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May 23, 1994 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Meat cases in New York, Chicago, Detroit had been picked clean as bone. And with a sympathetic shrug, Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz explained that he had cornered the market on kosher ribs. One thousand pounds of the ribs--about the total amount available domestically on any given day--along with equal amounts of kosher chicken and kosher hot dogs went up in smoke Sunday at what was billed as the world's largest kosher barbecue.
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October 21, 1997
Students who run cross-country for Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles are hoping that after a hearing today, they can have the same opportunity as any other team with their winning record: a chance to compete in the November championships. The problem is that the California Interscholastic Federation has held the preliminary and final meets on Saturdays, the Jewish Sabbath.
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March 6, 1988 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
Six years ago the University of Judaism opened a new undergraduate college, based on the concept that a Great Books approach to Western culture could mesh so well with Jewish studies that young people would flock to the campus perched high above Bel-Air. The idea was to produce students familiar with the Aeneid and the Book of Exodus alike, who could blend the lessons of Greek philosophers with the teachings of Talmudic rabbis.
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November 19, 1991 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a Westside synagogue last week, scholars and Sephardic Jews remembered the other landmark event of 1492. As everyone knows, Columbus reached the New World in 1492. But that same year, Spain's monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, also ordered the nation's Jews either to convert to Christianity or to leave the country under pain of death. At least 50,000 Jews--some believe as many as 300,000--were banished from Spain.
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April 18, 1999 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
They were ordinary women--mother and daughter--whose devotion to tolerance and abhorrence of fascism launched them on an extraordinary adventure: the infiltration of prewar Los Angeles' Nazi movement. Before America's involvement in World War II, Navy widow Grace Comfort and her daughter, Sylvia, a single secretary--both Gentiles--joined a group of Jewish private citizens in Los Angeles to investigate the activities of Nazi-inspired groups in the area.
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June 12, 1991 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 165,000-square-foot domed granite-and-glass structure has risen on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles next to the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Less than three miles away, workers soon will be installing exhibits in a converted bank office alongside the Jewish Federation Council headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard. And just 1.
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April 27, 1987 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
For 42 years, Paula Lebovics carried the memory of the Soviet soldier who fed her a crust of black bread the day that the Russians liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. On Sunday, she thought she had found him again. Lebovics was one of dozens of Auschwitz survivors who flocked to a Holocaust Day memorial service at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in West Los Angeles to reunite with retired Soviet Lt. Gen.
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October 4, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The shelves were almost empty in the final days of Zellman's Menswear in Boyle Heights. About a dozen men's jackets hung from the racks and some baseball caps lined the wall. Shoes were going for 99 cents; pants were half off. Even the headless mannequins were for sale. After 78 years in business, the landmark Cesar Chavez Avenue clothing shop cleared out its merchandise and closed its doors Saturday.
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February 24, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS
The Jewish Federation's Valley Alliance phone fund-raising campaign exceeded its goal with $1.53 million in donations. "It's the highest one-day total we've ever had out here, so we're very excited," said Bonnie Somers, the group's public relation's director. Nearly 1,000 San Fernando Valley-area volunteers made about 10,000 phone calls in support of Super Sunday--the Jewish community's largest fund-raising event of the year.
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December 6, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
It seemed innocuous enough: a code of ethics to avoid stereotypes, repudiate violence and govern debate between Muslims and Jews in Southern California. But when two leading Muslim officials--Maher Hathout and Salam Al-Marayati--proposed the code last year, their involvement became a lightning rod for attacks by major Jewish organizations, which argued that the men actually condoned terrorism.
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