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  • My year of street tzedakah

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    November 20, 2014 | 11:17 am

    When I lived in Berkeley in the late ’60s and early ’70s, walking along Telegraph Avenue could be expensive if you gave to every panhandler who asked for spare change. Not that much has changed in all these years. The number of people asking for handouts is at least as great as it...

  • Pots-and-Pans Faith

    By Ruth Mason

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    When I was in 12th grade at L.A. Hebrew High School, our Chumash teacher, Eliezer Slomovic, interrupted a lesson to share with us a little of his anger. He had davened on the previous Shabbat in a friend’s shul — I think to attend a bar mitzvah. Eliezer, as we called him, always...

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