Jewish Journal

New age or new edge

by Ryan e. Smith

July 22, 2011 | 3:48 pm

You’re getting sleeeeepy. Verrry sleeeepy.

Then — bam! — it’s all over, and you’ve delivered a baby.

OK, it’s not nearly as easy as that, but you might be surprised by how... read full article

  • Holistic by chance

    By Dikla Kadosh

    July 22, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    Acupuncture terrifies me. Dozens of needles puncturing your skin looks more like ancient torture than ancient healing.

    I’ve done yoga twice — once in a posh Manhattan studio and once in a serene outdoor courtyard in India. I can’t say that either experience moved my soul,...

  • Letting her go


    July 22, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Please send your resume if you are interested in the following position:

    Seeking a caretaker of a small person who requires 24-hour attention. Picture the vigilance the Secret Service would employ if the president decided to catch the playoff game between the Tripoli Traitors and...

  • The Santa Maria Minyan

    by roberto loiederman

    July 22, 2011 | 3:37 pm

    Located in the northern part of Santa Barbara County, but as distant from chic Santa Barbara as one can imagine, Santa Maria is a blue-collar town dotted with fast-food and barbecue joints. In recent years, its population, at least half of which is Latino, has mushroomed to 100,000,...

  • TRIBE Gathering: Santa Barbara Jewish Festival, Stand By Me, Food & Cultural Festival

    July 22, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    Dressed in traditional Middle Eastern garb, a UC Santa Barbara Middle East Ensemble dancer performs at the Santa Barbara Jewish Festival heralding Israel’s 63rd Independence Day. Photo by Eyal Nahmias  

    Free and open to the public, the May 15 Santa Barbara Jewish Festival...

  • Redefining normal

    by Ashley Zeldin

    July 22, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Logan Kurtz used to have one wish: “I remember looking up every night, even if I couldn’t see the stars from my room, [thinking], ‘Just make me normal,’ ” said Kurtz, a handsome 16-year-old from Topanga. “I knew I was different from other kids.”

    Tourette’s syndrome...

  • Paint by soul

    By Rachel Heller

    July 21, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    The walls of Ora Tamir’s home are covered with color-soaked landscapes, masked faces and dystopian, dreamlike structures.

    Just don’t ask her what any of it means.

    “I don’t try to put a message in my paintings. Each piece evolves as I paint it — it just flows,” Tamir...

  • Summertime picnic

    By Judy Zeidler

    July 21, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    Summer is a perfect time to share a picnic meal with friends. There is something exciting about eating outdoors, even if you are only heading to the local park.

    We have had season tickets for the Hollywood Bowl for as long as I can remember. Friends meet up with us there and we...

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