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  • Community Briefs

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Meditation practices, kabbalistic wisdom, the spiritualapplications of music and other elements of what is often called theJewish Renewal Movement will be taught and discussed at a localconference Dec. 13-14. Convened by Metivta, a center forcontemplative Judaism headed by Rabbi...

  • Dear Deborah

    By Deborah Berger

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    From "Teenage Confidential," Chronicle Books, 1998.

    Bat Mitzvah Advice

    Dear Deborah,

    This Dec. 6, our daughter, Melanie, will celebrateher bat mitzvah. In the Jewish tradition, this event marks a comingof age and an acceptance of responsibility to obey the commandmentsand laws...

  • As American as ...

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    On our first Thanksgivingtogether, my husband and I went to the supermarket. I was thrilled tolearn that our mothers had both used crackers and celery in theirturkey stuffing. See, I thought, we have everything in common.

    Then we got to the baking-goods section.Immediately, I grew...

  • Letters

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    As the members of the Los Angeles Jewish Commission on Sweatshops,we were dismayed and extremely disappointed that Joel Kotkin has soquickly jumped to conclusions about our work ("A Stitch in Time MaySave Jobs," Nov. 7). In our examination of work conditions in thegarment industry,...

  • An American Story

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    A chassidic boy recites his prayers in "A Life Apart:Hasidism in America."

    An American Story

    At the heart of 'A Life Apart: Hasidism in America' is aculture war that mirrors the conflict in today's Jewish community

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer

    First we had the AFI Los Angeles...

  • Talk to the Soldiers

    By Tom Tugend

    November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    From left: Tsahi Levi and Inbal Adar
    It's a long way from an Israeli combat platoon to Newport Beach,but Inbal Adar and Tsahi Levi are trying to bridge the geographicaland cultural gap.

    Both Adar, 20 years old, blond and in a miniskirt, and Levi, 22,ruggedly handsome and in jeans, are...

  • The Chosen Beer

    By Rob Eshman

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    He-Brew has a microbrewery bite and a hip Jewish identity

    By Robert Eshman, Associate Editor

    One day, a tall, youthful Stanford grad named Jeremy Cowan decidedthat it was time to chuck his career in computers and create the verything human society lacked most: a Jewish beer.

    The idea...

  • Power, Politics & People

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Steven Grossman, chair of the Democratic National Committee, appeared at Tufts University in Boston recently to talk with students about his party's future. It was, he reported later, one of the most enthusiastic audiences he has faced in awhile -- 150 young people, eager to learn...
  • Education Adopting a More Accepting Attitude

    By Beverly Gray

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Debra has always known she's adopted. At the age of 6 months, shecame into the lives of a couple I'll call the Rubins, who welcomedher with open arms. Now a feisty fifth-grader, she has the run of ahousehold filled with music, pets and love. But as she approachespuberty, her parents...

  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    By Rob Eshman

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Can't we all just get along? Reviewing the events of the pastyear in our community, the answer seems to be: just barely. For theChinese, this has been the Year of the Rooster. For Los AngelesJewry, let's call it the Year of the Grudge.

    The big stories of the year were not Jew vs....

  • This Week’s Burst of Mideast Diplomacy

    By Diane Arieff

    October 30, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    This week's burst of Mideast diplomacy, which included the first face-to-face meetings between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in almost a year and an impromptu Oval Office summit, reflected a shift in tactics in the U.S. effort to break the...

  • Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 30, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Around this time of the year, Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, wearing his "Grateful Yid" T-shirt and baseball cap, offers an alternative to the legions of Los Angeles Jews, who wonder whether to spring anywhere from $100 to $400 for a High Holy Days synagogue admission.

    Schwartzie, as he is...

  • Passing the Torch

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 30, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Left to right: President Bill Clinton and Andrew Friedman, LongBeach California, Feb. 1996

    Passing the Torch

    Two years after Yitzhak Rabin's assasination, his legacycontinues in the internationally-recognized activism of a Brentwoodhigh school senior

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior...

  • Letters

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Happily and coincidentally, I was at the Toward Traditionconference in Washington D.C. described by Judy Gruen ("One People:Religious Christians and Jews," Oct. 17), as well as the JewishPolicy Center meeting in San Diego discussed by Gene Lichtenstein ("IHear Mermaids Singing:...

  • In Times of Sorrow

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Ceramic bas relief by Albert Greenberg

    "I am sure," said Sinai Temple's Rabbi DavidWolpe in his Rosh Hashanah sermon, "that in almost every pulpit inAmerica from whatever denomination rabbis are speaking about theterrible strife we are enduring -- Jew against Jew, as well as Jewagainst Arab -- in the Land of Israel." ...

  • The Dirty Little Secret of the Pluralism Debate

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Reuven Hammer is an American-born Conservativerabbi who has lived in Jerusalem since 1973, working as a writer andteacher -- Conservative rabbi is not much of a career option inIsrael -- and raising five kids along the way. Among variouspart-time jobs, he heads the bet din, or...

  • Jewish Survival

    By Joel Kotkin

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    As a young man going to Hebrew school back East, Ioften felt that a diaspora Jew was like a neutral country in WorldWar II -- a sideline observer of the great consuming drama occuringback in the Middle East. With an insight perhaps made clearer byinexperience, it seemed to me that...

  • Charitable Legacy Lives On

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Mickey Weiss, everybody's favorite mensch and philanthropist, diedmore than a year ago, but his good works go on.

    His most lasting monument is the Charitable Distribution Facility,which he and his wife Edna established 10 years ago. Since then, theFacility has routed millions of...

  • Building Your

    By Linda Feldman

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    My years inSanta Cruz are measured by the Jewish calendar. Through a coincidenceof dates, I arrived in 1995 the night before erev Rosh Hashanah. Butit was no accident that I joined Temple Beth El by fax from LosAngeles. Murray Baumgarten -- a man whom I had never met but whosename...

  • Common Ground

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    My little Long Island town had two shuls: ourConservative synagogue close to home and the one we called the"other," across town. My parents never mentioned it by name. The shulwas Reform.

    The "other" shul, smaller than ours and locatedoff a main highway, symbolized everything...

  • Psychology at the U.J.

    By Beverly Gray

    October 23, 1997 | 7:59 pm

    The campus of the University of Judaism where Lutzker'sclasses are taught

    Sometimes we all need a good nudge before we do the right thing.Nearly 10 years ago, when the University of Judaism approached Dr.John Lutzker to head its fledgling psychology department, he broachedthe...

  • Bittersweet Melodies

    By Diane Arieff

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Teacher and student: Hal Robinson and Justin Kirk (atpiano).

    The Geffen Playhouse's new season opens on a memorable note withJon Marans' intelligent and bittersweet two-character drama, "OldWicked Songs," a finalist for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize. This WestCoast production features...

  • Letters

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I am writing in response to Rabbi David Eliezrie ("It's Time to Talk," Oct. 3). I don't think he is being true to the teaching of the Torah when he manipulates facts and figures to attack other rabbis who are not Orthodox and says his way is the only way. How many times throughout...
  • Life’s a Mixed Bag

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Life's a Mixed Bag

    Who shall live? Who shall die? And what do weleave each other? Here are three whose lives touched mine, gone thisyear. Their names are part of my Yizkor prayers.

    Elizabeth Hobson was lying in her bed at NewYork's Lenox Hill Hospital when I saw her a few...

  • Back in Thyme

    By Rob Eshman

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's newest weapon in its battle for economic well-being andworldwide acceptance is a tall, thin New Yorker with a great lambrecipe.

    Her name is Rozanne Gold. New Yorkers know Gold because, whilestill in her 20s, she served as the personal chef for the city's thenmayor, Ed Koch....

  • ‘If She Couldn’t Pay, She Couldn’t Pray’

    By Michael Barclay

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    As a Jew in his early 30s,I have had many different experiences of beauty and pain during theTen Days of Awe, ranging from the first time I started to reallyunderstand the implications of being on trial for my life, to thefirst Yizkor after my father's death. Yet last year, I...

  • Murder Sparks U.S.-Israel Flap

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Amid the bizarre string of foreign-policy fiascos in which Israelfound itself mired as it greeted the new year, surely none was quiteso bizarre as the case of runaway teenager Samuel Sheinbein ofMaryland.

    Sheinbein, 17, a high school senior from Montgomery County, anaffluent suburb...

  • And Now, For Something CompletelyDifferent

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Some years ago, when I was in my "Jew In theLotus" phase of spiritual development, I approached the rabbi duringthe break in the High Holiday services.

    "The problem with Jewish prayer," Isaid, filled with the chutzpah of one with nothing to lose, "is thatit's stiff and static....

  • Honey History

    By Rob Eshman

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Hello, honey. This is the time ofyear when honey shines our apples, sweetens our cakes, and slicks ourlips and tongues. Straightforward talisman of a sweet year to come,honey appears and reappears in the course of High Holiday meals.

    We will eat our honey tossed with rounds of...

  • Yamim Noraim

    By Adam Gilad

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    "Yamim Noraim" -- it's usually translated as "Daysof Awe." But you wouldn't be wrong to translate it as "Awful Days." Iface them with dread.

    I have enlightened my holy days in big revivaltents in Woodstock, wondering if I liked the glib convenience of thecall for "at-one-ment." I...

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