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  • Love is Creating Room for the Other.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    March 20, 2014 | 7:11 pm

    This week the oldest couple in my practice celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.  The question that begged:  What is the secret?  He answered “compromise” and she said “love.”

    Many young couples, aspiring to marriage, also want to also know the secret.

    From the Bible:  God...

  • Let’s play horsie!

    By Caroline Cobrin

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It was a strange series of events that led me to being on a horse, too early in the morning, while I was on vacation in Hawaii. I had only been horseback riding once before, during the one summer I worked at a sleep-away camp. The experience had not left a positive memory, as...
  • When Ashkenazi and Persian worlds collide—community healing begins at shul

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In March of 2001 I delivered the sermon abbreviated and reprinted here. Having been the rabbi at Sinai Temple for four years, it seemed time to straightforwardly address the tensions between the Persian and Ashkenazi communities.

    Since that time, by dint of committees, school...

  • Sucker Punched on Divestment

    By James D. Besser

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish groups were sucker punched last week when the United Church of Christ (UCC) abandoned a carefully crafted compromise and instead voted to support "divestment" from Israel.

    Some outraged Jewish leaders publicly suggested anti-Semitism as a motive. Others were uncomfortable...

  • Couple Struggles Over Intermarriage

    By Julie G Fax

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jake Gruber and Chloe Davis (not their real names), who have been living together for four years, are sitting at a cafe, projecting 10 years into the future.

    He sees himself in a successful movie career, living a Modern Orthodox lifestyle with two, maybe three children. Shabbat is...

  • Power, Politics And People

    February 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli lawmaker Alex Lubotsky was having a bad day on Jan. 29. Hehad come to Jerusalem's Ramada hotel to address a visiting group ofOrthodox Jews from America, to plead for their support of thecompromise conversion plan authored by Finance Minister YaakovNeeman.

    He didn't have much...