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  • Ten Steps For Spiritual Growth

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    March 9, 2016 | 8:21 am

    The aim of life should be to grow, to be better than we were yesterday, to find what makes us special and to use that gift to give back in order to help others grow.  Part of the definition of love is helping another grow.  To grow- we need to move away from negativity and hatred,...

  • Broken Blog about Brokenness

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 19, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    By Michael Welch

    I believe where I’m the most tortured is through my brokenness. It’s the concrete regions of where I exist. All-in or all-out. If I’m dieting, I’m eating 500 or less calories a day while exercising to the point of exhaustion, if I’m eating unhealthily I’m...

  • Messianic Jewish groups claim rapid growth

    June 12, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    About 200 congregants filled the stain glassed-windowed sanctuary on a Shabbat morning this spring, praying, singing and welcoming new members. Among the newly welcomed members was a young Israeli man, named Yoav. Not really extraordinary news, except Congregation Beth Hallel in a...

  • Is luck dead?

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 12, 2012 | 10:51 am

    The trouble with kids these days is that they think luck counts more than they should.  That’s the diagnosis of America’s young people offered by a New York Times opinion piece this past weekend.  Generation Y has moved back home and given up on gung-ho because in these...

  • Turning 100: Los Angeles Jewish Home has ambitious growth plans

    By Ryan E. Smith

    September 14, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    There are nearly 500 people waiting for a bed at L.A.’s largest senior living facility, the Los Angeles Jewish Home. Waiting, in many cases, for someone to die.

    “It’s very depressing,” said Marlene Markheim, 80, of Encino. “We know that there’s a waiting list, and when a...

  • Writer discovers California ‘Gold’ in banking ancestor Isaias Hellman

    December 10, 2008 | 10:35 pm

    "Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California" by Frances Dinkelspiel (St. Martin's Press, $29.95)

    Searching for ways to deal with the current economic crisis, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson could take a cue from Isaias Hellman, banker,...

  • Conejo Valley Hit by Growing Pains

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Gary Johnson is overjoyed. There's no other way to describe it.

    His bliss over the new home for his congregation, Temple Beth Haverim, is so obvious that he practically dances around the building as he takes a visitor on a tour of the site. Not surprising for a man who for the...

  • 2040 Vision

    By Rob Eshman

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    This, too, shall pass.

    And when the current government crisis in Israel, the showdown with Iraq and the conflict with the Palestinians are history, professor Avishay Braverman wonders, whither Israel?

    His answer: the Negev.

    "All our focus is on what I call the theater of the...

  • Six Months Later

    By Judy Gruen

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Sept. 11 was a watershed event in American history. Every decent person felt shock and revulsion to the very core. But human nature cannot maintain such a heightened sense of trauma indefinitely -- life goes on. Six months later, The Journal interviewed several local Jews and...

  • Survivor: Malibu

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Forget the South Pacific, the Australian Outback and Africa -- if you want to see a real survivor, look no further than in your own backyard.

    Despite the well-chronicled hardships of its parent organization, Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA), Malibu-based The...

  • Conquest by Birthrate

    By Simon Carroll

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A leading Arab think tank is backing an old strategy -- to defeat the Jewish State from within by encouraging the growth of its Arab population.

    The prime proponent of the conquest-by-demography theory is Wahid Abdel Maguid, chief editor of the Arab Strategic Report, the publication...

  • Israel: Land of Sustainable Growth?

    By Avi Machlis

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The captains of Israel's economy told world economic leaders at the annual conference of the International Monetary Fund last month that Israel's sluggish economy is set for a revival after a three-year slowdown.

    Rosy government forecasts have been backed by a series of recent...