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  • Editorial Cartoon: House half full

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 30, 2013 | 2:56 pm

    House

  • Poll: Center-left bloc could tie Netanyahu-led bloc at 46 seats

    January 18, 2013 | 9:11 am

    Israel could see a left-wing coalition to match the right-wing bloc’s 46 projected seats, according to the last poll before Jan. 22 elections.

    The poll, based on a survey of 1,000 adults, predicts 32 seats for the united Likud-Beiteinu ticket, 14 seats for Naftali Bennett’s...

  • How Hollywood’s biggest politicos leaned right, not left

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    March 14, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple, Sony Bono, George Murphy and Arnold Schwarzenegger are all entertainers who launched their political careers in California, and they are all Republicans. Indeed, aside from Al Franken, no prominent Democratic officeholder on the scene today started out...

  • Rightward swing in Hungarian elections

    April 12, 2010 | 11:00 am

    A far right party, Jobbik, won 26 seats in Hungarian parliamentary elections Sunday, to the dismany of Hungarian and European Jewish leaders.

    The winner in Sunday’s election was the conservative Fidesz party and its ally the Christian People’s Party, which together took 206 seats...

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  • Radical right resents judges and juries

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The right-wing effort to defeat independent-minded judges has reached the usually peaceful second floor of the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles, home of the 2nd District Court of Appeal.

    The justices' office suite is a quiet place, insulated from the noise of...

  • Exercise your right to read—without censorship

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The last week of September is Banned Books Week. Ever read a book from the "Harry Potter" series or "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"? Then you've read a banned book -- a book taken off of shelves in a classroom or library at one time because people complained about it....
  • Why Are We Jews?

    By Rabbi Asher Brander

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Biblical stories are in our present -- in the cheder we cried when we learned of the sale of Joseph -- and we rejoiced in his ascendancy to power. There was a freshness, a vigor, a nearness, which we felt in that drama." -- Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveichik

    Oh to be a fly on the wall of...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The Fight for Freedom

    In last week's Torah Portion, the Israelites sat back and watched as God brought seven plagues upon the Egyptians. This week, in Parshat Bo, we read of the last three plagues. All of a sudden, the Israelites are told that they must help God in the last plague...

  • Heart to Heart With ‘South Beach’ Doc

    By Soriya Daniels

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Carbohydrate-filled days are over. Almost everyone is on the Atkins or Zone Diet. That is unless they've deserted them for The South Beach Diet, which proposes eating the "right carbs" and the "right fats" along with protein, giving dieters the best of both worlds.

    This extremely...

  • Beyond Left and Right in Israel

    By Ami Nahshon

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When it comes to politics in Israel, left and right rarely agree. In a country where even sports teams are aligned with political parties, there is

    one issue that should unite Israelis and their American supporters from across the political spectrum: the need to foster opportunity...

  • From the Mouths of Babes

    By Joan G Friedman

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    How Do You Decide Whom to Marry?

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    •You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10

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    •No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to...

  • Superflirt

    By Carin Davis

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Faster than a benching rabbi. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall bachelors in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's SuperFlirt.

    That's right, I'm spending three days in San Diego at Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention....

  • Exit Strategy

    By Mark Miller

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After 10 extremely passionate months together, Amanda decided to end our relationship. She thought it through very carefully and took the steps she felt were necessary to break things off. There was just one small step she overlooked -- telling me.

    So here's how I found out: Coming...

  • Condemning the Vote

    By Julie Wiener

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's bad for Jewish unity, but not as bad as the decision to recognize the children of Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers as Jews.

    That's how Orthodox and Conservative rabbis are viewing the Reform movement's recent decision last week to affirm the right of its rabbis to officiate...

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