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Trouble in Paradise

By Naomi Pfefferman

October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels received the surprising news during Rosh Hashanah morning services at Beth Shir Sholom in Santa Monica. The Rev. Sandra Richards of the Church in Ocean Park stood... read full article
  • To New Beginnings

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    According to my son, Disney's "The Lion King" isthe greatest film ever made. He saw it three times in the theater,and insisted on playing the soundtrack every morning on our way toschool. All the way to kindergarten, we sang the film's stirringtheme song, "The Circle of Life," until,...
  • Yamim Noraim

    By Adam Gilad

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    "Yamim Noraim" -- it's usually translated as "Daysof Awe." But you wouldn't be wrong to translate it as "Awful Days." Iface them with dread.

    I have enlightened my holy days in big revivaltents in Woodstock, wondering if I liked the glib convenience of thecall for "at-one-ment." I...

  • Friendship Among

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    This is 1997 A.D. (anno Domini, or in the year ofthe Lord), according to Christians, who date the calendar from thebirth of Jesus.

    The Islamic calendar is dated from 622 A.D., fromthe hegira, the flight of Mohammed from Mecca to Medina.

    Jews celebrate the New Year, 5758, a date that...

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  • Is There Nothing Good

    By Rabbi Abner Weiss

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

     

    Is There Nothing Good

    <to Say About Israel?

     

    By Rabbi AbnerWeiss, Ph.D.

    The sermon seminar organized by the Board of Rabbis of SouthernCalifornia is the group's biggest event of the year. Rabbis from allover the Southland get together to share sermon ideas for the HighHoly Days. It is...

  • Jacob’s Vision

    By Tom Tugend

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

     

    One of Rabbi David Aaron's favorite biblical analogies derivesfrom the story of Jacob's dream, in which the patriarch saw a ladderstretching from earth to the heavens.

    The narrative can also be interpreted to mean that Jacob himselfwas the ladder, with his feet on the ground and his...

  • Zionism 101

    By Ruth Stroud

    September 18, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Avrum Burg (left, chairman of the Jewish Agency, spoke at theconference.

    Photos by Peter Halmagyi


    Organizers of last weekend's "Celebration of Israel" conference inSanta Monica had cause to be elated after a day of talking aboutZionism. More than 400 people, drawn primarily from...

  • Pushing Each Other’s Buttons

    By Rabbi Abner Weiss

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Predictably, it happened again. Conservative and Reform Jews choseto demonstrate their right to worship at the Kotel in their way, menand women together. This time, however, the worshipers had officialclearance. But their permit did not help. Sadly, but alsopredictably, Orthodox Jews...

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