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  • Thoughts about death and living life -by Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    February 23, 2012 | 8:13 am

    One of my favorite stories is one told of a great rabbi and mystic who lived several centuries ago, Rabbi Menachem Mendal of Kotzk.  He asked his students, “What would you do if you knew you had only one more week to live?”  The first answered, “I would spend it with my...

  • High-Contrast Photos

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Photographer Bernard Mendoza encountered the blond, angelic-faced little boy one Saturday evening outside Yeshiva Rav Isacsohn on La Brea Avenue. "His eyes were wide and bright, his suit just one size too large -- room to grow into," the Venice photographer recalls.

    The photo is...