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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... read full article

  • 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...
  • Families, Then and Now

    By Diane Arieff

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Joel Grishaver. The Bible is rich in stories of passion, plagues, miracles and betrayals, but what about good parenting?

    "In truth, there is no good fathering in the Bible," said author and Jewish educator Joel Grishaver.

    Grishaver, who was asked by the Skirball Cultural Center to...

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  • Celebrating Israel’s Independence

    May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    While it may be true that if you ask two Jews a question, you're likely to get three different opinions, it appears that thousands were in agreement last Sunday: The Israel Independence Day Festival at Hansen Dam was the place to be to celebrate the Jewish State's 49th birthday....
  • Yom Ha’atzma’ut

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

  • Israel at 49

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Looking for a traditional Israeli way to celebrate Yom Ha'Atzma'ut? Try the annual Israel Independence Day Festival, pictured above, this year on Sunday, May 18, from noon to 5 p.m., at Hansen Dam Park in Sun Valley. The park is sun-drenched, loud pop music sung in Hebrew is blaring,...

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