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  • Brands make lousy lovers

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 8, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    What brand doesn’t belong on this list?  Amazon, Uber, Yelp, Hillary.

    It’s a trick question. They all belong. In recent days, they’ve all been making it harder for their fans to love them.

    I loved Amazon at first sight. Later, when it killed Borders, I forgave it, and called it...

  • Israel in Wonderland

    By Roberta Fahn Schoffman

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    These days, I feel a little like Alice falling down a deep dark hole and landing in a world turned so upside down that right is wrong and wrong is everywhere.

    Just when you think it can't be any more topsy-turvy in Israel than it already is, the president addresses the nation with...

  • Spirit Up, Tally Down on Super Sunday

    By Marc Ballon

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Leon Weinstin has spent much of his life fighting on behalf of the Jewish people.

    In his late 20s, he participated in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against the Nazis and somehow managed to escape a near-certain death. Later, he immigrated to the United States, opened a successful...

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  • Ronald Reagan

    By Ron Kampeas

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ronald Reagan's presidency was a time when U.S. Jewish power grew to new levels of influence -- and when Jews learned of its limits.

    Thanks to Reagan, who died Saturday at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's, the years 1981-1989 saw the consolidation of bipartisan support...

  • ‘Show & Tel’ Dials the Right Artwork

    By Marc Ballon

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Show & Tel: Art of Connection," the Zimmer Children's Museum's exhibition of 179 telephones decorated and deconstructed by painters, sculptors, politicians, athletes and others, features an array of artworks ranging from the whimsical to the confrontational.

    Grouped by such themes...

  • Rites Launch Israel Tolerance Museum

    By Tom Tugend

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Amid a gaggle of Israeli security guards, bustling volunteers and California Highway Patrol officers wired up to communicate with who knows whom, Rabbi Abraham Cooper runs around the first two of about 50 rows of plastic seats temporarily set up in Jerusalem's Cats Square.

    "Bring me...

  • A Few Jews Focus on Props, Too

    By David Finnigan

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With a few notable exceptions, Jewish politicians, activists and community leaders are getting into the controversies over Propositions 53 and 54 late and lackadaisically, having focused most of their attention and fundraising efforts on the recall election.

    Proposition 54, The...

  • Intifada Gains Palestinians Nothing

    By Leslie Susser

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli society has been bruised and brutalized by two years of Palestinian terror and violence, but as the intifada enters its third year, it has brought the Palestinians no political gain whatsoever.

    On the contrary, there is far less on the table for the Palestinians than when...

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