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  • Hahn’s Most Important Choice

    By Joel Kotkin

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Hahn administration, whose tenure has been marked by an often unnecessarily divisive campaign against secession, now faces a far more important decision: the choice of a new police chief. Nothing the mayor and his advisers do in the next three years will be more important to both...

  • What a Year it Was

    By Michael J. Jordan

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Two years ago, American Jewry buzzed with talk of Jewish continuity and renaissance, and fretted over intermarriage and assimilation.

    Last year -- already a year into the Palestinian intifada -- the community wondered whether solidarity visits, street rallies or good old-fashioned...

  • Jewish Groups Help Sept. 11 Victims

    By Rachel Pomerance

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The stench in New York after Sept. 11 reminded Julia Millman of Europe.

    "I have seen it. I know what it's all about," said the 76-year-old survivor of Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen.

    In addition to losing her 40-year-old son, Ben, in the terrorist attack on the World Trade...

  • Students Get Religion

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Sept. 11 terrorist attack propelled already soaring interest in religious studies courses at mainstream college campuses in Orange County and around the nation.

    Enrollment in religious studies curriculum, climbing for a decade, closed a month before the 2002 fall semester began...

  • The Jews’ Best Friends

    By James D. Besser

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Who are the Jewish community's best friends in Washington -- members of the Congressional Black Caucus or Republican conservatives?

    That question has taken on a sharp new edge as Israel battles suicide bombings and international condemnation, and this country mobilizes for its own...

  • Criticism Remains

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Shortly after the bomb went off at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, killing seven and wounding more than 80, David Ward, president of the American Council on Education, sent off a strongly worded statement of sympathy.

    "The leaders of American higher education join me in condemning...

  • Community Briefs

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Angeleno Killed in Terrorist Attack

    Dr. Moshe Gottlieb, a chiropractor who moved to Israel from Los Angeles in 1978, was among the 19 people killed in the June 18 bus bombing in the neighborhood of Beit Safafa, near Gottlieb's home in Gilo.

    Gottlieb, 70, was on his way to Bnei Brak,...

  • Can’t Stop ‘Moment’

    By Jessica Steinberg

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The entire cafe has been redone, from the tiled floor and free-standing square bar, to the newly installed bulletproof windows and replanted flower beds, but the effects of the March 9 bombing at the Moment cafe remain deeply etched in Maimon Amsalem's body and mind.

    The left side of...

  • Tunisian Jews Defy Attack

    By Judith Fein

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jews here persevered with their annual Lag B'Omer celebration this week in spite of a recent terrorist attack that rocked their tiny island community. The numbers were down from past celebrations, but still hundreds of tourists came to join the 1,000 Jewish Jerbans for the pilgrimage...

  • Paths to Peace?

    By Leslie Susser

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Even before the first Israeli tanks swept into Ramallah at the start of Operation Protective Wall, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was being asked what he intended to do the day after the tanks withdrew. From day one, it was clear that the operation would not in itself put a stop to...

  • Strength in Numbers

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm


    The message was loud and clear: Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, with terrorist backing by Iran and Iraq, was considered no less a monster than Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Ladin. That was the message backed by thousands of Southland residents...

  • Arafat’s Choice

    By Rep. Henry Waxman

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Last week, as a Palestinian terrorist murdered 22 Israelis sitting down to their Passover seder, the Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade became the first group affiliated with Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement to be added to the U.S. list of Foreign Terrorist Organization since the United States...

  • The Man Who Knows Too Much

    By Jonathan S. Tobin

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us," by Steve Emerson (Simon & Schuster, $26).

    It began by happenstance

    CNN reporter Steve Emerson was stuck in Oklahoma City on Christmas 1992 with nothing to do and wandered by the city's convention center, where a gathering of the...

  • Mating Call or Terrorist Revenge?

    By Rachel Pomerance

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A new weapon may have emerged in the Palestinians' battle against Israel -- the "siren call."

    In several ads in New York's Village Voice newspaper, Palestinians -- or people posing as Palestinians -- solicit romantically available Jews or Israelis to take them "home" to Israel.


  • An ‘Embrace’ to Remember

    By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Sixty members of Young Israel of Century City gingerly walked on the muddy path and crowded into Dalia Har Sinai's little farmhouse in the southern Hebron Hills community of Susia. Outside, the sheep and goats were in the barn. The farm and grazing land and organic vegetable patch...

  • Principled Stand

    By Sharon Samber

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's exclusion from the global Red Cross organization appears to have been the pivotal factor in the resignation of the head of the American Red Cross.

    Dr. Bernadine Healy said last Friday that she had been forced out of her job over policy differences with her board. In...

  • Trying to Talk

    By Tom Tugend

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Relations between Southern California's 600,000 Jews and 500,000 Muslims, which have been marked by roller coaster-like ups and downs over a 50-year history, have hit near bottom in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    With more than 200 hate crimes against Arab Americans...

  • The Shiva Call

    By Amy Klein

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The debris is the same. The thin sliver of building -- the one on the Sept. 14 cover of The Jewish Journal -- is the same, hovering precariously over the wreckage but somehow not falling. Live, Ground Zero seems just as surreal as it does on television, except for the smell of smoke...

  • Families Cling to Hope

    By Michael J. Jordan

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Tale after tale of courage and heroism are emerging from the wreckage of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil.

    Take, for example, the story of Richard Allen Pearlman, who at the age of 18 was one of the tragedy's youngest heroes -- and victims.

    Richard was dropping off a...

  • Is It Safe?

    By Mike Levy

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In light of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, synagogues and other Jewish organizations scrambled to evaluate security precautions.

    A week before Rosh Hashana, and with ongoing violence in Israel, the timing of the attacks raised serious concerns for many about the safety of high-profile...

  • Israel Under Siege

    By Henry A. Waxman

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On the news it's easy to find sickening evidence of the terrorist war being waged against Israel; harder to find, but no less real, are other insidious assaults that are growing in number and venom. This week, the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, which convened in...

  • War or Pieces

    By Rob Eshman

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israelis voted Ehud Barak into office as prime minister because he promised to bring them peace. He failed, in large part because his negotiating partner Yasser Arafat was unwilling to make the difficult choices peace demands. Israelis then voted Ariel Sharon into the prime...

  • World Brifs

    By JTA Staff

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Beit Jalla Action Postponed

    Israeli military sources were quoted as saying the army had postponed a planned action in Beit Jalla by a day. The media reports said the operation, aimed at stopping Palestinian gunfire in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, was delayed in part because...

  • Coordinating Terrorism

    By Gil Sedan

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As the United States and other Western powers try to reduce Israeli-Palestinian tensions, Iran moved this week to fan the flames.

    In a bid to become the hub for anti-Israel activities, Iran invited Arab terror groups -- including Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad -- to a two-day...

  • Setting Differences Aside

    By David Landau

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A national unity government appears increasingly likely as envoys from the Likud and Labor parties work to overcome some snags in negotiations.

    Both Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon and outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Barak appear determined to forge a unity coalition that will remain...

  • Blown Deal

    By Eric Silver

    January 11, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Bill Clinton is wasting his time. The chances of a meaningful Israeli-Palestinian deal before he hands over the presidency to George W. Bush on Jan. 20 are negligible. Yasser Arafat has blown it. Ehud Barak, with the best and bravest of motives, has blown it. Peace is on hold, and...

  • Freedom for Lori Berenson

    By Murray Polner

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Franklin Roosevelt's remark that Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo "may be an SOB, but he's our SOB" is a reminder that defending universal human rights may be a good American party line, but it is somewhat tainted by the support given to loathsome regimes in Chile, Guatemala and...

  • A Petition for Justice

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    July 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Kineret Fischer is on a quest. At a time in her life when most young women are thinking about boyfriends or worrying about starting college, the recent graduate of Yeshiva University of Los Angeles high school (YULA) has been concentrating on fulfilling a mission: to bring to justice...

  • Terror, Again

    By J.J. Goldberg

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Nothing much happened in Los Angeles last week to mark it as a special week in Jewish history. Ditto for Chicago and Sacramento, Calif.

    No, it was pretty much a normal week in all three cities. Kids read their bar and bat mitzvah portions. A few couples got married. Folks gathered,...

  • Arafat’s Final Chapter

    By James D

    September 30, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Spending 90 minutes in a small room with Yasser Arafat doesn't quiet old qualms. In military garb and his trademark headdress, Arafat still evokes images of the stubble-bearded terrorist mastermind who caused so much misery and fear for Jews worldwide.

    But in person, it's also easier...

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