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  • The Power of Words

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 29, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    By Inga Roizman

    Not to be redundant, but there is so much power in words. We speak SO much; we don’t always know what we are saying. Carefully choosing the words we speak reflects mindfulness elevated to a high art...

    So much research has been done related to the power of...

  • Amid conflict, Israel’s hospitals treat Gazan patients

    November 20, 2012 | 10:04 am

    (The Jerusalem Post) Israeli hospitals, amid the ongoing conflict, are treating dozens of patients of all ages who came to Israel from Gaza to get healthcare unavailable there, and are making provisions for accompanying persons.    

    “We at Rambam Medical Center are taking care of...

  • Jewish day school apologizes to child sex abuse victims

    August 22, 2012 | 10:28 am

    The Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne embroiled in a child sex abuse scandal apologized “unreservedly” to the victims.

    The apology, issued Monday in a letter from the head of the Yeshivah College and the head of the Yeshivah Center, which houses the headquarters of...

  • Iran, Taliban and al-Qaida owe $6 billion to 9/11 victims’ families, U.S. court says

    August 1, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A U.S. district court recommended that Iran, the Taliban and al-Qaida pay $6 billion in compensation to the families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    The symbolic decision came Monday in New York as a recommendation in response to a lawsuit brought by...

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  • Denver-area Jews mourn, seek to help massacre victims

    July 24, 2012 | 10:44 am

    As Colorado and the nation tried to absorb the tragic massacre in a suburban Denver movie theater, local synagogues conducted special prayers and the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado launched a response fund for the victims and their families.

    Early Friday morning, James Eagen...

  • Jewish celebration in Rome canceled to honor earthquake victims

    June 4, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Roman Jews canceled an outdoor celebration at Rome’s main synagogue to honor the national day of mourning for the victims of last month’s earthquakes in northern Italy.

    Quakes in the Emiglia-Romagna region on May 20 and May 30 killed at least 24 people, left thousands homeless...

  • Toulouse victims to be buried in Israel

    March 20, 2012 | 10:17 am

    The four victims of the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse will be buried in Israel.

    The bodies will be flown from Toulouse to Paris by the French Air Force and then will be flown by El Al to Israel.

    The burials in Jerusalem are scheduled for Wednesday.

    A man riding a...

  • Monument to Carmel fire victims unveiled at memorial

    December 19, 2011 | 10:50 am

    A monument to the 44 people killed in last year’s Carmel forest fire was unveiled at a memorial ceremony.

    Hundreds of family members and friends of the victims gathered in the Carmel Forest near Kibbutz Beit Oren for Monday’s ceremony. The monument is sited near the road where fire...

  • Elderly homicide victim identified as Anne Weiss

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 14, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    An elderly woman found dead in her apartment on Saturday has been identified as Anne Weiss, latimes.com reports:

    An elderly woman who was bludgeoned to death was remembered by neighbors as a kind and caring woman who tended to her husband as her own health declined.

    Authorities on...

  • Madoff’s victims: Moving on, yet mesmerized by the spectacle

    June 30, 2009 | 4:58 pm

    For Belle Faber, the sentencing of Bernard Madoff felt surreal.

    Television coverage of Monday’s event was being projected on a screen in the conference room of the American Jewish Congress, one of the Jewish nonprofits hit hardest by Madoff’s thievery. Faber, the organization’s...

  • Wiesel and Foundation Receive Generous Support

    By Tom Tugend

    March 30, 2009 | 3:10 pm

    After Elie Wiesel lost more than $7 million of his personal fortune in the Bernard Madoff scandal, and his foundation took a $15.2 million hit, the Nobel Prize winner roundly cursed the Ponzi scheme artist, but he has now discovered a redeeming aspect to the financial blow.

    Wiesel...

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg: Madoff did ‘extraordinary damage’

    By The Web Guy

    January 8, 2009 | 7:09 pm

    Jeffrey Katzenberg is not a happy mogul, at least according to Bloomberg News:

    Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., said personal losses from investments with Bernard Madoff did “extraordinary damage” to his philanthropic efforts.

    “The...

  • For your consideration

    By Rob Eshman

    January 7, 2009 | 8:20 pm

    While missiles are raining down on the Jews of southern Israel, do you know what's raining down on the Jews of Southern California? Screeners.

    That's right: It's pre-Academy Award season in Hollywood, a time when everyone involved in the movie business receives free DVD copies of all...

  • Death, fear and fighting take toll on both sides of Gaza border

    January 7, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    ALTTEXT
    Damage to a home in Sderot from a Qassam rocket. Photo by The Media Line

    The body, wrapped only in a flag, is lowered into the ground as family members throw themselves toward the grave, screaming in anguish. At that moment, their world has ended.

    For the hundreds standing around...

  • Madoff’s victims weren’t all rich—I got ripped off, too

    By Tom Tugend

    January 7, 2009 | 4:47 pm

    The victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud includes no small number of boldface names and institutional investors.

    There are Hollywood moguls Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, financiers Fred Wilpon and Henry Kaufman, and actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.

    Then there were...

  • Eight members of the Levi family adjust to rockets in Ashkelon

    By Dina Kraft

    December 30, 2008 | 1:00 am

    ASHKELON, Israel (JTA) -- Another rocket warning siren wails and eight members of the Levi family, including a grandmother and a newborn baby, quickly cram into the small bedroom made of reinforced concrete that serves as the family's bomb shelter.

    "Come on, come on! Get in!" they...

  • The Four Big Madoff Questions:
    Who's to blame, how much is lost, where's the money, will it occur again?

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 24, 2008 | 2:33 am

    Why is this fraud different from all other frauds?

    The Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme will definitely rewrite the record books when it comes to its dollar size, duration, number of victims, concentration within the Jewish community and, yes, the mountain of legal fees it generates....

  • Spielberg's Wunderkinder Foundation joins list of Madoff victims; Full text of statements from Federation and Jewish Community Foundation

    By Tom Tugend

    December 15, 2008 | 6:16 pm

    Steven Spielberg suffered some losses in the Bernard Madoff fraud scandal, though apparently nowhere near a rumored $300 million.

    However, the famed filmmaker's private Wunderkinder Foundation had some investments with Madoff, though Spielberg spokesman Marvin Levy said he was unable...

  • Now it all makes sense—Ahmadinejad is a secret Jew!

    By Dennis Wilen

    October 25, 2008 | 3:45 am

    Rust never sleeps in our obsessive compulsion to scour the Intertubes and bring you, my friends, and all the Joe-the-Mohels out there [crowd applauds], yes, my friends, to bring you choice morsels of fact-like news stories, photos and video for your consideration.

    This is the same...

  • UJC seeks donations for hurricane victims

    September 16, 2008 | 7:42 pm

    United Jewish Communities begun a campaign for donations to help in the recovery from recent hurricanes.

    The umbrella organization of North America’s Jewish federation system is urging the 157 federations and 400 independent Jewish communities it serves to contribute to the effort,...

  • Families of terror victims can have their day in court

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Families of terror victims got the green light to pursue lawsuits against the Palestinian Authority thanks to a personal lobbying blitz and some quiet diplomacy by U.S. lawmakers and the pro-Israel lobby.

    About 20 lawsuits targeting the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine...

  • The Agunah: A Modern-Day Nightmare

    By Alexandra Leichter

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    A couple of years ago I received two back-to-back phone calls in my office: The first, from a 21-year-old ultra-Orthodox woman who had escaped her physically abusive 6-month long marriage, only to find herself trapped two years later because her husband refuses to give her a Jewish...

  • Reflections on a Tragedy

    By Maryann J. Gray

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    July 16 marks the one-year anniversary of the terrible accident at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market, which killed 10 and injured more than 60. George Russell Weller, the elderly driver, faces 10 counts of vehicular homicide with gross negligence.

    I know from personal experience the...

  • Movsha Hoffman

    By Archie Barkan

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For the past two and a half years, I have been the facilitator of a Yiddish reading class at Santa Monica Emeritus College. We are currently completing the reading in the Sholom Aleichem's classic, "Motl, Peyse dem Khazn's" ("Motl, Peyse the Cantor's Son").

    The class resembles, at...

  • Skinhead Attack in Beverlywood

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Four Caucasian men, appearing to be neo-Nazi skinheads, attacked three Jewish high school boys last Shabbat shortly after midnight in Beverlywood.

    The three observant students, in their midteens and wearing kippot, were walking through the quiet neighborhood on April 6, when a...

  • Yomtov Pleads Guilty

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Teacher Mordechai Yomtov stood sobbing in his orange prison jumpsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court as he pleaded guilty to two counts of committing continuous sexual abuse on a minor and one count of lewd act on a minor.

    The Feb. 4 plea follows an agreement worked out between...

  • Tragedy or Exploitation?

    By Helen Schary Motro

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The photograph of the Palestinian father cradling his terrified son moments before the boy was killed in Gaza this fall was viewed live on television and reproduced on the front pages of newspapers around the globe. Like the photograph of the boy with hands raised standing in the...

  • What a $230 Million Deal Means to You

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    After last-minute negotiating, Austria, the United States and Jewish groups signed an agreement two weeks ago under which Austria agreed to pay $210 million, plus about $20 million in interest, to cover victims' property claims and unpaid insurance polices. The government also will...

  • Waging Peace

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In a small grove of trees on the campus of Pierce College in Woodland Hills this past Sunday, a group of government officials and concerned citizens gathered to honor the victims of hate crimes. About 300 people representing a cross-section of the diverse Los Angeles community...

  • To Life!

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Benjamin Kadish is a very lucky kid. The most critically injured of the five North Valley Jewish Community Center shooting victims is home and doing well. Despite his lengthy hospital stay and his often painful recovery from his wounds, he is warm and outgoing, even performing a...
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