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  • From a Romanian village to Jewish Los Angeles

    by Avishay Artsy

    May 21, 2015 | 1:25 pm

    The journey to Judaism was a long one for Kinga Dobos. She grew up in a poor village in Romania and struggled to fit in as a teenager in Hungary. She...

  • She followed her heart to her true faith

    by Kylie Ora Lobell

    May 21, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    I’m sitting in a plush rocking chair underneath a large painting of Jesus in my grandma’s living room. My grandma is across from me, smiling, her hands...

  • Blintzes and beyond for Shavuot

    by Judy Zeidler

    May 21, 2015 | 1:06 pm

    The holiday of Shavuot marks the receiving of the Ten Commandments by Moses, but it’s also a kind of Jewish Thanksgiving, when farm bounty and grains —...

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  • On Shavuot, reopening the book

    by Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

    May 21, 2015 | 12:28 pm

    On Shavuot, which this year falls on May 23, we celebrate the day that we received the Torah on Mount Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. Think about that....

  • Shavuot services throughout the Los Angeles region

    by Amanda Epstein

    May 20, 2015 | 3:02 pm

    Sinai Temple will host a Tikkun leil Shavuot on May 23 at 7 p.m.; join the rabbinic interns for study and a dairy dessert. On the first day of Shavuot,...

  • Maybe I’m just Jew-ish

    by Tess Cutler

    May 20, 2015 | 2:53 pm

    In Jewish tradition, a child inherits her father’s tribe and her mother’s religion. 

    My father’s not a Cohen or a Levi. He’s not a highborn priest...

  • Witnesses to Iraq’s Farhud

    by Jane Ulman

    May 20, 2015 | 2:42 pm

    Over the first two days of June 1941, countless numbers of Jewish women in Baghdad were raped, more than 2,000 Jews were injured — many of them...

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