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  • Jewish summer camps grappling with murders of Israeli teens

    3 weeks ago

    On the morning of June 30, the children began arriving at Camp Solomon Schechter in Olympia, Wash., ready for a fun-filled summer.

    But shortly before the first little feet descended the bus steps, the sleepaway camp’s Israeli counselors learned from back home about the discovery...

  • Family of slain Palestinian refuses to receive Peres

    3 weeks ago

    The family of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, the teen killed in an alleged revenge attack, rejected a condolence visit by Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    Peres’ security detail was turned away Monday when it came to prepare for the visit.

    Other visits reportedly have been canceled by...

  • Obituaries

    September 3, 2013 | 5:08 pm

    Sheldon Abrams died July 15 at 74. Survived by wife Tanya; sons Jeffrey (Michelle Breslauer), Steven (Natalia); 3 grandchildren; sister Beverly Manekofsky; brother Marvin. Hillside

    Karen Berman-Riddle died July 14 at 51. Survived by husband John; daughter Marie; mother Helen...

  • Reflections on the first mourner’s daddish in honor of Memorial Day

    May 23, 2013 | 9:16 am

    Kaddish - The origins of this most famous Jewish prayer are shrouded in history.  Most agree that it began with the central words, “Y’hei Sh’mei Rabbah Mevorach L’Olam u’l’Almei Almaya,” or “May God’s Name be praised now and forever.” One source suggests that the Kaddish was...

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  • Obituaries: Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2012

    October 24, 2012 | 11:13 am

    Mina Bear died Sept. 18 at 88. Survived by daughter Moraye (John Hall); brothers Nate, Leo Rosen. Hillside

    Edythe Berman died Sept. 18 at 91. Survived by husband Isaac; son Paul (Becky) Gerwin; daughter Jeane (Zane Marhea) Freer; stepsons Ed (Robin) Ron, Gil (Nancy); 5...

  • The Meaning of Memory: A Yizkor Reflection

    September 19, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    I grew up in a home filled with food and love and laughter and music and Yiddishkayt and stories. I was the youngest of four kids and we were part of a tribe in Boro Park, Brooklyn, with my uncle Nat’s family living on the floor above us, my uncle Ruby’s family living next door to...

  • The Art of a Shiva Minyan

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    August 8, 2012 | 8:00 am

    A year or two ago, the cantor of our synagogue gave a class on how to lead a shiva minyan, which is a prayer service for a person who has died. Usually, it is held in the home of a loved one. The word shiva means “seven,” and traditionally a family will observe shiva for even...

  • Purim’s Gift

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    March 6, 2012 | 12:35 am

    I remember the Purim that fell during the year that I was mourning the loss of my father. Early on, I mentioned to my wife that I just wasn’t going to be in the mood to go to the Purim Seuda being held at shul, and she lovingly and generously offered to make a low-key Seudah at...

  • Obituaries: Nov. 4-10 2011

    November 1, 2011 | 7:57 pm

    Raymonde Abitbol died Oct. 2 at 80. Survived by brother George Abitbol. Hillside

    Renee Gittler died Oct. 12 at 56. Survived by companion Jeffrey Resnick; daughters Jennifer, Nicole; mother Camille Venus; brother David (Renee) Venus. Hillside

    Vivian S. Hoffman died Oct. 16 at 85....

  • The mourning after

    October 20, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    Each culture has rituals and customs surrounding death, and Judaism is no exception. Jewish tradition and the Jewish community provide mourners with structure and direction during the grieving process.

    When a family member dies, those left behind often find themselves in a state of...

  • 24 Hours in Tel Aviv

    Sharona Rosen, alumna of Masa Israel's Young Judaea Year Course

    September 20, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    It is the 3rd of April around 10 P.M. and the city of Tel Aviv is more alive than ever. People are walking the streets, laughing and talking. Then suddenly a siren sounds, and the city freezes. It is Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of...

  • Obituaries: Sept. 16-22, 2011

    September 13, 2011 | 7:15 pm

    Ethel Baron died Aug. 25 at 90. Survived by daughter Carol; sons Howard, Jack (Rhonda), Mitchell (Miyuki); 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Ruzena R. Berler died Sept. 4 at 101. Survived by daughter Olga Martin; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Pepa...

  • Half a world away, Los Angeles mourns

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 4, 2008 | 1:24 am

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    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin speaks at a memorial service in Westwood. Photo by Brad Greenberg


    Peggi Sturm, executive director of the Los Angeles congregation B'nai Horin, had traveled to India for two weeks of spiritual meditation. Her experience was amazing, she said, and almost a week...

  • Trendy, traditional and taboo:
    An incomplete guide to Jewish funerals and burial

    By Jane Ulman

    August 7, 2008 | 1:37 am

    When Eileen Isenberg thinks about her own funeral, she has a very clear picture in her mind.

    "First I want 20 minutes of sad," she said, to allow people to remember her, with the second movement of Mozart's 21st Piano Concerto playing in the background.

    "Then I want people to...

  • A beautiful shiva

    By William Goldstein

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    My mother, Sylvia Goldstein, Sura Malka bas Yeshiya, passed away on March 11, the fourth of Adar II. She was 92 and had the full use of her mind and wit all of her years.

    Sensing that after six months of hospital and rehab, back and forth, Mom was nearing the end of her journey I...

  • Obituaries

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Eliezer Benjamini died Feb. 14 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Leslie; son, Ethan; daughter, Lori; stepdaughter, Carrie Bullock; stepson Jeff Bressler; grandsons, Joshua and Matthew; stepgranchildren; brother Eddi (Dorit); and brother-in-law, Bruce Hackel. Hillside

    Lawrence Howard...

  • Only the best go there

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There are moments when half a world away seems right around the corner. At Young Israel of Century City (YICC) on Sunday afternoon, Israel's pain at the murder of eight young yeshiva students burned through the Los Angeles Jewish community, just as it has in Jerusalem, where the...
  • Jerusalem killing hits home for local yeshiva students

    By Julie G Fax

    March 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Aaron Begin, 17, stands in front of a bulletin board in the corridor of Yeshiva of Los Angeles (YULA) boys high school. He stares at pictures of boys his own age grieving over friends gunned down at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva while they studied in the library. He studies the photos of...
  • Thousands mourn as yeshiva terrror attack victims are buried

    By Roy Eitan

    March 6, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Thousands of mourners turned out Friday for the funerals of the eight students, aged 15 to 26, killed in Thursday's attack at a prominent yeshiva in Jerusalem.

    With Thursday's shooting, Palestinian terrorists brought the bloodshed that had been limited to an ever-growing area around...

  • Mom’s last day

    By Rabbi Mike Comins

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A test of emunah (trust, faith), according to prominent voices in our tradition (Mishna Berachot 9:2), is the ability to bless the bad, as well as the good. Upon hearing of the death of a loved one, can one say, baruch dayan emet (blessed be the truthful judge.) And might one add,...
  • Farewell, my beloved Mom

    By Lewis Groner

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    My mother's body laid lifeless in front of me, wrapped thickly in a sheet and resting on a table in plain view. Her head and her feet were nearly indistinguishable.

    I approached the rabbi to perform the traditional keriah, the ritual tearing of a mourner's garment. He cut a small...
  • Turn Memory Into Blessing

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Holidays bring up feelings and memories about people who have died. They also offer opportunities to address unresolved issues. The four Yizkor services and the themes of their days correspond to different tasks of mourning.

    Yizkor provides temporal focal points where the new people...

  • Sitting relationship shiva

    By Shep Koster

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The voice on the other end of the cell phone stopped me cold: "I'm engaged."

    I couldn't breathe. My worst nightmare was happening. My ex-girlfriend -- the one I still hadn't gotten over, the one I still imagined having kids with -- was getting married. How could I not have seen it...

  • The great (non) depression

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I overdid it yesterday. Perhaps I misjudged the line between exhaustion and sloth.

    Or perhaps my recuperation from the cancer treatment requires a slower return to fitness than yesterday's exertion.

    But this morning's desire to stay in bed needs to be honored, unlike yesterday's,...

  • Who Is A Jew?

    By Rob Eshman

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you're not Mel Gibson, who correctly guessed that the Malibu sheriff's deputy arresting him at 2 a.m. was, in fact, Jewish -- what are the odds? -- you might want a foolproof tip to discern who's a Jew.

    Here's a hint: the first-person plural. Start up a discussion of the war in...

  • Not Supposed to Be This Way

    By Caroline Cobrin

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "I really loved your story," Tante Mina said to me in a nearly inaudible gasp.

    She looked at me and it gave me hope, for her eyes still held that sparkle, that fight, that desire to live. As I walked out of the critical care unit of the hospital to let the next family member into...

  • Mourning Abed

    By Glenn Yago

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Earlier this month, three California Jews -- all of us strong supporters of Israel -- established a scholarship fund to honor a Palestinian patriot. He was murdered in the terrorist attack in Amman, Jordan, in November, since which time we've been joined by many other prominent...

  • Happy Non-Anniversary

    By Michael Rose

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I know that I was angry at L. I remember feeling frustrated and sad, not so much over L., but about the life we had envisioned, that I had started to view as a reality. I found myself mourning the losses that never were -- theoretical, suppositional losses -- the honeymoon we would...

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    By Abby Gilad

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Schmooze About Tammuz

    We have now entered the period Jews call "The Three Weeks." These are the weeks between two fast days: one is the 17th of Tammuz (the day the walls of Jerusalem were breached) and the other is Tisha B'av, the ninth of Av, the day the Romans destroyed our...

  • Saying Goodbye to an Angel in Sin City

    By Teresa Strasser

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Mr. Snead has an artificially orange comb-forward and the type of throaty voice and desiccated face one only acquires after living in the desert for awhile. He is an undertaker.

    On his forearm, I make out what are obviously two prison tattoos; one reads "Love" and the other is...

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