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September 9, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of its yearly telethon, Chabad of California finds itself busier than ever and, as usual, strapped for cash, according to Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, the sect's charismatic leader. But this year is different, because the Hasidic sect is enmeshed in a bitter squabble that focuses on a Jewish student housing co-op near UCLA and has riled many in the Jewish community.
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June 10, 2001 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To Jews, it's a mitzvah, or commandment, to extend a helping hand to someone less fortunate. To the jailed Muslim who recently grasped that hand, it was a ness, or miracle. For the paths of Pooya Dayanim and Dariush Farshidian were not ones likely to cross. Dayanim is a prominent Jewish Iranian, executive director of a two-decade-old philanthropic group based in Los Angeles and a vocal opponent of the Muslim clerics governing his homeland. He is eloquent and outgoing.
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March 11, 2000 | Larry B. Stammer
Rabbi Abner Weiss, a leading figure in Southern California's Orthodox Jewish community and former president of the Southern California Board of Rabbis, is leaving his Beverly Hills congregation to accept a post in London. Weiss, 61 and a native of South Africa, has been named principal of the London School of Jewish Studies. He will also serve as rabbi of the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in London.
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October 9, 2000 | DANIEL YI and LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The violence may be raging halfway across the world, but for thousands of Palestinians and Jews in the Southland, the deadly clashes in Israel hit very close to home. "I can't work. I can't sleep. I am checking my cell phone for news wires. I am watching the news, reading the newspapers," said Mustafa Mohammad, an Anaheim businessman whose cousin, he said, was among 84 people killed so far in the conflict. "Even my wife gets frustrated," he said.
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October 9, 2000 | DANIEL YI and LARRY B. STAMMER and RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The violence may be raging halfway across the world, but for thousands of Palestinians and Jews in the Southland, the deadly clashes in Israel hit very close to home. "I can't work. I can't sleep. I am checking my cell phone for news wires. I am watching the news, reading the newspapers," said Mustafa Mohammad, an Anaheim businessman who said his cousin was among 84 people killed so far in the conflict. "Even my wife gets frustrated," he said.
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October 7, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The latest crisis in the Middle East that has flared into bloody confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians is putting already troubled efforts in Southern California to promote dialogue between Muslims and Jews to a severe test. The Muslim-Jewish Dialogue group, set in place in July 1999, and its newly formed crisis management committee were designed to give the two communities a forum for talking over differences on issues before issuing public statements.
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January 22, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Across the social and cultural experiment known as Southern California--where scores of nationalities from around the world have created a sprawling patchwork of coexistence--an immediate challenge of the Persian Gulf conflict is keeping peace at home. Among the region's millions are 700,000 Jews and 300,000 Arab-Americans--Iraqis, Kuwaitis, Palestinians, Jordanians and others.
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February 13, 1989 | TERRY SCHWADRON, Times Staff Writer
I know the feelings undoubtedly are well-intentioned, but here's a modest proposal for Christmas celebrations that start earlier and earlier each year, that appear in more of our institutions each year: Keep them to those who want to celebrate the holiday. From a Jewish point of view (probably a Buddhist or Muslim point of view, too), America has no faster, more effective way of telling some of us that we are different, that we are supposed to belong where we do not.
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February 6, 1989
The Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles' United Jewish Fund surpassed its fund-raising target by $1 million Sunday as more than 5,000 volunteer telephone solicitors received pledges for $4 million during the 12-hour campaign, council officials said. Called "Super Sunday," the campaign raised money to fund a broad range of health, education, welfare and social service programs in Los Angeles, Israel and other parts of the world.
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January 29, 2000 | Larry B. Stammer
An escalating conflict within the organization that represents Conservative synagogues--pitting the Southern California office against the group's headquarters in New York--has culminated in an attempt by East Coast leaders to lock Los Angeles officers out of their offices in Encino. At the same time, officers from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism also threatened to remove furnishings from the Encino office, officials on both sides have confirmed.
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October 9, 2000 | DANIEL YI and LARRY B. STAMMER and RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The violence may be raging halfway across the world, but for thousands of Palestinians and Jews in the Southland, the deadly clashes in Israel hit very close to home. "I can't work. I can't sleep. I am checking my cell phone for news wires. I am watching the news, reading the newspapers," said Mustafa Mohammad, an Anaheim businessman who said his cousin was among 84 people killed so far in the conflict. "Even my wife gets frustrated," he said.
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October 7, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The latest crisis in the Middle East that has flared into bloody confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians is putting already troubled efforts in Southern California to promote dialogue between Muslims and Jews to a severe test. The Muslim-Jewish Dialogue group, set in place in July 1999, and its newly formed crisis management committee were designed to give the two communities a forum for talking over differences on issues before issuing public statements.
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September 29, 2000 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years Rabbi Yehoshua Kohl and his wife, Aviva, were amazed to come across Jews who knew little or nothing about Judaism or the rituals of such Jewish holidays as Rosh Hashana, which begins at sundown today.
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March 11, 2000 | Larry B. Stammer
Rabbi Abner Weiss, a leading figure in Southern California's Orthodox Jewish community and former president of the Southern California Board of Rabbis, is leaving his Beverly Hills congregation to accept a post in London. Weiss, 61 and a native of South Africa, has been named principal of the London School of Jewish Studies. He will also serve as rabbi of the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in London.
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January 29, 2000 | Larry B. Stammer
An escalating conflict within the organization that represents Conservative synagogues--pitting the Southern California office against the group's headquarters in New York--has culminated in an attempt by East Coast leaders to lock Los Angeles officers out of their offices in Encino. At the same time, officers from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism also threatened to remove furnishings from the Encino office, officials on both sides have confirmed.
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October 23, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Driving through the Sepulveda Pass on the San Diego Freeway, new generations of Southern Californians might easily assume that the Jewish religious and cultural institutions along the way have always been there. But the mountain pass that is home to the University of Judaism (1977), the Skirball Cultural Center (1996), Milken Community High School (1993) and Stephen S. Wise Temple (1968) wasn't always affectionately known as the "Hills of Judea." "I grew up in Los Angeles.
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March 5, 1988 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
Two Orthodox Rabbis hope that the prospect of a Friday evening launched with sacramental wine instead of wine coolers will attract unaffiliated Southern California Jews back to traditional Judaism. The program, part of a nationwide marketing campaign, is called "Turn Friday Night Into Shabbos." Shabbos is the Yiddish word for the Sabbath, a 24-hour period of rest, study and prayer that is a weekly highlight in the lives of observant Jews.
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December 9, 1991 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That was not your traditional Christmas caroling that was echoing through the Century City office plaza the other night. True, a magnificent Christmas tree, beautifully decorated and surrounded by gaily wrapped Yuletide gifts served as the backdrop. And the excited children gathered in front, eyes dancing in wonderment, were singing a familiar-sounding tune. But the holiday season was being rung in on a different note at the ABC Entertainment Center, off the Avenue of the Stars.
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February 8, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO and DARRYL FEARS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Whether his death Sunday was greeted with the sagging grief one feels at the loss of a friend or the cool detachment reserved for a political foe, there was little denying King Hussein's soft-spoken charisma. "He was a king of the heart instead of just a king of his land," said Yousef Elia-Haddad, a Jordanian American who wept with hundreds of others inside his North Hollywood mosque hours after learning that Jordan's king had succumbed to cancer. "He taught us all humility," Elia-Haddad said.
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February 1, 1999 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tougher laws and better enforcement combined with consumer pressure on manufacturers and retailers are needed to reduce sweatshop labor in the Southern California garment industry, a major Jewish group says in a report to be released this week. "Under the current system of apparel production, it is virtually impossible for a manufacturer to avoid using sweatshops at some time," concluded the study, undertaken by the Pacific Southwest region of the American Jewish Congress.
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