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  • I had not intended to fall in love.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    September 23, 2014 | 7:09 pm

    I had not intended to fall in love.

    I had just entered this stage as a casual traveler, to observe.  I had watched the little kids use their slings to kill mockingbirds, and chase rabid dogs in the streets with angry bats.  I had awakened from sleep to coughing guns in front of...

  • Passover: Beyond Enlightenment

    By Emily Stern

    April 6, 2014 | 3:54 pm

    If we were to really know what we knew in Egypt, 
    that's enlightenment: God is everything. 
    Pharoah's hardened heart was the work of God.
    The bounty of the earth through plagues: God.
    them and Us: the way the script goes.
    The words Moses speaks: Divinity takes care of it, he...

  • A Reflection on Awakening & Encountering

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 25, 2013 | 10:37 am

    The Jewish tradition seeks to startle us, to challenge our routine and our dogmas. Slavoj Zizek, the Slovene philosopher and social critique writes poignantly about this point.

    “There is an overwhelming argument for the intimate link between Judaism and psychoanalysis: in both...

  • An Unorthodox Artist

    By Rachel Brand

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When most people think of a spiritual awakening, they don't necessarily think of such a thing taking place at the GAP.  But then again, artist Orit Arfa isn't really into conventionality.

    While walking down the streets of Manhattan seven years ago, dressed in her ankle-length skirt...

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  • Israel Trip Blossoms Into Philanthropy

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For a self-described spoiled American -- nails unerringly polished, paprika curls without a misdirected loop, ensembles color coordinated -- Blossom Siegel's first visit to Israel was a transformative experience. It also was a boon to Orange County's Jewish community by awakening a...

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