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  • San Francisco to put circumcision ban on the ballot

    May 19, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    A measure seeking to ban male circumcision will appear on the November ballot in San Francisco.

    More than 7,700 signatures from city residents on a petition in support of the measure were approved as valid by city officials on Wednesday. At least 7,168 signatures were required, and...

  • San Francisco circumcision ban likely for November ballot

    April 28, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    A proposal to ban circumcision in San Francisco looks likely for the November ballot.

    A group opposed to male circumcision told Reuters that it had collected more than enough signatures on petitions to qualify their proposal for the Nov. 8 vote this fall.

    The measure, which would...

  • Obituaries

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Leo Bach died Nov. 4 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Gloria Ann (Donald) Bach-Koch; and son, Julian. Mount Sinai

    Geraldine Beerman died Nov. 1 at 86. She is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Bob) Cruff; son, David; three grandchildren; and three...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    November Madness

    In Old English, the month of November was called "blood month." It was a month of animal sacrifices that took place to prepare for the long winter. But what is the etymology of the word "November?"

    Here's a hint: The Roman calendar began in March (similar to the...

  • Reading Something Into Some Books

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    At 14, I had never read a book outside of school assignments -- certainly not for pleasure. I was more of a comic book kid. My parents were concerned and even asked one of my friends to talk to me. I just wasn't interested.

    But I liked hanging out at Marboro books in Manhattan....

  • Abridged Book Fair

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Where have all the readers gone?

    Each year during November -- designated as Jewish Book Month -- Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) holds its annual Jewish Book Festival in a city with 600,000 Jews. While book fairs sponsored by JCCs in other cities with...