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  • Why the Wiesenthal Center left the interfaith roundtable

    October 19, 2012 | 10:42 am

    This article first appeared in The Jewish Press

    Sometimes, only a period of separation will save a troubled marriage. That is why the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish groups are pulling out of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable. Fifteen liberal Protestant leaders, including...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The sweet rewards of Rosh Hashanah rituals

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The change was subtle but undeniable. A slightly deeper shade of brown; carrots cut lengthwise rather than sliced; some scattered sprigs of rosemary. Any other day of the year, such a discrete rift in recipe might have gone unnoticed. But this was not any other day of the year --...
  • How the field guide was compiled

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Journal contacted about 80 synagogues and other organizations that conduct High Holy Days services, from across the spectrum of religious observance. About 40 percent of the synagogues contacted returned information.

    We assumed that synagogues which chose not to respond to our...