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  • Fit OUT not in

    By Tera Greene

    March 2, 2014 | 6:23 am

    I am about to start my fourth week as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  

    As I learn new ways to fit OUT and go against the "norm" of being sad and sick, I am finding myself becoming more whole through my education - and I am EXCITED!  
    To celebrate, I am...

  • 10 things you should know about Israel’s Iron Dome

    March 13, 2012 | 11:27 am

    Israel used a new missile shield, Iron Dome, to shoot down rockets fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in recent days.

    Here are some details:

    • Developed by state-owned Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd to counter rocket fire from Lebanon, which hit Israeli towns during the...
  • Can we afford kosher lettuce?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 25, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    On a Monday morning in November, two men sat on the edge of a field in Carpinteria, 85 miles north of Los Angeles. The older one, middle-aged, wiry and bareheaded, had the face of someone who has served in the military, worked in agriculture or, in his case, both. Alongside him was a...

  • Opinion: Obama haters beware... The facts

    December 12, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    This past week a people who pride themselves on how smart they are instead showed how stupid some of us Jews can be when it comes to political candidates pandering to us on the subject of Israel.  With some Jews wondering if President Obama has decided to throw Israel to the hounds,...

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  • Fascinating wedding facts

    By Jay Firestone

    June 12, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    It happens like some sort of divine intervention. You’re single, depressed and desperate for a relationship, but just as you hit rock bottom, when you’ve given up all hope, the right person makes a grand entrance into your life.

    If you think you’ve met the perfect mate, someone who...

  • Did You Know…?

    By Joan G Friedman

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Did You Know...?

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    • Sometimes the marriage ceremony is held outdoors. Particularly in ultra-Orthodox and Chasidic weddings -- but anyone can do this -- the marriage ceremony is performed outside at night. The custom developed because the stars are associated with God speaking to...

  • When Shepherds Desert Their Flocks

    By Joel Kotkin

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The conflict over Valley secession reflects the growing gap between rabbis and the actual reality their flocks experience.

    With few exceptions, the rabbinate seems to be totally aghast at the notion of dividing Los Angeles into two cities. Prominent rabbis, including Mark Diamond,...

  • Homeboys on Home Plate

    By Jeremy Hamburgh

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There are myriad jokes about Jews in sports. In the 1980 movie "Airplane," a passenger asks for something light to read. The stewardess offers her a pamphlet on Jewish athletes.

    Peter and Joachim Horvitz, the father-and-son team whose recent compendium, "The Big Book of Jewish...