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  • Book Preps Jewish Students for College

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jeff Gabriel knows that when he arrives at the University of Colorado in Boulder this September, connecting to his Jewish roots won't be a priority. As the Calabasas High School senior prepares for college, his primary concern is adjusting to his new lifestyle, while living more than...

  • The Frozen Chosen

    By Rabbi Sheryl Nosan-Blank

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Although my rabbinic colleagues will always go the extra mile to serve their communities, I believe I actually cover the most miles in my commute: Every other month or so, I start my journey at 4:30 a.m. in the North Valley and end it some 10 hours later in a small airport in Juneau,...

  • Classic ‘Nathan’ Takes Modern Turn

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's "Nathan the Wise," now at the Lillian Theater, a bloody war ravages the Middle East. Jerusalem is the flashpoint.

    But the setting isn't modern-day Israel; it's the Third Crusade in 1192.

    If Lessing's 18th-century German classic feels contemporary, it is...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Family Man

    "There are three major religions and they all say the same thing: 'You honor others and you will have others honor just as you do.'"

    So sayeth Spartacus himself -- Kirk Douglas -- during a one-on-one discussion with Rabbi David Wolpe following a benefit screening on...

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  • Your Letters

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Holy Boundaries

    In discussing the ordination of homosexuals, [Rabbi] Debra Orenstein's essay ("Holy Boundaries," April 25) goes to the core of Conservative Judaism. As Orenstein notes, both the biblical and the post-biblical sources (until the late 20th century) are uniformly and...

  • Morocco Bombings Shock Emigres

    By Philip Carmel

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For most Parisian Jews with roots in Casablanca, the news that their home community had been targeted by Islamic terrorists came like a bolt from the blue.

    "Sure, it's happened in every other Arab country, in Egypt, even Tunisia, but we never thought it would happen in Morocco,"...

  • Soldier Survivors of Berga

    By Tom Tugend

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After the American Army liberated them, the surviving prisoners looked like walking skeletons. They had been beaten, starved, humiliated, forced to dig tunnels under inhuman conditions and prodded through a 150-mile death march.

    A sad, familiar Holocaust story. Except that these...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    It's Memorial Day Weekend, perfect timing for Marc Maron and Roy Zimmerman. The comedians wax patriotic tonight with their show, "Homeland Security." But flag-wavers be warned -- these guys are not in the warm and fuzzy, "God Bless America" camp. Maron, with his biting,...

  • Dear Rabbi

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Tattoos and Bar Mitzvah

    Dear Rabbi,

    I am an 18-year-old male who has just recently become more interested in my religion. First, am I too old to have a bar mitzvah? Second, I have a tattoo. What kind of problems does that create with heritage?

    Stan

    Dear Stan,

    First, mazel tov on...

  • Love and Loyalty

    By Lia del Sesto

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We would always say that we were the ambassadors of love and happiness, causing people to smile as they passed by us, the chemistry almost touchable.

    At that point, the fact that he was a Jew and I was an Italian Catholic didn't seem to make much difference. We were in love and that...

  • Ozzy’s Father-in-Law Bails Out Synagogue

    By The Manchester Jewish Telegraph

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne's father-in-law has intervened in the Higher Crumpsall/Higher Broughton Synagogue row with the Synagogue Council to settle the shul's debt with a burial board.

    Manchester-born Don Arden (formerly Harry Levy), whose sister Eileen Somers is administrator of...

  • Sharon’s Dilemma: Which Peace Move?

    By Leslie Susser

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It has become a familiar equation: Hope for progress toward peace leads not to a drop in Palestinian terror attacks but to their acceleration. Throughout the 1990s, Palestinian terrorists often tried to sabotage the peace process by stepping up their attacks whenever progress seemed...

  • Arab-Israeli Tension, Love Focus of Fest

    By Tom Tugend

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The 19th annual Israel Film Festival will showcase 33 movie features, television films, documentaries and student shorts from the Jewish State from May 28 through June 8.

    CNN talk show host Larry King, Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin ("Spider-Man") and Israeli director Erez Laufer...

  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Death

    By Rabbi Earl A. Grollman

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    These last few months we have seen scenes of bombs falling and troops marching through Iraq. We wish to protect our children from frightening topics, yet they know that a war took place, and that people died in battle. We must discuss death with them now, if we haven't already done...

  • Heschel’s ‘Visionary’ Principal Retiring

    By Jane Ulman

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "You always have to wait for Shirley," the receptionist at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School announces to the people congregated in the office.

    Inside, Shirley Levine, the school's founder and head, confers with her assistant. She meets briefly with three teachers who have...

  • No One Spared

    By Gil Sedan

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last Friday on the way to work from Pisgat Ze'ev, my home neighborhood in Jerusalem, I noticed an armed guard standing by bus stop Number 6. At last, I said to myself, people can board a bus in Jerusalem with a sense of security. Two days later, a suicide bomber managed to board bus...

  • Women Directors ‘Reflect’ on Israeli Life

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After Keren Margalit's boyfriend died in an army-related accident a decade ago, she envisioned the drama that would become "All I've Got," the opening-night film of the 2003 Israel Film Festival. The story revolves around a young woman who loses her boyfriend in a grisly car wreck;...

  • World Briefs

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Al-Qaeda Calls for Attacks on Jews

    Muslims should attack "Crusaders and Jews," an Al-Qaeda leader said on a new audiotape aired by Al-Jazeera. "The crusaders and the Jews only understand the language of murder, bloodshed and of the burning towers," the man said on the tape,...

  • California Jews Lobby for Medi-Cal

    By Marc Ballon

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Nearly 200 Jews descended on Sacramento this week to lobby California's most powerful politicians to protect major programs that serve the poorest and frailest Jews and other Californians from the budget ax.

    Jews from throughout the state, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San...

  • Realty’s Fealty for Jewish Los Angeles

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish philanthropy in Los Angeles can be summed up in three words: "Location, location, location."

    "Real estate gives far more with respect to Jewish causes," said Mark Karlan, chairman of the Real Estate and Construction (REC) Division of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los...

  • Students Seek Justice for Americans in Israel

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Armed with reams of notebook paper and plenty of pens, 600 yeshiva students rallied for legislation that would support American families whose loved ones have died in Israel at the hands of Palestinian terrorists.

    In honor of Yom HaZikaron (the Jewish Day of Remembrance), students...

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    By Rob Eshman

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    This is the opposite of hypnosis. I am going to write a word, and you are not going to fall asleep. The word is, Sacramento.

    For most of us, state politics function as a kind of conversational snooze button. It's hard enough to get people involved in the police and pothole issues of...

  • Affirmative Actions

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    If you want to talk about education, if you want to discuss affirmative action, you need to take a trip with me down the 10 Freeway. Let's head east past the 405 and the 110 and exit on Central Avenue, heading south. That's right -- South Central, recently renamed South Los Angeles.

    ...

  • L.A.‘s ‘New Jew’ Hits First Birthday

    By Diane Arieff

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the Valley suburb of West Hills, a small bit of history is being made: It's home to the first and only all-Jewish lacrosse team at any school in the country. The sport's newest fans are the ninth-grade boys at the New Community Jewish High School (NCJH).

    When history teacher...

  • Lieberman Candidacy Spotlights Fear Factor

    By Steve Berman

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman was in town the other day, raising money and support for his presidential quest. Since his stint as vice-presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the oh-so-close contest of 2000, Lieberman has become a national fixture in the political world.

    Throwing his...

  • Where Lies the Real Cause of Anti-Semitism?

    By Hillel Halkin

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When we ask ourselves whether anti-Semitism is essentially one thing or many, just as when we ask ourselves whether or how it will cease -- when we ask, in other words, what must change to make it cease -- are we not really asking whether the real cause of anti-Semitism is to be...

  • Community Briefs

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Music, Israel Bring 950 Educators to BJE Conference

    Participants at the Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles's (BJE) 23rd annual Early Childhood Spring Institute had the opportunity to take a special journey to Israel through music. In a workshop called "A Musical Trip...

  • Filing Cutoff Nears on Ghetto Pensions

    By Toby Axelrod

    May 15, 2003 | 8:01 pm

    Time is running out for survivors of Nazi ghettos to apply for retroactive German pensions, a German advocacy group warned.

    Applications received after June 30 will not be eligible for payments going back to 1997, according to Lothar Evers, director of the German Association for...

  • ‘Map’ Won’t Play Key Election Role

    By James D. Besser

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Opponents of the recently released Mideast "road map" are reassuring themselves that presidential politics will keep the Bush administration from pressuring Israel too hard to accept the plan, which proposes a diplomatic sprint to the creation of a Palestinian state by 2005.

    They...

  • U.S. Spending Ignores Domestic Deficits

    By Leonard Fein

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Write the word "fiscal" and know that a hefty proportion of your readers will find something else to read. So, let's talk about money instead.

    Specifically, about the money the states don't have.

    The only thing you need to know by way of background is that almost all states are...

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