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  • Marriage Inequality: A Struggle that is Nothing New

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    April 16, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    While researching information that pertains to the issues around gay marriage, I got a much better insight in to how the battle against marriage inequality is nothing new.  It seems to me that the present struggle over gay marriage rights is just another form of the same fight that... read on

  • Every Day is a Beautiful Sunrise

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    March 25, 2013 | 7:15 am

    I believe I have the most beautiful mother in the entire universe.  Granted I’m biased, but the truth is that she is nothing short of being a beautiful soul in every way possible. 

    At this moment, I am sitting in a waiting room at Tampa General hospital while my mom is in surgery... read on

  • Divine spark: expressing the unique mission of your soul

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    March 4, 2013 | 11:16 pm

    On February 23, I spent the day looking for a good Purim costume to wear to an event that evening.  My initial idea was pretty basic, which was to just wear different neon articles of clothing.  When I saw that my costume at the local thrift store was going to cost me $66, I put... read on

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  • Coming to the Table: A Community Dialogue about Inequality

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    February 2, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    On January 25, CARE Multicultural Healing hosted an event called Coming to the Table: A community dialogue about inequality.  CARE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides holistic, affordable, multiculturally competent mental health education, training, and services. ... read on

  • A Beshert Happening: Crossing Paths with the UMMA Community Clinic

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    December 22, 2012 | 8:51 am

    On December 8, I met my dear friends at John C. Fremont High School for the celebration of the brand new UMMA Community Clinic located on the school grounds.  The event included a memorial honoring the life of Dr. Steven Sadler, who was a prominent Beverly Hills anesthesiologist... read on

  • The Roots of Shame Run Deep

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    December 9, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Shame is a soul eating emotion. – Carl Jung

    Most people are unaware of how shame affects their personal lives, and is such a major driving force throughout societies around the globe.  Shame plays out in all sorts of shapes and sizes: Feeling ashamed within and outside of ones... read on

  • Wallenberg and Rustin: Two Extraordinary and Widely Unknown Figures

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    December 1, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    This year marks the 100th year since the birth of two extraordinary men.  The first time I heard and learned about both Raoul Wallenberg and Bayard Rustin was just this year, and I have come to understand that there are a great deal of people who are unaware of these amazing men,... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lia Mandelbaum is getting her degree in social work at California State University-Los Angeles, and has an internship at Barbour & Floyd Mental Health Services.

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