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  • The other annual migration of North American Jews: to shul

    By Roger Price

    August 29, 2013 | 12:42 pm

       The first of the two annual migrations of North American Jews began a couple of weeks ago, with thousands and thousands of young Jews heading to colleges across the continent. (See The annual migration of North American Jews to college.) The second seasonal migration of North...

  • Temple Run — High Holy Days edition

    August 22, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Ever felt like running out of Temple on Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur? If you did, would your Rabbis chase you down? This is one man's story of Temple fear. 

  • Days of Awesome High Holiday Experience

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    August 16, 2013 | 9:21 am

    Please join me for a friendly, joyous, participatory, and mindful celebration of the High Holidays with meaning, melody, and humor. It's more than just "services" but a way to connect. Get the most out of these powerful days of introspection and join a community of welcoming folks...

  • No kabbalah (yet) for Mila Kunis

    November 27, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    Although it has yet to become official, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are dating. The two have been seen all over the world and acting as a legit couple. In fact, the two have been so serious, that Kutcher even took Kunis to some kabbalah ceremonies during the High Holidays....

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  • Bibi’s popularity on upswing

    October 1, 2012 | 11:21 am

    As Israelis began the observance of Sukkot, a weeklong religious holiday celebrating the end of the harvest, talk on the streets was of travel plans and family visits. Many Israelis build a sukkah, an outdoor hut open to the stars, as commanded in the Bible, where they eat their...

  • Cuban Jewish leaders visit Alan Gross

    October 1, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Two Cuban Jewish leaders visited jailed American contractor Alan Gross and said they found him in “good spirits.”

    Adela Dworin, head of Cuba’s Jewish community, and David Prinstein, president of the Patronato Synagogue and Jewish community vice president, spent two hours with...

  • Rosh Hashanah, Israeli-style

    By Ryan Torok

    September 27, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    It’s Sunday night, Erev Rosh Hashanah, and Hebrew chatter fills the air of a Masonic center on Westwood Boulevard. 

    Approximately a dozen round tables covered in white cloths fill the large room. 

    To the side of the space, platters of chicken, fish, salads, potatoes and rice...

  • Without shelter on Pico

    By Ryan Torok

    September 27, 2012 | 11:49 am

    It’s a Wednesday in September. Brad Baker stands in front of Elat Market on Pico Boulevard, holding out his baseball cap. People exit the supermarket, pushing shopping carts and carrying bags with groceries. Some look at Baker. Some don’t. For Baker, this is just another day. 

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  • Politics, poverty and prosperity

    September 27, 2012 | 11:00 am

    “With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilized men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick; we...

  • Jews asked to pray for end to Iranian nuclear threat

    September 24, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Jews are being urged to pray during Yom Kippur services for an end to the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

    The Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America are asking their congregations to dedicate time during their High Holy Days services despite the fact that “Yom...

  • Sukkah splendor

    September 19, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    The sukkah in the backyard of Leat Silvera’s home in the Beverlywood neighborhood of Los Angeles is up a little early this year. It’s not because she’s trying to get a jump on the holidays; it’s because she needs a place to look at her work — three large sukkah wall hangings that...

  • September 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 16, 2012 | 3:02 am

    Netanyahu: Clear lines must be set on Iran

    The prime minister of Israel gives a Rosh Hashanah interview to Herb Keinon of the Jerusalem Post.

    We’ve been able to have strong security for the last four years, and the number of Israelis killed has gone down precipitously, even...

  • Resilience: We can learn from our trials

    September 12, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    How life teaches us! We read the wisdom of books and study the lectures of professors and we think we are ready for what life brings us. Armed with our learning, we venture into the world and discover that the formulas of the brain don’t help bind the wounds of the heart.

    I...

  • 5 theories you meet in heaven

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    September 12, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    What is the singular essence of Rosh Hashanah?

    The core meaning of Rosh Hashanah is the sovereignty of the divine. By sovereignty of the divine, I don’t mean any particular level of Jewish practice. Jewish pietistic literature is well aware that anyone can go through the motions...

  • Confessing our sins

    September 12, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    Few prayers are as well known to Jews as Ashamnu (“We have sinned ...”) and Al Chet (“For the sin ...”), the twin confessions of Yom Kippur. Belief in human sinfulness is more central to Judaism than we think. Sin may not be “original,” as it is in Christianity — inherited from...

  • High Holy Days: In the rabbis’ words

    By JewishJournal.com

    September 12, 2012 | 10:55 am

    5772

    This year, we return to the wisdom offered by our rabbis during the High Holy Days in years past.  What follows are excerpts from some exceptional sermons and High Holy Days writings; many more voices could have been included, of course, but we hope this will inspire you to...

  • At 60 for Zikna

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    August 29, 2012 | 5:33 pm

    The High Holy Day liturgy includes the poignant plea: “Do not cast me off b’eyt zikna,” which is usually translated as “when I get old.” It is a fear many of us have, but are often afraid to articulate. We live in a youth-intoxicated culture where older people are sometimes...

  • Free High Holiday Services 2012

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    For other services, visit our Alternative, College, Family, Kever Avot, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    Click here to skip to free Kol Nidre services

    SUN SEPT 16 — EREV ROSH HASHANAH

    ADAT ARI EL
    Adat Ari El welcomes all active duty members of the military and their...

  • High Holy Day Services: Tashlich

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    For other services, visit our Alternative, College, Family, Free, Kever Avot and Selichot calendars.

    MON SEPT 17

    MACARTHUR PARK
    Congregation Kol Ami. Mon. 1:30 p.m.  Free. MacArtur Park, 2230 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles. (323) 606-0096. kol-ami.org.

    OAK CANYON COMMUNITY PARK ...

  • High Holy Day Services: Selichot

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    For other services, visit our Alternative, College, Family, Free, Kever Avot and Tashlich calendars.

    SAT SEPT 8

    MUSICAL SELIHOT ON THE ROOF
    Join Temple Beth Am, Pico Egal and Beth Chayim Chadashim. Sat. 6:20 p.m. (Minha), 7:40 p.m. (Maariv), 8 p.m. (Havdalah), 8:15 p.m. (study...

  • High Holy Day Services: Kever Avot

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    For other services, visit our Alternative, College, Family, Free, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    EDEN MEMORIAL PARK
    Holocaust survivor Walter Bornstein lights the memorial candle. Please bring a canned food item (peanut butter, tuna, meats, stews and soups or dried beans)....

  • No immediate threats for High Holy Day security, but warnings to stay vigilant

    By Ryan Torok

    August 14, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish community is not facing any security threats related to the High Holidays, but local institutions should still be vigilant, the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Southwest division said at a community briefing Tuesday.

    “We want to be open and welcoming, but...

  • Rosh Hashana in India:  Torah, sequined saris, chapati and perhaps a secret recipe for peace

    October 13, 2011 | 12:27 pm

    I have prayed in synagogues in many foreign countries around the world including Italy, Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Belgium, Kenya, Egypt, Australia, and Russia, but this was my first time chanting the “Shema” with a group of Jewish women all wearing saris. ...

  • Friends, Love, God & the High Holidays

    By Ilana Angel

    October 9, 2011 | 2:45 am

    I love my friend Rachel.  We met at Temple and over the past three years have become very close.  She is Canadian too, so what’s not to love?  Rachel knows every prayer and every song, from every Jewish holiday.  I like to think I know my stuff, but this chick rocks when it comes...

  • Amends for Yom Kippur

    October 5, 2011 | 2:31 pm

    I’ve written 40 profiles of singles for mysinglepeeps.com — and almost as many have been for the My Single Peeps column in The Jewish Journal. I’ve been fortunate that many of the people I have profiled have found dates from the column, and if not, have still enjoyed their...

  • Taking seven steps to ‘Sukkot happiness’

    October 5, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    But are you happy? 

    No, this isn’t your mother wanting another update on your life. It’s not Dr. Phil’s provocative question through your TV/computer screen as you sit (safely) on your couch. And it isn’t someone reading you the Declaration of Independence wondering if you...

  • Opinion: Make the shofar blast a call to serve

    October 3, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Those who observe the Jewish High Holidays have begun a period of intense introspection and “judgment.” On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, piercing shofar blasts will conclude a 25-hour fast, we will set a course toward making good our obligations to others.

    This year when the...

  • Israel shuts West Bank for holiday, rockets strike Israel

    September 28, 2011 | 11:22 am

    The Israeli military announced a closure of the West Bank for Rosh Hashanah as two rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel.

    The closure began Tuesday night and will last until Saturday night following the two-day holiday and Shabbat. Exceptions will be made for medical...

  • Food banks short, SOVA amps up High Holy Days appeal

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 27, 2011 | 6:57 pm

    Adire situation is looming at regional food banks and distribution centers, as ever-increasing demand collides with government cuts, threatening the food supply chain for the neediest.

    In May, funding for FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program was cut from $200 million to $120...

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