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  • Wanted: Intentional Conversations

    By Rabbi Mark Diamond

    June 20, 2012 | 11:14 am

    Earlier this week I participated in one of my favorite rituals—an “Intentional Conversation.” This annual conclave was launched fourteen years ago by Msgr. Royale Vadakin of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the late Rabbi Alfred Wolf of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Intentional...

  • Webcasts: 30YA’s 2010 Conference - A Call for Iranian Jewish activism

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 17, 2010 | 12:17 pm

    History was made on October 10, 2010 at 30 Years After’s conference on Iranian American Jewish social and political activism in the U.S. The following are just some of the interviews and speeches I captured during my reporting on this conference….


    My interview with 30YA...

  • Webcast: L.A.’s 30YA professionals making summer waves

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 14, 2010 | 2:14 am

    Last week L.A.’s Iranian Jewish young professionals with the 30 Years After Organization (30YA)  came out in full force with an interesting mix of events. Their first even based at a private home in Bel Air featured local elected officials such as L.A. City Councilmember Eric...

  • Call for Jews to shun China Olympics stirs opposition

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    A large group of rabbis spanning Judaism's religious movements says it has an answer to the vexing question of how to send China an Olympic-sized message without harming the interests of athletes or Israel.

    In an appeal issued April 30 and timed for the commemoration of Yom HaShoah,...

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  • Keeping the peace

    By Yehuda Lev

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    My wife Rosie, a professor of history, can be a formidable woman, especially when advancing upon some miscreant, tire iron in hand. That was the scene one midnight some years ago when she came across a man beating his wife in the middle of a Sunland street. Slamming on the brakes,...
  • Persian Jews Dive Into Politics

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took office on July 1, he could have handed out thank-yous to groups all over the city for his Election Day drubbing of incumbent Mayor James Hahn.

    Jews, in all their local permutations, were a big part of Villaraigosa's victory: Orthodox Jews, Valley...

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