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  • Meditate on Shabbat in the Old City

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Minutes from the Western Wall, brilliant bougainvillea grace the courtyard of an Old City apartment encased in Jerusalem's signature stone. This is where participants in Sarah Yehudit Schneider's women-only meditation retreats symbolically leave the rest of the week behind to...

  • He’s Wandered the Earth an Exiled Man

    By Jay Michaelson

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Chronicles: Volume One" by Bob Dylan (Simon & Schuster), $24.

    Toward the end of last year's rambling, barely coherent film "Masked and Anonymous," Bob Dylan, its masked and anonymous star, spoke in voice-over one of his most direct and self-revelatory addresses. Fittingly, it...

  • Jewish Chaplain Need Faces Obstacles

    By Rabbi Mel Gottlieb

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For more than two years, Norma Glickman led a mostly solitary vigil as she sat by her husband's bedside during his all too frequent hospitalizations.

    It was not until the day he died, and only after he took his last breath, that a nurse finally asked her if she would like to meet...

  • Jews Must Choose

    By Marc B. Haefele

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    By what criteria should Jewish voters select Los Angeles' next mayor? The March 8 election is looming as a referendum on first-term incumbent James K. Hahn.

    As professor Raphael J. Sonenshein of California State University, Fullerton noted in an earlier Jewish Journal column,...

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  • A Daf a Day

    By Dr. Warren Klein

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Growing up religious in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, I didn't have much choice when it came to religious studies: it was full time till I was 18. I always felt it was being shoved down my throat.

    So I stayed away from religious studies for about a decade -- from college, through...

  • Holocaust Denier Gets a Free Pass

    By Neal Sher

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Despite the smiling images from Sharm el-Sheikh, the fact is that Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, has taken no demonstrable steps to dismantle and disarm the vast Palestinian terror networks, end the incitement or arrest terrorists. And although his...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, March 5

    Jewish Japanese actress Kimiko Gelman heads up the all-Asian cast of East/West Players' production of "Proof." The Tony- and Pulitzer-winning play tells the story of a woman who has looked after her brilliant but mentally unstable father for years, and must...

  • Q & A With Sharon Waxman

    By Amy Klein

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    If you loved movies like "Pulp Fiction," "Fight Club," "Traffic," "Being John Malkovitch," "Boogie Nights" and "Three Kings," then you should probably read Sharon Waxman's new book, "Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System"...

  • Letters to the Editor

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Super Sunday

    As members of The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance Super Sunday Committee, we were disappointed to find almost no mention in your articles of the Valley's participation in last month's Super Sunday. ("Super Sunday Calls Raise $4.6 million," Feb. 18).

    For months, our...

  • Charedi Choose Unorthodox Job

    By Gail Lichtman

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Jerusalem is a magnet for religious tourism from all over the world, and ultra-Orthodox Jews are a growing segment of the religious tourists visiting the city. In order to meet their special needs, an ultra-Orthodox training program is offering a course to teach men to guide...

  • Q & A With L.A.‘s Next Mayor

    By Howard Blume

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Four major contenders are vying to unseat 54-year-old incumbent Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn in next week's primary election. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, then the top two finishers will meet in a May runoff.

    The challenger leading most polls is...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to:calendar@jewishjournal.com.

    By Keren Engelberg

    Calendar

    ...
  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Building Community

    This week's Torah portion, Vayakhel (meaning "and he gathered"), is about the community of Israelites building the Mishkan. Think about the communities you belong to: your school, your neighborhood and your synagogue. How can you be a bigger part of your...

  • A Four-Part Fight

    By Jill Stewart

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is picking a fight with longtime powers in Sacramento instead of trying to be everybody's pal, raising a question of whether he can bring voters along with him who are torn by their desire for good government but angry over mounting partisanship.

    Voters,...

  • Stein Scores Grammy

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    In the midst of all of the glamour of the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, one could easily miss the hurrahs of one local cantor. But it was a proud moment for Chazzan Mike Stein of Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, one of a group of musicians honored Feb. 13 with an award in the Best...

  • Briefs

    By Kelly Hartog

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Shabbat Across America Returns

    For Lynne Sturt Weintraub, Friday evening is the perfect time for friends and family to get together "and show warmth and love and find out what's going on in other people's lives," she said.

    Weintraub, president of Temple Beth Zion in West Los...

  • Nevis’ Jewish Past a Tropical Treasure

    By Melanie Reffes

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Savvy travelers in need of a getaway come to the Caribbean island of Nevis to relax at restored sugar plantations, like the Montpelier Inn, or the opulent Four Seasons. Celebrity visitors have included Michael Douglas, Oprah Winfrey and Princess Diana, who immediately fled to the...

  • Not for Hahn After All

    By Idan Ivri

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Six prominent members of the Jewish community have sent a letter of protest to Mayor Jim Hahn, claiming Hahn's re-election campaign used their names in endorsement advertisements without their permission.

    The ad, titled "Our community leaders agree! Re-elect Mayor Jim Hahn," ran...

  • Assad Faces Trouble on All Fronts

    By Gil Sedan

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is confused and worried. The heat is on, and it's not clear he can take it.

    Israel points a menacing finger at Syria for hosting terrorists, accusing it of enabling last Friday's deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which has been blamed on the...

  • Buenos Aires Let Me Dance to Your Beat

    By Anthea Gerrie

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    In Buenos Aires you wouldn't know about the Argentine economy's disastrous crash -- except, perhaps, by chatting with your taxi driver and discovering he was a former tycoon.

    BA, as old hands call it, has retained its prosperous appearance and cosmopolitan cool, and it remains...

  • A Shalhevet Response

    By Beatrice Levavi

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "What's Next for Shalhevet?" by Julie Gruenbaum Fax appeared in these pages on Feb. 4. Reactions of Shalhevet

    parents, faculty, students, alumni, administrators and, indeed, even its rivals, have ranged from rage and outrage to tears and dismay.

    From the beginning of the article...

  • The Nazi Who Saved the Rebbe

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Rescued From The Reich: How One of Hitler's Soldiers Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe," by Bryan Mark Rigg, Yale University Press, 2004.

    When a German army officer trawled the streets of Warsaw in 1940 looking for Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher rebbe, people...

  • Caricatured Tribute to Artists on ‘List’

    By Carolyn Slutsky

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Hitler's List: An Illustrated Guide to 'Degenerates'" by John Minnion. (Checkmate, 2004).

    In the summer of 1937, the Nazi Party opened an exhibition in Munich titled "Great German Art."

    Much of the show's art was culled from Hitler's personal collection -- he had amassed a...

  • On Stage, Off Screen

    By Tom Tugend

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Jewish talent didn't make the headlines at Sunday evening's Academy Awards, but found some consolation in the less glamorous categories. Tom Rosenberg briefly shared the spotlight with Clint Eastwood as one of the three producers of best picture "Million Dollar Baby," which also...

  • Lights, Camera, Ventura

    By Ivor Davis

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    While some Jewish film festivals around the country often use older films or films playing at nearby theaters, the Ventura County Jewish Film Festival will show five new films never seen in Ventura County -- as well as host their stars.

    The festival starts on March 10 at 7 p.m....

  • Forgo Rainy Day Woe With Spa Trip

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When the torrential winter rains take a reprieve, don some wings and head south. This three-day itinerary for rest, relaxation and kosher cuisine creates sunny inspiration even on the cloudiest days.

    Day 1: Ease in slowly with a day stop at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa, an...

  • Conflicting Schools of Thought

    By Howard Blume

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    You don't have to go far to hear complaints about the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD), the city's beleaguered public school system, nor very far to catch grumbling about Mayor James K. Hahn. But linking the two is a stretch for many, because Los Angeles' mayor has no...

  • Bush Takes Wary Steps in Middle East

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Congress officially is lined up behind President Bush's grand vision of Palestinian democracy -- but it wants details along with that vision.

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives' powerful International Relations Committee met last week, right after two congressional...

  • Assad Faces Trouble on All Fronts

    By Gil Sedan

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is confused and worried. The heat is on, and it's not clear he can take it.

    Israel points a menacing finger at Syria for hosting terrorists, accusing it of enabling last Friday's deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which has been blamed on the...

  • A Key to the Soul

    By David Lieber

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The Book of Psalms

    The history of any people consists of more than the study of the events that have influenced the course of its development. Even more important is the record of the people's inner life, its values and aspirations, its views of the good life, its speculation about...

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