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  • Survivor, storyteller, celebrity, sage: Elie Wiesel at 85

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 24, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    When talking about Elie Wiesel, who turns 85 on Sept. 30, it is far too easy to fall into a list of superlatives. 

    As a child who survived Auschwitz and other concentration camps, Wiesel witnessed more death and more horrors than most human beings ever will. A onetime journalist...

  • Reaganism, Capitalism and Sheilaism

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 5, 2013 | 11:27 am

    If mice can have false memories planted in their brains by scientists, as the journal Science reported recently, then I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that cultures can have false memories planted in their brains by politicians and their media enablers.

    What brings this to mind...

  • Out of Reagan’s shadow

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    September 12, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    Even though this is going to be a very close presidential election, maybe closer than in 2008, the Democratic convention of 2012 revealed a party that is stronger today than the dynamic gathering of hope and change that nominated Barack Obama four years ago. For the first time...

  • Will the Jews vote for a losing Romney?‎

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 8, 2012 | 11:59 am

    A compilation of many previous posts plus some new comments has been made into a long ‎feature and published in the print edition under the headline So, How Many Jews ‎will Vote for Mitt Romney? ‎

    The extended article ends with the following paragraph:‎

    If Romney gets half...

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  • 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...

  • Reagan’s chanukiyot light up exhibition

    By Ryan E. Smith

    December 14, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Reminders of an evil empire are on display now at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, and they’re not just related to the Soviet Union.

    Instead, 11 menorahs given to the 40th president during his time in office call to mind a struggle for freedom that...

  • Keeping up: Ronald Reagan foundation, Walk to end genocide, Yom Hashoah, It takes a woman fundraiser

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 28, 2010 | 6:03 pm

    Jewish World Watch drew more than 2,500 people to its fourth annual Walk to End Genocide on April 18. The two-mile walk around Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills raised $175,000 for the people of Darfur, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


    Mort Zuckerman,...

  • Treasury Mainstreams Dramatic Plights

    By Ethan Kanfer

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Published plays -- especially those in anthologies -- tend to be dismissed by the casual browser as specialty items, of interest only to students of theater history or to actors in search of audition material. Ellen Schiff and Michael Posnick clearly had something else in mind when...

  • Ronald Reagan

    By Ron Kampeas

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ronald Reagan's presidency was a time when U.S. Jewish power grew to new levels of influence -- and when Jews learned of its limits.

    Thanks to Reagan, who died Saturday at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's, the years 1981-1989 saw the consolidation of bipartisan support...

  • Timeline of Reagan, Key Jewish Events

    By Journal Staff

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The following are key events in the Ronald Reagan presidency focusing on his Middle East policy and relations with the American Jewish community:


    Nov. 4, 1980:

    Reagan is elected president with 39 percent of the Jewish vote. Incumbent President Jimmy Carter receives 45 percent of the...

  • One Actor’s Influence

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I can't remember many Jews around Ronald Reagan when I met him at the very start of his political career. Politics were simple. Jews were Democrats. Republicans were from country clubs that didn't admit Jews.

    Reagan seemed unconnected to all that. His experience with Jews was far...

  • Reaganesque

    By Rob Eshman

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Now, every American politician is going to try say Ronald Reagan's shoes fit him or her the best. But --surprise, surprise -- the man who most easily slips into the late American president's shoes these days is not an American, but an Israeli.

    The onslaught of coverage following...

  • Reagan Had Strong Ties to Jewish L.A.

    By David Finnigan

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Reagan Revolution that gave the late president unprecedented national Jewish support had strong roots among Southern California's Jewish philanthropists and political strategists.

    Ronald Reagan's relations with Jews in the 1980s were cemented by his principled support for Israel...

  • Opportunities Ahead—Maybe

    By James D. Besser

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Talk to Jewish Republicans these days and you hear a palpable sense of coming out of the wilderness.

    After an agonizing eight years -- with Bill Clinton in the White House and Jews snapping back to their traditional allegiance to the Democrats -- things may be changing, they believe....

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