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  • A Soaring Exchange Rate

    By Beverly Gray

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    There were cheers and happy tears at Los Angeles International Airport when the first contingent of Milken Community High School students returned from a three-month stay in Tel Aviv. The 13 students, all 10th-graders, attended classes at Milken's sister school, Tichon Hadash, while...
  • A Bronx Tale

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    "Before I was born, my mother had decided to name me either Laurel or Lydia, names that appealed to her artistic temperament. But then somehow, while under the scrim of anesthesia, she was convinced by my father's sisters to make me a lackluster Ruth, in honor of their recently...
  • Personal Power

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Let's face it. We love the feeling of power. We love it at work, we love it at shul, we even love it at home. The capacity to exert power over the people and things around us not only enhances our general feelings of personal security, but also satisfies our primal, subconscious urge...

  • Unity 101

    By Beverly Gray

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Building Jewish unity in one afternoon is a tall order. And the organizers of Teen Clal's "One People" conference knew better than to expect miracles. Still, it was little short of miraculous that, on a recent Sunday, 75 teens from a wide range of Jewish denominations were able to...
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  • Will Friday Nights Ever Be the Same?

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Call it the "Phantom Menace" of singles events.

    Since its debut one year ago, Sinai Temple's "Friday Night Live" programming has evolved into a 2,000-pound gorilla not to be trifled with. Local Jewish organizations have tried to duplicate it. National media has swarmed it. And other...

  • Illusion and Reality

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    I have never liked deceiving myself, either about personal or political matters. This has not meant that I have been without illusions. It is just that when illusion finally meets reality -- facts on the ground as it were -- I prefer to surrender the former.

    I will spare you the...

  • Big Mac Lessons

    By Avi Davis

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Last week, I was walking down Pico Boulevard with my 4-year-old son when we passed a McDonalds restaurant. Enticed by the aroma of frying food and seeing a bag of french fries boldly displayed on a banner outside, my son led me toward the entrance.

    When I explained that McDonalds is...

  • Fly in the Vote

    By Tom Tugend

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Phone Chai L'Yisrael in Brooklyn and the recorded greeting tells the caller, "Your vote will help keep Israel safe and secure."

    The Web site for KesherUSA urges the visitor's electoral participation to assure an Israel "committed to democracy."

    The code words need no translation for...

  • Mother’s Day Peace at Last

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Let the record show that this Mother's Day, May 9, 1999, ushered in a new era of peace between two eternally warring parties: Jewish mothers and daughters.

    While perhaps not as violent as the wars in the Balkans or the Mideast, the domestic wars between Jewish mothers and daughters...

  • Community Briefs

    By Julie G Fax

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Even for an international film producer and inveterate traveler, Arthur Cohn has covered a lot of territory recently.

    During the last week in October, the winner of a record five Oscars and producer of "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" and "Central Station" was feted in Shanghai at...

  • Discovering Morocco

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    If you think that with the tense climate in the Middle East no Muslim country would warmly welcome, let alone happily invite, Jewish visitors, then you haven't been to Morocco. Ever since Jews first arrived on Moroccan soil approximately 2,000 years ago, they have, for the most part,...

  • Norway to Pay Shoah Victims

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Norway has begun accepting applications for the approximately $60 million fund it created in March for Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Applicants will be eligible for as much as $25,500. Further information is available from: The Ministry of Justice, Civil Department, P.O. Box 8005...

  • California Pressures Insurers to Settle Holocaust-era Claims

    By Tom Tugend

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    California's top officials, legislators and private organizations are throwing their collective weight behind a series of measures aimed at pressuring European insurance companies into settling claims from the Holocaust era.

    The charge is being led by Gov. Gray Davis and state...

  • Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs lobbies for the release of three captive Americans

    By Tom Tugend

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs was received at the White House on Monday, together with other members of the Rev. Jesse Jackson's mission to Belgrade that successfully lobbied President Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia for the release of three captive American soldiers, he passed on a...
  • Meet the Real Jeffrey Katzenberg

    By Tom Tugend

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some may have missed it, but April 28 was Jeffrey Katzenberg Day in California.

    Gov. Gray Davis read the proclamation at a festive American Jewish Committee dinner, though warning the 600 guests that they had only three more hours till midnight to celebrate Katzenberg Day.

    For the...

  • As Good as It Gets

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The leafy tranquillity of Princeton University received a rude jolt last week, when the campus newspaper disclosed something that administrators had been whispering about for years: Jewish enrollment at the prestigious Ivy League college is in free fall.

    The numbers are unmistakable....

  • Moe’s Juggling Act

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The way Moe Sacirbey tells it, it was back in high school, as an immigrant kid in a mostly Catholic suburb of Cleveland, that he began to see himself as part of a community defined by commitment to human rights and ethnic tolerance.

    "There were only a few of us who weren't from your...

  • Preparing for the Worst

    By James D

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Mark Levin knows about as much as anybody about Jews in the former Soviet Union. But sitting in his office during a recent chat with reporters, he admitted he had no easy answers to the toughest question of all: When should Jewish leaders push the panic button and do everything...

  • Questions for the Board Room

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Let me share with you three scenes.

    Last Sunday, I spent part of a pleasant afternoon at Pan Pacific Park, site of the Israel Independence Day Festival. Those who tally the numbers estimate that 40,000 people turned out for the celebration. There were booths staffed by Jewish...

  • ‘Hatred Is a ‘Process’

    By Rabbi Marvin Hier

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The tragedy that has engulfed Littleton, Colorado, is in fact a wakeup call for America -- too many of our schools have become killing fields. The question is whether we have gotten the message, and what our response should be.

    Undoubtedly, over the next few days and weeks, a...

  • The CIA’s Dark Secrets

    By Matthew Dorf

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish attorney on forced leave from the CIA has decided to file a lawsuit that claims that rampant anti-Semitism at the spy agency has destroyed his career.

    Armed with memos from top CIA brass and similar horror stories from other Jewish government officials, Adam Ciralsky is suing...

  • ‘Littleton Didn’t Just ‘Happen Overnight’

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In the wake of the Littleton shooting tragedy, a nation of finger-pointers has rounded up the usual suspects: media violence, guns, video games, the Internet. But for Jonathan Kellerman, this laundry list -- inevitably brought out in the wake of such violence -- omits one major...
  • Protect Your Head

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Every few years, we Angelenos are reminded that this is Earthquake Country. Then, before the last FEMA check is cashed, we forget.

    But not Hannah Givon. Givon moved to Los Angeles from Waterbury, Conn., with her two young children shortly before the 1971 Sylmar quake. That shook her...

  • The Golem in Our Midst

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The great rabbi of 16th-century Prague, Rabbi Yehuda Loew, received word of a coming blood libel, an attack on his community. So he prayed for divine help. In a dream, he saw 10 Hebrew words in alphabetical order: "Create a Golem of Clay, Destroy Those Tearing Israel's Heart."

    After...

  • The Columbine Connection

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Before I get to the Jewish connection in the Littleton, Colo., murders, a statement of empathy.

    In the early hours after the killings at Columbine High School, a terrifying vulnerability swept over me and virtually all the parents of adolescents in my group. As soon as the kids went...

  • Is Yom Ha’atzmaut Taking a Beating?

    By Julie G Fax

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    There was a time when all you had to do for Yom Ha'atzmaut was play a Naomi Shemer song and plunk a couple falafel balls into a pita, and Jews would swarm into a hora, waving their plastic flags, tears in their eyes and lumps in their throats.

    Not so anymore, when most of today's kids...

  • Israeli Election: Who Cares?

    By James D

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli voters go to the polls on May 17 in what could be the most critical election in the young nation's history. But many American Jews, perplexed by the ever-shifting lineup of personalities, parties and positions, are reacting with a collective yawn, according to community...

  • ‘No Irony but Only Tragedy’

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Dylan Klebold, one of the two Colorado teen-agers who carried out a mass murder at a suburban Denver high school on Hitler's birthday, was descended through his mother from a prominent Jewish family in Ohio.

    The Klebold family attended a Lutheran church in Littleton, the Denver suburb...

  • Community Briefs

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Even for an international film producer and inveterate traveler, Arthur Cohn has covered a lot of territory recently.

    During the last week in October, the winner of a record five Oscars and producer of "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" and "Central Station" was feted in Shanghai at...

  • Notes on L.A.‘s Book Fair

    By Naomi Glauberman

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The lawns and quadrangles of UCLA this weekend looked like a great renaissance bazaar, with banners flying and rows of white tents lining the walkways. The tents were divided into hundreds of booths crammed full of books; books in display racks, books on shelves, tables piled high...

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