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  • The Wisdom of Compassion:  Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    July 6, 2014 | 10:46 am

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama turns 79 today July 6, 2014.  He was born to a farming family in northeastern Tibet as Lhamo Dhondup on July 6, 1935.  At the age of two, he was deemed the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama by Buddhist.  At age of fifteen, following China’s invasion,...

  • Pickin’ up good vibrations, Tibetan-Israeli style

    May 30, 2012 | 11:02 am

    In Jerusalem, where the cacophony of Hebrew, church bells and the muezzin fill the air, the hum of Tibetan bowls isn’t exactly a familiar sound. But its healing applications are gaining interest, thanks to a devoted Israeli practitioner.

    A dozen years ago, a sabra named Avraham...

  • VIDEO: History will be made in Beijing

    August 9, 2008 | 4:28 pm

    Director Oren Kaplan (Miriam & Shoshana hardcore gangstas) offers this 60-second ‘commercial’ for the 2008 Beijing Olympics

  • Welcome to the Orwell Olympics

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 5, 2008 | 7:59 pm

    Now that every dissident within a hundred miles of Beijing has been intimidated, jailed or internally exiled; now that the Chinese communist party has shut down formerly legal means of citizen redress, like petitioning the government; now that free assembly has been banned, unsightly...

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  • Attempt to pressure China on Darfur loses to the Olympics

    By Ben Harris

    July 23, 2008 | 2:34 am

    Sudan's president may soon be the target of an arrest warrant for the killings in Darfur, and Iran was blasted by the United States and Europe for testing the missiles it threatens to fire at Israel. But the international player accused of complicity in both developments appears to...
  • Can tolerance extend to China exhibition?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 16, 2008 | 11:49 pm

    One photo in the exhibition at the Museum of Tolerance shows Mordechai Olmert, founder of China's Betar and father of Israel's prime minister Ehud Olmert. Another is of students at the famous Mir Yeshiva, which relocated from Europe after the community fell to the Soviets. Many more...
  • VIDEO: Is Tibet the home of one of the Lost Tribes?

    June 24, 2008 | 12:26 am

    Quantum Physicist Fred Alan Wolf (from the film “Dalai Lama Renaissance”) speaks about Tibet being one of the “Lost Tribes” of Israel, and the similarities of Jewish culture (Judaism) and Tibetan culture (and Tibetan Buddhism).

     

  • Jewish Olympians must shine light on genocide

    By Daniel Hemel

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the summer of 1936, a year after the enactment of the Nuremberg Laws, the world turned a blind eye to Nazi Germany's genocidal intentions as Hitler hosted the Olympics in Berlin. With next summer's games set to take place in Beijing, Jewish and Israeli athletes have a...
  • Dalai Lama Concepts Inspire Works of 3 Jewish Artists

    By Morris Newman

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    To paraphrase an old rye bread ad, you don't have to be Buddhist to admire his holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, or at least that's so in the case of at least three Jewish artists, who lend their artistic voices to "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama," an exhibition...

  • Journey’s End

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Lunda Hoyle Gill sat in her spare room at a Westwood assisted-living center, the last stop on her remarkable life journey.

    The artist once traveled to the remotest parts of the globe, racing to paint indigenous peoples before they disappeared. But that was before cancer ravaged her...

  • Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The Man Behind 'The Jew in the Lotus'

    Documentary focuses on spiritual transformation of Rodger Kamenetz

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Entertainment Editor

    Eight years ago, writer Rodger Kamenetz, pictured below, traveled to Dharamsala, India, to meet the exiled Dalai Lama of Tibet....

  • Redemption, Hollywood Style

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Let me be direct and come to the point right off the mark:

    "Seven Years in Tibet," appropriately filmed in Argentina -- whereold Nazis go to be rehabilitated or to die, whichever comes first --is a turgid piece of filmmaking and as dishonest as, well, "TheDevil's Own," Brad Pitt's...

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