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  • Malala Yousafzai and Anne Frank:  Soul Sisters

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    October 10, 2014 | 9:03 am

    There are only two religions: Love and hate: The decent and the indecent.

    Malala Yousafzai and Anne Frank could have been sisters, though Muslim and Jew.

    Children are born with only love in their hearts.  Hate is taught by the uneducate, by the indecent, or by evil adults.

    We...

  • Resistance and rescuers: Holocaust books for kids

    April 3, 2013 | 9:05 am

    When children approach their parents with inevitable questions about death, divorce, homosexuality or how babies are made, adults often turn to books to find the right words to start the discussion. The same is true of another sensitive subject that defies simple explanation: the...

  • Window to the Future

    By Bill Boyarsky

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    It's easy to be a Jew on the Westside or in the West Valley. The nonobservant or even the alienated can be part of the Jewish ambience, especially in places like Pico-Robertson or parts of Ventura Boulevard.

    It's different in the Southland's far suburbs. Elections aren't swung by...

  • Tragedy in Sudan Spurs Local Action

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    On Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Harold Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) gave a sermon on the tragedy of Sudan and what the Jewish community needs to do about it.

    His proposed remedy: Start the Jewish World Watch (JWW), a commission of caring men and women that will monitor atrocities...

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  • Yeshiva Spy Kid Videos Find a Niche

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Eight-year-old Sruli Slodowitz from Pico-Robertson likes dressing up as his favorite hero; no, it is not Batman, Superman or even Harry Potter -- but Agent Emes, "an ordinary kid with an extraordinary mission" who is the 11-year-old protagonist in a new mystery adventure video...

  • Hebrew, Anyone?

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    If you thought Hebrew school was just for bar and bat mitzvah students, think again. This fall, tens of thousands of Jews around the United States and Canada are learning to read and write Hebrew through Read Hebrew America/Canada. The campaign, which is made possible by the National...

  • Taking the Chazan Home

    By Julie G Fax

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Josh Sharfman started tracking the number of hits on his year-old educational Web site, www.virtualcantor.com, he was struck by how many people were visiting the site on Shabbat.

    It turned out that people who were shut-ins or who lived far from a shul were using his digitized...

  • Bringing Caring and God to the Sick

    By Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "So teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom...." (Psalm 90:12)

    Truth be told, there are no "soft issues" in medical ethics, unless by "soft" we mean the human issues, the matters of the spirit that so influence people's capacity to heal and even (as research...

  • Community Briefs

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Prime Minister Touts Museum

    If there was any doubt that the Polish government is taking seriously plans to build a Museum of Polish Jewish History in Warsaw, they were put to rest Feb. 5 in Beverly Hills.

    That's when Leszek Miller, prime minister of Poland, met with about 100...

  • Community Briefs

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Bringing the Military Back to Maccabee

    Putting a new spin on Chanukah celebrations, the U.S. Marine Corps Marching Band will perform at The Calabasas Shul's annual menorah-lighting ceremony to honor the men and women of the United States armed forces.

    Local musician Brad...

  • Israel on the Agenda

    By Julie G Fax

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Jewish educators from around the country met for a five-day institute this summer at the University of Judaism, leaders at the Whizin Institute for Jewish Family Life did the only thing they could for their daylong slot of teaching. They scrapped their usual plenaries and...

  • Patriots Owner Scores Big Among Jews, Too

    By JTA Staff

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Robert Kraft, Jewish businessman and philanthropist, nearly leapt through the glass window of his skybox at the Superdome in New Orleans as the clock ticked down and the 20-17 victory over the heavily favored St. Louis Rams brought the team he owns, the New England Patriots, its...

  • Virtual Shabbat

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Within minutes of my opening the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP) Virtual Shabbat CD-ROM, people gathered around my desk. Klezmer music was coming from my computer, and kitchen cabinets, appliances and refrigerators were all dancing on my screen.

    After an introduction by Rabbi...

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