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  • Thanks for the Memories, Bob

    By Gabriella Burman

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Who's A Jew" may be our tribe's favorite trivia game, but when it came to Bob Hope -- who died July 27 at 100 -- his ski-slope nose gave it away: the comedian was not Jewish.

    But his comedy, inescapably, was. The British Protestant referred to the Academy Awards, which he hosted...

  • Ziering Dominates With Blonde Ambition

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "People are shocked to discover I'm Jewish," Nikki Schieler Ziering said.

    In her red, white and blue string bikini on the cover of July's Playboy, the blonde model-actress looks like a sexier version of the all-American girl. She is better known for playing bombshells in films such...

  • Japanese Youngsters Sing Shalom

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Temple Beth Am of Los Angeles extended a konnichi wa during Saturday services to its Japanese visitors, they answered "Shabbat shalom."

    Small Hands, a group of Japanese goodwill ambassadors, ages 12-18, offered a cultural exchange on its July 26 visit. The Conservative synagogue...

  • Lunch at Langer’s With Eddie and Irv

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Some Fridays, if I'm lucky, I get to eat pastrami with Irv and Eddie at Langer's, the great old delicatessen on Seventh and Alvarado streets across from MacArthur Park. Irv and Eddie are in their 80s, so the fight over the check begins before they even order anything.

    "You were...

  • Sharon Loses Some Influence With Bush

    By Leslie Susser

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After President Bush's late July meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers, one thing is clear: Ariel Sharon no longer will have things all his own way in Washington.

    Bush pointedly expressed admiration and respect for Mahmoud Abbas, the new Palestinian Authority...

  • Brandeis Fetes Past, Plans for Future

    By Rachel Brand

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In 1975, Sandy Feld spent the summer as a counselor-in-training at Camp Alonim. This summer, his daughter, Shana, will follow in her father's footsteps, and Feld hopes that her experience will be as positive as his was 28 summers ago.

    "It was a magical time in my life," said Feld,...

  • Chance for Peace Gains Wary Support

    By James D. Besser

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With the Mideast "road map" inching forward and a new Palestinian leadership gaining traction both at home and in Washington, Jewish leaders here -- with the usual exceptions -- are ready to give peace a chance.

    That was evident at last week's meeting between Palestinian Prime...

  • Octogenarian Sets Sail With Memoir

    By Dan Pine

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Keeping Ahead of Winter" written and illustrated by Ruth Silnes (Xlibris Corporation, $21.99).

    Run a Google search of "Jews" plus "boats" and you'll likely come up with something about steamships and Ellis Island.

    Then there's Ruth Silnes, one Jewish mariner who refuses to go...

  • Hebrew U. Marks Tragic Anniversary

    By Jonathan Udren

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Inside the cafeteria next to Hebrew University's Frank Sinatra Building, Arab and Jewish students gather for lunch. Though they sit at separate tables, they chat and laugh together, seemingly carefree.

    The blown-out windows have been repaired, the blackened walls repainted. Almost...

  • Your Letters

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Davis Recall

    Does Gov. Davis expect the 67 percent of the Jews that vote for the Democratic Party to become whores and support him for the $40.2 million donated to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Zimmer Museum and the Skirball Museum ("Davis Recall Fight Plays Jewish Card" July...

  • Reeve Superhero to Israeli Terror Victims

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On this hot Tuesday morning in central Israel, Elad Wassa sits in his wheelchair, his dark eyes bright with anticipation. One year ago, Wassa, a Falasha (Ethiopian Jew), was working at a vegetable stand in a Netanya market when a bomb exploded as he was bending down to pick up some...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm


    Score! Tonight, the Ford Amphitheatre presents "Movie Music Madness." The West Hollywood Orchestra, conducted by Nan Washburn, performs several film scores including "Titanic," "Sunset Boulevard," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Schindler's List." Jason Graae lends vocals and...

  • Big Screen, Bigger Picture

    By Rachel Brand

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Ari Hier doesn't like to just watch nonfiction films, he likes to ask questions about them -- usually Jewish questions.

    "My motivation has always been, 'What questions would I ask the filmmaker at my own dinner table, no holds barred?'" said Hier, the director of the Simon...

  • City View

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis was the eloquent young rabbi of Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland, he gave many uncompromising sermons against the social and economic injustices that afflicted the community.

    The sermons impressed my mother, who was principal of the religious school. She...

  • Terrorism Link in Davis Recall

    By Debbie Schlussel

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    I'm a proud conservative Republican from Michigan, but I'm appealing to Californians of all political stripes not to support the recall of Gov. Gray Davis.

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) -- funder of the recall effort and the only announced candidate to replace Davis -- might be the...

  • Murky Borders

    By Rob Eshman

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For the great majority of Jews living in Los Angeles, anti-Semitism is a lot like clean air: We know it exists elsewhere, we just haven't encountered much of it ourselves.

    That inexperience is one reason why so many of us have a problem defining the border between anti-Zionism and...

  • Rep. Darrell Issa: Ally of Israel

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the interest of balance, The Journal made several unsuccessful attempts to procure an Op-Ed piece on behalf of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) from a Jewish supporter. In lieu of an Op-Ed, the congressman's office provided the following statement concerning his record on Israel and...

  • It’s All About You

    By J.D. Smith

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It should be pointed out that once upon a time I wrote a little book titled "Life Sentence." It is the definitive treatise on the state of human relations between men and women, vis-à-vis engagement and marriage from the male perspective. Some people think it was anti-marriage,...

  • Widows, Widowers Seek Ways to Cope

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Esther Goshen-Gottstein's husband of 39 years died, she felt like her world had crumbled.

    "The bottom had fallen out my life, as in an earthquake, when the ground on which one has stood firmly for years suddenly collapses," she writes in "Surviving Widowhood" (Gefen, 2002)....

  • The Big Question

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We're now in the midst of a period called Bein HaMetzarim, a three-week period of national mourning for tragedies throughout Jewish history.

    The most powerful of these tragedies was the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem; these three weeks culminate with Tisha B'Av, the day...

  • Writer’s Race to the Chuppah

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    If the summer's wackiest movie groom is Jewish, credit "American Pie" franchise creator Adam Herz. The Jewish screenwriter based the fictional Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) and friends on himself and his high school pals. His iconic 1999 "Pie," with its infamous pastry-nooky scene,...

  • Your Letters

    July 24, 2003 | 8:01 pm


    As a Milken [Community High School] senior, I had several qualms with your article ("When Bad Things Happen to Good Institutions," July 11).

    This article was not newsworthy. It dealt with issues that passed, were dealt with properly and need to be put in the past.


  • Mothers’ March

    By Naomi Segal

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A single mother's 120-mile hike to protest Israeli government cuts in social welfare benefits has captivated public and media attention and spawned similar pilgrimages in the country.

    The growing tent encampment set up by Mitzpe Ramon resident Vicky Knafo and her comrades on the...

  • Persian Jews Mourn Deaths at Market

    By Mojdeh Sionit

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Janet Nabatian tried to answer her cellphone at the busy Santa Monica Farmers' Market July 16 at about 1:30 p.m., but the reception was so weak that she had to walk a few steps away from her mother and 7-month-old son to get better reception.

    Nabatian, 32, was at the market with her...

  • Comedic Timing

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Occasionally someone -- usually my mother -- will ask me why I, a vibrant, intelligent, attractive and witty Jewish writer, am still single. And my answer has three parts: Jonathan Silverman, Ben Stiller and Jon Stewart. Each perfect for me in his own way: funny, cute, Jewish. Each...

  • Ariel Avrech

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Ariel Avrech died of complications from severe pulmonary fibrosis on July 1. He was 22.

    "He was incredibly learned," said Avrech's father, Emmy-winning screenwriter Robert Avrech ("The Devil's Arithmetic"). "I always learned from him. Our roles were reversed. He was also very funny...

  • Davis Recall Fight Plays Jewish Card

    By Marc Ballon

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With his political fortunes darkening and support for the recall growing, the beleaguered Gov. Gray Davis has turned to members of his disparate ethnic and religious coalition to save his job. In the past six weeks, prominent African American, Latino and gay and lesbian political...

  • No Buddy Quite Like Him

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The "Encyclopedia of Jewish Humor" includes 14 pages of jokes on death, so when Buddy Hackett passed away in Malibu at 78 on June 30, the chapel at Hillside Memorial Park was packed with every comedy icon that hadn't booked an out-of-town Fourth of July gig.

    Sid Caesar sat up front...

  • Jewish Wizard Takes Flight in New Potter Book

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Are there Jews at Hogwarts? The world's most famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry might be muggle-free, but it is possible that it has an equal-opportunity policy for Jewish wizards.

    In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth of seven books in J.K. Rowling's...

  • The Missing Student

    By Abraham Shafran

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last month, as we began our daily daf yomi class (the daily study of a page of Talmud) we all looked over to the chair where Tibor Reis usually sat, to my immediate right. On the rare occasion when Tibor did not attend, we assumed he was just too tired. After all, traveling by bus...

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