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  • Hello from Thailand!

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    August 10, 2013 | 3:10 am

    Hello from Ao Nang, Thailand! Newsletter #31 August 6, 2013

    After over two months on Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, we finished editing our memoir, Traveling in Sin, and traveled a bit more of Thailand. We went to Koh Phanghan, Tanote Beach in Koh Tao, Ranong, Little Koh Chang, Krabi...

  • U.S. embassy issues first visas to same-sex Israeli couples

    August 8, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    The American embassy in Tel Aviv issued its first derivative visas to same-sex Israeli couples.

    The derivative visa allows the applicant to receive a visa through a spouse or first-degree relative who is eligible for residence in the United States.

    The embassy on Thursday...

  • Is Matchmaking a Mitzvah and how many are supposed to accomplish in our lifetime?

    By Julia Bendis

    February 28, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Attending a wedding the other week of a couple that I introduced, made me think of the many Mitzvot that we are supposed to perform in our lifetime.  Having been somewhat of a Matchmaker since I was in high school, I had never really thought about it as a Mitzvah, or a good deed. ...

  • Flee to Be Me

    By Howard Nemetz

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    What is a friend? When I was a kid, the requirements were none too stringent. Is he in my class? Can I ride my bicycle to his house? Do his parents have any insane "not too much candy before dinner" rules?

    As I got older, other factors became more important. Do we root for the same...

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  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Couple Airs Mideast Views at Caltech

    The Middle East conflict came to the Caltech campus in Pasadena last week, when Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf presented a talk on "Eyewitness to Occupied Palestine."

    Shapiro, a Brooklyn-born Jew, and his wife, a Palestinian Arab, are...

  • Women Take Part in Ceremonies

    By Ariella Palmer

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When Leslie Landman and Aaron Feigelson began planning their wedding four years ago, they knew it would follow Jewish law. "Tradition is very important to both of us," Landman says. But, unlike countless generations of brides before she says, "I wanted to have an active role."

    In the...

  • When Jesus is his Co-Pilot

    By Teresa Strasser

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    First date. He agrees to see a movie about ballet instead of "Gladiator." You're heartened by this early sacrifice.
    After the movie, he drags you along to a friend's birthday dinner at some Italian sounding restaurant on Sunset. On the way he gets aggravated about the traffic. This,...

  • Sexual Transactions

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When Diane Arieff turned in her cover story on the best-selling "Kosher Sex," I smiled with unquestioned approval. After all, opening doors and windows for Jews of all persuasions -- observant as well as secular -- seemed healthy and desirable. Especially for those who found it...

  • LOVE

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    These are more stories of beshert, of relationships thatare "meant to be," with a little help from The Jewish Journal. Overthe past year, at least five couples have called us to announce theirpersonal-ad-inspired nuptials. And, no, they weren't ashamed to admithow they met. Gone is...
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