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  • Fabled Jerusalem

    Fabled Jerusalem
    Before Columbus, many maps of the world showed Jerusalem as the center of the world. Jerusalem -- holy, treasured, and long fought over by the three great monotheistic religions -- has been destroyed and rebuilt more than a dozen times. Its fabled old-...
  • Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped

    BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday. Also Tuesday,...
  • Pope Francis can be a player in Ukraine's identity crisis

    As pro-Western and pro-Russian Ukrainians battle over the future orientation of their country, there is a world figure who could offer an important symbolic gift to European-minded Ukrainians: Pope Francis. Stalin supposedly dismissed the importance...
  • Dudley Knight dies at 73; innovative UC Irvine drama teacher

    For more than 20 years at UC Irvine, Dudley Knight devised innovative and sometimes controversial ways of teaching acting students to speak clearly while lending their characters authentic, unforced accents and dialects. He believed that actors in a...
  • Glenview Greek Orthodox church tries to reinstate parish council president

    Glenview Greek Orthodox church tries to reinstate parish council president
    A Glenview church is seeking to reinstate its parish council president, who was removed by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago last week amid controversy involving the Glenview church's pastor. Chicago church leaders stripped James Gottreich of his...
  • Israel divorce law traps women in marriages that died long ago

    Israel divorce law traps women in marriages that died long ago
    JERUSALEM — After four years of marriage, Tamar Tessler filed for divorce, taking her infant daughter and embarking on what she hoped would be a new chapter of her life. Today that daughter is 36 years old — and Tessler is still awaiting the...
  • Jewish chicken-slaughtering operations ordered to shut down

    Jewish chicken-slaughtering operations ordered to shut down
    The California Department of Food and Agriculture said Friday that it has ordered the shutdown of two Pico-Robertson operations that were participating in a traditional Orthodox Jewish ritual that involves the slaughtering of chickens. "I told them what...
  • 2 Jewish groups get state violation notices for slaughtering chickens

    2 Jewish groups get state violation notices for slaughtering chickens
    The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Friday issued notices of violation to two Orthodox Jewish groups that were slaughtering chickens in the Pico-Robertson area as part of an ancient atonement ritual. The action was taken after animal...
  • Letters: The chickens or the religious rite?

    Re "Animal rites protest," Sept. 12 Regarding the use of live chickens in the sacrificial Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot, I have to ask: What would Sholem Aleichem say? In the late 19th century, this great Yiddish humorist wrote a story in which he...
  • Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?

    Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?
    The Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot -- in which chickens are ritualistically twirled in the air and slaughtered as a way of transferring a person's sins onto the dead animal -- is still practiced in some corners of Los Angeles. Readers have noticed --...
  • Philip Berg dead at 84; Kabbalah Centre founder

    Philip Berg dead at 84; Kabbalah Centre founder
    Rabbi Philip Berg, the founder of the Kabbalah Centre, which attracted celebrity followers and controversy with its New Age and financially lucrative presentation of ancient Jewish mysticism, has died.  The Los Angeles-based spiritual organization...