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  • Bob Saget: Clean-cut and filthy (uncensored version) [VIDEOS]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 14, 2008 | 2:40 am

    Bob Saget was pondering his status as comedy's reigning filth monger at a Santa Monica cafe recently.

    "You play a guy who's clean-cut and never curses for eight years, like I did on 'Full House,' and people think that's who you are," said Saget, who will be roasted on Comedy Central...

  • Israel faces challenges on three fronts

    By Sergio DellaPergola

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israel at 60 faces three major challenges: identity, technology and politics. The future Israel will have to strive and struggle to maintain a credible role as the cultural and spiritual center of Jewish peoplehood. Demography will continue to play a fundamental role here, but the...
  • Paris and Rosie

    By Rob Eshman

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On Sunday, I was at the Islamic Center of Southern California on Vermont Avenue, participating in a panel discussion on the "The Image of Muslims in the Media."

    I didn't have to do much preparation - I just had to take the notes I use when I speak to Jewish audiences on the "The...
  • City Voice: We’re not who we think we are

    By Bill Boyarsky

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There is a preconceived notion about the Los Angeles Jewish community being affluent, increasingly conservative and preoccupied with Israel to the exclusion of other issues.

    There is some truth in this, as is the case with all preconceived notions and stereotypes. There is also...

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  • Attention Israelis: Please stop kvetching

    By Larry Derfner

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    Excerpt from Israeli TV show "Ktzarim": some troubled people meet for group therapy.
    In Hebrew with English subtitles.
    Click on the BIG ARROW to view.

    ::::::::::::::::::::: Security in Israel now is about as good as it gets. Suicide bombings have become a rarity; just the threat...
  • But what about Azerbaijan?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, in that Hollywood purgatory just before the announcement of the Oscar nominations, I found myself at a party in honor of Borat.

    I fully expected Borat to appear, dingy brown suit and post-modern Groucho mustache and all. Instead, as I walked through the door of the...

  • It May Be Time to Change Goals, Ideas on Philanthropy

    By Michael Steinhardt

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I have a dream in which Jewish early childhood educators in the United States, who currently receive an average salary of $9.66 an hour, can raise their own children without having to take out loans or marry rich. I have a dream in which Birthright Israel does not have to keep tens...

  • 10 Ideas For Creating Meaningful Volunteer Assignments

    By Susan J. Ellis

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Any organization's program and operational decisions should stem from the philosophy, beliefs and vision that are its reasons for being in the first place. These basic values, however, are often assumed, yet rarely articulated.



    It is a worthwhile exercise to identify the values...

  • Palestinians Unimpressed With Kadima Win

    By Uriel Heilman

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The day after an historic election that realigned Israel's political landscape, little has changed at the Kalandia Checkpoint on the outskirts of Ramallah.

    Palestinians still file past well-armed Israeli soldiers, bulldozers still work on closing gaps in the 20-foot high concrete...

  • Israel Real Estate Sales to Foreign Buyers on the Rise

    By Greer Fay Cashman

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Despite the vast influx of French immigrants and tourists who are buying up apartments in many parts of Israel, most notably in Netanya and Jerusalem, Americans are still in the forefront when it comes to big money properties.

    There has been a tremendous growth in the foreign real...

  • Links to Christian Zionists Pose Peril

    By James D. Besser

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    People are judged by the friends they keep. And for the Jewish right, some friends are unsavory, indeed.

    Take the Rev. Pat Robertson, who was back in the news last week for statements that were both buffoonish and chilling. For some on the Jewish right, the...

  • The Same Boat

    By Rob Eshman

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros once gave a speech about the tremendous growth of the Latino population in the United States.

    "I hear what you're saying," a non-Latino woman in the audience said, her voice filled with anxiety. "But can't anybody do...

  • New Shot Fired in Media Bias War

    By Cathy Young

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The never-ending debate over the existence of left-wing bias in the media got a boost a few days ago with the revelation that the editor of one of America's top daily newspapers had evidently joined the ranks of critics of the "liberal media." A leaked memo from Los Angeles Times...

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