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  • Facing Vouchers

    By Yaakov Arnold

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Along with choosing the next leader of the free world, come Nov. 7, when Californians enter the polling booth, they will be asked to decide what many believe will be the fate of public education in this state.

    If passed, Proposition 38, the school voucher initiative, will give parents...

  • Touching Base

    By Yaakov Arnold

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    With the escalation of violence in the Middle East, many within Los Angeles' Jewish community are turning to the local chapters of organizations that raise money or garner support for Israel to gather information, lend their support or as a way of voicing their opinions.

    "It will...

  • A Place of Their Own

    By Yaakov Arnold

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Reuben Dahan lives just down the block from his nearest synagogue. Yet every Shabbat, for the past seven years, Dahan, an Israeli immigrant who grew up in Petach Tikvah, has gone the extra mile, literally, to worship at a place he calls his spiritual home.

    "I live near Chabad,"...

  • My Father’s Blessing

    By Yaakov Arnold

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On Sunday, as is the custom in my family, I will receive a Yom Kippur blessing from my father. The image of my father gathering me in his tallis, placing his hands on my head and asking God to grant me a good year is one of my fondest childhood memories. My father concludes his...