Recently, the nonprofit group Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ) launched a bipartisan Web video, “Al Tirah!” with the hope of encouraging people to vote during the midterm elections, but the organization wants the message of the film — that people should feel empathy for others,...
The order of tribal sacrifices: Parashat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)
Up-cycle cereal boxes to make picture frames
A press club in West Jerusalem?
In Jerusalem, examining global press freedom
Cartoon: The Creation
Our moral obligation to be a voice for the homeless
In a war against wage theft
Israeli air force chief unfazed Egypt may get Russia’s S-300
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Creative Worship Abounds
As Julie Gruenbaum Fax noted, Los Angeles is at the vanguard of a national trend in creating inventive Jewish worship opportunities (“How Different Is IKAR?” June 25).
Fax missed L.A.’s vanguard of the vanguards, the Movable Minyan, now going into...
December 17, 2008 | 2:17 amAnother guest post from Friend of Bloggish Anita Susan Brenner:
Westsiders have a lot of choices: Federations, congresses, associations and shuls of every denomination. Out here in Old Town Pasadena, I can walk for hours without ever seeing a kippa. My kosher chicken doesn't...
September 3, 2008 | 9:52 pmSince Sharon Brous, 34, founded her alternative synagogue four years ago, IKAR's young rabbi has frequently been identified as an innovative spiritual leader, someone successful at engaging disaffected younger Jews by marrying Torah learning with progressive social action.
June 26, 2008 | 11:33 am
Briefs: Local nonprofits named ‘most innovative;’ Molestation arrest at Valley shul; ACLU backs Samm
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December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pmWhen Max Webb was interned at 18 different concentration camps during the Holocaust, he made a promise.
"If he survived, he would make sure he would contribute to the advancement of the Jewish people and Judaism in any way he could," said his grandson, Greg Podell, the director of...
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