In a woodsy commune environment nestled within a dry, hilly valley, as the Beastie Boys blares from a boombox, a group of teenagers joke and laugh while they construct a hillside platform out of wood planks. For weeks now, these teens have spent their days doing such chores to earn...
Alan Gross credits Jewish efforts for his release from Cuba
Torah portion: Economic, moral and ritual choices
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Norman Lear on race in America, Judaism, World War II and his bright future
Calendar: December 20 - January 2
Poem: Sticks and Stones
Letters to the editor: Barack Obama, Guy Davidi, happy Chanukah and more
Rage, tears and broken childhoods as Pakistan reels from massacre
Tag: Operation Unity
June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm
November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm
Andrew Carter, a participant of Operation Unity, a program that brings minority Los Angeles high school students to live on an Israeli kibbutz for six weeks, never felt as accepted as he did in Israel. No one treated him differently because of his color, he said, and the minute he...