Jewish Journal

Getting over getting older

by Wendy Jaffe

August 19, 2011 | 3:20 pm

Wendy Jaffe

By the time you read this, I will have survived a big birthday. I am not going to tell you how many birth anniversaries have passed, because I hope you picture me as I picture myself: just... read full article

  • Conejo in spiritual bloom

    by Evan Henerson

    August 19, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    One year after they opened Chabad of Agoura Hills in 1986, Chabad officials decided to hold a Chanukah festival at an Agoura Hills mall. They put up a menorah and, soon thereafter, received an anonymous phone call demanding its removal.

    “They said, ‘Agoura is not a Jewish...

  • Rethink, rebuild, rebirth

    by Sophie Golub

    August 19, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    Inside the small chapel at the center of the inner courtyard at Temple Judea, light streams in through a laser-cut metal veil that envelops the building. Hebrew letters decorate the veil in random order. One can sit immersed in prayer or spend time contemplating those letters, trying...

  • Sacred spaces

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 19, 2011 | 2:36 pm

    Ever catch yourself on Rosh Hashanah flipping through the remaining pages of the prayer book, mentally calculating how much longer you’ll be there? How about counting the number of tiles in the ceiling? To pray, an individual has to push his thoughts beyond mere material things,...

  • A honeyed new year

    By Judy Zeidler

    August 19, 2011 | 2:21 pm

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a holiday full of hope and optimism as well as apples, honey and round challahs.

    Many of the traditional dishes that are served feature honey and apples to assure “a sweet new year.” It is said the custom of eating apples, a fruit whose...

  • Turning over a new loaf

    by Darcy Vebber

    August 19, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    It seems right that some of the first challahs to be sold in Stone Ground Baking Company’s beautiful new store will be the round challahs for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. It is the start of something new alongside the continuation of something very old, even ancient.   ...

  • High Hosting by Adler

    by TRIBE Staff

    August 19, 2011 | 1:59 pm

    Renowned Jewish American designer Jonathan Adler has all the right elements for a “happy chic” High Holy Days table. Mix and match bold colors, funky graphics, white glazed accents and a splash of metallic shine for a dinner setting that radiates sweet vibes for a sweet new year....

  • Events Calendar: September 2011

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    August 19, 2011 | 12:25 pm


    Based on a true story, this heartwarming (and tear-jerking) play follows six women who gather at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., to gossip, tease, laugh, fight, cajole and comfort each other through life’s joys and challenges....

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