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  • The Case Against A Kosher Casket

    July 30, 2014 | 3:04 pm

    Kosher means fit or proper for ritual use, but unlike the biblical delineation of which foods are kosher, there are no biblical rules to give guidance regarding manufacture of kosher caskets. The Talmud contains dozens of occurrences of Hebrew words that are translated to English...

  • Living chuppah can serve as family heirloom

    December 12, 2008 | 1:51 am

    Imagine standing under a beautiful, hand-embroidered chuppah that 25 years earlier your parents stood under as they became husband and wife. That is the legacy Los Angeles artist Robin Van Zak hopes to create every time she designs a one-of-a-kind heirloom lace bridal canopy.

    The...

  • Shtetl engagement custom makes modern comeback

    October 10, 2008 | 4:32 pm

    When it comes to Jewish wedding customs, one could say everything old is new again.

    According to numerous how-to-plan-your-Jewish-wedding Web sites, modern couples have resurrected tenaim (a 12th- century Ashkenazic tradition) and -- after retrofitting the ritual -- eagerly add the...

  • Trendy, traditional and taboo:
    An incomplete guide to Jewish funerals and burial

    By Jane Ulman

    August 7, 2008 | 1:37 am

    When Eileen Isenberg thinks about her own funeral, she has a very clear picture in her mind.

    "First I want 20 minutes of sad," she said, to allow people to remember her, with the second movement of Mozart's 21st Piano Concerto playing in the background.

    "Then I want people to...

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  • USC Trojans march for restored Torah; Backyard tashlich in Fairfax

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Trojans Greet Restored Torah
     
    When the Trojan fight song rings out at a Torah restoration ceremony, where else could you be but at USC?

    About 100 people gathered Sunday under the shade of sycamore trees in front of the university's Bovard Auditorium to witness the ceremonial...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Oh Jerusalem

    On June 6, or Iyar 28, we will celebrate Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) in honor of the day Jerusalem was reunified during the Six-Day War in 1967.

    An Original Word

    Etymology – this means "the origin of a word," or where the word came from. For instance: the word...

  • Kick Off the Year Rolling in Dough

    By Rivka Tal

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As most people know, challah is the braided egg-rich loaf of bread that we traditionally eat on the Sabbath and holidays -- two loaves of challah at each of the three Shabbat meals. They help commemorate the miracles that the Jewish people experienced during their 40 years of...

  • Love Spelled G-O-L-D

    By Liz Harris

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine."

    This beautiful expression of commitment from Song of Songs, is for many Jewish couples the perfect way to say "I love you" every day -- without uttering a word.

    Called the "Ani l'dodi v'dodi li" in Hebrew, it adorns many a wedding...

  • Standup, Sit-down, See the Light

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Picture 20 massage tables, with people lying down and being gently touched, with music playing in the background. On Yom Kippur.

    That was the custom at Makom Ohr Shalom in Woodland Hills. Although it's been modified to sitting on tables, it's one of the off-beat traditions at the XX...

  • My Very Own Chuppah

    By Carin Davis

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Hold onto your son's baby blanket. Don't give away your daughter's cheerleading uniform. If they hold precious memories and deep meanings, you may be able to recycle them -- as part of your child's chuppah.

    Chuppahs and ketubahs are long-standing Jewish wedding traditions. But Los...

  • Purim in the Land of Esther

    By Julie G Fax

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Picture Queen Esther. Now, take those golden locks and replace them with thick black tresses, and instead of those big round baby blues, imagine almond shaped eyes the color of onyx. And that creamy white complexion? Try something a little tawnier, a little more olive.

    Now you have a...

  • Finding Middle Ground

    By Beverly Gray

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    First comes love, then comes marriage. But when baby makes three, an interfaith couple has to face hard decisions about their child's religious upbringing. Arlene Chernow, who for 16 years has headed the outreach department for the Pacific Southwest Council of the Union of American...

  • New Year’s Sounds

    By George Robinson

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The number "three" doesn't play an especially important part in Jewish lore and customs. But the pre-High Holy Day musical rush brought to my desk several trios of related recordings, so it's fitting to deal with them in groups of threes.

    1. Three sets ostensibly inspired by Jewish...

  • Cover Story

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 9, 1998 | 7:59 pm

    The expulsion of Jews from the IberianPeninsula 500 years ago brought a tragic end to a Jewish presencethat had thrived for centuries in Sepharad, the Hebrew word forSpain. It also set in motion the dispersion of Sephardicculture.

    Strictly speaking, Sephardic Jewry includes...

  • A Traditional Meeting Place

    March 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    It all begins on a Friday around sundown. You, theparticipant, are assigned to a family's house. Perhaps you arrive attheir doorstep, or maybe you meet them at Aish HaTorah's KabbalatShabbat services at Pico Boulevard and Doheny Drive and walk homewith them afterward.

    At the dinner...

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