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  • U.S. Immigration Issue Hits Israelis

    By Roberto Loiederman

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    These days, so much depends upon language. One person's "civil war" is another's "random violence." Someone's "unlawful wiretapping" is someone else's "terrorist surveillance."

    In that sense, whether you use "illegal aliens" or "undocumented residents" partly depends on how you view...

  • Tehran Jews Talk of Future in Iran

    By Lev Krichevsky

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A 15-member women's amateur folk dance group composed of Jews from Iran performed in Russia this month and, perhaps most notably, they insisted that there is a Jewish future in Iran.

    The trip was a rare group visit abroad by Iranian Jews, who live in an Islamic community whose...

  • Singles - Operation: Picky

    By Amy Klein

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Did I mention I have ESP?

    I know what people think. I know what people think when I tell my latest dating story.

    I know because some of my "friends" -- or people who call themselves such just for the occasion to chastise me -- say, with rising frustration in their quietly expelled...

  • Jewish Groups Take Pro-Immigrant Stand

    By Robert David Jaffee

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    You didn't see many Jews amid the sea of Mexican and American flags during the recent pro-immigrant rallies that filled city streets, but Jews and Jewish groups, in largely liberal Los Angeles, have been advocating on behalf of immigrants, mostly outside the view of television...

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  • Tortured Logic

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In 1470, five corpses were found in the charnel of a church in Endingen on the Rhine. Eight years earlier, a Jewish man named Elias had sheltered a family of five beggars in his home during the Passover/Easter season. Assuming that Endingen's Jews had murdered the family in order to...

  • Lift The Ban on Gay Blood Donors

    By Lisa Hurwitz

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When students arrived at Milken Community High School on the morning of Jan. 10, they were confronted by a large banner reading: "Did you know homosexual males cannot give blood?"

    That was the start of a student-led Equal Blood Campaign to press the FDA to lift its blanket ban on...

  • A Timid Pro-Israel Lobby Doesn’t Work

    By Neal Sher

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ever since news emerged that officials at Washington's powerful pro-Israel lobby were suspected of violating national security laws, speculation has raged over how this would affect its legendary clout. Now, two years down the line, after unceasing crises of investigations,...

  • Negev + Galilee = Israel’s Future

    By Batsheva Pomerantz

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "The Negev and the Galilee comprise 70 percent of the area of the State of Israel with 30 percent of its populace, but they guarantee 100 percent of the future of the state," said Ron Pelmer, the director of Or National Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that helps to develop...

  • IRS Errs on Endorsing Candidate Charge

    By Rabbi John L. Rosove

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I am very careful not to officially endorse or oppose candidates for political office from the bima, on temple stationery or temple e-mail. In

    26 years as a congregational rabbi, I have only lent my name formally in support of candidates four times (I am disinclined to ever do so...

  • Taking Winter Break on Jewish Time

    By Jennifer Garmaise

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Francis Bilak and her extended family are taking a cruise this week, but to do so, Bilak's son, Michael, is missing a week of preschool at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy.

    Hillel, like two-dozen other Orthodox schools in Los Angeles, doesn't have the last two weeks in December off....

  • 78 and 79: A Matter of Life and Death

    By Idan Ivri

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Like many California voters this week, Rabbi Hershy Ten, president of the Bikur Cholim Jewish Healthcare Foundation, is grappling with how to vote on the Nov. 8 ballot. Either Proposition 78 or Proposition 79 could directly affect his L.A.-based foundation's efforts to provide...

  • Our Faux Democracy

    By Jill Stewart

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The average California voter doesn't know what "redistricting" is. Many voters don't even know what a "voting district" is. The aversion among California voters to such wonky issues goes a long way to explaining why Proposition 77, a long-overdue reform, is struggling.

    Most...

  • What’s So Special About the Special Election?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    On Nov. 8, the voters of California will have the chance to vote in a special election most of them did not want. That's no reason to stay home. After all, whether we like it or not, the election will take place, and all of California residents will have to live with the...

  • Tax Cuts Bring Shameful Silence

    By James D. Besser

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Listen, we're broke. Let's face it," said Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) last week, according to the Washington Post. Boehner, the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, spoke as congressional Republicans haggled over big spending cuts for critical health and...

  • Shake-Up!

    By Bobbi Murray

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Rep. Howard Berman can work the J-circuit with the best of them. He knows who's who among synagogue presidents, what to wear at bar mitzvahs, what to say to which rabbis and which chicken-dinner fundraisers are can't miss. A smart Jewish politician in a heavily Jewish district...

  • How to Polish a Tarnished Image

    By Marc Ballon

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For decades, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has successfully worked behind the scenes to influence U.S. policymakers to pass pro-Israel legislation. Supported by some of the country's most politically active voters, AIPAC has become one of the nation's most...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    More Gaza Aid Seen

    The European Union offered to boost aid to the Palestinian Authority for rebuilding the Gaza Strip. E.U. official Benita Ferrero-Waldner said last week that the 25-nation bloc, already the Palestinians' biggest foreign donor, would be willing to increase aid...

  • Faith-Based Hurricane Relief

    By James Besser

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Bush administration is dramatically expanding funding for faith-based groups as part of its hurricane relief efforts, and some Jewish groups are warning that it could blow a big hole in the church-state wall.

    "It's like the levees; once the church-state wall is breached, it's...

  • Jordan King Courts U.S. Jews on Future

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jordan's king believes Jews can play a key role in his campaign to win back the Muslim street.

    "The Amman message," initiated by Abdullah II, brought together scholars from the eight main streams of Islam in July to issue edicts that marginalize terrorists who purport to act in the...

  • Will Warmer View of Israel at U.N. Last?

    By Chanan Tigay

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As he sat in a holding area just off the U.N. General Assembly's historic meeting hall -- the same General Assembly that condemns Israel about 20 times each year -- Ariel Sharon discovered that he had far more friends at the United Nations than he might have known.

    In the minutes...

  • Katrina Touches Off School Voucher War

    By James D. Besser

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Hurricane Katrina recovery effort is turning into the latest front in the bitter war over government aid to parochial schools. And that fight is already putting Jewish church-state groups in an awkward position.

    "On its face, what the administration is proposing is an outrage,"...

  • Letters

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Discussion Difficult

    Bernard Goldberg's response to Rob Eshman's critique turns out to be a fine example of why some conservative voices make intelligent discussion so difficult ("My Work Is Not to Blame for Jew-Haters," Aug. 5).

    Goldberg starts out with, "Usually I only respond to...

  • Iranian Leader Nixes Israel Ties

    By Dan Baron

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Few people in Israel expected a positive turnaround in Iran, but the election of hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of the Islamic republic has raised eyebrows among even the more pessimistic pundits.

    Even before giving his first media conference, the fundamentalist mayor...

  • U.S. Acts Cautiously on Mideast Issues

    By James D. Besser

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It may be the most ideological presidency in recent memory, but on at least one issue, the Bush administration is pure pragmatism.

    As Israel gets set for its summer of disengagement discontent, the administration has responded with a cautious, practical approach that has angered...

  • Entrapment, Surrender and Silence

    By Michael Berenbaum

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    If recent press reports regarding the government case against two former American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) employees are to be believed, then I am increasingly outraged at the government's case, AIPAC's response and the silence of the American Jewish community.

    A word...

  • AIPAC—Let the Sun Shine In

    By James D. Besser

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    By most measures, last week's policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was a success.

    The sessions were substantive and well-led; the speakers top-rank. The large number of under-40 delegates suggested the organization's future is strong.

    Despite...

  • AIPAC and Sharon Get What They Need

    By James Besser

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A troubled but still potent American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) got a boost this week from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who addressed its largest-ever policy conference in Washington, with a record 4,500 delegates gathered for three days of speeches, workshops,...

  • Hezbollah Faces Identity Crisis

    By Gil Sedan

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Hezbollah's most valuable asset in Lebanon's election campaign is none other than its historic foe, Israel.

    On the eve of elections, scheduled to begin May 29, Hezbollah is trying to retain its pose as the ultimate guardian of Lebanese interests vis-á-vis Israel, stoking a flare-up...

  • AIPAC Will Focus on Policy at Gathering

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Inside the massive Washington Convention Center, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be talking about the Gaza Strip withdrawal and the Iranian nuclear threat.

    However, in the hallways and the social gatherings of the American Israel...

  • Briefs

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Bush Expected to OK Palestinian Aid

    President Bush is expected to sign legislation that gives $200 million in aid to support the Palestinians. On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed the supplemental spending bill, which provides aid to support the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

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