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,...
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July 6, 2014 | 10:46 am
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...
September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pmFive 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...
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...
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."...
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.