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  • Why Some Jews Hate the L.A. Times

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On April 1, Los Angeles County children's social worker Jules Weingart sent the Los Angeles Times a letter protesting its predilection for calling Palestinian suicide-bombers "militants." As a courtesy, Weingart attached a list of normative definitions of the terms "militant,"...

  • L.A.‘s Hidden Battalions

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    High-power Israeli Defense Force (IDF) squads have been traveling to choice tourist destinations worldwide this summer, but not for vacation.

    According to reports on Y-Net, the Web site for the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot, the squads were scouting projected sites for...

  • Jan Perry Puts Down Roots

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    So whaddaya know? The election is over, we've got a new mayor, and no sign yet of the apocalypse the other candidates promised would befall this city, no matter who won. Newly minted 9th District Councilwoman Jan Perry knew it was a new day when, shortly after her own election, Jim...

  • Hidden Stacks

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Read any good Hebrew books lately?

    If you live in the Valley -- we'll assume you read Hebrew -- you'll most likely have picked up the latest Ram Oren techno-thriller or Naomi Ragen frummie-potboiler at the recently opened Steimatzky bookstore on Ventura Boulevard near Corbin.

    Another...

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  • Postethnic Antisemitism

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Just when we thought it was safe to proclaim the mayoral campaign free from the kind of race-baiting that has tainted previous runs for City Hall, we get this bogus automated telephone message, falsely attributed to Republican candidate Steve Soboroff, attesting to his supposed...

  • One on One With James Hahn

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Aping the famous Army recruitment commercials, the mayoral candidates have all urged Los Angeles to "be all you can be." But City Attorney James Hahn, ostensibly the one shoo-in for the run-off election in June, has come up with a novel approach to realizing his own mayoral...

  • One on One With Joel Wachs

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    He says he's 61, but you wouldn't know it either to look at him or the paper-shrouded desk in his downtown office. After half a life crusading, his batteries retain their charge even as his office space threatens to succumb to the ever-encroaching mudslide of municipal files. I am...

  • A National Unity Government for L.A.

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The more time I spend trailing the Los Angeles mayoral candidates, the more I find myself musing about rehabilitating the commissariat as a form of government. Or, failing such "Red Dawn"/"Red Alert" scenarios, perhaps we might seek something akin to the national unity administration...

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