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  • The Worst Teacher I Ever Had & The Most Important Lesson I Ever Learned

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 12, 2013 | 2:06 pm

    I have taught children of every age since the early 1970s. In more than four decades I have learned many lessons about how people best learn, why teachers need to teach to the individual child and what is ultimately important in the teacher-student relationship. The Babylonian...

  • Sepulveda Pass class

    January 9, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    When he greets students next month who have enrolled in his four-session class “The Sepulveda Pass: From Creation to Carmaggedon,” instructor and historian Erik Greenberg will be returning to familiar territory. 

    Geographically speaking, so will his students. From their classroom...

  • Mystery: Where is class consciousness?

    June 13, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    An absolute precondition for class warfare is class consciousness. And one of the great mysteries of American history is that with just a few transient exceptions, there has been near zero class consciousness here. Or, more precisely: The very rich have been well aware of their class...

  • Occupy Ideas

    By Rob Eshman

    May 9, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    It’s May. The grunions are running and so are the members of Occupy L.A. They wriggle up from the cold and dark, plant their tushies on the warm ground and squirm about frantically, desperate to get something accomplished, until a massive tide sweeps them away.

    And I’m not...

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  • Survey discovers Israel’s digital divide

    May 9, 2012 | 9:19 am

    The higher one’s income the more likely he will be connected to the Internet, a new survey of Israelis’ Internet use has found.

    Some four out of 10 respondents, or 40.7 percent, who defined their income levels as “well below average” are not connected to the Internet, but fewer...

  • We got Apples and Oranges and Pears, Oh My!

    By Julia Bendis

    April 28, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    Watching Chelsea Handler the other night made me think of all the idiotic names parents give their children these days.  You might have guessed by that intro that she had none other than Gwyneth Paltrow as a guest on her show.  As Chelsea asked about her daughter Apple, I couldn’t...

  • Wall Street, Main Street, Jew Street

    By Rob Eshman

    October 8, 2008 | 1:10 am

    I like to believe that as a 21st century American Jew, I'm no more paranoid than necessary.

    But if I hear one more politician extol the virtues of "small towns," I am fixing up a hiding place in my attic.

    If I hear one more pundit bash Wall Street and grow misty over Main Street, I...

  • Should laptops be allowed in class?

    By Emma Lipner

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Click, click, click! Walk into any classroom at my high school, Shalhevet -- and probably most high schools around the city -- and you may very well hear clicking. A new trend has erupted, as more and more students bring their laptops to class.

    Laptop use involves a lot of...

  • Underclass Surfaces From Floodwaters

    By H. Eric Schockman

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The gut-wrenching scenes of human suffering witnessed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are not only the result of the levee failures at Lake Pontchartrain, but also the failure of a nation numbed to the growing division between "haves" and "have-nots."

    What is appearing on...

  • One Tough Room

    By Wildman Weiner

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As a Los Angeles Unified School District teacher of world issues for seniors in Los Angeles, I began yesterday's class by playing a taped interview of Michael Moore talking about his movie, "Fahrenheit 9/11." I had suggested that the class go see the film, so we could discuss it.

    ...

  • Teleconferencing With Tel Aviv

    By Lea Silverman

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The classroom looks like any other -- Formica tiles on the floor, florescent lights on the ceiling and rows and rows of desks. But what happens in this utilitarian space located on the second floor of UCLA's Public Policy building is anything but ordinary.

    Every few weeks the...

  • Movsha Hoffman

    By Archie Barkan

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For the past two and a half years, I have been the facilitator of a Yiddish reading class at Santa Monica Emeritus College. We are currently completing the reading in the Sholom Aleichem's classic, "Motl, Peyse dem Khazn's" ("Motl, Peyse the Cantor's Son").

    The class resembles, at...

  • The Missing Student

    By Abraham Shafran

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last month, as we began our daily daf yomi class (the daily study of a page of Talmud) we all looked over to the chair where Tibor Reis usually sat, to my immediate right. On the rare occasion when Tibor did not attend, we assumed he was just too tired. After all, traveling by bus...

  • Protocol

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rules of etiquette suggest that one must whisper in a library. But for the Jewish Community Library of Greater Los Angeles, that rule is just the beginning.

    The library recently held its culminating ceremony for a group of youngsters enrolled in its Children's Etiquette and Social...

  • My Mystical Road Back to Judaism

    By Jamie Kiffel

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I entered the tea-scented room, took a yoga mat and joined a circle of 20-somethings seated on the hardwood floor. At the head of the small space, an enormous, black poster splashed with cosmic rays and multicolored planetoids were propped against the wall, titled, "The Tree of...

  • Self-Defense Vitalfor Women

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Each year in January, female friends, co-workers and family members of Nicola Shocket can count on receiving a phone call or e-mail. The message isn't a New Year's greeting or birthday invitation. The 39-year-old executive-search consultant wants them to join her at a four-hour...

  • Together Apart

    By Rob Eshman

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    David Lehrer may be overstating his case only slightly when he says that most Westsiders are unaware of what goes on "6 inches below the 10 freeway and 6 inches east of the Golden State." Maybe he's off by a few inches, but cut him some slack; Lehrer has been trying to bridge the...

  • The Mirror of

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Lawrence Kushner tells of the time he brought a nursery-school class into the synagogue sanctuary for a tour. He showed them the bimah, the ner tamid, the cantor's and rabbi's lecterns. Finally, the tiny kids stood before the huge doors of the Holy Ark.

    "What do you suppose is...