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  • Yehuda Lev, Jewish journalist and columnist, 86

    By Tom Tugend

    August 5, 2013 | 11:20 am

    Yehuda Lev, an iconoclastic journalist and veteran of World War II and Israel’s War of Independence, who established a European underground route to smuggle Holocaust survivors to Palestine, died on Aug. 3 in Providence, R.I., after a prolonged illness. He was 86.

    With the...

  • A self-written obituary: A Majority of One

    August 5, 2013 | 10:54 am

    (Yehuda Lev was a columnist for the Jewish Journal from its founding in 1986, until 1993. This column was filed on Feb. 22, 2008; Yehuda Lev died on Aug. 3, 2013 in Providence, R.I. He was 86. His full obituary can be found at jewishjournal.com, along with an appreciation.)

    This...

  • Yehuda Lev

    August 5, 2013 | 10:49 am

    I first met Yehuda Lev at a job interview. It was September 1985. He had heard that we were planning to start a Jewish community newspaper, The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, and that I had been appointed the editor. Yehuda had been publishing a community newsletter called “A...

  • Father of the Bride: No Job, Just Smile

    By Yehuda Lev

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Recently, I told some friends that I was going to accompany my younger daughter while she tried on wedding dresses. Their reactions were as follows:

    From the women: "How very sweet"; "How lovely to bond with your daughter"; "I'm sure you'll enjoy it."

    From the men: "Bring your...

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  • Father of the Bride

    By Yehuda Lev

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Other than paying his share of the bills, the father of the bride has two principal responsibilities when his daughter marries.

    The first is to stay out of the way of the womenfolk in the family while they make certain that the dress colors match (but not too exactly), the proper...

  • Her Side of the Mountain

    By Yehuda Lev

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Think Grimm. Not grim, but Grimm, as in fairy tales. You'll need a young heroine, a hero, an apparently unreachable goal, numerous obstacles and a friendly supporting cast.

    Once upon a time (about a year ago), David and Ianthe Low, together with their newborn son Asher, flew from...

  • My Brother’s Keeper

    By Yehuda Lev

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    My brother, who at 70 is younger than me by two years, has a world-class collection of the mysteries of Agatha Christie and a complete set of the novels of Anthony Trollope. They are being joined, gradually, by the Greek historians and Galsworthy's Forsythe Saga.

    These volumes,...

  • The Editor’s Corner

    April 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When the editors of The Jewish Journal, along withpublisher Stanley Hirsh, started planning an issue to commemorateIsrael's 50th anniversary, we were committed to something other thana "coffee-table" paper. We wanted it to be highly readable andentertaining, definitely, but also...

  • End of Conversation

    By Yehuda Lev

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I visited Los Angeles recently and learned thattwo of those dialogues, in which I had been active, had expiredwithout ceremony. The Cousin's Club, which survived eight years oftension, argument and even, on occasion, genuine dialogue, was nomore. And the Arab-Jewish Speakers Bureau,...

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