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  • Israel’s survival: It’s not a given

    December 7, 2015 | 10:08 am

    It is late September and my allotted vacation for the beginning of November is looming.  There are plenty of projects here at home to complete or places within driving distance worthy of revisiting.  What shall I do… where shall I go?

    I have had the privilege to have extensively...

  • American Jews, THE SPEECH doesn’t force you to “side against Israel”

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 2, 2015 | 2:30 am

    Last week, an interesting piece of data was published by three scholars of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University. Ted Sasson, Len Saxe and Michelle Shain discovered that amid all the brouhaha and in spite of many articles claiming the opposite, the...

  • Israel needs fans, not cheerleaders

    January 28, 2015 | 12:07 pm

    As the New England Patriots qualified for yet another Super Bowl, my thoughts went to my late father-in-law, Harvey Kirstein, z”l, a huge fan of the team and season-ticket holder who died tragically before they became successful and never saw any of their triumphs.

    It was Harvey...

  • Showing some skin for the troops

    July 29, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    Some support Israel’s troops with prayer; others support them by raising money. But some are supporting the troops by showing a little skin.

    The Facebook page “Standing With IDF” was designed for women to show their support and boost soldiers’ morale with racy photos. The page...

  • Your Letters

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rebirth in Russia

    Marc Ballon's article, "Kazan's Residents: 'Jewish and Proud'" (Aug. 6), while generously covering the important work of Chabad in the former Soviet Union, left out another major influence on Jewish life in that region -- Reform or Progressive Judaism.

    Today, the...

  • Your Letters

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    From a Soldier

    About a month ago, my aunt purchased a subscription of The Jewish Journal for me as a gift while I am in basic training at Ft. Sill, Okla. The Jewish Journal has allowed me to keep up-to-date on world events especially those important to the Jewish community. The...

  • Partisans for Israel

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The crowd in front of the Jewish Republicans' booth didn't approach the size of those at some of the better food stands at the Israel's Independence Day celebration at Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley. Still, it was big enough to interest me after having watched the GOP's long...

  • Campus Campaign

    By Rachel Brand

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    While leafing through their college newspapers Monday morning, students at several major Southern California universities came across a full-page advertisement featuring Barad Zemer, a 23-year-old Israeli film student. Beneath Zemer's photograph it read:

    "I love filmmaking, jazz...

  • Your Letters

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Support for Israel

    While it was gratifying to see the discussion of creative and generous support for Israel ("Supporting Israel," July 2002), we call to your attention that the Jewish Federation Israel Emergency Campaign was not included. In the first six weeks since this special...

  • Checks and Balances

    By Rob Eshman

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I'm feeling a little used this week. Not have-to-take-a-shower used, but more like three-card-monte used.

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Los Angeles two weeks ago and, in the name of Jewish unity, urged and inspired L.A. Jews to support Israel in this time...

  • Your Letters

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Elephant in the Valley

    I hope that readers who revere Judaism resent, as I do, the article, "The Elephant in the Valley," (April 12), quoting statements made by three Jewish political candidates, all contributing to the idea that "the values of Judaism and those of the...