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  • The Wisdom of Compassion:  Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    July 6, 2014 | 10:46 am

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama turns 79 today July 6, 2014.  He was born to a farming family in northeastern Tibet as Lhamo Dhondup on July 6, 1935.  At the age of two, he was deemed the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama by Buddhist.  At age of fifteen, following China’s invasion,...

  • Save the computer peace, save the world

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Click the BIG ARROW for a video look at PeaceMaker

    That's what Itamar Azulay, a 32-year-old Israeli general contractor, had to say about "PeaceMaker," a computer game for both Mac and PC that challenges players to do what many have tried and failed to do: bring peace...
  • Left Coast peacemakers mourn 9/11 in many languages

    By Naomi Glauberman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11.
    The audience, dressed in...
  • Think American, Not Mexican on Antonio

    By Bill Boyarsky

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    As Antonio Villaraigosa campaigns for mayor in the Jewish community, he will face the same big question asked by all non-Latino voters: Are you too Mexican?

    The question is especially important to Jews, because our community's long-time relationship with Latino and African American...

  • Ramon Memorialized Across America

    By Rachel Pomerance

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The groundswell of emotion in response to Ilan Ramon's death has not only been a great inspiration for American Jews, it also has helped strengthen the bond Americans feel for Israel.

    "It's a state of mourning for the whole nation. Our school is no different," said Joseph "J.P."...

  • Parshat Korach

    By Abby Gilad

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Korach decides to pick a fight with Moses. He says: Hey! I'm a Levite, too! Don't I deserve to be given as much honor as you Moses? A whole group of Israelites decides to take Korach's side. And, boy, are they sorry. The earth opens beneath them and swallows them all.

    Have you ever decided to take sides when two of your friends are having a fight? How did that turn out for you? If you ever see a fight going on, it's better to get involved only as a peacemaker and not as a side-taker.