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  • Panel votes to recognize West Bank college as full university

    July 17, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    The West Bank will have its first full university, pending the go-ahead of the Israeli military.

    The Ariel University Center on Tuesday was recognized as a full university by the Judea and Samaria Council for Higher Education, which handles educational concerns in the West Bank. The...

  • Israeli panel backs legalizing settler outposts

    July 9, 2012 | 7:57 am

    A government-appointed committee on Monday proposed granting official status to dozens of unauthorized settler outposts in the West Bank, challenging the world view that Israeli settlement there is illegal.

    The non-binding legal opinion, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had...

  • Six writers, six ways to reveal truths

    June 6, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    On May 23, Valley Beth Shalom hosted an event designed to inspire the creation of new Jewish comedy and drama, and encourage the ongoing tradition of Jewish creativity and invention. Moderated by VBS Senior Rabbi Ed Feinstein, the program was a presentation of the synagogue’s Jewish...

  • 20 years after the L.A. Riots

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 19, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    On April 29, 1992, the acquittal of four white Los Angeles police officers involved in the beating of Rodney King, an African-American man, triggered riots in Los Angeles that resulted in more than 50 dead, thousands injured and some $1 billion in property damage.

    To mark the 20th...

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  • Community panel on the L.A. Riots

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 19, 2012 | 11:58 am

    On April 29, 1992, the acquittal of four white Los Angeles police officers involved in the beating of Rodney King, an African-American man, triggered riots in Los Angeles that resulted in more than 50 dead, thousands injured and some $1 billion in property damage.

    To mark the 20th...

  • Realize Your Dreams! (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 24, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Join us in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:00pm, for a travel evening to inspire you to “Realize Your Travel Dreams!” 

    This event is designed to give you the opportunity to MEET inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers; get motivation, contacts and...

  • JDC staffer to chair Obama’s faith-based panel

    February 8, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    President Obama named a top American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee official as chairman of his faith-based council, as well as a top Conservative rabbi to the council.

    Susan Stern, the government affairs adviser to the JDC, will chair the President’s Advisory Council on...

  • LIVE VIDEO: Diversity and LGBT Inclusion in the Jewish World

    By Jay Firestone

    February 27, 2009 | 5:27 pm

    UPDATE: This a recording of a live broadcast which aired Sunday night, March 1, 2009.

    On Sunday night, March 1, JewishJournal.com will broadcast LIVE from the American Jewish University. Tune in at 7 p.m. to watch a panel discussion from the “Welcoming Synagogues Project:...

  • Reasons to book it to UCLA

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Political provocateur Gore Vidal, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, industrialist Lee Iacocca, fantasy maven Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles crime novelist Lee Ellroy and Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua. Add more than 700 additional authors, readings, performances and panels, and you...
  • $2 million due now: “Parenting Services Rendered”

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "The Bill From My Father" by Bernard Cooper (Simon & Schuster, $24).


     

  • Needed: Rational Discussion

    By Bill Boyarsky

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When David Lauter, the deputy foreign editor of the Los Angeles Times, began speaking to a crowd of about 400 at a Women's Alliance for Israel program last week, it was clear that most of the audience was out for his scalp, and not even the yarmulke he was wearing could save him....
  • Who Wants to Be Israel’s Ambassador?

    By Dina Kraft

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Quiet on the set," shouts a production assistant, and silence falls over the fake marble floor of a studio designed to look like a conference room in Jerusalem's King David Hotel.

    As a makeup artist dabs more powder on the forehead of Yaakov Perry, former head of Israel's Shin...

  • The World, Observed

    By Rob Eshman

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The moment former Sen. Gary Hart told the audience at the Milken Institute's Global Conference that America is "at a cross roads," Abe Zarem leaned over to me and said, "He's wrong."

    There were 1,500 people sitting in the audience listening to a panel tussle over the United States'...

  • Open Door

    By Melissa Minkin

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    UCLA Hillel recently held one of its first gay-themed programs in years. But with the initiator of the program about to depart, the effort to reach out to gay students may lose steam.

    The program, Trembling Before God, presented a panel of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis to...