Jewish Journal

All pink, all the time

By Molly Binenfeld, Contributing Writer

July 31, 2008 | 12:35 am

Jackie Goldberg

The doors, roof and the mailbox of the Pink Lady's Woodland Hills home are painted in a shade that might best be described as cotton candy, and pink accents adorn her white picket fence. The... read full article
  • Economic turmoil puts pressure on Jewish community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 2:07 am

    The food pantry would not open for another 40 minutes, but already about a dozen people were waiting in the parking lot, many holding umbrellas to shield themselves from the blistering San Fernando Valley sun. Before day's end, more than 100 people, Jews and non-Jews alike, many...
  • Geriatric love, (I.B.) Singer style

    By Tom Tugend

    July 23, 2008 | 3:51 pm

    Max Kohn is a European-born short story writer in New York who has gained a considerable cult following in America. Though almost 80, he pursues an active love life, sometimes in fantasy, sometimes in reality.

    If Kohn, the central character in the film, "Love Comes Lately," seems to...

  • New Old Friends

    by Seth Menachem

    July 22, 2008 | 8:19 pm

    I’ve recently become close with Abe and Frank, two older guys in my neighborhood. At 90 and 88 respectively, they’re not the typical age of my other friends. At first I wasn’t sure if it was friendship. Maybe they were just humoring me or passing the time. Why would old people...

  • What to expect when you’re not sure you’re done expecting

    By Debi Pomerantz

    July 9, 2008 | 10:57 pm

    At 30, my friend Lisa had two toddlers, a workaholic husband and an interrupted career as a pediatrician. Exhausted from being a full-time mom, she looked forward to the time when her kids would go to school and she could resume her career, or as she used to say, "Regain my sanity...
  • Falling dollar hurts seniors in former Soviet Union

    By Grant Slater

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    MOSCOW (JTA) -- From its perch above a shelf packed with crystal dishes, a photograph of Alexey Zheleznyak's late wife keeps watch over a spotless apartment.

    The ripple effect of a sluggish American economy has forced Zheleznyak, 81, into what he calls the "woman's business" of...

  • Memoir recalls educator’s hardships, success in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    When local Iranian Jews gathered to honor Elias Eshaghian, a pivotal educator and director of many Jewish schools throughout Iran during the last century, Temple Beth El in West Hollywood was filled to capacity.

    Treating him like a rock star, the crowd mobbed 70-something...

  • The emotional landmines of family caregiving

    By Dr. Rachelle Zukerman

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Most families squabble. After a short cooling-off period, relatives tend to resolve spats and go on with their individual lives. But there are situations that make it difficult to restore harmony. For example, when an elderly loved one breaks a hip, suffers from dementia, a stroke or...

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