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  • Learning Trope

    January 9, 2013 | 12:29 pm

    When Ronald Rosenblatt chants the haftarah for congregants at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, the 70-year-old West Los Angeles dentist feels a deep connection with his past.

    His late father regularly stood up to sing the sacred text at the temple’s prayer services until his...

  • Advertise joys of Judaism to others during simcha

    By Ted Roberts

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Bar mitzvah audiences are no longer what they used to be. No more the simple Saturday morning minyan -- a tight cluster of worshippers -- who halfway through the service are thinking of the pickled herring and egg salad to follow. Today in many synagogues, the ceremony has all the...
  • Bat mitzvahs in Israel run gamut from fancy to frum

    By Melody Amsel-Arieli

    January 10, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Aren't all bat mitzvahs alike?

    A couple years of Hebrew school, at best, followed by a gathering of the clan on the big day, a smattering of Hebrew blessings, the haftarah, a festive Oneg Shabbat and, finally, a party to beat all get out? To American Jews, it may seem that way. But...

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