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  • Afghanistan’s turning point

    September 7, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    It was a decade ago that a number of terrorists conducted the most horrifying attack on the United States. They hit two big planes into the World Trade Center, targeted the Pentagon with a third, and, in a failed attempt, crashed a fourth in Pennsylvania, all together killing...

  • Lee Baca: Talk to people—Then arrest the right ones

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 7, 2011 | 2:01 pm

    For many, the world changed on Sept. 11, 2001. For Lee Baca, who had been elected Los Angeles County Sheriff three years earlier, his job changed, too.

    “It had to change radically,” Baca said.

    In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, it was Baca’s job to tamp down tensions...

  • Opinion: 9/11, 10 years later

    By Rob Eshman

    September 7, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    When I was in New York last week, I prowled Ground Zero. I couldn’t actually touch it — the entire site is now a massive construction zone, a concatenation of Shanghais, encircled in chain link, surrounded by uniformed officers of the New York City Police Department.

    I crossed...

  • Opinion: Politics on the bimah

    September 7, 2011 | 1:06 pm

    Every year, without fail, there are congregants who take me to task for not dealing with certain issues from the pulpit. Whether it is health care or a mosque at Ground

    Zero, illegal immigration or the war in Iraq, people have wanted me to address these issues — and I won’t, not...

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  • Opinion: Memorializing Sept. 11

    September 7, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    As we reach the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, there is a fundamental problem in the task of its memorialization and remembrance.

    On Sept. 11, 2011, a decade after the attacks, there is no closure. The legacy of 9/11 remains unclear.

    Permit me to explain why: There is a...

  • Sept. 7-Sept. 14

    By Ryan Torok

    September 7, 2011 | 11:54 am

    Sunday, Sept. 11 -  9/11: 10 years later

    “BEYOND 9/11: PORTRAITS OF RESILIENCE”
    HBO, in association with Time magazine, debuts this new documentary 10 years to the minute after the first attack on the World Trade Center. The hour-long film features testimonials from U.S. leaders,...

  • Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about 9/11 persist

    September 6, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Osama bin Laden is dead. A new skyscraper is rising at the site of the old World Trade Center. U.S. troops are withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Ten years later, the physical legacies of 9/11 attacks are fading into history. Yet the conspiracy theories about who “really”...

  • Opinion: Eradicating torture should be the legacy of Sept. 12

    September 1, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    What is the legacy of 9/11? As we approach the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we have a chance as a nation to reflect on more than just our own stories of what happened that day.

    One theme that has emerged is “Remember Sept. 12” because it was the day after the...

  • Dept. of Remembrance: Watching over the 9/11 dead with shmira

    September 1, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    It was an ominous hum.

    A dozen refrigerated trucks loaded with the body parts of victims of the 9/11 attacks filled a cavernous tent across the street from the Office of the City Medical Examiner, their low-pitched buzz an eerie soundtrack to the solemn work being carried out at the...

  • For Daniel Agami, 9/11 attack was a call to service—and to tragic destiny

    August 31, 2011 | 2:28 pm

    Daniel Agami was working as a disc jockey in South Florida when the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 changed the trajectory of his life.

    Suddenly it didn’t feel like performing at events and parties for well-known entertainers was all Agami, then 22, could be doing with his talents. For...

  • Solving a grim Jewish quandary after the attacks: Avoiding agunah problems for 9/11 widows

    August 31, 2011 | 11:25 am

    When unthinkable disaster struck a decade ago and close to 3,000 people were murdered at the World Trade Center, the scale of destruction created a unique challenge for victims’ families: identification of the dead.

    With only fragmented human remains and degraded DNA left in the...

  • Solving a grim Jewish quandary after the attacks: Avoiding agunah problems for 9/11 widows

    August 25, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    When unthinkable disaster struck a decade ago and close to 3,000 people were murdered at the World Trade Center, the scale of destruction created a unique challenge for victims’ families: identification of the dead.

    With only fragmented human remains and degraded DNA left in the...

  • After Norway and before 9/11 anniversary, U.S. answers questions about homegrown threats

    August 9, 2011 | 11:37 am

    With the Norway attacks fresh in mind and the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks fast approaching, are U.S. authorities paying attention to the right kinds of threats?

    The fear is that with polarization intensifying in America, extremists might mark the 10th anniversary of...

  • Bin Laden's killing raises immediate questions of security

    May 2, 2011 | 10:24 am

    For years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans waited in fear for the next strike by al-Qaida on U.S. soil. But the ensuing decade has seen no more major terrorist attacks in the United States.

    Now, with the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan by...

  • JCC leader advising couple behind Islamic center

    August 23, 2010 | 10:45 am

    The head of the Manhattan JCC is advising the effort to build an Islamic cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero.

    Rabbi Joy Levitt, executive director of the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, is calling on Jewish and Christian institutions to accept the couple behind the...

  • We remember 9/11

    By The Web Guy

    September 11, 2008 | 4:43 am

    At our regular Wednesday morning editorial meeting, I asked my colleagues to e-mail me any thoughts they'd like to share on today's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    Here's what they sent:



    Just days into the start of my senior year, I sat in my fourth period Spanish class when I...
  • A Brutal Awakening

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It is a hot August day, a steamy morning among the tree-lined streets in Granada Hills. I could be looking at the trees or the friendly rows of houses, but all I see is the parents.

    About 100 or so men and women are being held back by the police line that has been set up around the...

  • Remember Sept. 11 the Jewish Way

    By Joel Haber

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I've always had a difficult time assimilating tragedy, and although it hit much closer to home for me, Sept. 11 was not much different.

    Even though it touched people all around me, and I was definitely affected, it still did not seem as intense or painful as it should have been.

    I...

  • Sept. 11 From the D.C. Perspective

    By Ivor Davis

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Lionel Chetwynd called the White House Press Office to request an interview with the president, he got lucky.

    Very lucky.

    The Los Angeles-based writer-producer had hit a brick wall on his script about how President Bush and his Cabinet acted hours following the catastrophic...

  • Law and Order

    By Rabbi Allen I. Freehling

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In a Sept. 11 New York Times Op-Ed piece by Thomas L. Friedman on the feelings of angst that linger a year after Sept. 11, 2001, the distinguished columnist reports that he turned to Rabbi Tzvi Marx, a teacher in the Netherlands. Here's what Marx told Friedman:

    "To some extent, we...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Committee Wants Inspection of Western Wall

    A U.N. group offered to inspect a portion of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that could soon collapse. It is unclear whether Israel will accept the offer from the group, which is affiliated with UNESCO. In a letter to Israeli Prime...

  • Independence Day

    By Uri D. Herscher

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    What to Americans is the real significance of the Fourth of July? Part of the answer may lie in the confluence of the American and the Jewish experience. This Fourth of July weekend, we are especially aware of many parallels between American and Jewish history, recurrent themes of...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Kollel's New Home

    More than 500 people gathered for the dedication of Kollel Los Angeles' new home at 7216 Beverly Blvd., in the heart of the Beverly-Fairfax-Hancock Park communities. Rabbi Matisyahu Solomon addressed the crowd at the Chanukat Habayis dedication. Kollel, headed by...

  • Terror Strikes Home

    By Tom Tugend

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    September 11, 2001
    LOS ANGELES - Word of the terrorist attacks reached Angelenos when they turned on their radios at breakfast time and the Jewish community immediately went on heightened alert.

    The Jewish Federation building, the nerve center of the Jewish...

  • Deja vu

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    September 11, 2001.

    This morning, America woke up to the same nightmare that my parents did on February 6, 1985. On that morning, my parents in Los Angeles heard the news that a suicide bomber had attacked an Israel Defense Forces convoy in Southern Lebanon. Reports of casualties...

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