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  • Secrets of cosmos draw eyes heavenward

    By Nick Street

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Ultra Deep Field Image from the Hubble Space Telescope is rapturous.

    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?...

  • Tommywood - Sayings of Chairman Levine

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • The Tangled Web

    By Amy Klein

    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...

  • Summit Tackles Iran Nukes, College Strife

    By Tom Tugend

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    More than 1,000 pro-Israel activists from across the United States will meet in Los Angeles for the Oct. 30-31 National Summit on Foreign Policy and Politics of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    They will join former President Bill Clinton, Los Angeles...

  • Spectator - The Holy Land of Progress

    By Chanan Tigay

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Israeli firm, M-Systems, developed flash technology that allows huge amounts of computer data to be stored on a key chain. Given Imaging Ltd. created a miniature, disposable video camera that can be fitted into a capsule and swallowed, giving doctors thousands of images of a...

  • People of the Blog

    By Rob Eshman

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Here's a theory of social change I'd like to float: Initial attempts by the established order to respond to sweeping changes are either murderous or ridiculous.

    The first part is obvious: the French Revolution, Kent State, Arab dictatorships.

    As for the second, Exhibit No. 1...

  • A Brave New High School

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    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...

  • Brand Israel

    By Amy Klein

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    What do you think about when you hear the word Israel?

    Chances are if you're like most Americans, when you hear Israel, you think war. Ask most Americans to free-word associate with the word "Israel" and they'd probably say: terrorists, Palestinians, danger and conflict.

    At best....

  • Perfect Gadgets for Jetsetter, Homebody

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    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,...

  • Two Educators Earn Honors

    By Journal Report

    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...

  • Israel Growing as Arms Dealer

    By Leslie Susser

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    To every black cloud, they say, there is a silver lining. Under constant threat from terrorists and hostile neighbors, Israel has become an expert in security -- and that expertise is generating huge profits.

    Israel has been one of the world's big arms sellers for more than a decade,...

  • Mrs. Smiles, You’re on the Air

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Sean’s Last Ride

    By Aaron Shohet Kemp

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On Aug. 21, my dear friend Sean Nova, a beloved member of the Pico-Robertson and greater Los Angeles Jewish communities, passed away in a freak accident while repairing electronic equipment in his studio. Sean was only 30 years old.

    I first met Sean in 1996, several years after he...

  • A Call for Help

    By Marc Ballon

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • The Business of Matchmaking

    By Nir Nathan

    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...

  • Latkes That Last

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Finally! You can now say goodbye to those weird frozen triangles of premasticated potatoes that pass for latkes after Chanukah has ended and the frying pan and grater have been packed up. Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have come up with an...

  • Samuel Neaman

    By Michael Aushenker

    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,...

  • Creating a Sacred Space

    By Elliot Fein

    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...

  • To Catch a Terrorist

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • A Beautiful Mind

    By Rob Eshman

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Acuity, passion, the ability to hold several conflicting ideas at the same time, a wide-ranging and detailed understanding of the world we live in, and an ability to articulate a broad intellectual and moral vision -- watching Bill Clinton last Monday night at the Universal...

  • Digital Divide

    By David Wallis

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Though Israel boasts a burgeoning high-tech industry and a predominantly Net-savvy populace, many of the country's charedim (ultra-Orthodox Jews) view technology, especially the World Wide Web, as something of a mixed blessing. Sure, many charedim support their families by writing...

  • Partners in Profit

    By Mike Levy

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • Staying Supple

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    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...

  • Networking with Net Workers

    By Michael Aushenker

    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...

  • High-Tech Harassment

    By Avi Machlis

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A string of recent sabotage attacks on Web sites could mean a business boom in Israel, where some of the world's most successful Internet security companies are located.

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation into a series of attacks on several leading...

  • Creating Order in Our Lives

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Isn't technology great? I'll tell you why I'm asking. The first chapter of the Torah is always presumed to be about creation, and God's power and wisdom in His role as Creator. In a book published about a dozen years ago, Harvard Divinity School's Dr. Jon Levenson takes issue with...
  • Teaching Skills

    By Ruth Stroud

    October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Fifteen years ago, when he was 16, Sandra Lanza's son Mark, received his first job through Jewish Vocational Service. It was a summer position he landed with the help of a program then called "Project Gelt." Now his mother is following Mark's example and seeking help at JVS as well....
  • Jewish Vocational Service

    By Joel Kotkin

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Fifteen years ago, when he was 16, Sandra Lanza's son Mark, received his first job through Jewish Vocational Service. It was a summer position he landed with the help of a program then called "Project Gelt." Now his mother is following Mark's example and seeking help at JVS as well....
  • A Tour of Chanukah in

    By Sara Eve Roseman

    December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    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,...

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