The R. S. Zarnegin family, who came to Los Angeles from Iran, has donated a model of the ancient Jewish temple to Aish HaTorah’s world headquarters in Jerusalem. The model was first unveiled on Aug. 5 on the roof of Aish’s interactive museum, the Exploratorium, which overlooks the Western Wall.
“How are we going to be as dedicated as these monsters?” was the line in the film that stuck with me. I was in a cramped synagogue, a few blocks from my house, where a standing room-only crowd had come to honor a Jew who had passed away in Jerusalem 30 days earlier.
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"The highest priority for a teen is the avoidance of humiliation at all costs," said Levine. "Cool is an obsession. It prevents children from developing as individuals because they are so concerned about coolness."
As Shabbat inches closer each week, my kids usually don't ask what I'm making for dinner. Instead, they ask, "Who's coming for dinner?" This is because they realize that even if I were to serve something as exotic as Thai or Moroccan food (unlikely), it's our guests who really spice up our Shabbat and holiday tables. It's kind of like diner's roulette: Often, we meet our guests for the very first time when they walk through our front door for the meal.
As part of an Aish HaTorah community that emphasizes kiruv (outreach to unaffiliated Jews), we enjoy hosting guests who are new to Judaism.
In the nonprofit circles, former "Let's Make a Deal" host Monty Hall has built a reputation for being a "tireless" fundraiser, having helped raised nearly $1 billion over the years for a lengthy roster of charities, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. Yet "tireless" might be too weak an adjective for the 80-year-old Hall -- try "unstoppable."
Aish HaTorah's guest list includes many of Hollywood'smost famous and influential players