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  • Wild Lessons

    By Abby Gilad

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In Parshat Shemini, we learn which animals are kosher. Why did God create both kosher and non-kosher animals? The Talmud sages say that there is something we can learn from every animal.

    We can learn to be industrious and honest from an ant. Ants are hardworking and they don't...

  • The Waiting Room

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Four guys sit in the Insider's Waiting Room at Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center, preparing to have blood drawn. Like many cancer patients, they dress like they've just had a run around the track: sweats, athletic shoes and, of course, baseball caps. With cancer, you've got to be ready to...

  • Russia’s Elderly

    By John R. Fishel

    September 11, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In Samara, a city of 1.2 million in the Volgaregion of Russia, 87-year-old Anna sits in a 100-square-foot spacethat is her reality. One of perhaps 8,000 elderly Jews in town, shespends her lonely days confined to her room, blind and her legs tooweak to support her. A sagging bed...

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