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  • COMMUNITY BRIEFS: Child Abuse, Christian University Jewish Program, Lee Baca

    April 16, 2009 | 2:40 am

    Reports: Child Abuse on the Rise

    In the last several months, reports from around the country have been confirming what child welfare experts feared: Economic hard times bring a drastic increase in child abuse and domestic violence. Newspapers nationally are reporting 30 percent to...

  • African AIDS fight uses Israeli circumcision skills

    By Dina Kraft

    November 26, 2008 | 6:07 pm

    In a clinic in Swaziland, Israeli doctors have been training their counterparts in male circumcision, hoping expertise in the ancient technique will help in the battle against the modern scourge of AIDS.

    The United Nations announced last year that the procedure could reduce the rate...

  • Sculpture? It’s a Klapper! Ballet in Bel Air

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On the Town

    Dr. Robert Klapper is one amazing guy. He's a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon whose patients include Dustin Hoffman, Sasha Baron Cohen and Brett Ratner. He holds numerous patents for surgical tools. He is an avid surfer. He sculpts pietas out of imported Italian marble...

  • How one Boston synagogue met the challenge of the cantor’s sexual abuse

    By Richard Greenberg

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As an attorney representing several victims of sexually predatory Catholic priests, Mark Itzkowitz has witnessed the church's pedophilia scandal from an almost too-close-for-comfort vantage point.

    "Some of the details are absolutely horrifying," said Itzkowitz, 49, who lives in the...

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  • What’s So Bad About Torture?

    By Arnold Steinberg

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Suppose your child were kidnapped.

    She is buried alive with a limited air supply. Police arrest one of the kidnappers. Indeed, he was on a store videotape luring the child and then abducting her. Witnesses saw him put the child in a car. His handwriting is on the ransom note. He...

  • Israel Security Experts Advise L.A.

    By Mike Levy

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The topic was terrorism. "How underprepared are we in the U.S.?"

    "Very."

    That exchange, between an emergency care physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Dr. Jonathan Halevy, director of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, was part of an ongoing effort in Los...

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