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The In-Home Option, Israeli Style

By Julie G Fax

August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

Shanee Rivka Cohen demonstrate the Jewish rituals oflighting holiday candles at Gan Yaffa, a home-based day care center.

When Yaffa Marcus was growing up in Israel, there were always children around - inside, outside, at home and in other people's houses.

"I think one thing that is really disturbing here is... read full article

  • Survivor, Shmurvivor

    By Debra Askuvich

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Day One. We split up into groups of six and share stories and tears: bad break-ups, childhood teasing, family tragedies. When it's Beth's turn to speak, she delivers a brief sentence or two, then clams up.

    Day Two. Beth and her friend Amy, who have both been reticent about joining...

  • Conventioneer Confidential

    By David Evanier

    July 27, 2000 | 7:59 pm

    They are a grass-roots activist, a lawyer, a professional Democratic Party leader, and a grandmother who got her law degree at 62. They are all going to the Democratic National Convention. Some have gone to conventions for 50 years, and some are going for the first time. For all of...

  • People Of The Book

    By Mike Aushenker

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On this last day of May, in the middle of Dodger Stadium, the sun is shining on dozens of students from Shalhevet High School and Carthay Center School as they shout their hero's name: "Shawn Green! Shawn Green!"

    In the center of it all, the celebrated left-handed right fielder -...

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  • Cover Story

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In truth, though, many other Orthodox Jews -- including most ofAgudath Israel's constituency -- do not consider Yom HaShoah to bethe appropriate time for focusing on the destruction of JewishEurope. Although that stance is similarly seen by others asschismatic, a good-faith effort to...

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    By James D

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    The expulsion of Jews from the IberianPeninsula 500 years ago brought a tragic end to a Jewish presencethat had thrived for centuries in Sepharad, the Hebrew word for Spain. It also set in motion the dispersion of Sephardicculture.

    Strictly speaking, Sephardic Jewry includes...

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    By Beverly Gray

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As Zionism turns 100 and Israel approaches 50, a Sept. 14 conference re-examines our affection for the Jewish State.

    Photo from Jerusalem in 3000 Years, Konemann, 1995.

    To many American Jews in their 20s, 30s and 40s, Zionism, the ancient dream of a Jewish homeland that spawned a...

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    By Ruth Mason

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "We boarded a big bird with steel wings. Mother cried and father was silent. He knew that everything was about to change. Goodbye to you Africa; everything erased in one day."

    -- from "Memories of Africa," on the CD "Shlomo Gronich and...

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