October 20, 2005

The Circuit

The room sparkled with celebrities and supporters as Operation Smile honored Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), at its annual gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.

Delegation: Improve Israeli Arabs’ Status

A small group of American Jewish leaders that came to Israel recently is determined to put the issue of Israel\’s Arab minority higher on the American Jewish agenda.

Hey Kids!

Simchat Torah, the holiday called \”Rejoicing in the Torah,\” falls on Oct. 26. We finish the cycle of reading the Torah and begin again.
Jews for Judaism is hosting its third-annual Creative Writing Contest for kids. The theme his year is \”My Greatest Jewish Hero.\”


Letters to the Editor October 20, 2005.


Obituaries for September 19th to 25th, 2005.

Pin Up These Pinups

At last, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Calendar has some real competition — some Jewish competition.

Honors for Author, Antacid

At 72, Roth recently became the youngest living author to be honored by the Library of America, which issues hardcover collections of the country\’s most accomplished writers. The first two volumes, covering Roth\’s work through the early 1970s, are out this fall.

Change of Command

News reports and sources cite conflicting reasons why Israeli-born Rod Lurie was booted or departed as show-runner of the successful new ABC drama, \”Commander in Chief,\” about the first female president of the United States. Lurie, the show\’s creator, was replaced by TV veteran Steven Bochco (\”NYPD Blue,\” \”L.A. Law\”) last week — a highly unusual move on a show that is doing so well in the ratings.

Filmfest Seeing Red

Conservative filmmakers will invade West Hollywood this weekend for the second annual, Bush-loving Liberty Film Festival, with WeHo\’s Pacific Design Center becoming a haven to some Jewish entertainment names who vote red while living among the blue.

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