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  • Coming to terms with ‘need’ this Yom Kippur

    By Gina Nahai

    October 1, 2014 | 9:59 am

    It’s not that I’m greedy and want too much, there’s just a whole lot out there that I need, for myself and my family and even for the dog, Gus, that my kids brought home last year because they needed a dog, so they rescued him from the animal shelter in Van Nuys, for $650, and when...

  • The Real Housewives of Orange County are Over

    By Ilana Angel

    February 16, 2012 | 4:27 pm

    I watched last weeks premier of RHOC and it took me 3 hours because I was so bored I stopped several times. These women are not interesting and have become a cliché.  Between the nipped bodies, plumped up faces, bleached hair, and fake friendships, I am done.  This is my one and...

  • The Real Madoff Scandal: Charitable Hoarding

    March 18, 2009 | 5:52 pm

    Of all the shocks of the Bernie Madoff heist, perhaps none was more stunning than the list of victims. Among them were several Jewish foundations and many of our community’s most prominent nonprofits. The losses were staggering, and in some cases crippling.

    Yet the real Madoff...

  • 2009

    By Rob Eshman

    December 11, 2008 | 2:13 am

    I've been reading a lot of Ralph Waldo Emerson lately. I recommend him when times get tough.

    "People wish to be settled," Emerson wrote. "It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them."

    Well, there is hope for us. A lot of hope -- it's been a very unsettling...

  • TV: Suze Orman isn’t all about the money—she has a spiritual side, too

    By Elissa Strauss

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Every morning in the shower, financial guru, TV personality and best-selling author Suze Orman says a prayer -- "I ask for forgiveness and relief for all whom I did harm, and forgiveness and relief for all who harmed me" -- and she has been doing so for as long as she can remember....
  • Das Happy Kapital

    By Rob Eshman

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Last Monday, I took my ticket from the parking valet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, turned, and came face to face with John Kerry. He was standing beside me, staring at his cell phone.

    "Oh," I said to the senator, at a loss. "Hi."

    "Hi," he said, and turned back to his phone.

  • City Voice: We’re not who we think we are

    By Bill Boyarsky

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There is a preconceived notion about the Los Angeles Jewish community being affluent, increasingly conservative and preoccupied with Israel to the exclusion of other issues.

    There is some truth in this, as is the case with all preconceived notions and stereotypes. There is also...

  • Poverty in Israel: The divide deepens between the haves and have-nots

    By Dina Kraft

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Photos by Brian Hendler. Slideshow courtesy JTA

    In a shimmering luxury hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Israel's banking and financial elite mingled over cocktails recently with foreign investors as they watched Donald Trump on a live telecast praise the strength of the...

  • Iranian Jews struggle with segregation, presumption and assimilation -- how the stranger became the Angeleno

    By Tom Tugend

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A little historical anecdote tells much about the transition of Iranian Jews in Los Angeles over a 25-year span, from strangers to integral -- though distinctive -- members of the larger Jewish community.

    In the late 1970s and early '80s, following Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic...

  • Jewish causes must compete to get big charitable gifts

    By Gary Tobin

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Roland Stanton's $100 million gift to Yeshiva University is the largest ever to a U.S. Jewish institution. Yet as Stanton himself said, "There are plenty of people who could do it."
    Our research shows he's right: Dozens of Jewish philanthropists are capable of equaling Stanton's...
  • The Social Security Fix: Pay Back Funds

    By Rep. Henry Waxman

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    President Bush has proposed the biggest transfer of wealth in history. He plans to use trillions of dollars in contributions to the Social Security

    Trust Fund to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and other administration spending priorities. And he does not want to pay the money...

  • Your Letters

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Wage Woes

    I was deeply disturbed to read Marc Ballon's article on "Low Wages Force Workers to Struggle" (Jan. 2). Where is the outcry from the community?

    The Jewish Federation should establish a blue-ribbon committee to look into this serious matter. It should be composed of lay...

  • Stanley Hirsh

    By Rob Eshman

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I first met Stanley Hirsh in 1984 when he stopped by to visit an after-school program in Jerusalem where I was working as a counselor. The kids and I were playing a game of basketball on a cracked blacktop court.

    After watching from the fence for a while, Stanley called me over and...

  • Charming? Not the Word for Politics

    By Leonard Fein

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Plato described democracy as "a charming form of government." Well, perhaps in ancient Greece there wasn't much else to charm away the days. But on the eve of Israel's elections and President Bush's State of the Union, "charming" is hardly the word that comes first to mind in...

  • Education Activists Face Off

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles Board of Education member David Tokofsky has always taken pride in being a Jewish representative in an area that was overwhelmingly Latino.

    So Tokofsky was shocked when he learned last week that his one-time supporters, former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and...

  • Money for Something

    By Rob Eshman

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Abraham was rich. Jesus was poor. That fact says a lot about the relationship between Jews and money. And money, the giant sucking sound of $7.7 trillion disappearing from the stock market since its peak, is our suddenly unpleasant topic.

    It is no sin to be rich, our patriarch's life...

  • Love for Sale

    By J. D. Smith

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I don't need much. I'm pretty much a "jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou" kind of guy. No, I don't need much, but my hobbies are expensive. I like Italian clothes, German cars, Cuban cigars, box seats, new electronic toys. This is the lifestyle to which I've become accustomed,...

  • Making the List

    By Rob Eshman

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The May 21 issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal features the paper's annual list of "The 50 Wealthiest Angelenos." More than half the people listed, in fact, close to 60 percent, are Jewish. In a county where Jews number about 520,000, or just 5 percent out of a population of 10...

  • L.A.‘s Ultimate Power Broker

    By Joel Kotkin

    December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Eli Broad (left) is the primary moving force behind thefinancing of the downtown Disney Concert Hall designed by architectFrank Gehry, lining up corporations to drop megabucks into theproject..

    For most of this century, Los Angeles has been a city of twoelites -- one predominately...

  • Entrepreneurial Philanthropy, the New Charity

    November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    On a chilly autumn morning in late October, in a rooftop sukkahatop New York's Abraham Joshua Heschel School, a small group ofrabbis, Hebrew teachers and millionaire investors joined hands tomark what their leader called a "defining point in American Jewishphilanthropy": an $18...