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  • Silence in Any Language

    By Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Holocaust, as seen through the eyes of five international filmmakers, will air on successive evenings on Cinemax, from April 15-19, at 7 p.m.

    Collectively titled "Broken Silence," the series, produced by James Moll (who won an Oscar for the documentary, "The Last Days"),...

  • Low Profile, High Impact

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It is tough to estimate current public opinion regarding Valley secession. In the two years since the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) began its investigation into the possibility of secession, the world and the people of Los Angeles have radically changed their priorities....

  • Strength in Numbers

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "A-RA-FAT! TER-ROR-IST!"

    The message was loud and clear: Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, with terrorist backing by Iran and Iraq, was considered no less a monster than Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Ladin. That was the message backed by thousands of Southland residents...

  • Got Teachers?

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Shirettes, five peppy women clad in jeans and T-shirts, sang a good morning song complete with hand motions, as one of them strummed along on a guitar. The audience applauded heartily -- only instead of the local singing group's usual nursery school audience, the crowd consisted...

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  • Hate Israel, Not Jews

    By Michael J. Jordan

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was on full display last year at the global anti-racism conference in Durban, South Africa, but the "demonization" of Israel has reached a fever pitch during the past month with the surging death toll in the Middle East, say Jewish observers.

    Even as Holocaust Remembrance Day is...

  • Yom HaAtzmaut

    By Abby Gilad

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Yom HaAtzmaut

    It is a difficult time for Israel. Jews all over the world are very sad because of the violence and pain that Israelis and Arabs are experiencing every day. But we still want and need to celebrate our Jewish state. The Israel Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut) Festival...

  • Gold’s Hot Tip:Invest in Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For people who like to make money -- and who take the long-range view -- now is the time to invest in the Israeli economy, despite the current situtation, according to Stanley Gold, president and CEO of Shamrock Holdings, the investment arm of the Roy Disney family.

    For some time,...

  • Elephant in the Valley

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Used to be that every once in a blue moon, a rare Republican, who happened to be Jewish, would decide to run for office in the heavily Democratic San Fernando Valley, only to be soundly defeated at the polls.

    This year, Jewish Republicans hope to change all that with three...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Busy Bees at USC

    USC Hillel Foundation has been active in various endeavors. Among the organization's recent activities: the third annual Jewish Student Film Festival, an alternative spring break trip to Uruguay and a trip to Sacramento to lobby state lawmakers.

    What Hoop Dreams...

  • A Bittersweet Blessing

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The great Israeli author, Shai Agnon, related a fable about a little boy and his old father, who together tended a goat. Each day the goat wandered off and returned at evening, its udders filled with the sweetest of milk. The boy wished to know where the goat went, and on what grass...

  • Answering the Call

    By David Wolpe

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine a cellphone ringing and ringing. Put it in a backpack. Put the backpack next to the wreckage of a bus mangled by a bomb. A rescue worker reaches into the backpack to turn the cellphone off because he cannot bear to hear the voice on the other end of the line.

    With that image,...

  • The Days of Summer

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Seven minutes into Summer Phoenix's audition for "Esther Kahn" -- about an 1890s Jew who wants to become an actress -- director Arnaud Desplechin hastily left the room. "The casting directors were like, 'OK, thank you,'" recalls the exuberant, almond-eyed Phoenix, sister to actors...

  • Peace Cries

    By Journal Staff

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "A Cry for Peace," by Debora Gillman, a Park Labrea resident artist, is being featured on Tower 49 at Park Labrea. It is a colorful 16-by-25 foot banner in the Sixth Annual "L.A.'s Tallest Art Exhibition" and serves to promote "Art in The Park 2002," a citywide, all-day art event...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    More Hezbollah Attacks

    The United States promised Israel it would warn Syria against an escalation along Israel's northern border. Hezbollah continued to fire mortars and anti-tank rockets into Israel from Lebanon on Monday, lightly wounding a shepherd in one attack. Israel's...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Karen Engelberg

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    13/SATURDAY

    Mix equal parts classical music concert and dramatic play and you wind up with the recipe for "Old Wicked Songs." This Pulitzer Prize finalist tells the story of the turbulent relationship between a young American piano prodigy and his Austrian music teacher, played by...

  • The Women of Worcester

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The third annual daylong symposium sponsored by the Jewish Federation in Worcester, Mass., was titled, "A Woman's Voice," without the slightest hint of irony. Less than a generation ago, "a woman's voice" meant only one thing, the talmudic prohibition of Orthodox men toward hearing...

  • ‘Under’s’ Rabbinic Supervision

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Six Feet Under" writer-producer Jill Soloway admits the HBO funeral parlor family drama is like a weekly commercial for taharah, the Jewish ritual of cleansing a dead body prior to burial.

    Forget the no-open-casket Jewish tradition: On Alan Ball's quirky hit, words like "skin...

  • Charting a New Course

    By Rochelle Furstenberg

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    About 60 people, mainly women, listen intently to Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg as she teaches her class on the weekly Torah portion at the Jerusalem College for Adult Education.

    University students sit next to retirees, young mothers and professionals as Zornberg discusses Exodus and...

  • Suit Filed to Stop MTA Busway

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 11, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    The busway is back.

    Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) East-West Transit Corridor, which was approved by the MTA in February, filed a lawsuit April 2 challenging the MTA's Environmental Impact Report (EIR), alleging that the report "understated the serious...

  • Still Kicking

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Residents and staff of the Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA) gathered March 26 at Eisenberg Village on Victory Boulevard to celebrate the institution's 90th anniversary. About two dozen residents participated in blowing out the 10 candles (one for each decade and one for good luck) on...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Aid for Terror Victims

    A Passover appeal by Rabbi David Wolpe at Sinai Temple raised $700,000 in pledges for organizations in Israel helping victims of terror. The Magbit Foundation, a Persian Jewish charitable organization, will provide matching funds for this drive.

    Magbit...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Dodgers

    So in a nutshell, here's how the first Celebrity Dodgeball Tournament went down...

    The Sports Center and Toluca Lake Tennis Club was the site of this star-studded benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Upon arriving at the venue, located in the...

  • Eternal Treblinka

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust" by Charles Patterson. (Lantern Books, $20).

    In the forward to "Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust," animal rights activist and daughter of Holocaust survivors, Lucy Rosen Kaplan, states: "I...

  • Israel Counts Largest Death Toll

    By Jessica Steinberg

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It was a day of funerals, as Israel buried 14 victims from Sunday's suicide bombing attack in a Haifa restaurant.

    Three of Monday's funerals were from one family, the Rons, who were out having lunch at Matza, their favorite restaurant and a popular Haifa hangout.

    Carmit Ron lost...

  • A Hush in Hollywood?

    By Tom Tugend

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Earlier this week, the Jerusalem Post ran an editorial strongly criticizing some of the most visible American Jewish personalities for neither speaking up in the defense of Israel, nor visiting the country.

    After pointing to a visit by film director Oliver Stone to Yasser Arafat's...

  • Options

    By Rob Eshman

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    We have all stopped saying things can't get any worse. Of course they can. April 9 is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. One of the abiding lessons of the Nazi genocide is that before it happened, few people ever imagined such things were possible. If our imagination failed us...

  • Lights, Camera, Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles will welcome the 18th Annual Israel Film Festival this month, with 31 Israeli feature films, documentaries, TV dramas and student shorts to be screened at Laemmle's Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills and at Laemmle's Town Center 5 in Encino. The festival continues in...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    6/SATURDAY

    Turns out the Frisco Kid wasn't the only Jewish cowboy. Kicking off the exhibition "Jewish Life in the American West: Generation to Generation" at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage is a music concert titled "Jews in the West." Storyteller Karen Golden spins tales of...

  • Being Jan Murray

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The first time I saw Jan Murray perform was on my TV in 1964. I was in pajamas, with my two sisters in Detroit, and on comes their favorite morning game show, "Treasure Hunt." This tall, suave gentleman is the host, and he has a great wit and raspy New York inflection that glues us...

  • Your Letters

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Exodus Debate

    Recently, rabbis representing major movements in Judaism debated the origins of the Bible, commonly called the Torah ("Who Wrote the Torah?" March 29).

    Some rabbis claimed that man had written the Bible or perhaps several authors contributed to the Five Books of...

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