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  • The Seder’s Innermost Secret—Charoset:  Earth & Eros in the Passover Celebration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    April 8, 2014 | 9:52 am

    There it sits on the Seder plate: charoset, a delicious paste of chopped nuts, chopped fruits, spices, and wine.

    So the question would seem obvious "Why is there charoset on the Seder plate?"

    That's the most secret Question at the Seder – so secret nobody even asks it. And it’s...

  • To frack or not to frack: is that a Jewish question?

    By Roger Price

    October 23, 2013 | 1:02 pm

       Did you know that fracking, the industrial process of extracting natural gas from shale rock is treif, that it violates Jewish values? Who knew? You could read the entire Torah, study the Mishnah and Gemara too, go through the commentaries of the rationalist Maimonides and the...

  • Obituaries: Sep. 14-20, 2012

    September 12, 2012 | 9:56 am

    Phillip Binen died Aug. 7 at 83. Survived by sons Jack, Perry; stepson Lawrence Bizzell. Hillside

    Joseph Borden died Aug. 11 at 93. Survived by wife Florine; daughters Deborah Goldstein, Marla (Jeffrey) Michaels; sons Scott, Jack (Debbie); 5 grandchildren. Hillside

    Ronni...

  • Obituaries: Sep. 7-13, 2012

    September 5, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Anita Roslyn Anshen died July 30 at 94. Survived by daughter Barbara; son Edward (Susanne); 1 grandchild; sister Gloria Leronan. Mount Sinai

    Gertrude Begun died July 27 at 61. Survived by husband Jeffrey; mother Pearl Garber; sister Marcy (Doug) Woodhull; brother Ron (Sue)...

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  • Obituaries: Aug. 31 - Sep. 6, 2012

    August 29, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    David Arnson died July 17 at 94. Survived by brother Maurice. Hillside

    Aleck Block died July 18 at 94. Survived by wife Ruth; daughter Susan Reiner; son Mark (Debra Lau); sister Jackie Eckous; 5 grandchildren. Hillside

    Ellie Davis died July 19 at 76.  urvived by son Todd...

  • Obituaries: Aug. 24-30, 2012

    August 22, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Mary Batansky died July 13 at 93. Survived by daughter Lorraine First; son Norman; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Groman

    Leonard M. Bram died July 15 at 71. Survived by daughters Dominique, Jessica (Brett) Fisher; sons Eric (Danielle), Jason (Dana); 4 grandchildren. Mount...

  • ‘60 Minutes’ Investigates Eden Cemetery Allegations

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 21, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    In September 2009 The Jewish Journal began following a class action law suit against Service Corporation International, owner of Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills. The suit alleges that SCI broke burial vaults and mishandled human remains as it tried to cram graves together, an...

  • A gift for every reader

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 23, 2011 | 11:35 am

    From novels to memoirs to movie reviews, and much in between, here are a few standout books for Chanukah gift giving.

    “I Lost it at the Movies,” as Pauline Kael provocatively titled her 1965 collection of movie reviews, helped to establish the film critic as a kind of superstar...

  • Local Jewish cemetery accused of desecrating remains

    September 12, 2009 | 12:31 am

    From CNN.com:

    One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the Los Angeles, California, area has been accused of desecrating the remains of those buried there, according to a lawsuit.
    The cemetery holds the remains of celebrities such as Groucho Marx and Lenny Bruce.

    The suit, filed...

  • Balancing resources and lives -- being Jewish and 'green'

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    December 11, 2008 | 12:23 am

    I entered the classroom, where more than 30 Jewish adults who had been studying together for the past semester buzzed in conversation. I began class by asking my students a simple question: "Are you concerned about what is happening to our environment and worried about what the...
  • Recreating Eden

    By Linda Arntzenius

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Shut your eyes. Go on. Now think of Eden. Chances are the image forming in your mind includes a full-frontal Adam and Eve, fig leaves, apple and coiled serpent. Staple icons of the culture? Not in the new interpretation of the "Six Days of Creation" by artist Margaret Handwerker. The...