the responsibilities and exigencies of daily life allowed him to, Rabbi Rami Shapiro says he would simply disappear into his own world of silent contemplation. But given that he has a family and other responsibilities, he's found the next best thing: Metivta, A Center for...

  • Orange County Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Super Sunday, Super Success

    Nearly 150 volunteers, who phoned local residents for pledges earlier this month, raised $260,911 for the Jewish Federation of Orange County, a 50 percent increase over the $171,081 raised during last year's Super Sunday. The annual campaign is $100,000...

  • Your Letters

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Chabad of the Marina

    I am shocked to hear that Rabbi Shmulik Naparstek of Marina del Rey has been fired by the head of California Chabad ("Rabbi vs. Rabbi," March 22). He and his staff work tirelessly at bringing Torah into the lives and homes of people. The dismissal of a...

  • Your Letters

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Orthodox Life

    I would like to thank Amy Klein ("Divided We Stand," March 8) for courageously agonizing with us over the frayed state of Jewish unity in our community. I empathize with her dilemma of how limited a role a newspaper like The Jewish Journal can have in facilitating...

  • The Message of Mussar

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Day after day I was consumed by blackness ... I spent hours immobilized on the couch ... Day after day I cried with remorse."

    So writes Alan Morinis of the personal meltdown he suffered after the highly successful film company he had built went bust.

    Morinis, 52, of Vancouver,...

  • Sharon Explained

    By Nathan D. Wirtschafter

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Recent critics of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have impatiently charged that he has "no plan" to resolve Israel's current crisis. The charge is mistaken and is simply a case of shooting a messenger with a message few -- whether they be from the right or the left -- want to hear.


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