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  • It’s Been a While…

    By Misha Henckel

    September 1, 2009 | 4:47 pm

    Misha Henckel is a Los Angeles-based personal and executive life coach. Her executive clients are generally leaders of entertainment and media companies who are focused on re-inventing themselves and re-envisioning their organizations. She is founder of Life Mastery Circles, a...

  • What makes a ‘real’ Jew?

    By Rebecca Suchov

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    After being alive for 16 years, I would think it would be easy to classify myself into a certain category, and that by now I would know what, who and why I am what I am. But as I grow older, it has become more complicated for me to label myself -- secular, religious, Jewish American...
  • The Path for Growth

    By Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe Bernhard

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Almost 10 years ago to the day, I was interviewing at Adat Ari El for the position of assistant rabbi. The parsha on which I had to speak was Terumah. I wondered if there was any chance I would get the job.

    Let me explain.

    Some Torah portions lend themselves very easily to sermons....

  • Longing for the Messiah

    By Rabbi Eli Spitz

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When we open our doors at the seder and invite Elijah the Prophet to sip the glass of wine that we have designated for him, we express our longing for

    the Messiah. Elijah, in our tradition, will herald the arrival of a ruler who will enable a world of peace. The message of the seder...

  • Humanistic Judaism Trods Different Path

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Sherwin Wine of Birmingham Temple in Detroit founded Humanistic Judaism in 1963. Today, there are over 30,000 Jews involved with Humanistic Judaism in North America, including 1,000 in the greater Los Angeles area.

    He was named Humanist of the Year for 2003 by the...

  • Learning From the Debate

    By Julie G Fax

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi David Wolpe keeps the hundreds of "Exodus letters" he's received in two piles on his desk: for and against. And given the still-swirling controversy over his speech on Pesach, even he is surprised that the grateful and congratulatory letters outnumber the negative ones 20 to 1....