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  • Garcetti: ‘My support of Israel is kind of an unshakable thing’

    By Jared Sichel

    August 27, 2014 | 11:33 am

    In late June, as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hit his one-year anniversary in the job, local media outlets gave him only passing reviews.

    The Los Angeles Times characterized his governance style thus far as “low-risk,” while the L.A. Daily News said his policies have been...

  • Q&A with Mitch Albom

    November 19, 2013 | 4:57 pm

    Mitch Albom has succeeded in striking an important chord in all of us — the intrinsic human desire to discover what lies beyond, the need to believe that the way we conduct our lives matters and that “the end is not the end,” after all, but another beginning. These intertwined...

  • Q&A with Alan Dershowitz

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 15, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    No one can accuse the ubiquitous Alan Dershowitz of understatement, but the subtitle of his new autobiography, “Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law” (Crown, $28), is a bit misleading. It’s true that Dershowitz’s claim to fame began with his work on a long list of famous cases, but...

  • Q&A with Natan Sharansky

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 4, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    The Russian-born Israeli Natan Sharansky, 65, a former member of the Knesset and now chair of the Jewish Agency, visited Los Angeles last week, hosted jointly by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Beth Jacob Congregation of Beverly Hills. A refusenik who spent years...

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  • Q&A: Philip Roth and the Jews

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 31, 2013 | 4:35 am

    Hana Wirth-Nesher holds the Samuel L. and Perry Haber Chair on the Study of the Jewish Experience in the United States at Tel Aviv University, where she is also professor of English and American studies, and director of the Goldreich Institute for Yiddish Language, Literature, and...

  • Is there a place in religious life for marijuana? Ask Yoseph Needelman

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    December 10, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    After graduating from a Modern Orthodox high school in New York, 30-year-old author Yoseph Needelman moved to Jerusalem to explore the use of marijuana in Jewish tradition. For eight years he bounced around religious institutions, interviewing spiritual leaders to find out if there...

  • Rita, on music and her roots [Q & A]

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 24, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    On Nov. 1, Israel’s most popular and enduring pop icon, Rita Yahan-Farouz, known the world over simply as Rita, will appear at UCLA’s Royce Hall, along with a special band assembled for this tour. She will perform songs from throughout her career, in Hebrew, as well as songs from...

  • There’s more than one way to support the Jewish state

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    In the landscape of American Jewish organizations, The New Israel Fund (NIF) has long occupied a prominent place on the left side of the aisle. Back in 1979, almost three decades before the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby J Street was established, when Peter Beinart was still in...

  • Q&A With Gloria Steinem

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2010 | 5:14 pm

    Gloria Steinem, founder of Ms. Magazine, is a social and political activist and among the foremost leaders of the women’s rights movement in America. In town recently to honor the retirement of Rabbi Sheryl Lewart from Kehillat Israel, Steinem spoke about the feminist myth of...

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