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  • Israeli-designed device allows paraplegics to walk

    by Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    2 weeks ago

    As a result of an automobile accident in 2007, Southern California resident Stephen Wilson was only able to enjoy the outdoors from a seated position in his wheelchair for years. But thanks to ReWalk, an Israeli-designed-and-built device that allows some people with spinal cord...

  • Free High Holy Days services

    2 weeks ago

    Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 24

    Rosh Hashanah, first day: Sept. 25

    Rosh Hashanah, second day: Sept. 26

    Kol Nidre: Oct. 3 

    Yom Kippur: Oct. 4

    CHABAD

    Los Angeles-area Chabads offering free services to the public during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur include Chabad of...

  • Winehouse statue features Star of David

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    A statue of Amy Winehouse in London has the iconic blues singer wearing a Star of David.

    The unveiling Sunday in the Camden Town neighborhood, where Winehouse lived, marked what would have been Winehouse’s 31st birthday and was attended by her parents.

    The statue, by Scott...

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  • Want a massage?  There’s an app for that

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    2 weeks ago

    Los Angeles is a stressful place. Heavy traffic is unavoidable, costs of living are high, and the air quality is abysmal. 

    After dropping the kids off at school, driving to and from work, running errands and maybe rushing to the gym, many people don’t exactly feel like getting...

  • Samantha Vinik helps youngsters protect their hearing

    by Suzanne Kurtz Sloan

    2 weeks ago

    Born with an enlarged vestibular aqueduct in her left ear, Samantha Vinik has lost nearly 94 percent of her hearing from the congenital degenerative condition.

    But when the 18-year-old from Millburn, N.J., discovered that one in five teenagers is afflicted with Noise Induced...

  • Who wants to become a Yiddish maven?

    By Julie Bien

    3 weeks ago

     

    My great grandfather, though he lived in Chicago his entire life, only spoke Yiddish (with a sprinkling of English thrown in).

    My grandfather, born in the U.S., spoke only Yiddish until he was eight years old.

    My father, an L.A. native, understands a fair amount of...

  • Married couples’ contract ensures they can divorce fairly

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    "I don’t get a rose until I sign,” Esther Macner said, as she and her husband, Chaim Plotzker, sat with a notary and reviewed a two-page postnuptial agreement document that set rules for them in the event of a future divorce.

    Macner and Plotzker were among the 82 couples who...

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