Jewish Journal

  • Sun Blessing After 28 Years

    by Jane Ulman

    March 25, 2009 | 4:34 am

    April 8 marks the Blessing of the Sun.

    “The Blessing of the son?” asks my fourth-born, Danny, who coincidentally turns 18 on the same day.


  • Reunion Misgivings Give Way to Pride, Inspiration

    by Roberto Loiederman

    January 22, 2009 | 6:08 pm

    The e-mail was short and to the point: Several members of my 1952-1954 class at Garrison Junior High in northwest Baltimore — Class 215 — were holding...

  • ‘Original Grandparents’ Blog From Boyle Heights

    by Dikla Kadosh

    January 22, 2009 | 5:21 pm

    Barbara Cooper recalls being a snob when she was 14 years old. She and her family moved from New York to Los Angeles in the 1920s, and the predominantly...

  • Is It Smart to Teach Old Brains New Tricks?

    by Beth Baker

    January 22, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    Throw all the money you like at computer brainteasers. Just don’t bet the popular games will protect your gray matter any better than a host of other...

  • Active living is the key to successful aging

    By Judy Gruen

    December 18, 2008 | 2:40 am

    Dr. Roger Landry wishes senior citizens would stop acting their age. Landry, president of Masterpiece Living, LLC, a consulting firm for senior...
  • Autism groups focus on needs of grandparents

    By Debbie L. Sklar

    December 18, 2008 | 2:34 am

    When Louise Beckman mentioned Chanukah to her toddler granddaughter two years ago, the child's repeated response was: "No presents."

    Beckman felt...

  • Searching for the soul

    By Gary Wexler

    October 22, 2008 | 10:17 pm

    On a recent Friday night, during one of her rare articulate moments, I asked my 88-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s if she could feel her soul.

    “Yes, I...

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