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  • Impossible Relationships

    By Misha Henckel

    May 25, 2010 | 9:06 am

    We all have them or have had them. They’re the ones that drive you crazy, that trigger you no matter how much you have resolved to stay calm and in control. And when you have decided quite emphatically that you are done, they’re the ones that keep pulling you back, sucking you...

  • Obama—who won 78% of Jewish vote—faces global disarray, Mideast challenges

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 5, 2008 | 12:26 am

    WASHINGTON (JTA) - Barack Obama emerges from a maelstrom into a vacuum.

    The U.S. senator from Illinois has survived the longest and roughest election season in memory to assume control of a free world in free fall: A collapsing economy, a resurgent Iran, an obstreperous Russia.

    "He's...

  • Jacob’s Ladders

    By Savid Suissa

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Every neighborhood has its gathering places.

    In my neighborhood, you'll find one if you head west on Pico Boulevard from Robertson Boulevard, past the ethnic aromas of the "center" hood and into the kosher Ice Blended Mochas of the "west" hood, where, right next to an Office Depot,...

  • Noteworthy sessions and events at the G.A.

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    SUNDAY, NOV. 12
    10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Tour of the Skirball Cultural Center
    Note: Tour leaves from Westin Bonaventure and returns to the L.A. Convention Center.

    2:30 p.m.
    Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
    Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...

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  • The Best Offense Is a Funny Movie

    By Tom Tugend

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you feel that life is losing its edge because no one has offended you recently, Sacha Baron Cohen's next movie is for you.

    Baron Cohen stars as his third incarnation (after Ali G and Bruno) in "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of...

  • Who Are You?

    By Rabbi Perry Netter

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Even in the best of families, relationships are enormously complicated. Some of the stories rabbis hear, all too frequently, of families in crisis are excruciatingly painful: parents who disown their children because of radical disappointment with the life choices their children have...

  • Does Autism Offer Special Gifts?

    By Illana Katz

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Identify yourself," Seth says when meeting someone new. "Oh, my deepest apologies," he'll tell you, his curled hand over his heart as he delivers a deep bow, if he thinks he has made some kind of error.

    Sometimes his face comes very close to yours to get your attention, telling you...

  • To Live and Teach in L.A.: A Difficult Job

    By Sarah Price Brown

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Eight-year-old Danielle dashes to the front of her third-grade classroom and shows off her drawing of an equilateral triangle.

    "That's fah-bulous, dah-ling," the teacher says.

    Danielle flashes a satisfied smile and prances back to her seat. The other students look admiringly at...

  • Twins Bring Hope to Paralyzed Couple

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Shmuel and Rivkah Klein have all the hassles of being new parents. Their twins don't sleep through the night, and with all the feedings, baths and diaper changes, they have difficulty finding time for themselves.

    But the Kleins have an added challenge: They are both paralyzed, and...

  • Two Women Rabbis Will Fill Pulpits

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Johanna Hershenson set off from Orange County for Alaska's sweeping vistas and majestic peaks, she was eager for a new congregational experience and professional challenges.

    She discovered that most Alaskan Jews are exiles by choice who sought the wilderness of the...

  • Tourist Trap

    By Rabbi Ron Shulman

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Summer is often a season of travel and vacation. Whether travel is a part of our plans for this summer, most of us have had the experience of being a tourist.

    Some of us are bold and adventurous travelers; we enjoy exploring every new place and sight. Others of us, just as curious...

  • Carlyle Discusses Dangers of ‘Hitler’

    By Tom Tugend

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Robert Carlyle, of "The Full Monty" and "Angela's Ashes" fame, gives a striking performance in the title role of the CBS miniseries "Hitler: The Rise of Evil." The film, which airs Sunday and Tuesday (May 18 and 20) at 9 p.m., focuses on Hitler's life from Munich beer hall orator in...

  • Wendy Wasserstein to Give a Little Peek

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fertility therapy, Jewish identity, pressure to marry, single parenting. All are themes that flow through both the personal life and creative work of playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony in 1998 for "The Heidi Chronicles."

    In a rare peek behind the...

  • A Look Back

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When I was 16, my family moved from Santa Monica to Sacramento. I had just finished my first year at Santa Monica High School and had been selected to play drums with the school's jazz band in the Hollywood Bowl (which I did the night before we moved). I was certainly not looking...

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