The Ten Commandments prohibit murder with just two words, while the prohibition on coveting includes fifteen. The no-coveting rule is also the 10th Commandment - the climax of God's revelation at Sinai. It's surprising because we all covet; we can't help it. So why did God make a...
January 29, 2014 | 6:35 pm
May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm
You can hear envy in the voice of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. It is a subtle envy but one well known to certain parents in Studio City who, like Greuel and her family, live next to, but not in, "The Promised Land."
"We're actually just outside the boundary of...
December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm
When my daughter, Samantha, was 6, I got a call from our synagogue's Hebrew-school principal.
"Do you have a Christmas tree?" DiDi asked.
"Is that a serious question?"
"Samantha says you do. She told the class today that you have a Christmas tree and that it's right near the fireplace,"...