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  • Let’s Move, Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 19, 2014 | 10:58 am

    Let’s Move!, the campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States led by First Lady Michelle Obama, was announced in early 2010. One year later, Israel founded a similar program following the success of its American parallel, aimed to promote a more active and healthy way of...

  • Praying For Change

    By Ilana Angel

    March 26, 2013 | 3:25 pm

    I pray everyday.  I wake up in prayer and go to sleep in prayer.  A lot of time it is not a prayer as much as it is a conversation with God.  I talk about what is going on so I can put it all out into the universe and hope it comes back in a way that makes things better.  Lately I...

  • Election Countdown- Why is Aviv Tzinori voting for Eretz Hadasha?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 19, 2013 | 11:50 am

    On January 22nd, Israel will vote for its new Knesset, and choose the Prime Minister to lead it. Much unlike the American system, here, we have countless parties with countless ideologies to choose from. Behind the curtain, we will cast our ballot, and choose one party only. The...

  • Is Prayer for Activists?

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 22, 2012 | 11:23 am

    Our basic premise as activists is human responsibility. We, not someone else, must step up to create change in the world. To turn to others before ourselves is for cynics and critics not change makers. What about prayer? Is it a cop out? I would suggest that prayer offers us three...

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  • Be the Change! Be Better!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 3, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Five years ago I went on a New Year’s cruise and made two resolutions:

    To buy a condo and to find a long-term relationship. I had been focused on these items already but now I was ready to make them happen.

    By January 18, 2007, I had my first date with George and by January 20 I...

  • You Can’t Change a Man…Or Can You?

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    September 15, 2011 | 11:29 am

    My Grandmother always tells me you can’t change a man.  Better to just let him be.  We’ve all heard this and everyone likes to think that they would never be the kind of person to ask a significant other to change.  But yet, it’s impossible not to change at least a little when...

  • Express Lines, Personal Space, Stupid People & Meeting Weird Men

    By Ilana Angel

    August 5, 2011 | 12:54 am

    Yesterday I went to the grocery store.  It was super hot out, had been a long day, my son left for a camping trip, I was sucked into stupid drama, had a headache, and wanted to get in and out of the store in a hurry.  I raced through the market on a mission, and ended up in the...

  • Dead Ends Can Lead to New Paths

    By Misha Henckel

    June 17, 2010 | 10:36 am

    If you’ve ever felt stuck, helpless, like your life has come to an end and you do not know what to do, you do not know what comes next, or you do not know which way to turn, then you know exactly how I had been feeling for a while. It’s quite horrible, really, and so there’s a...

  • It’s Been a While…

    By Misha Henckel

    September 1, 2009 | 4:47 pm

    Misha Henckel is a Los Angeles-based personal and executive life coach. Her executive clients are generally leaders of entertainment and media companies who are focused on re-inventing themselves and re-envisioning their organizations. She is founder of Life Mastery Circles, a...

  • Hope vs. slippery slope

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 18, 2008 | 3:34 am

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  • Hope breeds strength

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 6, 2008 | 2:10 am

    PARIS -- "It was invisible, as always," begins Theodore White's classic "The Making of the President, 1960," describing the mysterious process by which millions of voters combine to make their most important political decision.

    This time, it was visible.

    The crowded lines at the...

  • Yes, I can

    By David Suissa

    November 6, 2008 | 1:37 am

    Now that the election season is over, I want to share a personal revelation that I think can help bring Obama voters and McCain voters closer together. But first, a
    little background.

    I've always loved a good conversation, especially with people whose views are different from mine....
  • Who shall live and who shall die: God’s iPhone, Rosh Hashanah 5769

    September 26, 2008 | 11:49 pm

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    On Rosh Hashanah it is inscribed,
    And on Yom Kippur it is sealed.
    How many shall pass away and how many shall be born,
    Who shall live and who shall die,
    Who shall reach the end of his days and who shall not,
    Who shall perish by water and who by fire,
    Who by sword and who by wild...

  • Is our fate really sealed? Is change possible?

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 25, 2008 | 3:19 am

    These are nervous-making times.

    No, I'm not talking about the damage the capital campaign may do to you, or -- at my temple, anyway -- whether you'll find a parking place for services, which is enough to make anyone want to reach for a Xanax.

    What I mean is this protracted season...
  • They also serve:  Rabbis’ spouses prove as diverse as roles they fill

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2008 | 2:15 am

    Just before the High Holy Days last year, I was sitting in synagogue when I was struck by the star power of its rabbi. When he spoke, everyone listened, transfixed, as if the words he offered were revelations -- inspiring, challenging and healing all at the same time.

    At the end of...

  • Pico-Olympic traffic plan on hold after judge’s decision

    By Amy Klein

    May 4, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Granting a temporary victory to neighborhood councils, a judge today ordered the City of Los Angeles to conduct a new environmental impact report (EIR) before implementing the Pico-Olympic traffic plan.

    For the last six months, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Councilman Jack...
  • We don’t need more gabfests on diversity

    By David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The details of the ugly dustup between a leading local Jewish philanthropist, Daphna Ziman, and the local African American head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Rev. Eric Lee, are still at issue. Ziman disseminated her account of the encounter in a widely...
  • Organize now against oppression in Burma

    By Dan Adler

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    We never hear much about Burma, officially known today as Myanmar, until it's too late. Take, for example, last fall. Crimson-robed monks marched peacefully in the streets of Rangoon, making the case for democratic reforms and human rights.

    The monks' nonviolent approach and...

  • City Voice: Yaroslavsky takes on developers in push for affordable housing

    By Bill Boyarsky

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In defending middle-class neighborhoods, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is taking on an issue that reaches to the heart of Los Angeles' ethnic, political and class divide.

    All those matters are involved in a dispute over a new city development ordinance that eases...

  • Black-Jewish Passover not about blame

    By J. David Sackman

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    I am disturbed, not by the content, but by the direction, of the entire discussion regarding the relationship between blacks and Jews, and particularly by the discussion about comments supposedly made at a recent awards ceremony here in Los Angeles.

    I am Jewish, of European...

  • Yesterday’s Ashes

    By Rabbi Dan Shevitz

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    What do you do with yesterday's holiness?

    Everything has a shelf life, even holiness. Only God is eternal. Ancient forms and rituals give way to new interpretations. The Tent of Meeting gave way to the Mishkan, which in turn gave way to the Temple and, later, the synagogue....

  • Elegy for a Dream

    By Gina Nahai

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I came to America 30 years ago last month. I arrived in Los Angeles the night Elvis died. I was 16 years old, fresh out of a Swiss boarding school, about to start my first year of college. This was two years before the Islamic Revolution, yet I had left Iran willingly and without...
  • Mourning the Morning Call—back in New Orleans

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    If you visit New Orleans, you will certainly go to the French Quarter to seek out the well-known open-air coffee stand near the Mississippi River named Café Du Monde.

    You'll partake of the rich culinary indulgences from its spare menu.

    The first menu item you will find is a cup...

  • To Hear or Not to Hear

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    If your life could change in a moment, what would you want it to be?

    Most of us quickly consider what we'd want from the world or from another person: more love, more money, more respect, more health, more learning, more time.

    Now, instead of changing factors outside of your life,...

  • Orthodox feminists make little progress on agunot

    By Ben Harris

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    With strident calls for action and threats of "taking to the streets" if the issue is not soon resolved, participants in the 10th anniversary conference of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) ratcheted up the rhetoric around the plight of agunot, "chained women" whose...
  • The Times, it is a-changin’

    By Bill Boyarsky

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    How many times have you unsuccessfully tried to interest the Los Angeles Times in an important organizational event or, harder yet, tried to get the paper to devote some space to articles reflecting your views on an issue?

    Suppose for example, your synagogue is hosting a discussion...

  • Majority Rules

    By Amy Klein

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Let me state for the record: I am a trendsetter.

    This just in, according to no less an authority than The New York Times. Based on their most recent census analysis, more American women are living without a husband than with one.

    Yes, that's right: 51 percent of women in 2005 said...

  • Progressive values propel Daniel Sokatch’s rising star

    By Marc Ballon

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Daniel Sokatch enrolled in rabbinical school in Israel in 1994, he had visions of becoming a religious leader dedicated to social justice, much in the vein of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But Sokatch, now 38, quickly realized that the rabbinical program at Hebrew Union...
  • Palestinian remarks generate cheer and gloom

    By Judea Pearl

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Cheerful news reached us last week from Damascus. Hamas' political chief, Khaled Meshal, told Reuters in an interview on Jan. 10 that Israel is a "matter of fact," and that Hamas might consider recognizing Israel once a Palestinian state is established.

    Don't misjudge me. I am not...

  • Breaking new ground: Jewish, Muslim groups’ program encourages leaders to see the ‘other’ as friend

    By Marc Ballon

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Is it possible for Los Angeles Jews and Muslims to talk to one another, to share peacefully at the table?

    This is the question that some leaders of both groups locally are asking themselves.

    These are the ones who are willing to keep trying, despite the enmity in the Middle East...

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