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  • Disputed Film Draws Muted Response

    By Marc Ballon

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    For Rabbi Marvin Hier, suicide bombings are the modern-day plague. The founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center so condemns these acts of terror that he spoke to the late Pope John Paul II, Jordan's King Abdullah II and the chancellor of Austria to enlist their support in...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Shining Lights

    The Jewish Federation's Young Leadership Division put a cool spin on Chanukah with "Latkes and Blackjack" at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood. The usually dark alternative music club had a cheery holiday makeover as dreidels and chocolate gelt were spread across...

  • Moshe Salem: Giving a Voice to Israelis

    By Amy Klein

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm


    There's a worn American flag hanging in the second-story window of Moshe Salem's stately Valley Village home.

    Which is strange if you think about it, since much of Salem's existence is centered around Israel. He's Israeli, his wife is Israeli, as are their four kids. Most...

  • Community Briefs

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Hillary Clinton to Speak on Forgiveness at Temple

    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) will speak on Yom Kippur, Oct. 13, at Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills.

    Clinton will deliver a 10-12 minute speech on forgiveness, as part of Rabbi David Baron's "living sermons," which...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, June 4

    Today, galerie yoramgil launches "introductions," a three-month endeavor to present six new artists to the public. View the diverse works of painters Zeev Ben-Dor, Yuri Katz, Nona Orbach, Paul Abbott and Mary Leipziger, and the bronze sculptures of Immi...

  • Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    Jokes, Lights and Songs

    The Israel advocacy group StandWithUs filled the University of Judaism's main auditorium for its Dec. 5 Festival of Lights concert. Actor-comedian Larry Miller hosted the event on crutches, and provided a light comic stream amid the tributes and music. He...

  • Teen Victims Tell Their Stories

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On June 1, 2001, Larisa Azyaski stood with her best friend Irina Nepomnyaschy among a sea of teenagers clamoring to get into the Dolphinarium, a popular Tel Aviv club. Suddenly, the place exploded. A suicide bomber detonated himself, and Azyaski saw only darkness in front of her. She...

  • Kosher Pig-Out

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine if hitting the restaurants was a mitzvah. For one day, at least, it will be. Finally, the guilt-free excuse to overeat you've been looking for. On May 4, the Sunday before Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day), Eat-4-Israel, a campaign created by yeshiva high schoolers,...

  • Match Lights Way for Terror Victim Aid

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli soldier Monique Goldwasser was not expected to live after a Palestinian bus driver deliberately struck her and other soldiers while they waited at a bus stop on Feb. 14, 2001.

    "I thought, 'If Monique lives, I'll become the voice and face of all victims of terror in...

  • Into the Mainstream

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "What you see before you are modern-day partisans," said Roz Rothstein at a Oct. 19 dinner co-sponsored by StandWithUs and Media Line honoring former U.N. Ambassador Alan Keyes. Rothstein, founder and president of StandWithUs, was speaking of her organizations' board members, but she...

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