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...
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Tour of the Skirball Cultural Center
Note: Tour leaves from Westin Bonaventure and returns to the L.A. Convention Center.
Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm