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  • A Soul under Construction.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    3 weeks ago

    We are not born perfect- into an imperfect world.

    At birth we start with a cry.  Our grand entrance is with closed fists and our exit with open hands.  We circumcise our newborn males. Life is an exercise in humility.  Our hearts are shattered again and again as God seeks our...

  • Einstein, Kaplan and Heschel walk into a bar

    By Roger Price

    November 1, 2012 | 9:01 am

    It was in 1953, or so. The exact date is lost to memory.  The pub was somewhere just north of Columbia University. Albert Einstein, perhaps the greatest physicist of the century, picked the place in part because he was visiting an old friend at Columbia, as he was traveling from...

  • From Heschel to Ramon

    July 21, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    Heschel West Day School in Agoura Hills is changing its name to honor Israel’s first astronaut.

    During a Kabbalat Shabbat filled with song and dance on June 3, school leaders announced that the entity will be known as Ilan Ramon Day School beginning in September. As such, it...

  • Heschel, King and a Prayer for Peace

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    January 11, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel famously said, “In a free society, some are guilty but all are responsible.” I have been mulling that quote over in my mind since I learned of the horrible assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and the cold-blooded murder...

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  • Heschel West lets go of land, but plans to grow

    April 28, 2010 | 5:43 pm

    “Heschel West Day School is continuing to thrive and make good strategic decisions. One of them is to no longer pursue a capital project,” said Head of School Tami Weiser, referring to a campaign launched in 2008.

    In March, the 72 acres that Heschel West families purchased in...

  • Judaism From the Bottom Up

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    One of the most exciting experiments in Jewish transformation is taking place right here in Los Angeles.

    Beit T'Shuvah is one of the nation's only homes for rehabilitation and return that integrates the 12 steps and Judaism. To hear Rabbi Mark Borovitz's interpretation of the Torah...

  • The Chief of Staff

    By Diane Arieff

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Abraham Joshua Heschel said that he prayed for one thing: the giftof wonder. He prayed for astonishment, for the capacity to besurprised. As he wrote, "I try not to be stale. I try to remainyoung. I have one talent, and that is the capacity to be tremendouslysurprised at life and at...

  • The Prophet

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Abraham Joshua Heschel said that he prayed for one thing: the giftof wonder. He prayed for astonishment, for the capacity to besurprised. As he wrote, "I try not to be stale. I try to remainyoung. I have one talent, and that is the capacity to be tremendouslysurprised at life and at...

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