I am not a great sleeper. Never have been. I average about 5 hours a night and they are not always a good solid 5 hours. I don’t recall exactly when it was that I started functioning on so little sleep, but I am certain it has been too long. I like sleep and actually like being in...
Rahat’s week from Hell
Bibi must stop an Iran bomb even if it offends Obama
Moving and shaking: Bet Tzedek, Beit T’Shuvah and Forbes
Funding for survivor services sees a big jump in 2015
A day in the life of the (model) Knesset
Rabbi Ariel Rav-Noy, shliach at Chabad Persian Youth Center, dies suddenly at 36
Me and La Migra
Poem: Funky Fuchsia
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Last Purim, this was my first post for the Jewish Journal, I had no idea what would come next! I am happy to say it has been a year full of writing success! Our YouTube Channel just went over 10,000 views! We have hosted many travel events with over 100 people in attendance! Thank...
February 16, 2012 | 2:50 pm
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Last night I went to the “Knocking out Addiction” boxing event that was held on the roof of the Peterson Automotive Museum here in LA. It was a fundraising event for Beit T’Shuvah, which is both a residential treatment center for addiction, as well as a temple. I volunteer...
October 22, 2008 | 10:47 pm
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August 21, 2008 | 12:07 amNot long ago, a guy I know, a good guy who to all outward appearances seems happy and successful, replied to a birthday e-mail I sent him at work -- "go home and blow out some candles" -- with this:
"I'm 40-f---ing-8, give me a break. They tell me that's close to 50, but I refuse...
December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm
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Photo slideshow by Rob Eshman
"Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in."
I'm standing on the balcony of a boutique hotel in New York's Lower East Side, looking down on Orchard Street, having a "Godfather"...
May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm
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Jewish kids all get A's. It's a fact. They're all well above average. Jewish kids always star in the show, play first violin in the orchestra, win the debate championship. This week the last of the college acceptance letters went out. They all got into Stanford, Berkeley and Brown....
February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
(January 20-February 18)
Notable Jewish Aquarius:
If that designer dress on the back...
October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm
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Michael Schlitt sees a definite connection between his type of Jewishness and his reasons for directing a Neil Simon play in India. Being drawn to India and all things Eastern is Jewish, he says. And so is asking a million questions about everything.
"Basically, my work is very...
February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
When my wife and I woke up on the day we made aliyah, we talked and decided that we felt good. Natural. Normal. A little excited. A bit eager. Somewhat tired from some late-night, last-minute packing. Above all, we were ready. It was time to go.
The family dressed in T-shirts that...
December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm
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"Entering the Temple of Dreams: Jewish Prayers, Movements and Meditations for the End of the Day" by Tamar Frankiel and Judy Greenfeld. (Jewish Lights Publishing, $16.95)
Jews have a long history of publishing various types of devotional literature. Historically, just as men and...
June 10, 1999 | 8:00 pm"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was lying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little, he could see his dome-like brown belly divided into stiff arched...
August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Sarra Levine and Rochelle Robins began sharing their dreams threeyears ago, during a long car ride from the Michigan Women's MusicFestival to Philadelphia.
"I always knew I wanted to start a politically minded organizationthat was Jewish and focused on women," Robins says. "I also...