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  • Love, Cats, Stealing & Blessings

    By Ilana Angel

    August 20, 2012 | 1:02 pm

    Thank you all for your inquiries about my Englishman.  We are still together and doing great.  He is a remarkable man and has shown me a kindness that I have never known.  He is funny and charming, has a killer accent, and is not anyone I would ever have imagined myself dating.

    He...

  • Shoah, McCain, Ziman vs. Lee, Obama, Pope

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Tinseltown and Shoah

    I was disappointed to see in the review of "Imaginary Witness" the old stereotype of Jewish moguls as cackling Shylocks counting their money from the German market, while their co-religionists were being murdered by Hitler ("How Tinseltown Shaped the Worldview...
  • McCain, Obama, cancer and cows

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    20 Questions With McCain

    It's too bad Rob Eshman didn't ask the "man with the plan" for Iraq the most important question: What his definition of "victory" in Iraq is, and how he plans to achieve it ("20 Questions With John McCain," April 4).

    Lawrence Weinman
    Los Angeles



    Letter to...
  • Israeli entry ‘Mud’ wins at Sundance

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    'Mud' Wins at Sundance

    Two Israeli films taking critical looks at the Jewish state's society and institutions have won major prizes at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah.

    "Sweet Mud," or "Adama Meshugaat" in Hebrew, a top-grossing film in Israel, follows a...

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  • L.A. Times in turmoil: is it good for the Jews?

    By Bill Boyarsky

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Thinking about the mess at the Los Angeles Times, I can't help but raise the question we usually bring to matters great and small. How does it affect the Jews?

    The paper is going through hard times. The owner, Tribune Co., unhappy with the paper's substantial profits, ordered...
  • Defining Family

    By Yehuda Lev

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A few months ago, in these pages, I described a brief visit to Los Angeles to attend the wedding of my daughter, Dafna, 42, and

    her fiancé, Scott, 36 ("Father of the Bride," July 11). It was a first marriage for both and celebrated without benefit of clergy -- Scott being Christian...

  • Ask Wendy

    By Wendy Belzberg

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Family Friend's New Beau Not Welcome at Wedding

    Dear Wendy,

    Close family friends have recently separated after 20 years of marriage -- the wife left her husband for someone else. She won't go anywhere without him and is intent on making sure that her friends recognize them...

  • New Releases Keep Shoah an Open Book

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "The secret of redemption is remembrance," as a sign announces in Israel's Yad Vashem, an institution dedicated to remembering the Holocaust. Books, too, are in service of memory, inspiring readers to think again and anew -- and to fight forgetfulness. As Yom HaShoah approaches, the...

  • Dear Rabbi

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Remarriage After Divorce



    Dear Rabbi,

    When can a woman remarry after divorce?

    Katherine



    Dear Katherine,

    Since marriage is itself a religious enactment (called kiddushin in Hebrew), it requires a religious ceremony to terminate a Jewish marriage. And since rabbis also act as...

  • Ask Wendy

    By Wendy Belzberg

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Is It Too Late?

    Dear Wendy,

    A close friend of my parents passed away six months ago and I never wrote a card or paid a shiva call. Is it too late to right this wrong, tactfully?

    Belated Condolence Conundrum

    Dear Belated,

    Your dilemma is a familiar one. Most people --...

  • Ask Wendy

    By Wendy Belzberg

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Accentuate the Negative

    Dear Wendy,

    My 7-year-old son has chosen as his best friends two of the rudest boys I have ever met. The words "please" and "thank you" have yet to cross their lips; each request begins with "give me" or "I want," and that is only the beginning. Is it...

  • Land of a Thousand Titles

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Jonathan Foer's award-winning book, "Everything Is Illuminated," is a fictionalized road trip to a Ukrainian shtetl, mirroring the young author's own family history quest. Crime fiction writer Rochelle Krich, the Orthodox daughter of Holocaust survivors, is starting a new series with...

  • Daily News Cartoon Provokes Anger, Apology

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    An editorial cartoon that ran on the Editorials & Letters page of the Los Angeles Daily News on Dec. 21 outraged readers with an image that confused as much as it provoked.

    Cartoonist Patrick O'Connor offended readers with his "View From The Valley" one-panel political cartoon. The...

  • Grammar Police

    By Teresa Strasser

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    My name is Teresa Strasser and I've made grammatical errors.

    My story begins with a piece I wrote several months ago. Give me a second, I need to compose myself.

    It's hard to admit this, even to a group as supportive and nurturing as you. Let me just take a deep breath. Okay, here...