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  • Why Pope Francis has given religion a good name again

    September 25, 2015 | 8:52 am

    This is a momentous week — not only because it is Judaism’s most sacred season, but also because as we welcome 5776, we in North America are also welcoming Pope Francis, one of the most inspiring religious leaders of our time.

    Rather than hiding in medieval liturgical texts, this...

  • What do Eli Broad and Matt Weiner have in common? They’re for the Iran deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 14, 2015 | 8:46 am

    “Under negotiated terms, there’s never been a better nuclear deal created in the history of the world,” film producer Lawrence Bender declared from a beach in the Hamptons.

    Bender is one of 98 leaders from L.A.’s Jewish community, including internationally renowned architect...

  • Rice Promises More Mideast Presence

    By James D. Besser

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    U.S. Mideast policy during the second Bush administration will be even more focused on the White House, with a new secretary of state who will be more directly involved in implementing the president's policies.

    That was one message Condoleezza Rice, the president's choice to...

  • Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Daniel Pearl's Father Honored

    The father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl said he is working to "turn tragedy into life-affirming" experiences. Judea Pearl made the comment Monday in New York as he was honored by the American Jewish World Service. Along with his wife, Ruth, Judea...

  • Valley Secession: An Inside Look

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Zev Yaroslavsky has served on the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) since its inception in 1998. This experience, plus eight years as a Los Angeles County supervisor representing both sides of the Santa Monica Mountains, and a councilman before that, has made him one of the...

  • ‘Neighbors’

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Responding to widespread debate over Poles' participation in a 1941 massacre of Jews, Poland's political and religious leaders are calling on Polish citizens to confront their past.

    "We have an obligation to honor the memory of the victims and to establish the truth," Prime Minister...