It is not our place to judge the neighbors of Ariel Castro. We don’t know enough about the particular circumstances of those who lived near this man who allegedly held three women hostage for a decade to be able to judge whether things could have been different had they been paying...
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Pesach in Baghdad
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September 11, 2008 | 12:05 amI returned from the Democratic National Convention in Denver with the announcement of Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) as the Democratic vice presidential nominee, the memorable acceptance speech by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and the announcement of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the Republican...
September 4, 2008 | 3:26 am
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) on his hopes and dreams for Barack Obama, March 2006:
“As far as I’m concerned [Barack Obama] is a ‘Baruch,’ which means a blessing. He is a blessing to the United States Senate, to America, and to our shared hopes for better, safer tomorrows for all...
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If you've ever tried to split a Big Hunk candy bar -- the kind made out of brittle white nougat and peanuts -- then you understand a typical breakup. It's usually not neat, like a Kit Kat, two for you, two for me, let's go our separate ways and we'll run into each other in three...
July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm
For the record, not all men are creeps. Sure, some creep along to get things done, but most don't mean harm, and there are some really, truly terrific guys out there.
And get this: Not all men (particularly those who dump you) are idiots. In fact, they know exactly what they're...
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Leonore Arvidson died April 26 at 80. She is survived by her daughter, Enid; son, Dean; grandson, Ben; sisters, Bea (Max) Perlberg and Char Goldberg; and brother, Stan Charnofsky. Mount Sinai
HERMAN BRAGER died April 23 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Steven;...
May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
MIRIAM MOLAY ALBIN died April 10 at 89. She is survived by her son, Dr. David; daughter, Judy (Dan) Platus; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Hillside
Hanriet Shalom Barlava died March 31 at 80. She is survived by her son, Ezatollah; and brother, Jacques. Chevra Kadisha...
April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Ruth Adler died April 8 at 85. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Gevik) Bachoian; son, Frank (Karen); five grandchildren; and sister, Bella Cohen. Mount Sinai
Elana Belinkoff died March 13 at 80. She is survived by her husband, Adar; daughters, Dalia (Ira), Alisa (Howard),...
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Over the past few months, I have relished the apparent collapse of the low-carb industry. Low-carb specialty stores and magazines arrived with much fanfare but soon crumbled like a tired soufflé.
Good riddance to them, I thought -- especially the magazine that tried to bilk me...
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"Love With Noodles" by Harry I. Freund (Carroll & Graff, $25).
Consider the curious case of Dan Gelder: 60 years old, Jewish, paunchy, bad back. Yet it seems every bejeweled Park Avenue matron is after the investment counselor for love, for money or maybe for just a quick roll in...
October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Hey Kids! The Help Goes On
Los Angeles Jewish schools continue with their efforts to help the hurricane victims. The students from Temple Emanuel donated money, wrote letters, drew pictures and collected shoes for the victims.
This Sukkot, which begins at sundown, Monday, Oct. 17,...
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What is a friend? When I was a kid, the requirements were none too stringent. Is he in my class? Can I ride my bicycle to his house? Do his parents have any insane "not too much candy before dinner" rules?
As I got older, other factors became more important. Do we root for the same...
October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm
It took me six years of being a grandfather to accept the fact that my grandchildren may not be more brilliant or athletic than everyone else's.
Here's how I realized it. There's this thing between grandparents I like to call "first-tell." Say you meet your friend, another...
October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Ronald Abelson died July 23 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Kerry Zymelman; and two grandchildren. Sholom Chapels .
George Alexander died July 20 at 74. He is survived by his sons, Gerald, Robert and Lance; seven grandchildren; and sister, Frances. Groman...
August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm
A surplus of 13-year-olds and a shortage of Shabbat mornings often means sharing the bar or bat mitzvah experience with a partner. While "sharing" customs vary from synagogue to synagogue, the b'nai mitzvah typically co-lead many of the prayers, divide the Torah and haftarah readings...
June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm
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Seventy-four percent of all evangelicals feel the mass media are hostile to their moral and spiritual values. -- Religion and Ethics Newsweekly/U.S. News and World Report Poll, April 2004.
With its satiric take on the zeal of the Christian youth movement, and more broadly, religious...
August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm
We are standing before God and God is standing before us -- especially during this particular time, when certain fundamental liberties are being denied individuals and when justice is being withheld from specific groups -- all in the name of "homeland security." This week's Torah...
June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm
We Are All Kings
We are told in parshat Shelach to wear tzitzit, a fringed garment. This is so central to Jewish identity, that the white-and-blue tallit became the model for the Israeli flag. Wearing fringes on the edge of your garment was, in ancient times, a sign that you came...
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a time to recall the miracle that occurred more than 2,000 years ago, and celebrate the discovery of the small amount of oil that burned for eight days, the amount of time needed to prepare pure oil from the local olive trees to rekindle the...
August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Growing up in Orange County, Rebecca Rona did not have a single Jewish friend. While her family practiced Judaism, her parents also encouraged a deep appreciation for other cultures. Her mother was a foreign language teacher, and her whole family was intrigued with languages. Rona...
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