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  • Fear Spreads to Israel

    By Gil Sedan

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel has not been a prime target on Saudi billionaire Osama bin Laden's terrorist agenda, but Israeli officials worry that could soon change.

    Israeli terror experts such as Maj. Gen. Amos Malka, the chief of army intelligence, said recently that bin Laden is gearing up for action...

  • Yom Kippur

    By Rabbi Naomi Levy

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    And now comes Yom Kippur. We watch in horror and pain as people search desperately for their loved ones. We mourn as body after body is removed from the rubble. Our hope for recovering survivors diminishes by the hour. Our eyes are full of tears, our hearts are full of pain, and our...

  • Calendar & Singles

    By Solange Borna

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm



    Temple Beth Torah: 10 a.m. "Talking About Yom Kippur," discussion as part of the Shabbat Learner's Minyan program and service. 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. For more information, call (818) 831-0835.

    Leukemia Society: 6 p.m. Neil Diamond performs his...

  • Explore the Roots of Jewish America

    By Tom Tugend

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Asser Levy lobbied for two years for the right of Jews to stand guard with Christian burghers of New Amsterdam (now New York) against Indian attacks.

    Uriah Phillips Levy, an officer in the U.S. Navy in the early 19th century, was court-martialed six times but finally succeeded...

  • Terror, Grief and Awe

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In past Yom Kippurs I've been known to bring a stack of books with me to synagogue, works both historic and intellectual, to focus on when neither prayer nor imagination can fill the time. Not this year.

    The terror, grief and awe of Sept. 11 will preoccupy my thoughts for many long...

  • Common Fears

    By Mike Levy

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As thousands raced from the office towers of Manhattan, Jewish leaders in Los Angeles scrambled in two directions at once.

    The safety of the Jewish community during the High Holy Days had to be reevaluated. At the same time, major Jewish organizations expressed the need to speak out...

  • The Yom Kippur War

    By Rob Eshman

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    According to the Hebrew calendar, this Yom Kippur marks the 28th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. It's an unrounded number, the kind of date that might otherwise go unnoticed if it weren't for the fact that America has just entered its own version of that war.

    Then, on Oct. 6,...

  • Your Letters

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Terror in America

    Tuesday morning began as the kind of sunny day that made you glad to be alive. Sadly, that day, the United States joined the majority of nations who know devastation firsthand. Am I surprised that the United States was hit by terrorism? No. But I am astonished...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm


    "Until you respect yourself, you aren't free to love anyone else," says actor Seth E. Cutler, star of the new play, "The Flatted Fifth,"directed by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld. This lesson is learned as the play traces the journey of a jaded Jew as he accepts his culture after...

  • A New World View

    By Joel Kotkin

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Much of what has been said about the twin disasters in New York and Washington, D.C, last week holds validity. Spiritual revival, national unity and steely resolve are all, in themselves, excellent responses to the recent disturbances.

    But what has not been discussed is anything that...

  • New Airline Safety Takes a Cue from El Al

    By Eric Silver

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    El Al, Israel's national carrier, is proud of its reputation as the world's safest airline, but it prefers others to do the boasting for it. "One of the ways we maintain the security of our passengers," a spokesman said in the wake of the Twin Towers bombing, "is not to talk about...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Reading Is Fundamental

    Dustin Hoffman was one of many stars to kick off the third year of KOREH L.A. Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC)'s literacy program at the Downtown Central Library. The "Los Angeles Jewish Coalition for Literacy" program pairs volunteers with LAUSD...

  • Brothers In Arms

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Josh Kornbluth, 42, was depressed when Miramax shelved a film version of his Spalding Gray-like monologue, "Haiku Tunnel" several years ago. He resigned himself to life in the theater -- until his half-brother, Jacob, 28, made a radical suggestion: The brothers should make the movie...

  • Mistaken for Muslim

    By Tom Tugend

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Two days after the devastating attack on the World Trade Center, Jimmy Delshad was driving toward the Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale to attend a funeral, when he stopped to ask an elderly man for directions.

    The man took one look at Delshad's face, then angrily waved him off,...

  • Daniel C. Lewin, 31

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Among the 91 victims aboard American Airlines Flight 11 was Daniel C. Lewin, (left) chief technology officer of the Cambridge-based Akamai Technologies, Inc., a company that modified the process of Internet content delivery.

    Lewin, 31, was born in Denver and raised partly in...

  • A Hero’s Death

    By Seamus McGraw

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It is a long ride from the shattered peace of Bergen County, N.J., to the mournful solitude of Wyndham, N.Y., the upstate ski resort where a memorial service was held Sunday for Jeremy Glick, 31.

    Along the way, there was plenty of time for high school buddies Josh Denbeaux and Brad...

  • A World for Me

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Shabbat of teshuva (repentance) has a special quality among the other 10 days of Teshuva. The Shabbat of Teshuva is obviously a more focused day than, say, the Tuesday of Teshuva, yet it's not nearly as high-pressure as Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur are. As such, there's a unique...

  • Families Cling to Hope

    By Michael J. Jordan

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Tale after tale of courage and heroism are emerging from the wreckage of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil.

    Take, for example, the story of Richard Allen Pearlman, who at the age of 18 was one of the tragedy's youngest heroes -- and victims.

    Richard was dropping off a...

  • ‘Errors’ in Judgement

    By Nan Goldberg

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Clerical Errors" by Alan Isler (Scribner; $24.)

    Aging priest, Father Edmond music is one of those people who puts off dealing with crises until it's just too late.

    The world of literature is rife with such people -- think of Hamlet; Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Grady...

  • Israel: Key Player in War on Terrorism

    By Jessica Steinberg

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As the U.S. ally with the greatest experience IN fighting terrorism, Israel is likely to play a key role in the planned international war on terrorism.

    But its role is likely to be less public, working primarily with U.S. intelligence and the Defense Department, terrorism experts...

  • From the Heart

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sometimes life seems overwhelming.

    For some, it's the stress of coping with raising their children in an apparently amoral world. For others, it is learning how to live each day in spite of enormous challenges to our bodies and our health. For others still, it is the experience of...

  • Surreal in the City

    By Peter Ephross

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Even for North American Jews used to thinking about security issues at home -- and confronting terrorist acts in Israel -- the series of horrific acts that struck Tuesday came as a devastating, unimaginable blow.

    "This is surreal. This whole situation seems surreal," said Martin...

  • A Peak Event

    By Julie G Fax

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The buzz started in small waves when we boarded the plane to Denver. By the time we got on the chartered bus to Vail, it had escalated to a steady stream of handshakes, Jewish geography, smiles of recognition among the newest members of the Wexner Heritage Foundation.

    It continued...

  • Exploding American Complacency

    By James D. Besser

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Terrorism, a part of everyday life in Israel for decades, exploded in the face of a complacent America with the twin terror attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11 and left a gaping, charred hole in the Pentagon in Washington.

    The bombings could have...

  • Mezuzah Mouse

    By Wendy Mogel

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The beginning of the new school year radically increases the frequency of beeps, clicks, buzzes, rings and stutter dials in my home. My stack of unreturned phone calls is beginning to teeter. Reflecting on these mixed blessings, I am reminded of an incident from way back in the...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Spielberg's Real Legacy

    Theo Wardell Spielberg, son of director Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, was Bar Mitzvahed on Aug. 31. The ceremony took place at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, the shul of grandmother, Leah Adler, who owns the The Milky Way...

  • Guide for the Depressed

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The High Holy Days are a time for contemplation, a time to give thanks, to repent for the wrongs of the past year and seek forgiveness from those you may have hurt and especially from God.

    But what if you're not feeling either grateful or repentant? What if the past year has been...

  • Ideological Insults

    By Michael J. Jordan

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As terror struck New York and Washington, D.C., Jewish activists were still recovering from the ideological bomb of a U.N. conference that lashed out at Israel as racist and apartheid.

    The final governmental declaration adopted here last Saturday by the U.N. World Conference Against...

  • Anxiety and Anger

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz (Schwartzie) received a 6:15 a.m. phone call saying that the World Trade Center had been bombed, he told his caller he'd been watching too many science fiction movies and advised him to get more sleep.

    "But then, when I received another eight calls in...

  • Armageddon

    By Rob Eshman

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Early Tuesday morning, my wife and I stared dumbly at the television, mumbling words like hijacked, explosion, collapse. My daughter, 5, looked up from her cereal, confused and frustrated. What language are you speaking? she asked. They were words almost unspoken in American living...

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