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  • Tour Puts Kosher Boy Scout in Limelight

    By Susan Josephs

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, Edward Schwarzschild did a stint as a Kosher Boy Scout and hated it.

    "Carrying two sets of dishes into the wilderness was a real turn-off for me," he said.

    Now 40, Schwarzschild hails from a venerable tradition of writers who have mined...

  • Foreign Siblings Return for Torah Study

    By Jane Ulman

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    After spending the summer at Lishma, an intensive yeshiva-style program for young adults at Camp Ramah in Ojai, sisters Olga and Anna Dramchuk expected to be teaching Torah to fellow university students at Hillel in Novosibirsk, Siberia. Instead, they're back in Los Angeles in...

  • ‘Almost’ a Beginning in Paris

    By Tom Tugend

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Most boy-meets-girl movies end when the happy pair stands under the chuppah. After all, it's not terribly dramatic what happens when they pick up the routine of daily married life.

    It's a bit like that with Holocaust films: The protagonists are either killed or liberated, but if they...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Somewhere New



    Are you traveling to new places this summer?

    Maybe you're exploring the desert like the Israelites have been in recent Torah portion. They're getting closer and closer to Israel, but they have to pass through the lands of many different tribes.

    Maybe you will be visiting Israel, too.

    If you do, please write to us about your experiences there.

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    By Abby Gilad

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Somewhere New



    Are you traveling to new places this summer? Maybe you're exploring the desert like the Israelites are in this week's Torah portion -- Chukat. They're getting closer and closer to Israel, but they have to pass through the lands of many different tribes. Maybe you will be visiting Israel, too. If you do, please write to us about your experiences there.

  • Healing the ‘wounds’

    By Rachel Brand

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When rabbi and author Jan Goldstein was suddenly faced with the news that his 12-year marriage was ending -- leaving him with primary custody of his three children -- he felt his life was ruined, until he learned to make sense of his pain.

    In his new book, "Sacred Wounds: Succeeding...

  • Old Canon Gets New Look

    By Rick Richman

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey Through Language and Culture" by Ruth R. Wisse (The Free Press, $28).

    The Hebrew Bible is a canon of 24 books, written in the same language, collected by a people living in a single nation, compiled at a time of belief in an all-powerful Authority...

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