The Talmud teaches us in Taanit 29a, "כשם שמשנכנס אב ממעטין בשמחה כך משנכנס אדר מרבין בשמחה," “Just like as soon as [the Jewish month of] Av has entered, we decrease in happiness, so too as soon as [the Jewish month of] Adar has entered, we increase in happiness.” This teaching...
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The Ethics of Our Fathers, an ancient Jewish text, tells us there are four distinct types when it comes to anger:
- Slow to anger quick to pacify
- Quick to anger quick to pacify
- Slow to anger slow to pacify
- Quick to anger slow to pacify
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Forgiveness is something we need to be practicing all year round. Without it, how could our relationships possibly survive? Truth is they don’t. So many of our relationships are barely alive, the light in them snuffed out by the toxic baggage of suppressed resentment, anger, or...
June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pmMoshe was one of a kind. "None ever rose again like Moshe."
At the same time, in very powerful ways, Moshe and Miriam were two of a kind. Their personalities and passions overlapped generously. And despite being separated over decades during Moshe's extended sojourn in Midian,...
September 21, 2006 | 8:01 pmIn these days of asking tough questions, taking stock, revisiting memories and trying to do better in 5767, books are essential tools. Several new works from different disciplines and traditions, some of which don't mention the words Days of Awe, lend new meaning to the holidays -- on caring for orphans, baking bread, deepening celebrations, understanding forgiveness, practicing kindness, exploring traditional liturgy and rituals.
August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pmWhen David Lauter, the deputy foreign editor of the Los Angeles Times, began speaking to a crowd of about 400 at a Women's Alliance for Israel program last week, it was clear that most of the audience was out for his scalp, and not even the yarmulke he was wearing could save him....
July 23, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Almost nine months after the brutal prison-yard slaying of Earl Krugel, the longtime No. 2 man in the Jewish Defense League (JDL), federal authorities have indicted an inmate with no apparent ties to Krugel.
The suspect, David Frank Jennings, 30, allegedly attacked Krugel from...
November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Three Holocaust survivors in their 70s lead comfortable lives in Los Angeles suburbia, but their anger burns as fiercely as when they were teenagers deported to Nazi forced labor and concentration camps.
Their indignation and frustration are now directed mainly at an international...
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Actress Jessica Lundy was mostly working TV guest starring roles when she landed the part of Roberta in John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" last month. The searing play spotlights two survivors who meet, clash, have sex, reveal secrets and begin to heal one another....
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To visit Argentina today is to see with your own eyes the tragedy these people are facing.
Imagine living in a country where you experience the following:
You have worked hard for years, and every month you add to your savings in a dollar account held at a major international bank...
July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm
I am not a writer or pretend to be one. This is one of those times that I am writing out of anger and frustration.
There is anger about the terror attack at LAX, and now, anger and frustration at the Los Angeles Jewish community.
On Sunday, I am sure many of you were busy with...
May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pmDetail from the cover of "Boy MeetsGirl," a romance comic book, 1947
I am engaged to a wonderful man whose "littleproblem" has become very, very big during the course of our two-yearcourtship and has grown acute during our engagement. He was always...
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Ethan Gura doesn't remember his sister. Still, he cannot forgether. He can't forget that Rebecca Alexandra Gura died in 1991 after afour and a half year battle with leukemia. She was then six yearsold. He was three.
Now, at age 9, Ethan is a veteran of various therapies, alldesigned...
July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pmPhoto from "The Jews in America," Collins Publishers, 1989.Out along the glistening white, sandy beach in Herzliya, one feels a sense of serenity. The expected is unfolding. The tides gently form the shining blue waters of the Mediterranean into white foaming waves that crash upon...