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By Simone Wilson

2 days ago

Palestinian women stand in front of Israeli border police officers in the Jerusalem district of Jabel Mukabbir on Nov. 18. Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters

Just after dawn on Nov. 18, a pair of Palestinian cousins from East Jerusalem went on a killing rampage in a West Jerusalem synagogue. 

Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal walked into the Kehilat... read full article

  • Giving and getting money: It’s not a science, it’s an art

    by David T. Levinson

    6 days ago

    I run a nonprofit called Big Sunday. The idea behind Big Sunday is that absolutely everyone has some way to help somebody else. As we like to say, “There are no haves-and-have-nots, just haves-and-have-mores. Everyone has something.” And we can get so much more done when we all...

  • THE FORGOTTEN MAN

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    Alan Gross is almost out of hope.  

    In late November 2009, Gross, a technology consultant from Potomac, Md., left the United States for Cuba for his fifth trip there in eight months, a trip that was supposed to last for, at most, a few weeks. He was 60 at the time.

    Nearly five...

  • What kind of Democrat will prevail?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 31, 2014 | 4:53 pm

    Much of the political world is transfixed by the national struggle between Democrats and Republicans. But for residents of Los Angeles County and voters in the county’s 3rd District, this year’s elections are not about which party will prevail, but rather about what kind of...

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  • A guide to the California, Los Angeles propositions

    by Aron Chilewich

    October 30, 2014 | 11:49 am

    Gore Vidal famously said, “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for president. One hopes it is the same half.” 

    Turnout for recent nonpresidential year elections has been notoriously low in Los Angeles, and predictions are that the upcoming...

  • School-board member battles women’s rights activist for District 26

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    October 30, 2014 | 11:30 am

    They’re both young. They’re both Democrats. They’re both up-and-comers on the political scene. 

    In fact, judging by their black-and-crimson outfits at a recent debate in Santa Monica, Sandra Fluke and Ben Allen — the two candidates vying to represent California’s 26th Senate...

  • Molly Forrest plans the future at the Los Angeles Jewish Home

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 23, 2014 | 8:48 am

    It is just before noon at the Los Angeles Jewish Home, and Molly Forrest, president and CEO, is giving a tour of the home’s most populous campus, the Eisenberg Village in Reseda, when a silvery-haired woman in a shmatte starts roaming the hallway shouting, “Lunchtime! Everyone!...

  • The few. The proud.
    The Jewish Marines.

    By Jared Sichel

    October 14, 2014 | 2:45 pm

    Sitting at the front of a small room inside a nondescript building at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Navy Lt. Aaron Kleinman was dressed in a uniform rarely seen on these grounds: On top of his gray suit, dress shirt and tie, Kleinman’s head was covered by a kippah and his...

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