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  • Masquerade

    By Amy Klein

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Beware the beautiful masked woman on Purim."

    I texted a young friend after midnight on Saturday night, before my carriage turned into a Purim pumpkin. Because when he saw me, he didn't know it was me.

    I suppose I couldn't blame him: My hair was blown out straight and silky, I was...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Summer Fast

    In the middle of summer, when it is the hottest, we are told that we cannot eat or drink for one whole day. It was on the ninth of Av that the Romans burned Jerusalem and destroyed our Temple. Tisha B'Av (the ninth of Av) falls this year on Sunday, Aug. 14. The fast...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Upside-Down Holiday

    "Vanahafochu!" This is Purim's most important word. It means: "And everything was turned upside down!" That is the story and the message of Purim. The people who were victims became victors; the servant became the master; the Jewish girl became a queen.

    Esther's...

  • Limits Needed to Set Path for Youths

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, three students at Milken Community Jewish High School in Los Angeles were expelled for making a sexually explicit video of themselves that was eventually seen by members of the student community. Many parents and teachers in the Jewish community have expressed...

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