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  • It’s Birthright Israel — for Jewish moms

    2 weeks ago

    On the surface, the tour looked much like a standard Birthright Israel trip: Participants celebrated Shabbat in Jerusalem’s Old City, swam in the Dead Sea and ascended the ancient mountain fortress at Masada. The trip was mostly free and organizers were prepared with...

  • SEC hits L.A. Jewish leaders in alleged variable annuities scheme

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 17, 2014 | 8:47 am

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on March 13 that it had taken enforcement actions against participants in what it called a scheme designed to profit off of the deaths of terminally ill patients. Among those charged by the SEC are four leaders from Los...

  • Dishonest Kiruv! The Building of Responsible Jewish Outreach Movements

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    June 6, 2012 | 5:39 am

    I have been serving as a Jewish outreach professional for the last 2 years as the Senior Jewish Educator at the UCLA Hillel. I am so fortunate to be able to spend my days talking and learning with students about their life journeys. At its best, Jewish outreach provides a student...

  • Hagee, Aish, and Interfaith Respect

    By Mark Paredes

    April 8, 2012 | 10:09 pm

    What better occasion than the celebration of Easter/Passover this weekend to consider the limits and expectations of interfaith cooperation. The catalyst for this essay was the recent visit of pro-Israel Pastor John Hagee to Jerusalem, where he videotaped a sermon about Jesus Christ...

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  • L.A. Family Donates Temple Model to Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 2, 2009 | 5:00 pm

    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...

  • Catcher of Lost Souls

    By David Suissa

    March 11, 2009 | 9:26 pm

    “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.

    After the...

  • Rabbis reach out to Lehman Bros. and Wall St.

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 16, 2008 | 7:16 pm

    Last month, Aish HaTorah was charging New York bigwigs $10,000—they call the fees “donations—for private Torah tutoring. Today they are offering free counseling to Wall Street’s former tenants.

    While Merrill Lynch was saved by BofA, anybody who worked for Lehman Brothers is now out...

  • Quran verses for peace; Davening at Aishhh; Amy Klein’s ‘first-rate compelling journalism’

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Mideast Peace

    The "road map" for peace is a failure and should be abandoned ("Mideast Solution: A Confederation," Nov. 3). President Bush did get it right when he recognized that it is a "battle of ideology."

    It is suggested that us Jews (more precisely Hebrews) impress upon the...

  • The Death of Cool

    By Rob Eshman

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Mel Levine once accompanied a group of sixth-graders on a field trip. During the fun and games, he asked them what weighed more heavily on them at the end of each day, academic pressures or social pressures.

    Social pressures, they called out at once, no question about it. "I'd...

  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

    By Judy Gruen

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Let’s Make a Mitzvah!

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

    By Rob Eshman

    November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

    Aish HaTorah's guest list includes many of Hollywood'smost famous and influential players

    By Robert Eshman, Associate Editor

    Imagine that you follow a rainbow insearch of a pot of gold, only to discover that the rainbow ends inyour own back yard. Now...

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