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  • BREAKING: LAPD investigating bomb threat near Wilshire Boulevard Temple

    By JewishJournal

    December 18, 2012 | 10:40 am

    [UPDATE: 5:00 pm] Suspect in custody in bomb threat investigation, says Wilshire Blvd. Temple statement.

    MORE ON THIS STORY: Wilshire Blvd. Temple target of bomb threats

    [UPDATE: 2:45 pm] "[The vehicle] was rendered safe. No device was found in or around the vehicle," said...

  • WITNESS ACCOUNT: ‘We think that (it was a suicide bomber)’

    July 18, 2012 | 10:59 am

    A suicide bomber probably caused an explosion on a bus at Bulgaria’s Burgas airport which killed three people, an Israeli woman who was on the bus said.

    “We think that (it was a suicide bomber),” witness Aviva Malka told Israeli Army Radio in answer to a question in a telephone interview from the scene.

    “We sat down and within a few seconds we heard a huge boom and we ran away. We managed to escape through a hole on the bus. We saw bodies and many people injured,” she said.

    Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Louise Ireland

  • French police seek to intimidate gunman with blasts

    March 21, 2012 | 5:45 pm

    Three blasts at the building were the suspect in seven shootings in southwest France is holed up were intended to intimidate him and there has not been an assault to get him out of his apartment, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

    “They were moves to intimidate the gunman who...

  • Hebrew support for Siri in development

    November 30, 2011 | 10:57 am

    Apple reportedly is developing add-ons for the Siri interface that will include support for Hebrew, among other languages.

    Sources told the iPhones.co.il website that Nuance, a company working directly with Apple, has rented a studio where sound bites and sentences are being recorded in Hebrew. Nuance is using a special developer’s iPhone app to make the recordings.

    The report does not guarantee that iOS 5.1, the forthcoming software update for iPhone, will support Hebrew.

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  • UPDATE: Gabrielle Giffords continues her recovery in Houston

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 4, 2011 | 9:30 am

    March 4, 2011, 9:05 a.m.: Eight weeks after the tragedy that struck Arizona, Gabrielle Giffords continues to recover in Houston KHOU.com reports.

    [Rabbi David Lyon of Congregation Beth Israel in southwest Houston] Lyon said Giffords has an appetite.

    “Well, she had a little...

  • Is Egypt Rising?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 26, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    When I was typing the above headline Tuesday morning, I almost wrote, “Is Egypt Falling?” I had been glued to live streams on my computer of protesters in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria, as social unrest was sweeping through the Arab world’s largest and most influential...

  • Israel fire update: Uncontrolled, 42 dead, 17,000 evacuated

    December 3, 2010 | 11:23 am

    The fire raging in northern Israel was still out of control as the sun set on Friday, with 42 people reported dead.

    At least 17,000 Israelis were evacuated from the area of the blaze, which spread closer to Haifa on Friday. The University of Haifa, which was evacuated on Thursday,...

  • Up Front

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A Shushan Social

    Two party planners are not fazed by the logistics of recreating a fifth century B.C.E. capital where the Purim story took place.

    Cathy R. Jasper and Sheila Stopnitsky, mothers of students who attend Irvine's Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School, are reviving the...

  • Community Briefs

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    UCLA Organizes Officials to Revive 'Road Map'

    A detailed new plan to breathe life into the Bush administration's road map and restore a cease-fire has been proposed by prominent Israelis and Palestinians and is now circulating among U.S. officials.

    The Jerusalem Post reported Friday...

  • Up Front

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Shoah Survivor Chanukah Lunch Launch

    In an attempt to infuse a professional networking group with Jewish values, Aaron Weiner is recruiting volunteers to assist Orange County's Jewish Family Services put on an annual Chanukah lunch for about 100 local residents, who are...

  • Community Briefs

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Legislators Head to Israel

    Los Angeles' City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, City Council President Alex Padilla, Fifth District City Councilman Jack Weiss and Andres Irlando from the Cesar Chavez Foundation are going to Israel Nov. 6-16 as part of The Jewish Federation's...

  • Community Briefs

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Local Jewish, Christian Leaders Join to Support Israel

    "Sometimes the greatest blessings in the world have to do with showing up," said Rabbi Eli Herscher, senior rabbi at the Stephen S. Wise Temple referring to the more than 2,000 Jews and Christians who met at Oct. 2 at...

  • Community Briefs

    By Rachel Brand

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Synagogues Vandalized Over Rosh Hashanah

    Synagogues and buildings in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood were hit with strange graffiti over Rosh Hashanah.

    At least five buildings on Pico Boulevard, and the Kabbalah Centre on Robertson Boulevard were vandalized with spray paint...

  • Community Briefs

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Prager Not Running for Senate

    Los Angeles-based national talk radio host Dennis Prager announced on Tuesday, April 1, that he has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate in 2004. However, he did not rule out a possible run in 2010.

    The conservative author/commentator, whose...

  • Community Briefs

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Businessman Arrested on Smuggling Charge

    Israeli businessman David Menashe is being held in a federal prison in Los Angeles on charges that he tried to smuggle missile parts into the United States without declaring their proper value and contents to U.S. Customs...

  • Community Briefs

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Baca: "Heroes of the World are in Israel"

    Thirty-four chiefs of police and other law enforcement officials from the United States and Canada arrived in Israel on Sunday to participate in a first-of-its-kind four-day seminar on "Police and Law Enforcement in the Era of Global...

  • Community Briefs

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Kahane Chai Claims Billboard Vandalsim

    "Jews for Kahane."

    That was the statement greeting the Pico-Robertson area on Sun., Dec. 29 after vandals defaced a Jews for Jesus billboard advertisement, replacing the word "Jesus" with "Kahane," and covering up a portion of the...

  • Community Briefs

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Menorah at Work

    Menorah Housing Foundation, a beneficiary agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, celebrated the grand opening of its Echo Park Senior Housing -- 41 units of affordable accommodations earmarked for the elderly -- at 1727 Morton Ave., just north of...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ADL Warns Schools Against Missionaries

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is currently warning school districts around the country about a Christian ministry group trying to recruit teens under the guise of an anti-violence campaign. "Rage Against Destruction," a traveling musical...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Arafat Calls for Elections

    Israeli politicians and pundits alike were skeptical after Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat called this week for new Palestinian elections.

    Arafat called on Palestinian legislators to make "speedy preparations" for new elections, but...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Pastor Delivers 8,000 Signatures in Support of Israel

    Pastor Roger Cochran of Calvary Chapel Long Beach delivered more than 8,000 signatures on a pro-Israel petition to Israeli Consul-General Yuval Rotem on April 11. The petition was distributed nationwide, and more signatures...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israel, We're Standing By

    The United Jewish Communities visited Israel on a two-day mission this week to express the support of the American Jewish community for Israel. The "We Stand With Israel" mission delegates met with intelligence officials, Israeli Defense Forces...

  • Community Briefs

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Slave Labor Compensation Claims Due

    Attention Holocaust survivors and their heirs: The deadline is rapidly approaching for compensation from a fund established in July 2000 by the German Government and more than 6,000 German companies that used slave and forced labor during...

  • Community Briefs

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Spielberg Foundation Gives Grant

    Steven Spielberg's Righteous Persons Foundation has given a grant of $100,000 to establish a continuing public lecture series on rescuers who braved large risks to save Jews and others during the Holocaust.

    The grant, distributed over a five-year...

  • Community Briefs

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sherman Talks With Students

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) took advantage of the anthrax scare-related days out of Washington, D.C., to speak with Valley constituents about the war on terrorism. On Monday, Oct. 22, Sherman stopped by Milken High School of Stephen Wise Temple...

  • Community Briefs

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Tendler Honored

    The Los Angeles Friends of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim invites the community to participate in honoring Rabbi and Mrs. Aron Tendler at the annual reception on behalf of the yeshiva on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9:45 p.m. at the home of Rabbi George and Dr. Lisa Lintz,...

  • Community Briefs

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Chabad Telethon Nets Stars and Millions

    Last Sunday's 21st Annual Chabad Telethon proved another successful fundraising year for the Chassidic outreach network. The seven-hour nationally televised fundraiser, broadcast locally on UPN Channel 13, pulled in $5,104,533 in pledges...

  • Mideast Briefs

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish relief agencies and the government of Israel are mobilizing to send rescue missions and humanitarian aid to Turkey, in the wake of a devastating earthquake that, at press time, may have claimed more than 4,000 lives.

    The Israel Defense Force sent a 200-member rescue team to...

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