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January 26, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jayro Varella and a friend, both Orthodox Jews, were leaving a neighborhood bar one evening in September when a dozen skinheads ambushed and brutally beat them. "They hit me, they stepped on my head, they kicked me in the ribs," said Varella, 26. It was his first painful encounter with anti-Semitism; he had formally converted to Judaism less than a month before.
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January 26, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jayro Varella and a friend, both Orthodox Jews, were leaving a neighborhood bar one evening in September when a dozen skinheads ambushed and brutally beat them. "They hit me, they stepped on my head, they kicked me in the ribs," said Varella, 26. It was his first painful encounter with anti-Semitism; he had formally converted to Judaism less than a month before.
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January 12, 2006 | Alex Chun, Special to The Times
IN "From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America" at the Skirball Cultural Center, it's hard not to be immediately taken by the exhibition's marquee artifacts. There's poet Emma Lazarus' handwritten 1883 magnum opus, "The New Colossus," which includes the phrase "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," which 20 years later was immortalized when it was inscribed on a tablet at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
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September 11, 1989 | HENRY I. SOBEL, Henry I. Sobel is the rabbi of Congregacao Israelita Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil. and
Some Jewish organizations, anguished over the failure of Polish Catholic officials to honor their agreement to remove a Carmelite convent from the grounds of Auschwitz, have issued an emotional appeal for the severing of relations between Jewish groups and the Vatican. I opposed such a policy when it was first proposed last spring and am even more critical of it today. The practical effect of breaking off relations is to discontinue dialogue.
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