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Seder Ceremonies

June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

When the Weber family invites the Wolfson familyfor seder, we are asked to prepare a presentation on some aspect ofthe seder ceremony. The presentation could be a d'rash , an explanation of... read full article

  • Unmasking Purim’s Heroes—and Ourselves

    By Rahel Musleah

    March 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Who needs Halloween or Mardi Gras? On Purim, themasquerade of characters is lively and intriguing: Spangled Vashtis,bearded Mordechais, snarling Hamans, bejeweled Esthers, silk-robedAhasueruses.

    The secret of Purim, however, is to see beyond themasks. Purim's noise and noshing is...

  • Multimedia Ode to Jerusalem

    By Diane Arieff

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Asaf Medina, one of the members of theKeshet Chaim Dance Ensemble

    Local dance ensemble Keshet Chaim willtake the stage for Israel's 50th

    By Diane Arieff Zaga,Arts Editor

    The mood in the Jewish state may not be one ofcelebration at the moment, but plans to commemorate the...

  • Discussing Israel, Zionism and Peace

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    As American Jews join in marking the 50th birthday of the State of Israel and the 100 years of the Zionist movement, there is cause for both celebration and concern.

    "As we rejoice in the accomplishments of Israel, Zionism and American Jewry, they each face their own, though...

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  • Community

    By Ruth Stroud

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "Who knew?" If the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles hasits way, that simple question will become as well-known a shorthandfor the Federation as "Got milk?" is for the California milk industryand "Just do it" is for Nike. The phrase will be the centerpiece ofthe organization's...

  • It’s a Little Tricky

    By Risa Munitz

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Once again we are faced with the annual dilemma of what to doabout Halloween. Should we let the kids "trick or treat" or not? Weknow that Halloween is not a Jewish holiday; that is not the problem.We celebrate Thanksgiving and Presidents Day, both American holidayswhich reflect good...

  • Holidays

    By Norman Salsitz

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    "But then a man with a red beard held aTorah out and called 'Zaleski, I give this honor to Zaleski.'"Photo from "The Jews In America," 1995.

    By 1965, I was a well-established suburbanite living inSpringfield, whose Jewish community included both a Reform andConservative congregation....

  • The Only Holiday Hallmark Hasn’t Designed a Card For

    September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Tisha B'Av, the day of mourning in commemoration of the destruction of the two Temples, is notable for at least two reasons. For one, it may be the only holiday that Hallmark hasn't designed a card for. And it seems to be the one holiday that most Jews have heard of, but few seem to...

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