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  • Finding the Goldbergs: A Catskills mystery unraveled

    August 21, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    The moment I kicked in the door of the abandoned house in the heart of the Catskills, I felt like I was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone: Borscht Belt edition.”

    In some corners it appeared as if the residents were just out for the afternoon. Pictures and tchotchkes adorned the...

  • RHONJ – Time To Go Manzo

    By Ilana Angel

    August 27, 2012 | 7:23 am

    This week is what seems like the 8th week in Napa. The show is all about everyone talking crap about Teresa, her defending herself, chicks fake crying, men acting like children, and the fans getting one step closer to being alcoholics because it has become near impossible to watch...

  • Real Housewives of New Jersey Double Blog

    By Ilana Angel

    August 20, 2012 | 9:42 am

    This is the one housewife show I enjoy watching.  That said, they are testing my patience.  It is predictable and not real, but somehow I look forward to it each week.  I missed last week as I was away, so this is a double dose of blogging.  Two weeks, one blog.  Lets begin!

    Hang...

  • Harold Camping calls his end-of-world predictions ‘incorrect and sinful’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 9, 2012 | 9:41 am

    Talk about a mea culpa: Harold Camping didn’t just say that his end-of-the-world predictions in 2011 was wrong—it was “incorrect and sinful.”

    RNS reports:

    “We have learned the very painful lesson that all of creation is in God’s hands and he will end time in his time, not ours!”...

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  • Summer activities push camps to offer variety

    By Celia Soudry

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ruth Berkowitz, mother of five, has two manila folders stuffed with camp brochures, schedules and a pencil-drawn spreadsheet compiled of summer activities for her five children, including a column for each week.

    Berkowitz, an Orthodox Jew, has sent her children to both Jewish and...

  • Jump start Summer at Winter Expo; More help picking a Jewish summer camp

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jump Start Summer at Winter Expo

    More than 40 day camps, overnight camps and Israel youth tours will exhibit their programs Jan. 21 at Stephen S. Wise Temple. Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the second annual Jewish Summer Camp and Israel Program Expo is...

  • I’ll try it!

    By Caroline Cobrin

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you tell anyone I know that I was awake at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning, on purpose, they wouldn't believe you. If you added that I didn't immediately turn over and go back to sleep, they would start laughing. If you told them that the reason I was awake at the crack of dawn on a...
  • God Was With Us That Night in the Negev

    By Daniella Kaufman

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Our bus driver Boris had been navigating the roads of the Negev for at least an hour when the whole bus suddenly shook, rattled and rolled. As we gazed out the window, we saw that Boris had left the road. All we saw was rock, dust and a little more rock. It took about two more hours...

  • Siblings of Fallen Israeli Soldiers Take a Camp Break

    By Julie G Fax

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Ester was hoarding her snacks.

    Each day after canteen at Camp Ramah, Ester, a 12-year-old Ethiopian Israeli, would take her potato chips and chocolate bars and squirrel them away in her suitcase back in her bunk.

    She was saving the free treats for her seven younger brothers at...

  • Levelers Make for Moving Havurah

    By Barry Zwick

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It was 1974, and gas had soared to $1.29 a gallon. Tens of thousands of educated, white-collar Americans imagined that they were truckers, squawking "breaker, breaker" and "10-4" into their CB radios, adopting handles like "Rubber Duck." Super-sized recreational vehicles filled the...

  • Not Just Summer Scholars

    By Beverly Gray

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    While growing up in Cincinnati, Elissa Ben-Naim attended a Jewish sleep-away camp. At the end of the summer, still filled with camp spirit, she insisted that her family begin saying blessings before and after every meal.

    This lasted only a month, but it led the family to institute...

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