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  • Meditation on a Tallis

    by Anita Getzler

    September 24, 2014 | 9:15 am

    Sitting here, small, next to you in your dark suit,

    so handsome, so content.

    Here at synagogue,

    secure, with peace in your heart.

     

    The exuberance with which you davin,

    the satisfaction with which you hold my hand.

    It feels so little inside yours—almost lost.

    How... read on

  • Millennials: Map out your holidays

    by Tess Cutler

    September 22, 2014 | 3:22 pm

    Birthright Israel Alumni Organization NEXT is targeting the millennial generation, Jews in their 20s and 30s, with their High Holiday initiative. The millennials are notoriously the toughest demographic to get to temple.  

    “It’s pretty expensive here in LA to belong somewhere,... read on

  • Power Morcellation and women’s health: What you should know

    by Judy Cohen, American Recall Center

    September 22, 2014 | 2:39 pm

    Did you know September is National Gynecological Cancer Awareness month? In recent months, a common gynecological procedure has come under scrutiny from the FDA. This minimally invasive procedure uses a device called a ‘power morcellator’, which unknowingly accelerates hidden... read on

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  • The apple as symbol

    by Paula Brooks

    September 19, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    The apple has long been regarded as a symbol of desire.  The Romans associated this fruit with Venus, the Goddess of Love.  At the heart of the cross-section of an apple are five seeds in the shape of a pentagram, which corresponds symbolically to the human being with its five... read on

  • Potatoes and schmaltz

    by Bo Salsberg

    September 15, 2014 | 9:49 am

    Ever notice how our grandparents were always a little thick in the middle.  They never seemed undernourished or skinny.    This was the generation that emmigrated to the United States after WWI.  This was the generation that suffered pogroms, tyranny, social degradation and... read on

  • Terrorism’s Other Victims Live to See ‘A New Sunrise’

    by Gidon BenZvi

    September 10, 2014 | 12:22 pm

    Since September 2000, Israeli society has been subjected to numerous deadly terror attacks. Since then, several studies have examined the stress-related mental health symptoms and coping behaviors of surviving family members of these barbaric acts.

    Indeed, research has revealed... read on

  • One of the bravest and funniest

    by Hilary Helstein

    September 5, 2014 | 10:35 am

    It was like a punch in the stomach when I got the text message today, “Joan Rivers just died.” Oh no! Not Joan. She was one of those people who was so full of life, you thought she’d live forever. The news was devastating. We knew Joan; we worked with her. She was part of the Los... read on

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