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  • Letters to the Editor: Schulweis, God’s Road Rage, JCCs

    March 14, 2013 | 4:02 am

    Rabbi’s Words Echo on

    Thank you for today’s column. I wish I could have heard it [Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis’ speech], but reading about it was wonderful (“Because You Suffer…,” March 8). Old is good, and older is perhaps even better. Again, thank you.

    Carol Mann
    Via e-mail

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  • UJ Students SupportIsrael, Mixed on Iraq

    By Tom Tugend

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "President Bush has the best interests of the United States and the world at heart ... if push comes to shove, I would fight with the American Army," said Jacob Proud, a 20-year old freshman in bioethics at the University of Judaism (UJ).

    "I question the real motives for this...

  • It’s Not Our Right to Challenge Israel

    By Avi Davis

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I grew up in Australia in the 1960s and well remember, as a child, sitting by the radio or television anxiously awaiting developments during the Six-Day War.

    I vividly recall scouring the paper for details of troop movements during the 1973 Yom Kippur War and remember being unable...

  • Low Profile, High Impact

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It is tough to estimate current public opinion regarding Valley secession. In the two years since the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) began its investigation into the possibility of secession, the world and the people of Los Angeles have radically changed their priorities....

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I was the oldest child at the Passover table during two decades of social turmoil, and so invariably I was the one to whom questions were directed.

    "Why does your generation think it can have everything its way?" my relatives began after the afikomen was eaten. They wanted my opinion...

  • What Is the Holiday Miracle?

    By Jane Ulman

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Nes Gadol Hayah Sham.

    We all agree that the letters on the sides of the dreidel stand for "A Great Miracle Happened There." (In Israel, of course, the letters stand for Nes Gadol Hayah Po -- "A Great Miracle Happened Here.")

    But -- and this is why there's a book titled "Two Jews,...

  • In Country

    By Rob Eshman

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel may suffer from a lot of shortages -- oil, water, new immigrants -- but it has an astounding abundance, an endless supply, of opinions.

    I began hearing them on my Delta flight to Ben-Gurion Airport. I heard more standing in the passport-control line -- and I hadn't even...

  • Keep Your Opinions to Yourself

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Recently, The Jewish Journal announced that it was hiringreporters and stringers to cover the San Fernando Valley andsurrounding areas. In response, we received numerous resumésand clips of people looking to write...columns. Is that, we wondered,a particularly Jewish phenomenon? Why...

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