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Of Time, and a Father’s First Century

By Bradley Burston

February 2, 2011 | 2:46 pm

Dr. Herschel Burston

My father understands unwinnable conflicts. He has been fighting a personal war against time since 1911.  “Where does the time go?” he is likely even now to be wondering out loud to a stack... read full article

  • Keep justice flowing

    by Mark Gold, Heal the Bay

    October 6, 2010 | 10:04 am

    Justice delayed is justice denied.

    I’ve been going to temple since I was 3 years old. Although our family is very involved in the University Synagogue community, I’m certainly not a devout, strongly observant Jew. In fact, I always felt more Jewish by culture (lots of meals at...

  • Ten years after

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 28, 2010 | 6:45 pm

    It’s been 10 years since my mother died on Sept. 22 — nine since I stood by her graveside at the unveiling. Since then, I have visited her grave in New Jersey on many occasions and have diligently observed days of mourning and lit memorial candles.

    I loved her dearly. But have I...

  • Parenting means always having to say you’re sorry

    by Wendy Jaffe

    August 20, 2010 | 4:31 pm

    Do you enjoy parenting? If you answered “yes,” please reread the question. The question is not: “Do you enjoy being a parent?” The question is: “Do you enjoy parenting?”

    An article published in a recent New York magazine with the catchy title “All Joy and No Fun: Why...

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  • Shul Shopping

    by Robin Heinz Bratslavsky

    July 28, 2010 | 6:30 pm

    It’s that time of year again: When many Jews realize they need to find a synagogue — and fast.

    As the High Holy Days approach, synagogues host open houses, hold innovative Shabbat services and run ads hoping to attract prospective members.

    But what really matters most when...

  • Visiting the family of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife

    By David E.H. Gershon, JTA

    June 9, 2010 | 3:57 pm

    What should I buy for the children of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife?

    I’m sorry, some context is needed. Let me explain.

    In the summer of 2002 Hamas, targeting both Israelis and Americans, struck a cafeteria at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The blast, triggered by...

  • The Jury Is In

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 19, 2010 | 12:05 am

    When I tell people I served on a jury for a nine-day gang-related murder trial, the first reaction I get is, “You couldn’t get out of it?”

    First of all, it’s much harder to get out of jury duty now than it used to be.

    But I’ll admit it: I didn’t try. I have an...

  • Open-mic night at the Improv

    By Ryan Torok

    February 23, 2010 | 11:14 pm

    Comedy’s living legends — like Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Richard Lewis — all started out, at least in part, as nobodies playing The Improv on Melrose Avenue. It’s long been a place committed to showcasing new talent, and these days, every Tuesday at 5 p.m.,...

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