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  • Is beauty a Jewish value?

    By David Suissa

    September 17, 2013 | 11:01 am

    When we talk about Jewish values, we usually refer to things like justice, compassion, generosity, humility, honesty, faith, wisdom and so on. We rarely talk about beauty.

    Beauty is vain and superficial, we’re so often told.

    And yet, the word “beautiful” is prominent on this...

  • Tzedakah or genetics?  Hebrew University identifies possible ‘generosity gene’

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 11, 2007 | 10:03 pm


    You give because it’s a mitzvah, your religious side says (because it’s the right thing to do, adds your inner ethicist.)

    That’s what we like to think—it’s certainly what we tell ourselves.

    But what if all our self-congratulation covers up the real truth?  Check this out (from...

  • Webb’s progressive center gift inspired by family’s future

    By Naomi Glauberman

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There are some stories Max Webb will never recount.

    "With my own eyes, I saw the most barbaric and unbelievable things," said Webb, who survived 18 concentration camps during the Shoah.

    The walls of this nearly 90-year-old homebuilder's Beverly Hills office are lined with scores...

  • Rambamalama

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Put down your "Da Vinci Code." Set aside your "South Beach Diet." Let your kaballah red string drop off your wrist. I'm here to alert you to the next pop cultural phenom: a 12th-century philosopher popularly known as the Rambam.

    Just a few weeks ago, I attended the "Aloud" reading...

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  • Why Aren’t Jews Giving to Jews?

    By Tom Tugend

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Eli Broad, considered by many to be the most influential, public-spirited and generous Jewish citizen of Los Angeles, estimates that he and his wife gave away $350 million last year, of which $2 million went to specifically Jewish causes.

    Broad's contributions put him and his...

  • The Greatest Good

    By Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The most exciting weeknight in our house is Thursday; our family eats a hasty dinner and I rush off, two or three children in tow, to Tomchei Shabbos. Every week, my children join me in packing and delivering "Shabbat packages" brought to those members of our community who need a...

  • School Provides anAntidote to Grief

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Even 56 years later, Irving Gelman recalls precisely the day of his U.S. arrival and exactly the contents of his pockets: April 19, 1947, and $5.60.

    The date marked a miraculous fresh start for a man whose generosity would later ignite dramatic changes within Orange County's Jewish...

  • Supporting Israel

    By Andrea Adelson

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In a display of creativity and generosity, several Jewish groups in Orange County in

    recent weeks set out to demonstrate their unswerving support for Israel.

    Calling a suggestion by Israel's minister of tourism to visit hospitals a "wet blanket," Fullerton travel agency owner Pnina...

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