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  • You can go home again

    By Gina Nahai

    September 5, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    On Fridays, the children would line up, all glittery pink shoes and Ninja Turtle T-shirts, and hike up a steep driveway from the preschool yard to the temple sanctuary. They walked single file or in pairs, one teacher in the lead and another bringing up the rear, each holding one...

  • All you knead for a bounty of challah

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 5, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Dipping freshly baked challah in honey is a tradition observed during the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This act combines the Shabbat bread with hopes for a sweet New Year.

    The custom is to serve a round or spiral-shaped challah, one of the symbolic foods eaten...

  • Hypochondriacs are We!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 6, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    I absolutely love being Jewish, I love everything about it, the food, the culture, the faith itself.  However, the terrible thing about being Jewish is that constant feeling that there is something wrong with you.  Seriously, worry is our “thing”!  That’s just what we do, what has...

  • How to Make Challah (and Why)  [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    August 12, 2009 | 3:00 am

    Just when things seem to be on the verge of coming together—or a split second from spinning wildly out of control—that’s when a lot of people would turn to God and pray for strength, wisdom, guidance.

    I don’t.

    It’s not even that I don’t believe in God—it’s just that...

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  • Goodies that make you want to challah

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With Rosh Hashanah approaching, Jewish cooks everywhere are cutting and chopping, searing and sauteing. And towering over our festive holiday spread stands the majestic spiral challah, the centerpiece of our High Holy Day celebration.

    "The round challah represents the cycle of life...

  • Pico-Robertson Live in the ‘hood: Little sukkahs, on the hillside, little huts made of ...

    By David Suissa

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    You rise from your 300-thread cotton sheets and walk along your Carrera marble floors through the hand-crafted French doors that give out to a spectacular patio overlooking the city. Off to the side is a small, frail- looking structure that looks like an old hut, with palm leaves on...
  • Arrested development: Young Jewish activists voluntarily go to jail in support of union rights

    By Alex Collins-Shotwell

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sarah Leiber Church and Laura Podolsky had big plans for the evening of Sept. 28 -- getting arrested.
     
    They were part of a protest march that took place along Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport aimed at hotels that allegedly have been preventing employees from...
  • New Year, New Orleans

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "I think of Pompeii," wrote Anne Brener in a September article for The Jewish Journal. "New Orleans was so beautiful."

    She wrote of her beloved New Orleans in the past tense, but during the High Holidays, she helped restore a measure of present hope. L.A. transplant Brener, a...

  • Challah Lesson a Huge Slice of Simcha

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For the past 50 years, I have given cooking classes that include recipes for contemporary and traditional dishes, as well as menus for all the Jewish holidays. It is always very rewarding when I receive calls from students telling me that they loved the class and prepared all the...

  • More Meaning, Less Material

    By Rabbi Jack Riemer

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Danny Siegel's Bar and Bat Mitzvah Book: A Practical Guide for Changing the World Through Your Simcha," by Danny Siegel (The Town House Press, $12).

    This is a book that we have long needed. I wish that it had been around when my children were becoming bar and bat mitzvah.

    Bar and...

  • Kick Off the Year Rolling in Dough

    By Rivka Tal

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As most people know, challah is the braided egg-rich loaf of bread that we traditionally eat on the Sabbath and holidays -- two loaves of challah at each of the three Shabbat meals. They help commemorate the miracles that the Jewish people experienced during their 40 years of...

  • The Greatest Good

    By Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The most exciting weeknight in our house is Thursday; our family eats a hasty dinner and I rush off, two or three children in tow, to Tomchei Shabbos. Every week, my children join me in packing and delivering "Shabbat packages" brought to those members of our community who need a...

  • Orange County Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Next week is Rosh Hashana, the Birthday of the World. Soon you get to eat apples and honey. You get to dip the round challah in the honey too -- my personal favorite. Some of you will spend the day at synagogue in your holiday best. Some of you may decide to celebrate in nature --...

  • WUJS Wants A Sweet Year for Israel

    By Hilary Krieger

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Kim Herzog dips apples and challah in honey this Rosh Hashana, she says she will be reaching extra deep to get some sweetness, because after six months in Israel, she and the country need it more than ever.

    "I want to begin this year with a sense of hope, that Israel can find...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Challah if You Need Me

    Last month The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' ACCESS program along with The Brandeis-Bardin Institute and numerous L.A. area singles organizations co-sponsored the Shabbat at Sunset Communitywide Dinner. The event may have been the follow-up to...

  • Making ‘Waves

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Visiting Anne Stern at her modest one-bedroom West Hollywood apartment, you quickly learn that she is very proud of her artwork. On the walls of her apartment hang her creative accomplishments - a prize-winning collage, an oil landscape, tiny acrylic still lifes of a covered challah...
  • Challah-palooza

    By Rob Eshman

    September 18, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Challah-palooza

    The usual braided bread gives way to domed crowns ofgolden dough, studded with raisins

    By Robert Eshman, Associate Editor

    I was the kind of kid who rushed out to buy round corn chips andorange Gatorade and square-pan pizzas. Any food with the bold word"NEW!" on...

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