During my first hula-hoop class I was not happy because the hoop often dropped on the ground. Our instructor, Tisha, reminded us to be gentle with ourselves; each time we picked up the hoop, she instructed us to tell ourselves something nice. My internal monologue grumbled as I...
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Jewish Senate hopefuls in Hawaii, Ohio and Nevada went down to defeat.
Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) lost her bid to unseat Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who received nearly 46 percent of the vote to Berkley’s nearly 45 percent. Berkley, an outspoken supporter of Israel who has...
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Hollywood ragtime sweetie Janet Klein sings a 1920s Tin Pan Alley tragedy—tailor Izzy Cohen visits Honolulu, falls in love with the hula hotties, and writes wife Becky that he won’t be back no more.
April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pmSunny climes are made for honeymoons. Whether you opt for a kosher cruise, a getaway to Costa Rica, a retreat to Hawaii or another warm locale, juicy possibilities await with plenty of exotic, warm weather options. So take a look and pencil something in. You may soon decide it looks...
March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pmIt was a strange series of events that led me to being on a horse, too early in the morning, while I was on vacation in Hawaii. I had only been horseback riding once before, during the one summer I worked at a sleep-away camp. The experience had not left a positive memory, as...
August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm
My friend announced that she was off to Hawaii, and I was surprised that she could afford to go when her job paid a minimal salary.
"I saved my pennies," she said.
I know that I often tell a cashier to "keep the pennies," as if the penny is so insignificant, as if it does not...
October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm
As the daylight hours dwindle down to a precious few, and hurricanes, fires and floods give the distinct feeling that the world is indeed coming to an end, let's turn our thoughts to two of the things that make so many Jews so happy: wine and Hawaii.
That's where Judd and Holly...
August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm
It's 'Theo' Time
The 80th birthday of actor, singer, Soviet Jewry champion and Yiddish language true believer Theodore Bikel was marked by more than 1,300 well-wishers with the June 6 concert, "Theo! The First 80 Years," at Brentwood's Wadsworth Theater.
The fluid 90-minute show...
November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Not every couple's notion of the ideal honeymoon entails a hedonistic beach resort and lots of fruity drinks garnished with umbrellas. Some want to begin married life with yoga.
Some couples pursue tantric yoga, a form that includes a tranquil sexuality, in hopes of creating a...
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The Good and the Bad
This year, the 17th of Tammuz coincidentally falls on the 17th of July. The 17th of Tammuz (the 10th Jewish month) is a fast day -- no eating, no drinking. Why? Because on this day, a few thousand years ago, the Romans breached the walls of Jerusalem. Three...
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