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A Hands-On Holiday

By Julie G Fax

October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

Teachers have known for a long time that hands-on projects can bring a message home better than any lecture or study session.

And perhaps there's no holiday on the Jewish calendar that better... read full article

  • Rosh Hashanah 5759

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    New Ways to Celebrate

    Back in the 1970s, Michael and Susan Strassfeld's "The Jewish Catalog" pioneered a kind of People's Guide to Judaism that felt comfortable and familiar to the Boomer generation. Last year, Rabbi Susan Silverman and her husband,...

  • 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 whatthe Haggadah is trying to say. But, over the years, our presentationshave also been given...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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