Success in finding the perfect shul in Los Angeles for you and your family too often seems just one more visit away.
When I finally got behind the wheel of a car myself, conceit and self-importance set in. If ever I saw someone with that familiar awe-struck gape staring at my car during one of my innumerable driving lessons, I would think, with a shameful amount of pride, "I am cooler than you because I am operating a motor vehicle right now."
Torah study and prayer are decidedly low-tech ventures, but the rise in popularity of handheld multimedia devices like the iPod, PalmPilot and Treo Smartphone has brought a 21st century edge to ancient practices once confined to the printed page.
Diana Tehrani has been busy at UCLA, and the 22-year-old biology graduate now has the awards to prove it.