| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments comparing the way he runs the city to Adolf Hitler.
Eastside resident Geoff West alluded to the Nazi dictator in an...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:30 PM
When Sipora Groen heard that a gunman killed three people near a Jewish community center and retirement home in Kansas — reportedly shouting "Heil Hitler" during the attacks — she was saddened and appalled.
But she wasn't surprised.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Sundown on Monday evening, April 14, marks the first night this year of Passover, the eight-day celebration of the Jewish people's freedom from bondage in ancient Egypt. Tradition holds that the holiday is observed with a Seder, from the Hebrew word for...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:32 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for Passover.
The Skinny: I've gotten so deep into "Sons of Anarchy" that I'm two episodes behind on "The Americans." I need to catch up tonight. Today's roundup includes recaps of the Senate hearing about the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:08 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready to fly back to D.C.
The Skinny: Traveling to D.C. on Saturday for Passover on Monday. Given the cost of flying and renting a car, this will be a very expensive Seder. Don't worry, eating matzo won't stop me from...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:34 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli warplanes struck several sites in the Gaza Strip on Monday following a barrage of rockets launched at southern Israel from the seaside enclave earlier in the day, a military spokesman said.
According to an army statement, seven...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:59 AM
WASHINGTON — Hate crimes are an affront to the nation, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Thursday at a memorial service for the three victims of the shootings outside two Jewish centers near Kansas City, Mo.
Holder, playing a role often filled by...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Why is this night different from all other nights for Eric Afriat?
Because he won a million bucks.
Poker players always endure ups and downs in long tournaments, but very few had the challenge Eric Afriat did.
He missed the Passover celebration...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:45 AM
JERUSALEM – Thousands of Christian pilgrims from all over the world filled the narrow streets of the Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday to celebrate on the site they believe Jesus was crucified and buried over 2,000 years ago.
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:57 PM
A votive in a glass holder, etched with the Star of David and the words "In memory," sits on the granite table.
"We will remember the terrible tragedy," Ron Wolfson says, referring to the previous day's shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Those of you who refuse for whatever reason to consider seriously the observations of comedian Bill Maher are excused from reading this item and offering your withering assessments of him in the comment thread. Move right along. There's still time......