What does it mean to be a nomadic people? For most of our long history, Jews have been nomads. It’s only recently that we’ve started to settle down. But have we lost something in that process? Has Judaism lost some of its vitality in the absence of movement, which has defined so...
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The Two-State SolutionDavid Suissa has been writing a brilliant monologue, telling Los Angeles Jews that Israel’s settlements are legal and Israel’s enemies are so very afraid. The problem with his monologue is that it will convince no one who is not already convinced.
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Will PR Help Israel?
David Suissa’s suggestion that Israel shift its PR efforts toward legal definitions sounds reasonable but is in reality quite futile (“Israel Needs a Lawyer,” March 15). The so-called 1967 boundaries were actually the cease-fire lines of 1949, in effect...
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Eshman’s Siren Song
The Egyptian people clamoring for a voice in “one brief shining moment” historically and presently, by all accounts, share one thing in common — their hatred for Israel and for Jews (“Siren Song,” Feb. 11). Yet Eshman and his political mentor, Tom...
May 31, 2010 | 2:34 pm
It’s indicative of Israel’s PR acumen—or lack thereof—that when a crisis strikes, the reflex of the leadership is to head for the bunker. The Flotilla fiasco will go down as one of Israel’s biggest PR disasters. This was no Israeli commando raid in response to years of...
March 25, 2009 | 11:16 pm
I’m not sure, but I think I have a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or at least another way of looking at it. It hit me the other day after I broke bread at Pat’s Restaurant with some people connected to Americans for Peace Now, a leftist Jewish organization that...
November 26, 2008 | 7:16 pmI gained one of the deepest insights about money when I worked on a marketing project for a casino resort in Lake Tahoe. The client had asked our advertising agency to come up with a television campaign that would dramatize their resort and new summer program. They loved our idea...
October 1, 2008 | 11:36 pmOnline Dating Addict
"True Confessions of an Online Dating Addict" -- "Cathy" it's not (Sept. 26). It's brilliant, and one of the smartest singles columns I've read. I love reading each week's adventure. Klein's journey is familiar, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks so....
September 25, 2008 | 6:35 pm
Watch the Torah Slam in this video from our friends at the Jewish Television Network
"Cheat on your rabbi" was the winning ad slogan that attracted an overflow crowd of 500 to what was billed as Los Angeles's first-annual cross-denominational public Torah study.
In preparation for...
August 21, 2008 | 12:55 amThe Great Awakening
Am I the only reader who finds your celebration of the Rev. Rick Warren's interviews with our presumptive presidential candidates very chilling ("The Great Awakening," Aug. 15)?
The first nationally televised meeting of these candidates in a religious setting...
August 14, 2008 | 12:36 amLast Saturday, on the Jewish Sabbath, I was attending prayer services at one of the big synagogues in Los Angeles, Beth Jacob Congregation, when something unusual happened that made me think of writing you this letter.
After the services, a young black man named Adam Akabar got up to...
August 7, 2008 | 12:06 am
Sell It, Sam
Nice editorial on the demise of the L.A. Times as we have known it and loved to hate it all these years ("Sell It, Sam," Aug. 1).
Didn't anyone realize when Sam Zell bought the Tribune Co. that real estate value was at the top of his list?
And as to the problems of...
July 16, 2008 | 10:48 pmIt took me a while to see the connection between Yossi Samuels and Dror Dagan. I met them a few days apart on my recent trip to Israel -- Yossi in a poor, ultra- Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, Dror in a wealthy suburb of Tel Aviv.
I met Yossi first. Immediately, he wanted to...
July 3, 2008 | 11:31 amSame-Sex Marriages
In the cover story ("Same Sex Marriage and the Fabric of Society: What Does it All Mean?" June 20), the section, "The End of Morality," is devoted to anti-gay viewpoints (including Dennis Prager, perhaps inserted as deference to some aberrant sense of balance).
June 26, 2008 | 11:32 amIs there any hope for peace in Israel? Are things getting better or worse? Does war and conflict dominate Israeli consciousness? After spending a week in the Holy Land with very little sleep and lots of Turkish coffee, talking to bright people from the left to the right, I can report...
June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am
Your story about Elias Eshaghian's memoirs is a worthy reminder of the powerful commitment to education that Persian Jews brought with them to Los Angeles ("Memoir Recalls Educator's Hardships, Success in Iran," June 20).
As head of a Jewish day school, where a...
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Few things in life are as tragic as the death of a child. Bianca Khalili died on Memorial Day when she fell off a balcony on the 15th floor of an apartment building in Century City. Bianca was 17 and was in her senior year at Beverly Hills High School. The tragedy occurred late at...
May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pmI'm sitting in a Paris courtroom, and I might as well be in an art museum. There are huge windows, high ceilings, old chandeliers, and a very nervous group of people awaiting a decision.
We're in the Cour d'appel, the French Appellate Court, on the day the court is to render its...
May 29, 2008 | 2:13 pmThe Great Shave
Loved your video on getting a haircut and shave on Lag b'Omer. I think it's great that you raise awareness about our customs and traditions.
I think you made one faux pas, however. Religious Jews don't allow a razor to come in contact with their face when shaving,...
May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pmHere we are, Jews in every corner of the world, awash in a frenzy of celebrations for Israel -- all because of a birthday. And not just any birthday, mind you, but one that ends in a zero.
In a marketing-obsessed world, milestones give us an easy way to promote our brands. For...
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