Over the course of four months in late 2003 and early 2004, the orbiting observatory trained its eye hundreds of times on a speck of the heavens just south of the constellation Orion.
Why this minuscule spot?...
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When is a dirty bathroom a broken window?"
This is the question that opens Michael Levine's recently published business tome, "Broken Windows, Broken Business" (Warner Business Books).
Levine is a successful Hollywood publicist. I am indebted to him forever for one of my most...
January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Google got you down?
Looking for that special Jewish link and have to sift through dozens of unrelated Web sites -- or even worse, anti-Semitic ones -- just to find what you're looking for?
It's probably old news to report that there are specialized Jewish search engines -- there...
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Roberta Weintraub used to be a technophobe.
But that was before she decided to launch High Tech High, a public charter school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) that integrates technology and education. A fireball of unstoppable energy who served for 14 years on...
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When it comes Chanukah, you've got eight nights to get your gift giving right. Our Gift Guide points you toward a cornucopia of categories for every evening of the Festival of Lights. From low- to high-ticket pricing, we've got your loved ones covered, including frequent fliers,...
July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Barry Koff, who integrates technology and art into his religious school lesson plans, is a recipient of this year's Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.
Joanne Mercer, retiring director of education at Newport Beach's Temple Bat Yahm, suggested Koff be...
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While the Los Angeles community has it share of rabbis and teachers who can teach a great class or two, there is always an allure of having someone come in from overseas as a special guest speaker. But now, airplanes are no longer necessary to get an overseas speaker to talk in Los...
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Israeli victims of terror might not feel so alone and desperate thanks to an upcoming Internet service. Beginning in June, terror victims will be able to go online and chat one-on-one and in real-time with rabbis, counselors and therapists about their personal and financial...
February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
One hour after the JDate.com site was launched, it crashed. It crashed two times after that, too, while its operators made frantic efforts to add more and more servers to handle the load. During this crisis, JDate co-founder and president Alon Carmel sat in his Beverly Hills office...
November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Samuel Neaman, philanthropist and former department store chain retailing manager, died in Oceanside on Nov. 13. He was 89.
The Israeli-born Neaman, who grew up in London and served in the British Army during World War II, ran such store chains as McCrory's, J.J. Newberry, S. Klein,...
August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm
In 1978, when I first applied to college, I didn't know what I wanted to study as an undergraduate. I left the space blank on the college application form where I was supposed to indicate an intended major. Someone in the admissions office, based on my grade point average and my...
April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm
When Uri Tauber went to a party as a young man, before checking out the availability of girls or drinks, he would first compute in his mind how much dynamite it would take to blow up the place.
This unusual preoccupation stood Tauber in good stead while serving with an elite Israeli...
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While Israel searches for a reliable partner in peace, partners in business were in no short supply at last month's California-Israel Bio-Partnering & Investment Conference. The "Bio" is short for biotechnology, a collective term for the various medical and technical innovations...
October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm
Leo Cohen wanted to see my PalmPilot.
"How do you put in the data?" he asked.
We were just completing our pre-fast family dinner, and I'd taken out my snazzy, whiz-bang electronic calendar to demonstrate it to Leo's son-in-law, Sam, an astronomer who gets his data from the...
June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm
As June began, so did The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' new Hi-Tech Division. The Federation officially booted up its Web-surfing coalition by the surf, with a shindig at the Santa Monica Beach-combing Casa del Mar Hotel.
Co-chairs Sheryl Biesman of JOBTRAK.COM and Beth...
February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation into a series of attacks on several leading...
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Tired of spinning the same old dreidels, eatingthe same old latkes, singing the same old tired songs year after yearon Chanukah? Well, the personal computer and the World Wide Webprovide a fresh approach to the holiday, combining ancient traditionswith new technologies. In effect,...