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  • ‘Living’ in Chitown

    By Darlene Basch

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    From my seat on the stage of the ornate Grand Ballroom at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, I look out from behind a beautiful bouquet of purple and red flowers at the assembling audience of nearly 1,000 people. I study the faces of Shoah survivors, sitting with their sons,...

  • Jewish Women Fight for Choice

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Fran Teller of the National Council of Jewish Women known as "Madame NCJW," is one of the many Jewish women who keep a vigilant watch over reproductive freedoms in the United States. She has been active on the issue even before the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that...

  • Population Study Poses New Challenges

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    America's Jewish population declined by 5 percent during the past 10 years, according to a new survey, a trend that is likely to continue given the community's aging population and low birth rates.

    The number of Jews now stands at 5.2 million, down from 5.5 million in 1990, even as...

  • Security—Israeli Style

    By Phil Shuman

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For a nice Jewish boy who grew up on Beverly Hills' Whittier Drive, Aaron Cohen has an unusual skill: He can kill people.

    He'd prefer not to, but if he must, he will. And it's not a joking matter. It's part of the training that he picked up in three years in the counterterrorism...

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  • Safety in Numbers

    By Rob Eshman

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The immediate effect of a new, painstaking, multiyear, $6 million population survey of American Jewry has been to convince Jewish professionals that whatever they've been doing is the best thing for American Jewry.

    The National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001 (NJPS), just...

  • Chains of Support

    By Julie G Fax

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Two days after her radical breast cancer surgery last May, Missy Stein hit that moment where all the emotional and physical implications of her condition came crashing in on her.

    But then she remembered Sari Abrams' words.

    In a phone call before the surgery, Abrams, who had a...

  • Religion Blossoms for Bialik

    By Michele Goldman

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Mayim Bialik's nickname on campus is "Super Jew." The down-to-earth 26-year-old who starred for five years in the hit sitcom "Blossom" has ceased acting, focusing her attention instead on Judaism.

    She is currently studying neuroscience for her graduate degree at a prestigious...

  • Hate Drives Jews Back to Spain

    By Hillel Landes

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Growing anti-Semitism and poor economic prospects are threatening to extinguish two Jewish communities on the North African coast.

    After the expulsion from Spain in 1492, a small number of Jews escaped across the Strait of Gibraltar to two fortress cities that Spanish kings were...

  • Secession Question

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    USC recently hosted a panel discussion around this topic: Is secession good for the Jews?

    Secession, in this instance, referred to the referendum calling for the San Fernando Valley to separate from Los Angeles and become an independent city of 1.35 million.

    The panel's title was...

  • Einstein in China Not Just a Legend

    By Tom Tugend

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The China-bound exhibit of Albert Einstein, once canceled, is back on track -- maybe.

    The exhibit on the life of the great scientist, a joint project of the Israeli foreign ministry and the Hebrew University, was slated for display in Beijing in September, as part of a Far Eastern...

  • Law and Order

    By Rabbi Allen I. Freehling

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In a Sept. 11 New York Times Op-Ed piece by Thomas L. Friedman on the feelings of angst that linger a year after Sept. 11, 2001, the distinguished columnist reports that he turned to Rabbi Tzvi Marx, a teacher in the Netherlands. Here's what Marx told Friedman:

    "To some extent, we...

  • It’s ‘Here’ Because of the Translator

    By Avner Hofstein

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Does humor translate? Are one country's characters so unique to that place that no other nation would understand them? Or are people the same all over the world?

    Judging by the experience of the Israeli play, "I'm Here Because of My Wife" -- a comedy about three couples from...

  • The Rabbi, Divorced

    By Howard Kaplan

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Four years ago, Perry Netter feared his divorce from his wife, Esther, would end his career as a rabbi. Sitting in his office at Conservative Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, he said he knew that people want their rabbi married. Congregants like to gaze upon the rabbi's family as the...

  • Parshat Noah

    By Abby Gilad

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Here's an interesting thought: When God told Noah to bring animals into the ark, he was to bring seven each of the pure animals (ones we can eat) and two each of the impure (ones we cannot eat). In this portion, God uses the word tahora for the pure animals and eininah tehorah (those...

  • The Circuit

    By Journal Staff

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Appetite for Art

    A way to a man's heart is through his stomach, a wise woman once said. Well, the women were equally culpable of consuming all things edible during Art of the Palate 2002, a series of 50 upscale fundraising dinners held in private homes around town over two weeks....

  • Knesset to Get First Openly Gay Legislator

    By Naomi Segal

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Activists in Israel's gay and lesbian community are hailing the upcoming swearing in of the Knesset's first openly gay member, calling it a breakthrough in their efforts for greater recognition.

    When the Knesset reconvenes in November following its summer recess, Uzi Even, a Tel...

  • The Multifaceted World of Wiesel

    By Tom Tugend

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    One of the most interesting aspects of "Elie Wiesel: First Person Singular," a one-hour autobiographical television documentary, lies in revealing the many aspects of a man, revered mainly as the most authentic voice of the Holocaust.

    Wiesel's first love was music and, in one of the...

  • Findings Reveal Demographic Shift

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This is the American Jewish world, by the numbers, as revealed in the just-released National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001 (NJPS)

    The Jewish population now stands at 5.2 million, down 5.45 percent from 5.5 million in 1990.

    Jews represent 2 percent of...

  • Lifeline for Kids

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Talia Hill, 11, was born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and bone deformities. She is hearing impaired, speech impaired, mobility impaired, fine-motor impaired and neither her two arms nor her two legs are the same length. In her short life, she has had multiple surgeries, a hearing...

  • Sharon, Bush to Discuss Iraq Plans

    By Matthew E. Berger

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visits Washington next week, it's no surprise what will be on the agenda.

    The White House will try to assure Sharon that the United States will do all it can to protect Israel in case of a U.S. attack on Iraq, administration officials said.

    ...

  • Where to Draw the Line

    By Cathy Young

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Is condemnation of Israel in the current Middle East conflict often tainted with anti-Semitism? The discussion of this sensitive issue has generally focused on anti-Israeli sentiment in Europe. Recently, it was brought close to home by Harvard University President Lawrence Summers,...

  • Following Arafat’s Money Trail

    By Gary Fitleberg

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Palestinian people are being betrayed and misled by the one "trusted leader" who is responsible for protecting their interests. Yasser Arafat chairman of the Palestinian Authority, has diverted funds allocated specifically for humanitarian aid purposes directly into his own...

  • No Vacancy

    By Teresa Strasser

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Last week, before the premiere of my new show "While You Were Out," I got my first big national magazine review.

    I wasn't expecting it. I had just had a tooth pulled and my mom was in town for the day to take care of me. I was just minding my own business, sprawled on the couch,...

  • Political Prophylactics

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was an ominous warning affixed to the plastic-covered condom, which was glued on a rust-colored postcard with pictures of dirty mattresses: "Practice Safe Politics."

    Below, a glaring surgeon general-like admonition: "Warning: This condom will not protect you from the real...

  • “Dream” a Reality for Ethiopian Teens

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For three months in 1984, Routhy Wonvimgen's family walked from Ethiopia to Sudan in order to reach Israel. "They walked barefoot and had very little water or food," she said of her family's part in Operation Moses, one of Israel's efforts to help Ethiopian Jews.

    "They walked by...

  • Prager’s Tactics Are Lacking

    By Michael Tolkin

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Dennis Prager uses half of what I said to the L.A. Times and gives the impression that I am one of those awful leftists who are "either morally confused, immoral or lack courage." Here is the complete quote, which shows that I was describing a dilemma, not my political position:...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Princeton, MIT Professors Win Nobels

    A professor with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship is sharing this year's Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences. Daniel Kahneman, 68, based at Princeton University, is sharing the roughly $1 million prize with professor Vernon Smith, 75, of George...

  • Hollywood’s Silence on Israel

    By Dennis Prager

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Is there an issues that some Hollywood star -- director, producer, actor actress -- has not publicly commented on? It's hard to name one. Producer-director Rob Reiner has devoted years to imposing onerous taxes on poor people who smoke and to putting perhaps half of California's...

  • IDF Could Target Gaza Next

    By Naomi Segal

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A new Israeli military operation has many wondering if the army now has the Gaza Strip in its sights.

    For months, Israeli forces have been engaged in a massive anti-terror operation in the West Bank, but have not carried out such operations in Gaza. Several reasons were given,...

  • Passion for Politics

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Amanda Susskind doesn't look like she was raised in Berkeley. With her tweedy, conservative suits, paired with sweater sets and pearls, the new West Coast director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) doesn't look like she was brought up anywhere near the laid back, hippie haven.

    But...

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