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  • Hate   Rock

    By JTA Staff

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a list of bands that promote racist, bigoted or hateful ideas. The list Bigots Who Rock: An ADL List of Hate Music Groups identifies 541 bands, primarily based in the United States and Europe, that use hate-filled lyrics or have active links to...

  • A Historic Change

    By Toby Axelrod

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    History is in the making this fall in Germany with the opening of three new Jewish schools for adults.

    Two are rabbinical programs -- Germany's first since World War II ended -- and the third is the country's first Jewish higher education program for women.

    Three rabbinical...

  • Calendar & Singles

    By Solange Borna

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Calendar

    SATURDAY/27

    Eretz Cultural Center: 9:30 a.m. Persian Shabbat service. 6170 Wilbur Ave., Reseda. For more information, call (818) 342-9303.

    National Council of Jewish Women: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flea market selling designer resale clothes. 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. For...

  • UCLA Wins Grant

    By Tom Tugend

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Center for Jewish Studies at UCLA, only seven years old, has received one of academe's highest recognitions, a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the study of Jewish Civilizations. It is the only one this year awarded for Jewish...

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  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Bronfman Shines at Universal

    City of Hope didn't have to go far to present Vivendi Universal Executive Vice Chairman Edgar Bronfman, Jr. with its Spirit of Life Award. The Duarte-based cancer hospital and research center threw a black-tie bash right in Bronfman's backyard, the...

  • Renegade Robbins

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Tim Robbins spied "Mephisto," the Nazi-era play based on Klaus Mann's 1936 novel about an actor who pandered to the Nazis to advance his career, while rifling through a box of books on his way out of an English-language bookstore in Paris last March. The actor-writer-activist, then...

  • Turn a New Page

    By Ami Eden

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Leaders of Conservative Judaism have argued from their pulpits for more than 50 years that the Torah is a divinely inspired document that evolved over centuries, rather than the product of a single encounter with God at Mount Sinai. Starting this month, their congregants will finally...

  • A Place to Call Home

    By  Orit Arfa

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On his first day of work in 1985 as executive director of the Hillel Foundation at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Rabbi Stephen Cohen received a telling welcome.

    Cohen, a former New Yorker, stepped off the plane and took a cab straight to the University Religion...

  • A Tale of Two Fighters

    By Tom Tugend

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Maybe heroes should be watched from a distance. They're important in time of war, but not so comfortable in time of peace," muses Arnost Lustig toward the end of the documentary "Fighter."

    Lustig is talking about Jan Wiener, the film's title character and Lustig's traveling...

  • Advice for Israeli Filmmakers

    By Zvi Howard Rosenman

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I'm sitting in the cockpit of an F-16 fighter jet on an Israeli Air Force (IAF)base. A friend of mine is an F-16 fighter pilot, an American-born Israeli who just finished his MBA at Harvard Business School and is doing his monthly stint in the reserves. He knew that I had just sold a...

  • Diplomatic Train Wreck

    By James D. Besser

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli officials were stunned by Monday's stern State Department rebuke over Israel's stepped-up military effort against the Palestinian Authority. And the fact they were surprised hints of deeper trouble to come along the U.S.-Israel axis.

    Put simply, the government of Israeli...

  • Your Letters

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Lenin Revisited

    Contrary to Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein's claims ("Lenin Meet Noah," Oct. 19), "state-controlled terror as an instrument of imposing the government's will" was not invented by Lenin. In fact, the revolution he led outlawed anti-Semitism and the pogroms that permeated...

  • When bad Things Turns 20

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In 1981, Rabbi Harold Kushner wrote a 150-page book, published with little fanfare, that changed the lives of the more than 4 million people who read it and made its title, "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," part of the vernacular.

    After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the 20th...

  • 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...

  • Cool Jews on Campus

    By Merav Tassa

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    College can be a time for Jewish students to further explore their Judaism -- religiously, socially and politically. The following is a compilation of resources available to Jewish students and a summary of what these groups are doing on campus.

    UCLA

    UCLA is the largest college...

  • Reform Leader Angers Orthodox

    By Julie Wiener

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    U.S. Orthodox Jewish leaders are outraged by an Israeli Reform leader's comments drawing comparisons between fervently Orthodox Jews and the Islamic fundamentalists who attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

    But Rabbi Uri Regev, the outspoken director of the Israel Religious...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, Oct. 27

    Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara insisted he was only fulfilling the Samurai rules of ethics and codes when he created thousands of visas for concentration camp victims of Kovno, Lithuania. Working 16-hour days, the "Japanese Schindler" helped save more than...

  • A-door-able Art

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In these patriotic times, everyone -- from the fashion industry to the jewelry industry -- is capitalizing on the American flag motif.

    So it should come as no surprise that someone believes that Jews will want to display the flag too, in the most unlikely of places: religious...

  • The Reason We Should Talk

    By Nazir Khaja

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Though a terrorist attack may demolish tall buildings, it will never succeed in leveling the spirits or the values that America represents.

    This country will most certainly keep moving forward. Justice will prevail and healing will take place. Americans -- black, white, Chicanos,...

  • Sacred Space

    By Gustavo Arellano

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Charles and Nora Hester board room at Chapman University is a typical corporate meeting area; large and devoid of anything sacred, it is located on the second floor of the school's main building. Outside the room is a display that highlights the life of Christian philanthropist...

  • The Ear of the Beholder

    By J. D. Smith

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When I worked for Warner Bros. Records, I spent a good deal of my time trying to calibrate, coordinate and prognosticate the exact moment the headlining artist would take the stage. This involved calls to the manager, the road manager, the box office, the artist and spiritual...

  • Mecca in the Valley

    By Amy Klein

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Deep red curtains, dark lighting, cushiony pillows and pictures of camels and bellydancers adorning the walls: That's what you'd expect from a restaurant reputed to be one of the best Middle Eastern eateries in Southern California.

    Instead, what you find is a bright diner-like...

  • Dirty Little Secret

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "I am a recovering alcoholic."

    It's a stark way to open a conversation -- surprising, really, coming from Cheri Morgan, the vice chair of the United Jewish Fund Campaign (UJF) and wife of Todd Morgan, chairman of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

    Even though her battle...

  • Confused and Tangled Times

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    My favorite words of Torah are the very first: "In the beginning." They beg us to ask, what was there before the Creation that made God want to do more? And the answer provided in the text is especially fitting for our own warring time: tohu va'vohu, which Rabbi Samson Hirsch, the...

  • A Portion of Parshat Noah

    By Abby Gilad

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    God gave Noah many instructions on how to build the ark. It took Noah 120 days to build it. The rabbis ask: "Why did it take him so long?" And the answer: "God was giving Noah a chance to talk to his neighbors." The neighbors would come up to Noah and say: "Why are you building this...

  • Toxic Crusaders

    By Beverly Gray

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Sherman Oaks resident Robina Suwol drove her two sons to school in the Valley March 1998, she didn't know she was about to become a crusader. The events of that morning kicked off a chain of events resulting in the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) new integrated...

  • PFLP Kills Ze’evi

    By Eric Silver

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rechavam Ze'evi, born Jerusalem 1926; served in the Palmach and the Israel Defense Forces 1944-1974; Prime Minister's counter-terrorism advisor, 1974-1977; member of parliament (Moledet), 1988-2001; Minister Without Portfolio 1991-1992; Minister of Tourism, March-October, 2001....

  • Revenge or Restraint?

    By David Landau

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As the week began, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon resolved to confront his old friend Rechavam Ze'evi, minister of tourism and leader of the National Unity faction, who had been urging the premier to get much tougher with the Palestinians.

    Sharon had just ordered the army out of...

  • 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...

  • Morgan’s Statement

    By Todd Morgan

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Todd Morgan, chairman of the board of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles:

    "I hear bits and pieces from people out there in the real world who are hearing comments that are derogatory regarding the Jewish people, their role; Israel, its role; regarding the war. My mother at...

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