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  • Netanyahu claims election win despite party losses

    January 22, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged the bruised winner of Israel's election on Tuesday, claiming victory despite unexpected losses to resurgent center-left challengers.

    Exit polls showed the Israeli leader's Likud party, yoked with the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu...

  • Iran officials: Country taking a hit from Western sanctions

    December 20, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    An Iranian government minister acknowledged that Western sanctions are affecting the Islamic Republic’s economy.

    Iran’s deputy oil minister, Ahmad Qalebani, told the official Iranian Students’ News Agency that Iran’s crude oil production in 2011 had declined from the previous...

  • What is western society’s place in determining halachah?

    December 22, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    The Orthodox community is rapidly approaching a moment of truth. The many issues that the Orthodox community is debating internally are rapidly collapsing into one overarching issue, one macro-question, with which it must grapple head-on. And this is: whether the ethical norms of...

  • Community Rallies for Woman’s Divorce, UCLA Acquires Jewish Artifacts

    March 11, 2009 | 2:39 am

    Community Rallies for Woman’s Jewish Divorce

    Chanting “Stop Abuse” and “Free Your Wife,” 200 people rallied on the eve of Purim in front of the Fairfax-area home of a man who refuses to grant his wife a Jewish divorce.

    Meir Kin and his wife, Lonna, who have one child,...

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  • The Hollywood candidate is not Obama

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 1, 2008 | 4:37 am

    If John McCain wins this election, it will be because of Hollywood.

    It’s not that Hollywood is giving him big money (it isn’t); or that big celebrities are attracting attention to him (they’re not); or that star writers and directors are helping him with stagecraft and wordsmithery...

  • New reports expose rampant anti-Semitic attacks in Western Europe

    By Dinah Spritzer

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Here in the US, CNN's Paula Zahn reports, some blame Jews for 9/11 A young French Jew is kidnapped, tortured and left to die by a band of Muslims. Arson badly damages Geneva's largest synagogue. A 13-year-old girl on a London bus is robbed and kicked unconscious after her...
  • Western Jewish history collection gets broken up among local academic institutions

    By Tom Tugend

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Mr. Nathan Jacoby and party spent Sunday at Arrowhead Springs, making the journey in their automobile," reported the B'nai B'rith Messenger of Los Angeles on April 16, 1909.

    "Automobiles are a service of great joy to their owners and the fact that so many are being purchased by the...

  • There’s the Rub—in Tel Aviv

    By Howard Blume

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Tierra couldn't be more Los Angeles. But for this nouveau combination of mostly organic restaurant, massage parlor and oxygen bar, you'll have to go to Tel Aviv, where this combo venue clearly out-Hollywoods Hollywood.

    The only thing missing -- so far -- is a Hollywood-style patron,...

  • Jewish Weddings in Space

    By Ron Magid

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Joss Whedon's quirky space Western, "Serenity," features outlaws who act like Wild West gunslingers, an assassin who forces his victims to commit hara kiri, a telepath who inexplicably goes berserk, a Buddhist planet -- and Jewish nuptials in space.

    Based on Whedon's short-lived 2002...

  • Holy Knots

    By Esther Hecht

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Red string. A whole ball of it. That was what a dear relative in Los Angeles asked me to bring her from Israel when I come to visit.

    But not just any red string. It has to be the kind that vendors hawk at the Western Wall. That is, it has to be the stuff from which you make a...

  • The Answer Isn’t…

    By Rob Eshman

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Aliyah is the oat bran of the Jewish people. We know it's good for us. We know we should be having more of it. But truth is, we just find it hard to swallow. And we certainly don't like it shoved down our throats.

    While in Israel last week, I heard several Israeli officials, from...

  • Now Hear This!

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The radio station plays hits by Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, and invites listeners to comment on issues such as what they'd do if they discovered a friend was taking drugs.

    It's the type of fare broadcast to young adults from Malibu to Miami. Except the disc jockey is speaking...