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Hoop Dreams Do Come True

By Michael Aushenker

October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

Rabbi Gabriel Elias, founder of Elias Elitzur Sports and rabbi at Congregation Mogen David, gives a pep talk to one of the program's basketball players.

Rabbi Gabriel Elias vividly remembers his frustration as a teenager not being able to participate in intramural sports because games fell on Shabbat.

As the spiritual leader of the... read full article

  • Jewish Law and RU-486

    By Francesca Lunzer Kritz

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    How do Jews and how does Judaism view the recent approval of Mifeprex, a drug combination that can replace surgical abortion in many women?

    Well, that depends on whom you ask.

    Mifeprex, popularly call RU-486, can be used to terminate pregnancies for up to 49 days, counting from the...

  • Arthritis Rumba

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Ouch," cried a perfectly coiffed, white-haired lady. "It hurts."

    "My fingers won't listen to me," a tall brunette complained.

    But Susanne Haymaker, their exercise teacher at the Jewish Home for the Aging, wouldn't listen. "Lift your fingers up if they're hurting, " Haymaker...

  • To Let Go, to Love, to Forgive

    By Ellie Kahn

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "I have good news! My cancer is in remission." I've called Elsie Schwartz to talk about the High Holy Days, but the news about her illness is an unexpected surprise and a huge relief. At 89, Elsie has taught me a great deal about life and about choosing to face death by living fully...
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  • www.GetOffYourTuchus.com

    By Mike Levy

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Attention mouse potatoes: There is more to physical activity online than the baseball scores at www.ESPN.comIn fact, there are a host of sites devoted to fitness, providing health advice, exercise tipsand even some interactive options that help you plan and optimize your workouts. As...

  • Israeli-Style Fitness

    By Orit Arfa

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe it's no Sports Club/LA in its luxury and beauty, but the Elite Sports Center at Tel Aviv University is one of the best sports clubs in Israel, with facilities and services that may make even the premier sports club in L.A. a little envious.

    The Elite Sports Center runs all of...

  • Exercise is Good for the Soul

    By Ilene Springer

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe it's a stereotype, but Jewish people have always been considered smart. Not just by others but by themselves, too. We pride ourselves on making education a priority for our children. We encourage them to study, to go for the extra credit, and we imbue them with the value of...

  • Jodi Kalicki’s transformation

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Jodi Kalicki's transformation from overweight single mother to fitness expert began late one evening as she sat in front of the television set sipping Coca-Cola and munching Cheetos in her mother's Reseda apartment. Despondent over her divorce and the failure of her recording career,...

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