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  • Heroic Actions of the Few

    By Tom Tugend

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    An upcoming television special and a recently formed educational foundation are out to change the stereotype of Jews as passive victims of the Holocaust, by documenting the little-known feats of Jewish partisans who fought behind enemy lines.

    "Resistance: Untold Stories of Jewish...

  • Indirect Victims

    By Rachel Pomerance

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    An alarming number of at-risk children are among the Jewish victims of Argentina's economic collapse.

    Even in the most stable families, children have been hit by the fallout from the collapse. For unstable parents, desperate conditions like those in crisis-ridden Argentina only make...

  • The Wounded Have Names

    By Rob Eshman

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Last Saturday night, someone told me 85 people had been killed by a suicide bomber in Haifa. I ran to the computer to check cnn.com, and for an instant was relieved to discover the death toll was in fact 15.

    That's just how awful our world has become.

    We are relieved when only 15...

  • Not in Vain

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The sanctuary of B'nai David-Judea Congregation in the Pico-Robertson area was once a spacious movie theater. Last Wednesday, April 25, it was filled to the nosebleed rows with more than 500 junior-high and high-school students from Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys and Girls...

  • ‘Neighbors’

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Responding to widespread debate over Poles' participation in a 1941 massacre of Jews, Poland's political and religious leaders are calling on Polish citizens to confront their past.

    "We have an obligation to honor the memory of the victims and to establish the truth," Prime Minister...

  • When Violence Hits Home

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish community in the West Valley and surrounding areas was rocked Feb. 5 by the murder of William and Bertha Lasky, former members of Temple Solael. The elderly couple died in their West Hills home from cuts and stab wounds, victims of an unknown intruder.

    According to...

  • Agreement Reached for Slave Laborers

    By Michael Shapiro

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Jews who worked as slave laborers during the Nazi era are one step closer to receiving some measure of compensation for their ordeal.

    After months of torturous negotiations, an agreement has been reached to establish a $5.2 billion fund for these victims of the Holocaust, according...

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