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Edward Robin, Community and Business Leader, 80

Innovative philanthropist and businessman Edward B. Robin, whose impact on Jewish life stretched from Los Angeles to New York and on to Israel and Russia, died on Oct. 8 after a long illness at Cedars Sinai Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Two Israeli Films Vie for Oscars

This year, Israeli films are vying for the golden statuettes in two categories — best international (foreign language) entries and best documentary movie.

Feast of New Israeli Movies Coming to LA

Local movie buffs will get their first chance to view one of the latest Israeli movies, “Love It Was Not,” at two Laemmle theaters, the Royal in West Los Angeles and the Town Center in Encino, starting Nov. 5.

Two Jews Escape Auschwitz to Warn World

The camp commander had assigned the two Jews, Alfred Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba (born Walter Rosenberg), to work as scribes, which gave them access to the precise reports on daily killings and other revelations the Nazi regime tried to keep secret. 

Angelinos Mourn Moshe Alon

Family, friends and a number of dignitaries flew from Los Angeles to Israel over the past week to pay their last respects to the legendary Los Angeles-based security expert Moshe Alon, who died Sept. 9 in Haifa.

“Tango Shalom” Examines Chassidic Life and Dancing

Fortunately, times have changed, as witness “Tango Shalom,” which is populated by bearded Chassidim and their voluble spouses — not as caricatures or exotics, but as three-dimensional characters facing life’s dilemmas and joys.

Film Probes Hitler’s Impact Today

The film caps a four-year inquiry in nine countries into decades of cultural fascination with the Nazi leader and the ramifications of such a fascination on present politics.


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