This year, Chanukah and Thanksgiving coincide: Chanukah is celebrated for eight days by candle-lighting, gift exchanges and eating foods fried in oil, an ancient custom, commemorating a miraculous event at the Temple in Jerusalem, while the Thanksgiving meal reminds us of our...
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November 21, 2013 | 1:13 pm
August 20, 2012 | 12:49 pm
A white supremacist couple accused of four West Coast murders, including one because a name sounded Jewish, were indicted on federal racketeering charges.
A grand jury in Portland, Ore., indicted David “Joey” Pedersen, 32, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 25, for racketeering activity in...
October 19, 2011 | 11:37 am
An Oregon Jewish paper, The Jewish Review, will close in January after publishing for more than 40 years.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland announced last week that it would cease publication of the semimonthly.
According to the Federation, the paper was a victim of the...
January 19, 2011 | 1:01 pm
Jews in Eugene, Ore., persuaded the local human rights commission to suspend for now a resolution condemning Israel for its flotilla raid last year.
More than 70 members of the local Jewish community, including officials of the local federation and community relations council,...
January 5, 2011 | 11:08 am
December 8, 2010 | 11:01 am
The office of Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski defended a trade agreement it signed with Israel.
A coalition of pro-Palestinian groups in Portland criticized Kulongoski, a Democrat, for the Oct. 27 memorandum of understanding “to develop and strengthen economic, industrial, technological...
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
'Paradise' Golden; Weisz Blooms
The Golden Globe awards, often seen as a curtain raiser and preview of the Oscar ceremonies, picked a tense drama about two Palestinian suicide bombers as best foreign language film on Monday night, while shutting out Steven Spielberg's "Munich."...
September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm
There is a remarkable place I go to, about once a year. It is a spot on the Oregon coast. And I mean, literally, a spot. When I stand on that spot,
I can see the whole world -- all of it.
Straight ahead, I see the Pacific Ocean, waves rhythmically approaching and departing, humming...