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  • All That Glitters

    By Rabbi Karen Deitsch

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    My friend had somehow convinced me to get my makeup done. "It brings out your features so stunningly," she continued, as we exited the Barney's cosmetics department. "Don't you see how people are looking at you? You're gorgeous!"

    "I feel like I'm wearing a mask," I retorted.


  • Fibber Seeks Same

    By Andrea Gappell

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    If there's any truth to the Yiddish proverb "a half truth is a whole lie," then there is a whole lotta lyin' going

    on in the Jewish dating scene. It's time to start telling the truth about who's not telling the truth in the world of Internet dating.

    Let's look at one site that...

  • Look Who’s Talking

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Spiritualists, Dead Sea scholars and psychoanalysts are but a sampling of the varied menu of Jewish speakers that are to make scheduled appearances in Orange County over the next few months.

    One of the better known but controversial figures is Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, speaking...

  • How to Fly if you look Middle Eastern

    By Tom Tugend

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sam Kermanian has drawn our attention to a list of travel tips for Iranian Jews and others of "Middle Eastern" appearance, who might be fingered as potential Arab hijackers by nervous airline passengers.

    Short of "bleaching our faces and dyeing our hair blond," the president of the...

  • Appearance and Reality

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In April 1999, the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page article about growing etrogim, the citron fruit used during Sukkot, in Northern California. The paper reported that in 1980 an entrepreneurial Orthodox teenager from Brooklyn decided to develop a domestic source of etrogim,...