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  • Netanyahu visits Silicon Valley, signs Israel-California pro-business pact

    March 6, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    Saying the future “belongs to those who innovate,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined Gov. Jerry Brown in Silicon Valley this week to sign an agreement intended to boost high-tech cooperation between Israel and California.

    Both leaders said the greatest goal of the...

  • My Weekend in Africa

    By Ilana Angel

    July 2, 2012 | 12:00 am

    I spent the weekend in Africa.  Africa, California that is.  I am certain that in some African dialect, “Palm Springs” translates into “Africa”.  It was 110° in the shade, which made it difficult to do anything.  I went with the Englishman and we had high hopes for a weekend...

  • Lacrosse blooms in the desert

    April 25, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    “Building a team for 2014 is the exciting part, but it’s all the other work that needs to get done ...” William “Bill” Beroza’s voice trailed off as he imagined the hard road ahead. He’s referring to the next lacrosse world championship, which will take place in two...

  • TribeFest: Las Vegas 2011 - A VideoJew special report [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    March 9, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    It’s been a while since this many Jews partied in the desert.  Last time it happened, I believe the earth opened up and swallowed them alive.

    But TribeFest is a little different than golden calf worshipping, aside from the heavy dose of temptation…

    Here’s a VideoJew special report on the convention this past week.

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  • Hypochondriacs are We!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 6, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    I absolutely love being Jewish, I love everything about it, the food, the culture, the faith itself.  However, the terrible thing about being Jewish is that constant feeling that there is something wrong with you.  Seriously, worry is our “thing”!  That’s just what we do, what has...

  • Science and Zionism Bloom Side by Side in the Desert

    By Dikla Kadosh

    April 20, 2010 | 11:11 pm

    “It is in the Negev that the creativity and pioneer vigor of Israel shall be tested,” David Ben-Gurion once famously said. Israel’s first prime minister was a passionate advocate of developing the sparsely populated and barren southern desert into a thriving center of learning,...

  • Rare Quality

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    June 26, 2008 | 11:30 am

    Being one of the top international best sellers of all time is not an easy spot to maintain, taking into account changing cultures, societies and times. But the Bible possesses this rare quality, which has enabled generation after generation of readers to identify with its heroes and...
  • Pesach, Matzah, Maror and Massage

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Thanks to an increasing number of spas offering Passover packages, a Pesach getaway doesn't necessarily have to lead to weight gain. There is no shortage of luxury resorts where you can nourish your spirituality, pamper your psyche and get a workout. In fact, several highly rated...

  • The Real Scoop Behind Ice Cream

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Ice cream was something my husband and I were hooked on," said Vicki Grossman, talking from New York Scoop in Woodland Hills, her newly opened modern reincarnation of an old-fashioned ice parlor. "It was something of a ritual -- we would take the family to Carvel at least once a...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Somewhere New



    Are you traveling to new places this summer? Maybe you're exploring the desert like the Israelites are in this week's Torah portion -- Chukat. They're getting closer and closer to Israel, but they have to pass through the lands of many different tribes. Maybe you will be visiting Israel, too. If you do, please write to us about your experiences there.

  • Untamed Order

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Midrash on this Torah portion contains a fascinating note. When the question is raised, why God chose to give the Torah in the desert (and not, for example, on Mount Zion in the land of Israel), one classic rabbinic interpretation given is that the locale is to teach us a lesson...

  • Divine Wedding

    By Rabbi Zoë Klein

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Years ago, my husband and I climbed the alleged Mount Sinai, the Perseus shower streaked the Egyptian night sky with shooting stars.

    At the summit, as God pulled the sun up from the fragrant desert floor, Jonathan held up a ring and proposed.

    It is written in Pirke Avot (Ethics of...

  • A Desert High in Palm Springs

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    While nearby flatlands warm under perfect 60-degree winter weather, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway transports visitors to a pristine snow-covered forest. In just 10 minutes, this aerial tram carries passengers nearly 6,000 feet. The beautiful 14,000 acres of Mount San Jacinto State...

  • Cooking with Chocolate

    By Judy Zeidler

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I absolutely love preparing chocolate desserts for Passover, and now that chocolate is considered a health food, it will give you all the more reason to include it in your Passover recipes. Chocolate desserts are easy to make, and you can create a variety of non-dairy chocolate...