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  • Alex Kurztman gets personal in ‘People Like Us’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 20, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Alex Kurtzman is one of Hollywood’s go-to scribes for science fiction and superhero fare. Along with his writing partner, Roberto Orci, he’s penned blockbusters like “Transformers,” a couple of “Star Trek” films, one of them upcoming, and “Mission Impossible III.” His office suite on...

  • Moral hazards and the health care debate

    April 3, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Last week, many of us followed with much anxiety the Supreme Court debate about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, referred to in some circles as “Obamacare.”

    Of great interest to the average American was the challenge to the requirement that almost all Americans...

  • Q & A With George Nolfi of “The Adjustment Bureau,” Coming Soon to DVD

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 26, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    One of the best films of 2011 is still “The Adjustment Bureau,” George Nolfi’s sci-fi romantic thriller that has at its core a boggling theological question:  How much are our lives predetermined by a higher power, and how much comes about as a result of free will?  The movie,...

  • Jews Should Oppose Universal Health Care

    September 4, 2009 | 4:56 pm

    In part of an ongoing debate on health care reform, JewishJournal.com is hosting this dialogue on the pros and cons of universal health care.

    Related: Why we must support universal health care


    From BeliefNet.com:

    In the always lively Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, Rabbi Elliot...

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  • Why We Must Support Universal Health Care

    August 26, 2009 | 6:33 pm

    Related: Jews Should Oppose Universal Health Care


    Whether or not we are believers in the Obama plan, or any of the particular plans for universal health care currently winding their way through Congress, support for universal health care is an imperative in Jewish law. Although...

  • Steven Spielberg dreams anew

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 1, 2008 | 10:49 pm

    Over the last two weeks, lost amid Wall Street's financial turmoil, came the announcement that Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks was leaving Paramount, having found financing from The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group ("Reliance"), one of India's largest private companies.

    What does...
  • The dream of a beautiful bat mitzvah—but whose dream would it fulfill?

    September 11, 2008 | 4:20 am

    For my daughter to have a bat mitzvah would be a dream come true -- but for whom, for her or for me? Throughout my life, people have told me that I am only half Jewish, as my father is Jewish and mother is Japanese Buddhist, although Reform Jews now recognize children of Jewish...
  • Beyond sicko

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 17, 2008 | 1:13 am

    Because this was happening a short taxi ride from the White House, I half expected someone from Dick Cheney’s office to burst in at any moment, grab the microphone and proclaim the conference kaput, dissolved like an inconvenient parliament.

    “I think this may be the best day of my...

  • Beyond sicko

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 16, 2008 | 10:53 pm

    Because this was happening a short taxi ride from the White House, I half expected someone from Dick Cheney's office to burst in at any moment, grab the microphone and proclaim the conference kaput, dissolved like an inconvenient parliament.

    "I think this may be the best day of my...

  • For the Kids

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    UNIVERSAL FUN

    Cats, monsters, horses and dinosaurs -- you can see all this and more if you head over to Universal Studios Hollywood. You have until Jan. 15 to get in for a reduced price. Buy the tickets through your synagogue or find a coupon in The Jewish Journal!



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  • Ten Days in L.A.

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles reception welcomed 18 students participating in a cultural exchange sponsored by the Federation's Tel Aviv-Los Angeles Partnership. Fourteen students from Tel Aviv's A.D. Gordon School and four students from their paired partner,...

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