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  • Visiting scholars examine Jewish identity of Jewish state

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 20, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    Eight religious and social leaders from Israel will visit Los Angeles synagogues May 6-7 to engage in conversation about the state of religious Zionism. The Shabbaton, hosted by Religious Zionists of Los Angeles in honor of Israel’s 63rd year of independence, will have speakers in...

  • Holocaust Denier Gets a Free Pass

    By Neal Sher

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Despite the smiling images from Sharm el-Sheikh, the fact is that Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, has taken no demonstrable steps to dismantle and disarm the vast Palestinian terror networks, end the incitement or arrest terrorists. And although his...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Southwest Chamber Music performs works by musicians on the fringes of society in their latest series, "Exiles and Outcasts: Vienna and Hollywood." Six concerts at three different venues feature music by Third Reich exiles Eric Zeisl and Hanns Eisler along with pieces by...

  • Israeli History the Dershowitz Way

    By Adam Rubin

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "The Case For Israel," by Alan Dershowitz (John Wiley & Sons, $19.95).

    Alan Dershowitz's new book describes an Israel no Israeli would recognize, an impossibly virtuous country whose intentions are always pure, whose conduct is forever above reproach, and whose rare misdeeds can be...

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  • Keys to the ‘Kingdom’

    By Tom Tugend

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "The ideals that form the moral compass of Western civilization, the belief that every human being has value, the belief that no one is above the law, the belief that how each of us treats our fellow human beings matters -- these were all the gifts of the Jews."

    So declares Carl...

  • Jewish Studies Popular With Non-Jews Around the World

    By Tom Tugend

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Contrary to widespread fears of a rising global wave of anti-Semitism, "we, as Jews, have many more friends than we think we have," said professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, president of the Association of Jewish Studies, which recently held its 34th annual meeting in Los Angeles.

    The...

  • Much Moola for New Look at YULA

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For Rabbi Marvin Hier, the new $12.6 million YULA (Yeshiva University of Los Angeles) boys' school building gives him both a feeling of pride and a twinge of envy.

    "This is a dream come true, but I am also absolutely envious that they can have a building like this," said the dean of...

  • Community Scholar

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Driven by a personal desire for intellectual growth, Arie Katz set out last year to attract to Orange County the sort of eminent Jewish scholars that few synagogues can afford to woo on their own.

    With little more than his own chutzpah and considerable networking skills, the Newport...

  • Is There Truth in Archaeology?

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Pack up your Passover dishes for good. The Exodus, according to some modern university scholars and liberal rabbis, never really happened. That's what the Los Angeles Times told us in great detail last week in a long article published at the end of the holiday. But the piece, while...

  • Torah Makes Dangerous Trek

    By Jeanine Mercer

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    A group of female Jewish scholars recently danced joyously with a 200-year-old Iraqi tradition -- a Torah once held prisoner by Saddam Hussein.

    "Here ye! Here ye! Here comes the Sefer Torah!" the women of the Drisha Institute exclaimed at the arrival of the Torah, which had made a...

  • Sinai Temple Opens Center for Judaic Studies

    By Rob Eshman

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    With a faculty of noted scholars, Sinai Temple has adapted an "adult education" program with an eclectic curriculum that is carefully designed to satisfy a wide range of interests, from serious courses in Jewish spirituality, and discussions of the Jew's role in Society to special...
  • Cover Story: Grandparenting

    By Ruth Stroud

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Left, Flora and Vernon Stroud with two of their fivegrandchildren, Laura and Jonathan, in 1991.

    The Family Melting Pot

    By Ruth Stroud, Staff Writer

    Three generations of Grahams.

     

    Is there such a thing as a "typical" Jewishgrandparent in America? When I thought about this impossibly...

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