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  • Rabbi for the ‘Summer’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When comic Kevin Pollak did standup at his bar mitzvah, the rabbi was his straight man.

    So he laid on the shtick to play Rabbi Jacobsen in Pete Jones' melodramatic film, "Stolen Summer," which opens today in Los Angeles. The comedy-drama follows a Catholic kid bent on converting the...

  • Golan Under Development

    By Tom Tugend

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What is the safest place in Israel?

    The answer, according to Ronnie Lotan, is the Golan, which hasn't had a single terrorist incident since the Heights, captured in 1967, were formally annexed to Israel 20 years ago.

    Lotan, an avuncular looking man of 55, was in town to help organize...

  • Tour of Gratitude

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On the surface, they may not seem to share much in common. Victoria Gendel is a charming, pixyish Russian woman. Elias Inbram is a tall, photogenic Ethiopian male. However, both are Jewish 20-something college students who grew up in small, isolated villages and are now living in...

  • Labor Lore

    By Tom Tugend

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In 1776, printers in New York City organized and declared a strike in support of the newly formed United States of America.

    In 1999, New York physicians led the fight to form a national labor organization in their field.Between these dates, millions upon millions of workers built...

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  • Russians & Gays & Lesbians, Oh My…

    By Tom Tugend

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Paul Koretz, a 44-year-old politician, owns up to an unusual distinction. He is the only member of the city council in the 15-year history of West Hollywood to have a wife and family at home.

    Anywhere else in the country, being married with young children would be considered a plus...

  • Diversity in the Desert

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    For Dr. Jonathan Friedlander, the photography exhibit at UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History evokes vivid memories of the Sunday morning in 1991 he arrived at the central bus station in Be'er Sheva and discovered a place where worlds collide.

    In the photos, soldiers toting Uzis...

  • Preparing for the Worst

    By James D

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Mark Levin knows about as much as anybody about Jews in the former Soviet Union. But sitting in his office during a recent chat with reporters, he admitted he had no easy answers to the toughest question of all: When should Jewish leaders push the panic button and do everything...

  • Culture, High and Low

    By Diane Arieff

    December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    It isn't as though you exactly need a reason to visit the Getty Center. But for those in search of one, we can recommend a gem of an exhibition: the display of works by the famous Russian Jewish artist El Lissitzky (1890-1941).

    Lissitzky was a major figure in the explosion of Russian...

  • The Editor’s Corner

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    My mother is87. Or is it 90? As long as I can remember, I thought that she hadbeen born in 1910, was named Miriam Euffa, and brought here from Kievas a 5-year-old by parents who were educated, and who had been partof what must have been a turn-of-the-century minority:...

  • Israeli Vice

    By Eric Silver

    March 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The young Lithuanian woman in the prison libraryhas the narrow chest, hunched shoulders and wary eyes of someone whohas known poverty and is not sure where the next blow is coming from.She talks to reporters to convince herself that she was not aprostitute, not one by choice anyway.

    ...

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