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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1988
A three-week crackdown that resulted in 17 arrests of Jews for Jesus members at Pierce College was called off Friday as the Los Angeles Community College District agreed to ease restrictions on distribution of literature on its campuses. District officials said Jews for Jesus members will be allowed to freely hand out religious tracts at the Woodland Hills campus. The agreement was reached during a private conference with a federal judge in Los Angeles.
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OPINION
March 5, 2011
In his latest book, "Jesus of Nazareth, Part II," Pope Benedict XVI says that the Jews, as a people, did not kill Jesus. This is ? fortunately ? not a new pronouncement from the Roman Catholic Church. For more than four decades, it has been officially condemning anti-Semitism and rejecting any interpretation of the New Testament that held all Jews, then or now, responsible for the death of Jesus. Since Vatican II's landmark 1965 declaration on Catholicism and non-Christian religions addressed this issue, church officials have sought to forge better relations with Jews by reinterpreting spiritual texts, expressing deep sorrow over the Holocaust and calling on Christians who by their actions or inactions were complicit in the events of the Holocaust to repent.
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NEWS
June 16, 1987 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously struck down a ban on soliciting at Los Angeles International Airport, concluding that the regulation went too far in limiting the right to free speech. The ban on all "First Amendment activities" in the airport terminal could be read to "prohibit even talking and reading or the wearing of campaign buttons or symbolic clothing," Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said for the court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2010 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Moishe Rosen, a flamboyant and controversial convert to Christianity who founded the missionary group Jews for Jesus, died Wednesday in San Francisco. He was 78. The cause was prostate cancer, the group announced. Rosen launched Jews for Jesus in San Francisco in 1973 and over the next decade turned it into a flourishing movement that drew thousands of converts from among the youthful seekers of the counterculture era. Its success stirred the wrath of Jewish leaders, who denounced Rosen as a cultist and fought back through groups such as Jews for Judaism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1988
I had always presumed that the Letters to the Editor column was reserved to present the alternate view to something that was expressed or reported, or that it was used to answer or explain something which had been published editorially. I am not used to seeing statements like the letter published with regard to our advertised offer for the Jesus for Jews book. I am not surprised that you received such a letter since certain Jewish religious agencies are intent on conducting a vendetta against any agency evangelizing Jews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2010 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Moishe Rosen, a flamboyant and controversial convert to Christianity who founded the missionary group Jews for Jesus, died Wednesday in San Francisco. He was 78. The cause was prostate cancer, the group announced. Rosen launched Jews for Jesus in San Francisco in 1973 and over the next decade turned it into a flourishing movement that drew thousands of converts from among the youthful seekers of the counterculture era. Its success stirred the wrath of Jewish leaders, who denounced Rosen as a cultist and fought back through groups such as Jews for Judaism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1988
Four members of the Jews for Jesus organization were arrested Tuesday as they distributed religious literature at Pierce College. Police at the Woodland Hills campus said they have detained more than 12 people from the group in the last week. Taken into custody about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday were Avi Snyder, 37, of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles director of Jews for Jesus; Ellen Kamentsky, 25, of Van Nuys; Robert Wertheim, 30, of Tarzana and Joel Kleinbaum, 30, of Van Nuys. James D.
OPINION
March 5, 2011
In his latest book, "Jesus of Nazareth, Part II," Pope Benedict XVI says that the Jews, as a people, did not kill Jesus. This is ? fortunately ? not a new pronouncement from the Roman Catholic Church. For more than four decades, it has been officially condemning anti-Semitism and rejecting any interpretation of the New Testament that held all Jews, then or now, responsible for the death of Jesus. Since Vatican II's landmark 1965 declaration on Catholicism and non-Christian religions addressed this issue, church officials have sought to forge better relations with Jews by reinterpreting spiritual texts, expressing deep sorrow over the Holocaust and calling on Christians who by their actions or inactions were complicit in the events of the Holocaust to repent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1996 | ANDREA HEIMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Call it turf war in Times Square. A clean-shaven young man in a T-shirt that boldly proclaims "Jews for Jesus" hands out flyers amid a sea of subway commuters. A few feet away, a tall, bearded man wearing a large black yarmulke--his T-shirt stamped: "Judaism, the Religion for Jews"--hands out leaflets of his own. "Have a good night you guys, see you tomorrow," the yarmulke-wearing man calls to the "Jews for Jesus" gang, as rush-hour traffic dwindles and the leafleteers begin to head out.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1992 | TERRY PRISTIN, Terry Pristin is a Times staff writer. and
Wearing feathers in her hair, spike heels and a strapless evening gown, Marianne Williamson, New Age guru of the hour, is seated on a hotel ballroom stage in Marina del Rey, shoulder to shoulder with unmarried soap opera actors and other eligible and glamorous singles. Amid much banter and giggling, they will be "auctioned off" by talk-show host Cyndy Garvey and producer-director Garry Marshall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1996 | ANDREA HEIMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Call it turf war in Times Square. A clean-shaven young man in a T-shirt that boldly proclaims "Jews for Jesus" hands out flyers amid a sea of subway commuters. A few feet away, a tall, bearded man wearing a large black yarmulke--his T-shirt stamped: "Judaism, the Religion for Jews"--hands out leaflets of his own. "Have a good night you guys, see you tomorrow," the yarmulke-wearing man calls to the "Jews for Jesus" gang, as rush-hour traffic dwindles and the leafleteers begin to head out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1988
A three-week crackdown that resulted in 17 arrests of Jews for Jesus members at Pierce College was called off Friday as the Los Angeles Community College District agreed to ease restrictions on distribution of literature on its campuses. District officials said Jews for Jesus members will be allowed to freely hand out religious tracts at the Woodland Hills campus. The agreement was reached during a private conference with a federal judge in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1988
Four members of the Jews for Jesus organization were arrested Tuesday as they distributed religious literature at Pierce College. Police at the Woodland Hills campus said they have detained more than 12 people from the group in the last week. Taken into custody about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday were Avi Snyder, 37, of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles director of Jews for Jesus; Ellen Kamentsky, 25, of Van Nuys; Robert Wertheim, 30, of Tarzana and Joel Kleinbaum, 30, of Van Nuys. James D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1988
I had always presumed that the Letters to the Editor column was reserved to present the alternate view to something that was expressed or reported, or that it was used to answer or explain something which had been published editorially. I am not used to seeing statements like the letter published with regard to our advertised offer for the Jesus for Jews book. I am not surprised that you received such a letter since certain Jewish religious agencies are intent on conducting a vendetta against any agency evangelizing Jews.
NEWS
June 16, 1987 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously struck down a ban on soliciting at Los Angeles International Airport, concluding that the regulation went too far in limiting the right to free speech. The ban on all "First Amendment activities" in the airport terminal could be read to "prohibit even talking and reading or the wearing of campaign buttons or symbolic clothing," Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said for the court.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2005 | From Reuters
Christian evangelical group Jews for Jesus is suing Google Inc., saying a weblog hosted through the Internet search leader's Blogspot service infringes its trademark. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York on Wednesday, seeks to force Google to give Jews for Jesus control of the site as well as unspecified monetary damages.
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