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November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmIt's not uncommon for well-established, wealthy members of a community to donate money to various causes, but these days, there's a new breed of philanthropist in town -- the college student.
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Swastikas were found flying from highway overpasses in Los Angeles and northern San Diego County, as well as in Orlando, Fla., just before the Jewish New Year. Calls began coming in to law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles at around 5:45 a.m. on Sept. 22, saying flags with...
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August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pmHere's Marty Kaplan blogging on Huffington Post about suggested treatments for Mel Gibson's "problem":
"'Jew Like Me' is another strategy. Walk a mile in my shoes. Gain 10 pounds at my table. Wait two hours after lunch before swimming. Laugh that ironic meta-laugh right along with...
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Israel: No Hamas in Elections
Top Israeli leaders confirmed that they do not want Hamas to take part in Palestinian elections. It's up to the Palestinians to "decide if they would like to have real elections," Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom told journalists in New York on Monday,...
October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm
In 1979 two tiny pieces of cracked and deteriorated silver found in a tomb outside of the Old City of Jerusalem proved to be one of the most important archeological discoveries of the century.
The silver strips had Hebrew writing on them -- albeit a very different-looking Hebrew to...
August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm
"Make the shape of a U with your hips," coaches belly-dancing teacher Elexa Williams. Her students willingly comply, rolling their shoulders, gyrating their torsos and undulating their hips as they follow the teacher's example. Around their waists, the participants wear scarves...
March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm
As millions of people across the globe yak away on their cell phones, they can thank an Italian Jewish immigrant who laid the foundation for the ubiquitous device.
Equally grateful is USC, which earlier this month unveiled its newly named Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering...
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February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Somehow, USC Hillel and the Casden Institute have tracked down a few Jews in Hollywood. This weekend, the machers gather with Jewish student filmmakers from Los Angeles and New York for USC's fourth annual Jewish Student Film Festival. Today's itinerary: An afternoon...
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Crosstown football rivals UCLA (7-3) and USC (8-2) will face-off in their 72nd annual battle for city bragging rights at The Rose Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 23. And leading the Bruins are Jewish senior starters Mike Seidman and Mike Saffer.
Tight end Mike Seidman, 21, whose mother is...
October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm
The University of Southern California, once considered a bastion of WASP elitism, has capped a decade of transformation by naming Stanley Gold as its first Jewish board chairman.
Gold's appointment comes a decade after USC President Stephen Sample made a number of key appointments...
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January 28, 1999 | 7:00 pm
In the annals of party-going, the dinner hosted by USC President Steven Sample and his wife, Kathryn, at their impressive San Marino estate home last week, ranked right up near the top.
The food and drinks were excellent, the speeches short and few, and the general bonhomie so...