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  • Are You Giving and Giving to Your Home?

    By Revital Belz

    2 weeks ago

    Raise your hand if you love your mother-in-law! And if you don’t love her… you can scream!

    Nah, seriously, my mother-in-law was my guest for the past three months. She is now on the interminable plane ride that will fly her across the ocean to her home 7000 miles away from mine!

    ...
  • Our Tu B’Shvat Seder!

    By Revital Belz

    January 24, 2016 | 2:06 am

    Are you like me? Do you constantly think up wacky ways to give over important Jewish values to your children, while staying sane in the process?

    So I decided to make a Tu B’Shvat Seder this year.

    You’ve probably all been to Passover Seders, but a Tu B’Shvat seder... What’s...

  • The Family Doctrine: Q & A with author Jeff Sharlet

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 10, 2008 | 12:03 am

    Jeff Sharlet's latest book, a terrifying read, is light on gore and heavy on religion. In "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (Harper, $25.95)," Sharlet, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and associate research scholar at NYU's Center for...
  • City Voice: The Mayor is cheating ... on L.A.

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Breaking the commandment against adultery shouldn't disqualify you for public office.

    Still, I don't think the adulterer should expect cheers from the Jewish community. This is especially true when the official is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has made his family and his life...

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  • Community Briefs

    By Julie G Fax

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Some Real Family Values

    Why should I feign interest in my 9-year-old's latest obsession, a Lego "Star Wars" computer game, just as I had in his "Backyard Baseball" meshugash, where I got to know fictional kids and their batting averages and pet peeves?

    Because if I want him to talk...

  • Countering the Family Values Monopoly

    By Rabbi David Ellenson

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In his State of the Union address, President Bush signaled his intent to make "family values" a centerpiece of the 2004 presidential campaign.

    His belief that "the sanctity of the family" needs to be defended from the "threat" that gay and lesbian couples ostensibly pose to...

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