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  • Chabad in Hollywood closes its doors

    The Chabad synagogue that fought a zoning war with the City of Hollywood 13 years ago and settled with the city after the U.S. Justice Department came to its side, has closed. The Chabad Hollywood Community Synagogue moved out of a house at 2215 N....
  • Is US academic freedom a casualty of the Israeli-Palestinian debate?

    Is US academic freedom a casualty of the Israeli-Palestinian debate?
    Steven Salaita is a respected scholar in American Indian studies and Israeli-Arab relations, which got him hired recently to a tenured position at the University of Illinois. On Twitter, he's been voicing his objections to Israel's conduct in Gaza in...
  • 'Recovered Voices' initiative studies grim history of Nazi censorship

     'Recovered Voices' initiative studies grim history of Nazi censorship
    James Conlon's Los Angeles Opera "Recovered Voices" mission of reviving music suppressed by the Nazis has been on hiatus lately, economic recovery being the company's priority. For the time being, the music director has, instead, looked elsewhere, such as...
  • Day Star Theatre Arts troupe makes Orlando debut with Broadway concert

     Day Star Theatre Arts troupe makes Orlando debut with Broadway concert
    Israel made such an impression on Luis Gabriel Diaz that he was inspired to carry its culture with him when he left the Middle Eastern country. Diaz, who trained in musical theater in Israel, is the founder of Day Star Theatre Arts, which makes its...
  • Eliyahu Federman: Was rabbi's murder in Miami a hate crime?

    An Orthodox rabbi, Joseph Raksin, was murdered in cold blood, while walking to Temple Saturday morning in North Miami Beach. The police indicate that two young men confronted the rabbi and shot him following an altercation. But, at least one witness...
  • Anti-Semitism is an incurable disease

    A Jewish man on his way to prayer is gunned down in Miami. In the world climate of anti-Semitism and acts of violence not heard of since the days of Hitler — such as this murder and swastikas painted on Jewish houses of worship — this comes as...
  • Facebook is no place for political debate

    Facebook is no place for political debate
    Shortly after Israel invaded the Gaza Strip in 2009, a close Muslim friend I'd known since elementary school suddenly disappeared from my Facebook feed. She'd been excoriating Israel in her posts, and I'd said nothing. Then I posted a statistic showing...
  • As Gaza war subsides, a battle over how it is investigated

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Even before starting work as chairman of a U.N. human rights commission investigating the Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas has been vilified as an apologist for Iran incapable of setting aside his perceived anti-...
  • Voices of Faith: What name do you think of in referring to God?

    Rabbi Emeritus Herbert Mandl, Kehilath Israel Synagogue: There are numerous names for God in the Hebrew Bible. Among them are YHWH, Elokeem and A-donai. Each one of these names has a unique meaning in the verses in which they are used. Every name for God...
  • Rekha Basu: Iowa summit serves reminder of why religion, politics don't mix

    Of everything coming out of this year's Iowa Family Leadership Summit, the fear factor is what stayed with me. It was a constant, discomfiting undercurrent, like a loose nail poking up in your shoe. It was organization President Bob Vander Plaats...
  • L.A. theater openings, Aug. 17-24: 'Bulrusher' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Aug. 17-24: 'Bulrusher' and more
    A young girl with a special gift is at the heart of Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher" at the Skylight Theatre, and a Jewish family celebrates a Passover different from any other in "The Face in the Reeds" at Ruskin Group Theatre. Plus, "Once" is never enough as the...