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  • Promoting unity, Judaism among local Iranian Jews

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 22, 2010 | 9:19 pm

    Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community has long been divided over a host of social and religious issues, often discouraging hopes among the elders for community continuity. Eman Esmailzadeh, a 27-year-old engineer and community activist, is one of a small number of young...

  • The art of living with brain cancer

    by Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, Contributing Writer

    December 22, 2010 | 9:15 pm

    When Judi Kaufman was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1997, she was told she had five years left to live.

    But Kaufman — an accomplished chef, writer and active member of the Jewish community — refused to sit back and accept her prognosis without a fight. 

    “I asked [my...

  • Israeli scouting just got hipper

    By Dikla Kadosh

    December 22, 2010 | 9:10 pm

    By nature, Eli Fitlovitz prefers to stay in the background. The kibbutz-raised Israeli, who came to Los Angeles in 1982, has wise eyes, an endearing smile and a quiet confidence. A commercial real estate broker, he and his wife are now raising three teenagers. What finally forced...

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  • Foster kids’ angel of light

    by Lisa Armony, Contributing Writer

    December 22, 2010 | 8:58 pm

    As a child, Lauri Burns thought God was punishing her for something horrible she had done in a past life. How else could she explain the years of beatings by her father that began when she was just 5 years old, or the mental abuse that left her suicidal by her bat mitzvah and led her...

  • Teen’s focus on Congo begins at home

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 22, 2010 | 8:52 pm

    David Taylor doesn’t see the point in getting emotional about the evils across the globe.

    “What do I accomplish by being sad about it?” he asks.

    Rather, he looks at human rights atrocities and thinks about them methodically — where and how can he make the most impact?

    And...

  • From grief, a dream realized

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 22, 2010 | 8:39 pm

    Gabriella Axelrad, a luminous 13-year-old with a striking smile, had been on the final stretch of a family bike ride in Grand Teton National Park when a white van appeared out of nowhere and knocked the last breath out of her lithe dancer’s body.

    There were no goodbyes. No time...

  • Don’t call him super-rav

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 22, 2010 | 8:29 pm

    “Is Rabbi T a crime-fighting rabbi?” That’s what a student asked Pressman Academy Rav Beit Sefer (head school rabbi) Chaim Tureff at a recent question-and-answer session.

    “Lehavdil,” Tureff responded, using the Hebrew word to draw a distinction between himself and the...

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