The election to replace the termed-out Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa isn’t until March 2013, but already candidates are out raising cash, taking meetings, locking up supporters. I’ve run into City Controller and mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel at so many pro-Israel...
Noteworthy books for the new year
An eye for synagogue photography: Louis Davidson
Climate change is a Jewish issue
Hollywood Costumes from the Golden Age to the present
Jews and the birth of Film Noir
Israel Supreme Court: Holot illegal, Africans jailed in desert must be freed within 90 days
Spotlight on Jewish characters in fall films
ISIS urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama
Tag: This Week
December 7, 2011 | 5:26 pm
June 21, 2011 | 5:56 pm
It was Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal who finally convinced me to buy the Nissan Leaf.
Almost a year ago, I heard about the car — an all-electric production vehicle that would deliver 100 miles per charge, had all the room of a Prius and cost, after $16,000 in government rebates...
June 8, 2011 | 10:58 am
I was a Jewish school skeptic.
When it was time to send our first child, our son, to school, my wife, a rabbi, insisted it be a Jewish school. I wondered, like a lot of parents, whether the quality of the education would be so superior to the local public school, or a similarly...
April 12, 2011 | 6:22 pm
This has been a good year for freedom.
The Arab spring that began in Tunisia spread through Algeria, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Jordan, Yemen, Bahrain. The pharoahs who haven’t fallen are plenty nervous.
For decades they enjoyed a stable social contract with their people: You put up...