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Back to school parenting lessons

by Sharon Duke Estroff

3 weeks ago

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The back-to-school season is, for all intents and purposes, a period of pure parental mayhem. From tracking down the coolest Batman or Barbie backpack on the block to searching out that... read full article

  • Studying abroad in Israel: Safe and life-changing

    by Nuria Mathog

    3 weeks ago

    When Ariel Brotman studied abroad in Israel two years ago, her most memorable lessons didn’t take place in the classroom.  

    Brotman, who graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, this spring, attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem from September 2012 to January...

  • Limmud comes to L.A.

    by Nuria Mathog

    3 weeks ago

    LimmudLA will hold its second annual summer Fest — a celebration of Jewish culture and learning — Aug. 15- 17. The retreat, run entirely by volunteers, will be held at the American Jewish University’s Brandeis-Bardin Campus in Simi Valley and is open to Jews of all ages and...

  • Rabbi Juan Mejia: From Catholicism to Judaism

    by Roberto Loiederman

    3 weeks ago

    Recently, Temple Ner Tamid in Downey hosted Juan Mejia, a rabbi who has been profiled in the New York Daily News and Israel’s Haaretz; the Jewish Daily Forward called him one of “America’s most inspirational rabbis.” 

    At 36, Mejia comes across a bit like a young Jewish Santa...

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  • Disability selfies

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 4, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    More than 9 million people around the world have clicked on a photo of a young, strikingly beautiful 23-year-old British woman wearing a bikini. Is she a supermodel? Not yet. In addition to her bathing suit, the photo also shows colostomy bags attached to the woman’s lower abdomen,...

  • Radiation therapy that works for children

    by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

    July 30, 2014 | 10:35 am

    An Israeli industrial engineer, who spent months in the hospital following a paragliding accident, saw the limitations of X-ray technology and vowed to make it better.

    After developing a real-time X-ray detector and an X-ray explosive identification system, he and his team of...

  • The Jewish connection to stem cell research

    by Michelle Chernak

    July 23, 2014 | 11:31 am

    More than a decade ago, Silviu Itescu and Michael Schuster were conducting research in a laboratory at Columbia University and made a discovery involving a type of human stem cell that could be used to treat rats during a heart attack. 

    The revolutionary finding demonstrated the...

  • Giving your leftovers to charity

    By Elyse Glickman

    July 16, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Anybody who has grown up in a Jewish home and attended key family functions, from bar mitzvahs to weddings, knows that the food served during celebration is the life of the party.  

    It’s comforting to know, though, that meals created to celebrate life also can help sustain it for...

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