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Four for Chanukah

By Michael Aushenker

November 25, 1999 | 6:59 pm

When the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles celebrated the launch of its anti-illiteracy program KOREH Los Angeles in September, the focus was on educators and celebrities to read... read full article
  • Moses: A Life

    By Helen Schary Motro

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    If Jonathan Kirsch's purpose in writing "Moses: A Life," was to offer the reader a mightily researched, comprehensive chronicle of midrashic, scholarly, secular, Christian and even some Muslim commentaries about Moses and the events immediately surrounding his life as told in the...
  • Traditional Home

    By Beverly Gray

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Becoming a Jewish Parent: How to Explore Spirituality

    and Tradition with your Children

    By Daniel Gordis

    Harmony Books, $24

    When my daughter was very young, a relative gave me a copy of a classic book, "To Raise a Jewish Child," by Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin. It was a well-meaning gift....

  • Of Latkes and Light

    By Rahel Musleah

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Just about this time every year, I start to feel like a Maccabee -- besieged, not by the Syrian army, but by Hanukkah itself. As the 25th of Kislev inches closer, the pressure increases to squeeze more commercialization out of Hanukkah than the oil from a latke.

    So here's my vote to...

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  • Moses: A Life

    By Tom Tugend

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    If Jonathan Kirsch's purpose in writing "Moses: A Life," was to offer the reader a mightily researched, comprehensive chronicle of midrashic, scholarly, secular, Christian and even some Muslim commentaries about Moses and the events immediately surrounding his life as told in the...
  • End Papers

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The family gathers at the bedside. Sons, daughters and grandchildren ask each other, "What should we do for zedeh?" "Since his stroke he doesn't talk any more," laments a daughter. A brother adds, "I don't think he recognizes any of us." "It seems to me that he is suffering. I don't...
  • Adrift in a World in Which God is Hidden

    By Rick Richman

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    It is remarkable how many great Jewish American writers first came to the public's attention through a volume of short stories.

    Philip Roth's first book was "Goodbye, Columbus." Allegra Goodman's was "Total Immersion." Earlier this year, Nathan Englander published "For the Relief for...

  • End Papers

    September 30, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The family gathers at the bedside. Sons, daughters and grandchildren ask each other, "What should we do for zedeh?" "Since his stroke he doesn't talk any more," laments a daughter. A brother adds, "I don't think he recognizes any of us." "It seems to me that he is suffering. I don't...

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