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April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Kol HaMispallel—All those who pray

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Kol HaMispallel, b'mkom hazeh b'Yerushalayim
    Ke'ilu hispallel lifnei Kisei HaKovod,
    She'shar hashamayim, hashamayim shom hu
    U'pesach posu'ach l'shmaya tefillah

    "Whosoever prays in Jerusalem is considered as if he prayed before the Throne of Glory, for the gate of heaven is open there to receive the prayer" --Pirkei de Rabbi Eliezer, circa 800 C.E.

  • After 40, it’s all maintenance

    By Judy Gruen

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The other day at the gym, the teacher sent us to the wall for a set of standing push-ups.

    "Place your hands on the wall at breast level," she instructed.

    I placed my hands on the wall at breast level. I saw that my hands were headed for the Gulf of Mexico.

    "How did this happen?"...

  • Cervical cancer vaccine stirs hope and debate

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The first human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine approved last year is inspiring passionate debate as state legislatures take up the issue of compulsory inoculation for preteen girls as a way to prevent cervical cancer. HPV infection is the major cause of cervical cancer in women. A...
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  • Israeli photo application promises more beautiful you

    By Karin Kloosterman

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If the camera could lie, would you let it?

    Three Israeli computer scientists from Tel Aviv University have developed the ultimate enhancement tool for retouching digital images. Called the Beauty Function, their program scans an image of your face, studies it and produces a...

  • Mud’s a dirty business but entrepreneur digs it

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Rafting down the Copper River in August 2001, Lauren Padawer and her group neared the mouth where glacial waters flow into the Gulf of Alaska. They stopped, and stepped out onto the muddy bear-tracked delta. High water some weeks before had produced small clear pools, which had been...
  • In the ‘hood, the treat is no trick

    By David Suissa

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    If you're one of those people that took the kids out on Halloween, there's a good chance you avoided Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods like Pico-Robertson.

    Because believe me, they don't trick or treat in the hood.

    This is not a polite refusal to partake in something foreign, like, say,...

  • Books: Kristallnacht’s memory revealed and recovered

    By Michael Berenbaum

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Nov. 9, 2006 marks the 68th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the pogroms throughout Germany and Austria, then incorporated into Germany, that set fire to the synagogues in towns and villages, pillaged Jewish shops, and led to the arrest and incarceration into concentration camps of...

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