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  • Retrieving a family’s thread in Poland

    November 5, 2013 | 4:48 pm

    Louise Steinman's The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish- Jewish Reconciliation, interrupts the two universes of meaning hanging on the phrase: "it's history."

    For many, the words " it's history" connote something is unimportant, forgotten, and irrelevant.  But for many Poles and...

  • Conversion: Kimia Sun

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    September 4, 2013 | 11:56 am

    Kimia Sun was born a refugee. 

    Her parents were survivors of Cambodia’s Khmer Rogue, which claimed nearly 2 million lives in the late 1970s. The couple was among the lucky ones and escaped to a refugee camp in Thailand, where Sun was born and spent her first months. Next, the...

  • Religion

    June 19, 2013 | 3:40 pm

    I wish I could become a Buddhist,
    Accept how life is
    Wish everyone well.
    Too late too Jewish
    For that.

    From “God Is a Tree” (Pleasure Boat Studio)


    Esther Cohen is a poet, cultural activist, novelist and book doctor. She lives in New York.

  • Here Today

    May 15, 2013 | 3:44 pm

    God is here today
    She is a spectacular god,
    Good company and magnificence. She sings, barks,
    And is an able contortionist (she learned this in India.)
    She does splits when you don’t expect them,
    Has a big vocabulary, is part Jewish
    Part Buddhist part wind.
    She plays...

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  • Artist Siona Benjamin brings Hindu and Muslim motifs to portrayals of biblical outcasts

    March 19, 2013 | 6:10 am

    In the space of a single painting, Siona Benjamin juxtaposes feminism, Indian mythology and Jewish imagery.

    On a three-foot canvas, she’ll paint a portrait of a blue-skinned figure, usually a character from the Bible, with nods to Persian miniatures, Talmudic fables and Vishnu...

  • Interfaith program an intersection of religious leaders

    By Ryan Torok

    August 2, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    Jewish, Christian and Buddhist religious leaders discussed their respective faiths’ support for reproductive choice during a recent program at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles’ (NCJW/LA) Fairfax headquarters on July 28.

    “Choice: An Interfaith Perspective”...

  • Leonard Cohen Back on the Road, Still Looking for God

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 4, 2009 | 9:00 pm

    Nothing like having your business manager abscond with all your assets while you’re meditating on a mountaintop. Such was the unfortunate fate of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen,  according to an article in The New York Times. Cohen spent five years at a Los Angeles Zen Buddhist...

  • Music lovers get presents for composer Reich’s birthday

    By George Robinson

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sometime in the 1970s, composer Steve Reich found himself looking for spiritual sustenance.
     
    "Like many people in the '60s," he says, "I got involved in Hatha Yoga and Northern Buddhist meditation and Southern Buddhist meditation. It did a lot of good for a high-metabolism New...
  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    April 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    An unusual Buddhist-Jewish dialogue took place inSeptember 1989, when the Tibetan Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, metwith a group of six Jewish leaders. The Dalai Lama requested themeeting, not because of an academic interest but, rather, because ofa practical need. He wanted to...

  • Thai Tikvah

    By Tom Tugend

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    While that may sound like an old Jewish joke, it's an arrangement that well suits a community which feels at home in this overwhelmingly Buddhist nation but keeps a low profile.

    The three synagogues serve as a rough guide to the makeup of the permanent and transient Jewish community...

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