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Healthy Dose of Judaism

By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Left to right: Peachy Levy, Lee Kalsman, Dr. William Cutter, and Mark Levy, principals in the formation of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health. Photo courtesy HUC-JIR

Ten years ago, while in the hospital recovering from a stroke, real estate developer Irving Kalsman received visits from several rabbis who came to offer reassurance and support. Sanford... read full article

  • Fat and Fit

    By Rachel Louise Snyder

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Looking at television and magazine ads these days, you'd think the surest route to health is a diet that goes something like this: an apple slice and a thimbleful of skim milk for breakfast, a carrot with a gallon of water for lunch, four grains of rice, one strawberry and a shot of...

  • Basketball and Life

    By Ari Morguelan

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Be Quick -- But Don't Hurry: Finding Success in the Teachings

    of a Lifetime" by Andrew Hill with John Wooden

    (Simon & Schuster, $20)

    Andrew Hill should be considered a very lucky man. The 50-year-old Los Angeles native played basketball at UCLA in the 1970s under the auspices of...

  • Bulldog on the Ice

    By Ari Morguelan

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Ethan Lee Fougner, a 7-year-old hockey player from Valencia, is our May Athlete of the Month.

    The call of the ice was so strong for Fougner that his mother, Lori, went into labor while attending a Los Angeles Kings third-round playoff game in May 1993.

    Fougner first took group hockey...

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  • The Jewish King

    By Adam Wills

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the heat of a 1991 match, a player for the Buffalo Sabers called then-Canadiens defenseman Mathieu Schneider a "Jew boy." It was the first and only time Schneider had ever experienced anything remotely anti-Semitic in the NHL.

    The comment -- an attempt to tap into Schneider's...

  • Karate Kids

    By Ari Morguelan

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    March's Athletes of the Month are siblings Ashley Sherman, 13, and Brandon "B.J." Sherman, 10. These San Fernando Valley martial artists were recommended by their grandfather, Eli Sherman, founder of the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and physical education director...

  • Athlete of the Month

    By Ari Morguelan

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Kim Taylor, a 17-year-old San Fernando Valley native and senior at Chaminade High School, is our athlete for February. Kim was nominated by Maccabi games coaches Kobi Goren and Phil Bendenson, and with good reason.

    Taylor is leading Chaminade's soccer team toward a state...

  • Jewish ‘Gladiator’

    By Ari Morguelan

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When Carla Simone was young, she dreamed of playing soccer professionally. She looked to superstar Pele as her role model, and encouragement from her parents and coach drove her to succeed in a sport that has captured the public's attention following America's 1999 Women's World Cup...

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