March 17, 2005

L.A. Hebrew High Marks 20-Year Peak

On the first rainless Sunday morning in weeks, hundreds of Los Angeles teens have forfeited the chance to soak up the sun and opted to learn instead.

When Jews Lose

The narrow defeat of mayoral candidate Robert Hertzberg marked a signal defeat not only for Los Angeles but for the future of Jewish influence in Los Angeles.

The List

The List has taken over. If you are male, you may not be aware of this, but if you are female, you probably already have one.

Brand Israel

\”Our modern brand is in trouble,\” Weinberg told a group of Los Angeles Jewish leaders who gathered last week to discuss branding and advocacy on Israel at the Israeli consulate.


This year, the People of the Book will miss out on the largest book festival in town, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Just Say No, Even on Purim

One is obligated to become intoxicated on Purim until one cannot distinguish between \”cursed is Haman\” and \”blessed is Mordechai\” (Talmud, Megillah 7b).

New Allegations of Forged Hahn Support

A growing number of Jewish community members are saying that Hahn\’s re-election campaign falsely claimed them as endorsers in that ad.

Awareness Week at UCLA Hit by Apathy

Last week\’s anti-Semitism conference at UCLA had the potential to be powerful and mind-expanding — except that almost no one showed up.

Festival Flick Honors Righteous Italian

The most famous of the rescuers, Raoul Wallenberg of Sweden, has been honored as embodying the Righteous Gentile. Some have also heard of the noble work of Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz.\n\nAlmost unknown is , an Italian, credited with sheltering and sustaining some 5,200 Jews from November 1944 until the liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945.\n\nHis story is now told in the film \”Perlasca, The History of a True Man,\” which will screen Sunday, March 20, at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, as part of the weeklong Hungarian Film Festival.

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