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  • Fatah fighters’ escape to Israel and what it means

    August 21, 2008 | 12:42 am

    Even for the complex Middle East it was a moment of exceptional irony. Some 180 Fatah loyalists fleeing a series of shootouts and summary executions by Hamas

    on the streets of Gaza ran for the border -- banking on the mercies of the enemy they usually target.

    Remarkably, Israeli...

  • Millions of Shoah records will finally be revealed

    By Edwin Black

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Jews too weak to work were routinely marched from their concentration camp barracks into oblivion, when shrieking families with arms and fingers outstretched were torn apart during deportations, when the winds of politics and opportunity scattered refugees and survivors...
  • Chabad Expands in Vegas

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Across the parking lot of the neighborhood pub/casino in the Summerlin suburb of Las Vegas, Jewish residents, community leaders, local officials and passersby stood in the 110-degree heat recently to watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new Chabad shul.



    The imposing $4.5...

  • Zoning Snafus Keep New JCC Empty

    By Yasha Levine

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Flashback to last fall, the opening ceremony of YESOD, a first-of-its-kind Jewish community center in the heart of St. Petersburg. This three-story modern stone-and-glass building -- built by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) with funds raised primarily from...

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  • Stages of Faith: Light, Dark, Absurd

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Jerusalem"

    The intelligent design vs. Darwinism debate presumes that one or the other theory provides the answer to life and all its mysteries. Playwright Seth Greenland explores the falsity of this dichotomy in "Jerusalem," his play opening Friday at the NoHo Arts Center....

  • The Americans Who Fought for Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    This coming attraction will soon be playing in Los Angeles, but for the moment, you'll have to go to the University of Florida in Gainesville to see a new exhibit honoring those from the United States and Canada who fought for Israel's independence in the 1940s.

    The central display...

  • ‘Aida’ Not So Tragic for Israeli Maestro

    By Tom Tugend

    January 27, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Dan Ettinger looks nothing like the popular image of a classical conductor.

    The Israeli is making his American debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Verdi's "Aida." Appearing considerably younger than his 33 years and standing a sturdy 6-foot-1, Ettinger wears his hair short-cropped,...

  • Irvine Campus Set for Grand Opening

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Bermans and Michaels expect their daily routines and social lives will alter substantially mid-August because of membership in the county's greatly expanded Jewish Community Center (JCC), relocated in Irvine.

    "I'm looking forward to that sense of community, of running into people...

  • Central Coast Home to Holocaust Exhibit

    By David Finnigan

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In a watershed event for the California central coast's small Jewish community, the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation marked the 65th anniversary of Kristallnacht by opening the city's first permanent Holocaust exhibit.

    The opening shows just how far this small Jewish community has...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Master Mined

    The Walt Disney Concert Hall has not opened yet, but, no doubt, you will point out the downtown Los Angeles edifice to your out-of-town visitors when you play tourist guide this summer. That's because the hall's colossal, flowing panoply of flapping pantiles -- based...

  • A ‘New Germany’

    By Debra Isaacs

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders in the United States and in Israel are encouraging an openness to what they describe as a "new Germany," a place they say is truly atoning for its past. At the very least, they argue, it deserves the support of the American Jewish community because of its strong...

  • Deconstructing Harry

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When Harry Blitzstein decided to open up his Blitzstein Museum of Art (facetiously subtitled "Formerly Moe's Meat Market"), the neighboring merchants on Fairfax Avenue had a unanimous reaction. "They thought I was just kidding," the painter said.



    After all, area residents have...

  • Celebrating the Rebirth of ‘L.A.‘s Jewish Headquarters’

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Federation Goldsmith Center -- reborn state-of-the-art headquarters of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles -- enjoyed a splashy grand-opening celebration on Dec. 10. Originally slated as a community-wide event, the Donor Recognition Ceremony served as a formal...

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