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  • The ‘Smell-Prejudiced’ Plumbers

    By Melanie Chartoff

    July 11, 2011 | 1:57 pm

    I come from the cutting edge county of New Haven, Connecticut. Sure, our area’s best known for patrician, classy old stuff like Yale University, the Shubert Theater, and historical Revolutionary War artifacts all over the place, but In terms of gossipy graffiti and verbal bullying,...

  • Time has come to stress Islam’s positive side

    By Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The following is an excerpt from a speech Rabbi Eric Yoffie delivered Aug. 3 to the Islamic Society of North America's 44th annual convention in Chicago. Yoffie is president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest Jewish religious movement in North America, consisting of more...
  • Class Notes - National Nachas for Shalhevet

    By Julie G Fax

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Shalhevet School is on a winning streak, bringing the Los Angeles yeshiva high school to national prominence in the areas of ethics, politics and sports.

    Shalhevet is the only Jewish school and the only school in Los Angeles included in a national report on how to produce students...

  • Don’t Ignore the Quiet Majority of Muslims

    By Salam Al-Marayati

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Most Muslims -- and especially American Muslims -- cannot fairly be accused of hypersensitivity when it comes to the Danish cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad. That's because most Muslims have not overreacted, despite the stereotypic images served up by the media. In fact, most...

  • Enrichment Briefs

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Art and Yoga for Youngsters

    The University of Judaism is hosting ArtYoga for youngsters this summer, a two-week program in July that combines art and physical discipline in way that helps kids learn self-awareness, self-control, empathy and empathy skills. Camp will culminate in an...

  • Prince’s Nazi Uniform Spotlights Problem

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Prince Harry's Nazi uniform costume might have outraged the world, but most of his British peers can't see what all the fuss is about. In the days following the furor (no pun intended), a poll published by the Sunday Mirror newspaper showed that although 71 percent of those...

  • Q & A With Al Pacino

    By Ivor Davis

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    "The Godfather's" Michael Corleone has taken a crack at Shylock. Oscar-winner Al Pacino -- always a daring actor -- steps into the shoes of Shakespeare's notorious moneylender in the latest big-screen version of the Bard's classic, "The Merchant of Venice."

    Directed by Michael...

  • Countering the Family Values Monopoly

    By Rabbi David Ellenson

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In his State of the Union address, President Bush signaled his intent to make "family values" a centerpiece of the 2004 presidential campaign.

    His belief that "the sanctity of the family" needs to be defended from the "threat" that gay and lesbian couples ostensibly pose to...

  • Q & A With Larry King

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Larry King is as known for sitting hunched over a microphone, schmoozing with everyone who is anyone, as he is for wearing big black glasses and suspenders over shirt sleeves. But as the TV icon approaches the big 7-0 (his birthday is Nov. 19), he's increasingly wearing something...

  • Your Letters

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Peace Rally

    Readers of David Finnigan's article, "Just a Peace Rally? Read the Fine Print," (Sept. 26), may have been left with the erroneous impression that the Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) did not support the recent "End the Occupation" rally in Hollywood primarily "out of...

  • Education Briefs

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Catholic Teachers Learn About Holocaust

    Fourth-grade teacher Humberto De La Rosa had never heard of the term "anti-Semitic." Like most of his students at St. Malachy, a Catholic school in South Los Angeles, which is 75 percent black and 25 percent Latino, the educator had little...

  • Murky Borders

    By Rob Eshman

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For the great majority of Jews living in Los Angeles, anti-Semitism is a lot like clean air: We know it exists elsewhere, we just haven't encountered much of it ourselves.

    That inexperience is one reason why so many of us have a problem defining the border between anti-Zionism and...

  • If Seeing Is Believing, Who’s Seeing?

    By Akiva Gottlieb

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As an amateur film critic, I pride myself on being able to separate the subject from the art. To paraphrase Roger Ebert, a movie is not about what it's about; it's about how it's about what it's about. In past years, I've enjoyed wonderful films about heroin use, pedophilia and...

  • The More Things Change

    By Paula Amann

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Steve Glickman, Jewish Student Association (JSA) president at Georgetown University, is battling "muffled intolerance on campus." He gives a small but chilling example.

    "Yesterday, when we were passing out blue ribbons... against intolerance and for diversity, two students approached...

  • Up Front

    February 19, 1998 | 6:59 pm

    Rabbi MichaelBeals (above) was disturbed by press reports after arson fires at twolocal Orthodox synagogues. Left, a book damaged in the blaze.Photo at left by Peter Halmagyi

    Rabbi Michael Beals of B'nai Tikvah Congregation,a Conservative synagogue in Westchester, was disturbed when...