Food is the centerpiece of every Jewish holiday. For Rosh Hashanah especially, our traditional foods are a kind of ritualistic prayer where we ask that the coming year be better than the last. During a time when are lives are weighed and measured, we dip the apple in honey and eat...
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Open your lunch box. Peek inside. Surprise! Mom scribbled you a note and drew you a little picture showing you she cares.
As a little girl, Michelle Krouss used to open her brown paper bag to find a little note with a smiley face from her mother, brightening up her day. Now the...
April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Tevye, Tzeitel, Golde and all the other memorable characters of "Fiddler on the Roof" graced the big screen at the University of Judaism (UJ) on Sunday, April 25, but it was the audience who stole the show.
Five-hundred people -- some bold enough to come in costume -- sang along...
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In biblical times, long stalks of barley and lush fields of green garlic signaled that Passover was near. The holiday's food was a reflection of the harvest.
In today's industrialized society, where our foods are imported from around the world, seasons and their unique foods often...
March 25, 2004 | 6:59 pm
Need an amazing challah recipe? Want a book on Jewish history for your child's report? How about a film for the next holiday? Well, now you can order in.
The Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles (JCLLA) created @ Your Door, a service to send some of its 25,000 books and resource...
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Even though 20 million people saw Adam Mesh take the walk of shame and ride the lonely bus home on the final episode of the first season of "Average Joe, " post reality show breakup, Mesh seems to be picking up the pieces very well.
Now he's turning the tables: The 28-year-old Jewish...
December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm
When the Nazis forced artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis into Terezin, she smuggled in art supplies and taught the concentration camp's children to express themselves through art.
"Everyone put us in boxes -- the Nazis -- and she took us out of them," her student, Edna Amit, later said...
December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm
A kosher menorah can be fashioned out of any material, so why not get creative? During the Festival of Lights we light the Chanukah menorah -- a modern-day symbol of the candelabra used in the Temple, also known as a chanukiah -- to commemorate the miracle of the oil and to...
December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Hey parents... Uneasy about plopping your toddlers on the sofa to watch a puffy purple dinosaur? Think they need more Jewish culture?
The founders of "OyBaby" say it's never too early to start teaching your kids -- 6 months and up -- about Yiddishkayt.
The "OyBaby" DVD/VHS and...
December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm
What do you get the person who has everything? There is always someone on your list that gives you a hard time, the person who would appreciate something more creative and less generic. The chocolate gift baskets are too businessy and the gift certificate is too impersonal. So what...
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Sitting behind a crocheted curtain, I desperately tried to peer through the tiny holes to get a glimpse of the action on the men's side.
Finally, I gave up, and pushed the curtain aside, and saw our chazan auctioning off portions of the services.
"$101 -- going once. $101 -- going...