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  • Calendar: July 1-7, 2016

    By Amanda Epstein

    June 29, 2016 | 9:37 am

    FRI | JULY 1


    World War II is over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors at the German camps in Warsaw. One night, a panicked nun comes in begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent. What she finds there is shocking — a sister about to...

  • Red-hot grilling tips for the Fourth of July

    June 27, 2016 | 11:08 am

    July Fourth begs for a magnificent grill party. It's summer, it's a great celebration of the nation's birth and everyone is outdoors and in party mode. Why hold back on July Fourth? Why not grill everything? With a couple of days' planning, you can really do something amazingly and...

  • Constitution and torah

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    July 6, 2015 | 12:31 pm

    In his speech that became known as “The Spirit of Liberty,” delivered in New York City’s Central Library, in the midst of World War II, the preeminent judge and judicial philosopher, Learned Hand, asked, “What do we mean when we say that first of all we seek liberty?  I often...

  • Perfect chocolate chip cookies for the 4th of July

    June 30, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    One of my favorite recipes to bake is chocolate chip cookies. I remember my sister and I watching my mom bake them and we would help her drop the cookies onto the cookie sheets. Over the years I mastered the Toll House recipe she used to make and could make it from memory.  


  • This creepy ad can kill you

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 30, 2013 | 10:28 am

    “You’re not going to let Uncle Sam put his finger up your butt, are you, dude?”

    We’re at a bustling town fair, a few weeks from now.  Kids climb on the firetruck. Community groups sell cupcakes and give out flyers.  At the “Enroll America” booth, people are on healthcare.gov...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 8, 2013 | 5:52 am

    Camp Kimama is taking off!

    More than 1500 children and teenagers from all around the world will land this summer in Israel, for an unforgettable international experience named: Camp Kimama. The staff is assembled from young Israelis, Jewish Agency summer camps alumni, who use...

  • Peres praises U.S. at 4th of July celebration

    July 5, 2013 | 10:16 am

    The United States “remains a beacon of hope for the values of freedom, peace and justice around the globe,” Israeli President Shimon Peres said at a Fourth of July celebration.

    US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro hosted his annual Independence Day party Thursday in the backyard...

  • 4th of July blues: Why Americans suck at patriotism, and what we can learn from the Middle East

    By Simone Wilson

    July 4, 2013 | 9:25 am

    In all my 26 years, this is the first 4th of July that I've spent in a country that loves America. Everyone keeps congratulating me. It's really weird.

    I come from west-of-the-5 California, where we the guilty left have a very love-hate relationship with Independence Day. (Love...

  • Celebrating the Big Cheese on July 4th

    By Michael Israel

    July 1, 2013 | 9:18 am

    Happy Birthday USA! This week we celebrate July 4th, American Independence Day. Before we get into this week’s recipe, I would like to state how grateful I am to be living as a free Jew in the United States of America in 2013. Also, unlike the past few blogs this week’s recipe will...

  • July 4th as a day of reflection

    June 28, 2013 | 10:11 am

    This coming Thursday, the Jewish community, alongside all other Americans, will be celebrating the fourth of July and the Independence of The United States of America. The relationship between Jews and America is one that is not only a historical phenomenon but is indeed an...

  • Should Jews celebrate the Fourth of July?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 5, 2012 | 10:36 pm

    If you’re an American, it would be just about impossible to miss the Fourth of July. I live in one of those parts of coastal L.A. that is a mecca for July Fourth revelers. And I’ve always taken for granted the celebration of this nation’s birth.

    Never have I stopped to think whether...

  • Ambushed by optimism

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 2, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Twice in the past few weeks, my train of thought has been hijacked by hope.

    I am not by nature pessimistic.  But for a while now my mood about America’s prospects has been grim.  Big money has swamped our politics.  Power has been concentrated into fewer and fewer hands. ...

  • Reform, Orthodox campers to join for Fourth of July celebration

    June 28, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Orthodox and Reform Jewish campers will hold a joint Fourth of July celebration.

    The Americafest celebration next week, which will bring campers from the Orthodox Camp Darom in Grenada, Miss., to the Union for Reform Judaism’s Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Miss., was made possible...

  • Happy Birthday, USA! Sweet dreams with the Shema

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    June 26, 2008 | 12:57 pm

    Happy Birthday U.S.A.!

    We celebrate the 232nd birthday of the United States of America on July 4. Between noshing on barbecue and watching fireworks, test how well you know early American history. Circle the right answer for the following questions but read carefully -- some might...

  • Curtain call—Stars and Stripes forever

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In honor of the Fourth of July (this year the United States turns 231), YeLAdim feels like singing. Match the lyrics below to the patriotic song it comes from. Get some help from your mom or dad and then listen for the songs while you watch the fireworks.
    (Quiz answers at the bottom...
  • Independence Day

    By Uri D. Herscher

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    What to Americans is the real significance of the Fourth of July? Part of the answer may lie in the confluence of the American and the Jewish experience. This Fourth of July weekend, we are especially aware of many parallels between American and Jewish history, recurrent themes of...