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  • Five ways to find your purpose after 50 or 60 or 70 or . . .

    By David Corbett

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Most people can now expect to live longer. Those extra years are a great gift. But they can be an albatross if people don't know what to do with them. A minority of people like to stay the course, whatever it is. But most people find they need to dig down to their core selves and...
  • Note to new grads: it’s just the beginning!

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    College graduation: the distinctive rite of passage that marks a child as an adult. Adorned in ceremonious celebration and family gathering, it is an event that simultaneously acknowledges our accomplishments and introduces us to the possibilities -- and realities -- of our futures,...
  • Alex Baum: Wheels of a Dream

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Alex Baum
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    Alex Baum, who will be celebrating his 84th birthday on Dec. 30, fought in the French Resistance, survived two and a half years...

  • New approaches in Iraq could <I>help</I> Israel

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    For Israel and its American supporters, the Iraq War has scrambled the Middle East in ways that are difficult to navigate.

    Once people hoped that the Iraq War would make Israel safer. The neocons, who cooked up the invasion and sold it to a president desperate for historic glory...

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  • Tale of heroics, terror from the top of the world

    By Sarah Price Brown

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It was a beautiful morning in May on the world's highest mountain, and Dan Mazur was feeling good. He had been hiking throughout the night in below-freezing temperatures, and now he and his team -- a sherpa and two other climbers -- had only two hours to go until reaching the summit...
  • It May Be Time to Change Goals, Ideas on Philanthropy

    By Michael Steinhardt

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I have a dream in which Jewish early childhood educators in the United States, who currently receive an average salary of $9.66 an hour, can raise their own children without having to take out loans or marry rich. I have a dream in which Birthright Israel does not have to keep tens...

  • 10 Ideas For Creating Meaningful Volunteer Assignments

    By Susan J. Ellis

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Any organization's program and operational decisions should stem from the philosophy, beliefs and vision that are its reasons for being in the first place. These basic values, however, are often assumed, yet rarely articulated.



    It is a worthwhile exercise to identify the values...

  • Abbas’ Move Challenges Olmert

    By Leslie Susser

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As Prime Minister Ehud Olmert presses ahead with plans for another unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is determined not to be sidelined by Olmert's go-it-alone approach.

    In late May, as Olmert tried to convince President Bush of...

  • Super Sunday Aims at Aiding Programs

    By Marc Ballon

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In 1999, Alexander Khananashvili left behind his prosperous life as a Moscow doctor to immigrate to the United States with his wife and two daughters, hoping for a better future. He came with little money, no job prospects and no knowledge of English.

    With the help of The Jewish...

  • Fit L.A. - Let’s Take a ‘J-Walk’ Around the Block

    By Norma Zager

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I enjoy walking if it's through a store during a sale or to show off a grandchild. But walking for the pure fun of it isn't fun for me. The last time I exercised was when Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles, and I jumped up and down in the living room as they played.

    Enter the Neshoma...

  • Fit L.A. - The Birthday Party Crasher: Dr. Atkins

    By Judy Gruen

    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...

  • ‘Top Gun’ Lawyer Aims to Aid Likud

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The latest, and certainly most colorful, addition to the ranks of the local Likud leadership is Beverly Hills lawyer Myles L. Berman.

    He is better known to citizens facing drunk driving charges -- and to connoisseurs of advertising slogans -- as The Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney, but...

  • Culling Your ‘Stuff’ Can Be Painful Task

    By Ellie Kahn

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    My Aunt Naomi is overwhelmed.

    Now 78, she was widowed three years ago. She lost her husband, but inherited his piles of files, cancelled checks and warranties for current and formerly owned equipment.

    Aunt Naomi also has her own collections -- beloved tchotchkes that are scattered...

  • Teshuvah for Tots Sets Right Tone

    By Julie G Fax

    October 6, 2005 | 8:01 pm

    The concept of repentance is hard enough for grown-ups to get, so how do educators make the central themes of the High Holidays real for children?

    While projects like tempera-painted honey dishes and party-whistle shofars are de rigueur, preschool and elementary school teachers take...

  • Two Finish Lines

    By Ron Rubin

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    What is the touchstone that unites a 26.2-mile marathon with a Siyum Hashas celebration of completing the 7.5-year page-a-day Talmud cycle?

    The concept shared by both events is human striving -- or in the language of the Lithuanian yeshiva, the commitment to shteig, to stretch...

  • Make Resolutions That Will Stick

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "We have spoken slander; we have acted presumptuously; we have practiced deceit."

    Each year we beat our chest and resolve to change. And each year, we make promises to ourselves: I'm going to lose weight. I'm going to stop gossiping. I'm going to learn to play the piano.

    Yet long...

  • Federation to End Donor Subscriptions

    By Marc Ballon

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Starting next year, Jewish Journal readers who received their weekly newspaper by donating to The Jewish Federation will still be able to get it, but not as part of their Federation donation.

    Readers will be able to subscribe directly to The Journal for home delivery, or pick it up...

  • The Giving Ladder

    By Wendy Belzberg

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Rambams Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity and Why It Is Necessary to Give" by Julie Salamon (Workman Publishing, $18.95).

    Even a wizard at niche marketing would tremble before the title of Julie Salamon's most recent book. "Rambam's Ladder," based on an ancient text by Rabbi Moses...

  • Hello, Israel Calling

    By Journal Staff

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Phones will be ringing in at least 5,000 Jewish homes around Orange County on March 14, when volunteers pitch in to help raise money for O.C.'s Jewish Federation, the umbrella fundraising organization that helps support a dozen Jewish agencies.

    This year, though, Super Sunday dialing...

  • Will U.S. Jews Keep Pace With Israel?

    By Matthew E. Berger

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Publicly, most Jewish organizations support the "road map" for Israeli-Palestinian peace that President Bush is promoting in his Middle East travels this week and at his summit with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his new Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas.

    But...

  • Poverty in Israel

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The back cover of the April 7 Jerusalem Report magazine depicts an Israeli child trying to spell the word "poverty" on a blackboard.

    The child spells the word "p-o-v-e-r-t-i" and the ad (run by the Women's International Zionist Organization) reads: "He doesn't know how to spell it,...

  • A Just War May Be Great Risk to Israel

    By Rabbi Joel Rembaum

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    There are very few people I know who have an unambiguous perspective on this war. I think we are quite unanimous in our belief that Saddam Hussein is a bad guy who should go -- for the sake of his own people and all the people in the Middle East.

    As a stand-alone goal, the removal...

  • Made in Israel

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On a typically bustling weekday morning at Elat Market on Pico Boulevard, regular shopper Boris Sinofsky was at the fish counter, ordering several pounds of tilapia. He had seen a pamphlet for Fine Foods From Israel -- a campaign to support Israel through the purchase of its goods --...

  • Peace ‘Map’ Faces Rough Road Ahead

    By Leslie Susser

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As soon as the dust settles in Baghdad, President Bush and his good friend, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, could be heading for a showdown.

    The looming bone of contention is the "road map" toward Israeli-Palestinian peace prepared by the diplomatic quartet of the United...

  • Fill ‘Er Up With Guilt

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What do you think you're doing when you pump gallons of gas into your SUV?If you think that you are simply doing a necessary weekly chore of no great consequence, then Laurie David, a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council and wife of comedian Larry David, wants you to...

  • Russia Returns 16 Long-Sought Books

    By Lev Krichevsky

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Lubavitch movement is celebrating the transfer of 16 more religious books to a Lubavitch-run synagogue in Moscow. But it is unclear when -- and indeed, if -- the balance of the thousands of books that make up the "Schneerson Library" will come into the ultra-Orthodox group's...

  • Out of Africa

    By Adam Wills

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What started out as a joke between friends fast became a million-dollar goal for a retired Jewish soccer player.

    Ethan Zohn emerged as the sole survivor of the third installment of the CBS reality show "Survivor" during the two-hour Jan. 10 finale, defeating Kim Johnson, a...

  • Rescuing the VCJCC

    By Mike Levy

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    At the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, the metaphors were dire. "This is like a horrible accident, and we're the paramedics," Mike Brezner told an advisory committee meeting on Monday night. "All we can do is save the patient's life. We can't worry about scars or what caused...

  • The P Word

    By Rob Eshman

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Are you prepared for Palestine?

    Earlier this week, President George W. Bush brought the world closer than ever to the reality of a Palestinian state side-by-side with Israel. In a speech to the UN General Assembly last Saturday, he said, "We are working toward the day when two...

  • Victory Should Be Israel’s Goal

    By Morton A. Klein

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Should Israel's goal be to defeat the Palestinian Arab terrorists who are waging war against it? Or should Israelis be striving merely for a few days or weeks of quiet?

    The answer would seem obvious, but at a recent meeting with a senior State Department official, I and other Jewish...