January 29, 1998

Singles: The Debate

I would like to offer a new spin on intermarriage. Some of us are choosing to marry non-Jews, not to escape our Jewishness but because it is our last chance to bear Jewish children and perpetuate a faith and people we love more than anything else.

A Commitment toEducation

In a move that many see as a turning point for the future of Jewish education in Los Angeles, the Jewish Federation ofGreater Los Angeles board agreed last week to almost double the amount that the Federation gives to Jewish day and Hebrew schools.

Sleeping with the Enemy

Ruth Neal, coordinator of Ezras Bayis, has seen Orthodox women who have been bitten, shoved, slapped, punched, spit at, scalded with hot chicken soup, threatened with a gun, pushed down a flight of stairs.

Who Is

After word leaked out that the family of Monica Lewinsky belonged to Sinai Temple in West Los Angeles, the full-court presswas applied by members of a media desperate for any details even remotely connected to the alleged White House sex scandal.\n\n

Where the Action Is

These are three experiences that have made me most hate being Jewish:

Love, Jewish-American Style

Despite the abundance of Jewish filmmakers in the entertainment industry, Jewish Americans fall somewhere ahead of Asian-Americans and well below Anglo- and African-Americans as a group represented on celluloid. And no one is more aware of that than film historian and author Harry Medved, whose \”Cinema Beshert: Meeting Your Mate at the Movies\” film series at the University of Judaism focuses on love,Jewish-American style.

‘I Am Not an Adulterer’

It was Ted Koppel who broke the news to all the world that our president does not consider oral sex to constitute adultery. That being the case, Koppel concluded, it was perfectly correct for Clinton to maintain to probing journalists that he had never had a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The president reportedly had once told Arkansas state troopers that oral sex is not, according to the Bible, adultery.

As Bibi Smiles, the Palestinians Sweat

For the record, the Netanyahu administration is expecting business as usual from President Clinton, despite his troubles with the likes of Monica Lewinsky.

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