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  • Relaxing is Exhausting

    By Ilana Angel

    August 13, 2012 | 6:27 am

    I have been at the lake in Ontario for two days and have done nothing but eat, sleep and sit. I sit on the couch, sit on the porch, sit on the deck, and sit in the kitchen.  I eat, nap, watch TV, and talk to whoever is around. I have colored, beaded, and played with Barbie. I have...

  • Jewish day schools short-change kids with special needs

    By Julie G Fax

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Adam is pushing the strings of his tzitzit through a small hole on the side of his desk.

    "If you don't want to finish your work now, that's OK," his teacher, Chau Ly tells him. "You can do it later." "It's easy. I just don't feel like it," answers Adam (not his real name).

    He looks...

  • Israeli Conductor Soars in ‘Butterfly’

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Madame Butterfly," the story of a trusting 19th-century Japanese girl who falls in love with a fickle American naval officer, first captivated American audiences in 1900 as a play by impresario David Belasco. The Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini saw the play's London production...

  • When Sad Things Happen to Good Kids

    By Gaby Friedman

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "The Boy Who Didn't Want To Be Sad" by Dr. Rob Goldblatt (American Psychological Magination Press, 2004).

    After taking his children to see a pleasant Disney cartoon, Dr. Rob Goldblatt thought there would some animated chatter about the film during the drive home.

    Instead, there was...

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  • Gay Marriage

    By Julie G Fax

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Just married in San Francisco, Mindy Blum and Pam Postrel returned home to Pasadena to find that their kids had decorated the house in balloons and signs congratulating "Mom and Mommy."

    For days after, Eve, 7, shouted in playground sing-song, "I have married parents! I have married...

  • Where Are High EI Guys?

    By Sharon Lynn Bear

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Dating is not brain surgery, but for some men it is more difficult. I think I've discovered why. The current thinking on intelligence is that people have several types of intelligence, which may not be equally developed.

    Psychologist Daniel Goleman coined the phrase "emotional...

  • Baggage Claim

    By Teresa Strasser

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I used to want things. One day, I realized the seven pairs of Puma sneakers and the Pottery Barn rug and the 8-pound "Columbia Encyclopedia," those were just things to pack, and I didn't want them anymore.

    Actually, that day was just about two weeks ago, when I got a job in New...

  • Capture Stirs Mixed Mideast Reactions

    By Dan Baron

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    After surviving the Holocaust and five Middle East wars, Ze'ev is a hard man to impress. But news of Saddam Hussein's capture Sunday managed to move the Israeli retiree to tears.

    "It is good to see Israel a little bit safer," Ze'ev said in his hometown of Ramat Gan, as footage of...

  • From Fritos to Freedom

    By Sandy Wolshin Mendlowitz

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "I bet you could lose the weight if you really wanted to."

    "You just need to have more will power."

    "Come on, don't be lazy."

    Struggling with being overweight affects more than 75 percent of all Americans, and is a serious problem for the Jewish population in the United States. But...

  • A Roll in the Snow

    By Tom Tugend

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The central theme of "Yossi & Jagger" is a love affair between two gay Israeli officers, but -- straights please note -- the film's impact goes well beyond the sexual motif.

    Seldom has the boredom, tension and camaraderie of men and women at war been portrayed more realistically and...

  • A Rough-and-Tumble Return

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Actress Jessica Lundy was mostly working TV guest starring roles when she landed the part of Roberta in John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" last month. The searing play spotlights two survivors who meet, clash, have sex, reveal secrets and begin to heal one another....

  • The Big Question

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We're now in the midst of a period called Bein HaMetzarim, a three-week period of national mourning for tragedies throughout Jewish history.

    The most powerful of these tragedies was the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem; these three weeks culminate with Tisha B'Av, the day...

  • Candles Shine From L.A. to Tel Aviv

    By Rachel Brand

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The miracle of Chanukah took on a double meaning Dec. 4, when Los Angeles Holocaust survivors participated in a menorah-lighting ceremony with their counterparts in Tel Aviv via videoconferencing.

    "We celebrate the miracle of Chanukah, and we also celebrate the miracle that we...

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