Given the sentimentality of much recent writing on the subject, American Jews might be forgiven for believing that no one with a critical eye, or without
"So teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom...." (Psalm 90:12)
In between the prayers at the Pinto Shul in the Pico-Robertson area, people who only speak English might feel a little lost.
A Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles reception welcomed 18 students participating in a cultural exchange sponsored by the Federation's Tel Aviv-Los Angeles Partnership. Fourteen students from Tel Aviv's A.D. Gordon School and four students from their paired partner, Northridge's Abraham Heschel Day School, gathered to reflect on their experience as the Israeli students -- all ages 13 and 14 -- wrapped up their 10-day visit to Los Angeles.
Lindsey Vuolo, Playboy bunny, met her match last month: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
Jessica Freedman felt like neither fish nor fowl while pursuing her degree in Jewish studies at UCLA, and her social life was even less uplifting. During Rush Week on campus, Freedman looked into joining a Jewish-founded sorority.