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...
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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...
February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm
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...
December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pmA 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...
October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pmWith 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...
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...