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  • DNA patent ruling could aid women

    June 19, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    When the Supreme Court decided on June 13 that unaltered human DNA cannot be patented, it was more than a victory for cancer patients and corporate rivals in the field of genetics; it was a reason to celebrate for Dr. Wayne Grody, a professor at UCLA School of Medicine who assisted...

  • Mogen David: A Sephardi, Ashkenazi and Orthodox future?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 28, 2013 | 7:44 am

    On a recent Saturday morning, at Congregation Mogen David’s Ashkenazic Shabbat service, a blond-haired girl in a shimmery pink sundress tugged at the fringes of a man’s tallit (prayer shawl). The tallit belonged to Alex Katz, and he tried to ignore her entreaties as he led 90...

  • Yiddish project expands students’ Jewish world

    February 20, 2013 | 12:33 pm

    Yiddish, the language of Jewish grandmothers — and, increasingly, great-grandmothers — suffered through a particularly unkind 20th century. But if Robert Adler Peckerar has his way, it will be making a comeback in the 21st, thanks in part to something called the Helix Project. 

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  • Man-o-Man-o-Sephardic

    By Rob Eshman

    October 22, 2009 | 7:56 pm

    Food crosses boundaries.  We all have appetites, we all have a genetic compulsion to look at what’s on someone else’s plate, and most of us are willing to try anything once.  One taste leads to another, and before you know it there is Peruvian sushi and lattes in Koreatown and boba...

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  • Sephardim are rational—Ashkenazim, not so much

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 3, 2008 | 4:04 pm


    From an essay in Zeek—A Sephardic Answer to Modern Jewish Identity
    By David Rabeeya:

    ” . . . Ashkenazic authorities traditionally have placed a “fence around the Torah,” enlarging restrictions in order to be sure not to risk breaking the original rules. At least in the...

  • A Sephardic Celebration

    By Ruth Stroud

    July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrachic, or just out for a good time -- whatever their background, Jews poured into the Skirball Cultural Center last Sunday for the first annual Sephardic Arts Festival. The event was a success beyond its organizers' wildest dreams. Attendance, estimated at...

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