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  • Discussing death: Advanced directives, living wills and more

    by Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff

    June 25, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    Nobody likes to contemplate — let alone talk about — one’s own death or that of a loved one. However, now that medicine has advanced to the point that it can keep people alive, with or without consciousness, long past the stage that they themselves would have wanted to live in that...

  • Boomers looking forward to what’s next in life

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    June 25, 2014 | 3:39 pm

    The stages of a life are measured differently now from the days of Pirke Avot, a classical Jewish text from the second century. But in some sense, the work of those of us who have reached a mature age remains the same as it was back then: How do you apply the wisdom you have...

  • A new aging narrative for boomers from Milken Institute

    by Cyndi Bemel

    June 25, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    When it comes to aging and retirement, the issues are big, the stakes are high, and the solutions are complex. This was the impetus for a recent gathering of innovative leaders exploring a new narrative of retirement at the inaugural Milken Institute Successful Aging Innovation...

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  • Boomer-era movies reflect 50 years of change

    By Pat Sierchio

    June 25, 2014 | 3:18 pm

    Movies have long been a mirror of our culture, reflecting the attitudes, morals and fashions of the times. That’s as true for films made during the baby boomer era as any other time. But when Hollywood set its sights on this new demographic of box-office boosters, they were aiming...

  • Gifts for a retiring boomer

    By Julie Bien

    June 25, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    For many baby boomers, retirement is just around the corner. Why not celebrate their hard work and this golden milestone with a retirement gift? Whether they plan to spend the next phase of life jet-setting or pursuing more domestic interests, they deserve something special to mark...

  • Iranian-Jewish doctor spreads Holocaust truth in Farsi

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 7, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    As Jews worldwide remembered and honored the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust in recent weeks, Dr. Ari Babaknia, a renowned Newport Beach Iranian-Jewish obstetrician and gynecologist, was crisscrossing the country — touring Southern California and New York City — and...

  • Live, love, laugh through actress’ ups and downs

    By Ayala Or-el

    May 7, 2014 | 11:33 am

    Caroline Langford had been through plenty of ups and downs over the years.

    The ups: her movie career and marriage to one of Israel’s most desired man at the time, writer/director/actor Assi Dayan (son of former Israeli defense and foreign minister Moshe Dayan).

    The downs: two...

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