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  • Israel sees 25 percent drop in terrorist attacks

    January 8, 2016 | 8:14 am

    The number of terrorist attacks on Israelis decreased significantly in December over the previous month, Israel’s security agency said.

    The Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, recorded in December a total of 246 attacks by Palestinians on Israel compared to 326 in November, the...

  • The top 7 perks of being Jewish in December

    December 3, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Growing up, ours was the only house on the block with a menorah glowing in the window. This should have put me on the fast track to Christmas envy, but it didn’t. I respected Christmas but was never jealous of those who celebrated. In fact, watching my neighbors actually gave me a...

  • How To Stuff Your Face and Stay Thin Over the Holidays

    By Elana Horwich

    December 18, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Eat only celery! Just kidding. Like that’s an option. People who give that kind of advice clearly could never be good in bed.

    We warm-blooded people are all going to eat a lot…as this is a time to relax, be with loved ones and stuff our happy faces.

    I often talk about how food...

  • Calendar December 7-13

    By Laura Donney

    December 5, 2013 | 10:01 am

    SAT | DEC 7


    The old country just got a little newer. Taking traditional sounds and themes and infusing them with some modern funk, the Grammy-winning band brings rhythm and timeless spirit to its audiences. With 25 years of experience and a growing fan base, the...

  • Dec. 4-Dec. 9

    December 14, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Pick of the Week: Wednesday, Dec. 21

    East Side Jews, Reboot and the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center head to Atwater Crossing for an evening of funny stories and deep music on the second night of Chanukah. Performers include former “Saturday Night...

  • Tribe Calendar: December 2011

    By  Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    November 18, 2011 | 12:26 pm


    Join or cheer on the annual 5K walk/run, which raises funds that directly benefit residents of the Jewish Home. The family-oriented event includes food, music, clowns and magicians. 7-8 a.m. (registration), 8:30-10 a.m. (5K), 9:30-10:30 a.m....

  • Obituaries

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Victor Bates died Dec. 22 at 102. He is survived by his wife, Yetta; daughter, Marlene Berman; grandchildren, Cathy (Randy) Marks and Sue (Ron) Grossblatt; and five great-grandchildren. Hillside

    May Bierman died Dec. 18 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Rita (Herb) Silverman;...

  • Schmoozapalosers

    By Carin Davis

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Like a pareve partygoer in a world of milk and meat, I'm traipsing between two distinct December traditions. While I don't belong in Christmas festivities, I don't enjoy the season's organized Jewish events. And so, I'm more confused than Anne Heche on a trip to Fresno.

    The Christmas...

  • Uncommon Journeys

    By Harvey Cox

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Excerpted from "Common Prayers: Faith, Family and a Christian's Journey Through the Jewish Year" by Harvey Cox. (Houghton Mifflin, $24).

    It is September. The trees are in full leaf, and here and there a splash of amber or scarlet presages the foliage feast to come. The air has a...

  • Toppling the Chanukah Bush

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Eli Herscher is leading a discussion about the December holidays with about two dozen participants of Stephen S. Wise Temple's Holiday Workshop Series. The class attracts a good number of intermarried couples and those considering conversion, but they are not the only ones who...