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  • New kind of mikveh washes off ritual’s negative image

    By Amy Klein

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I'm pretty much your classic disaffected Gen-X kind of gal. I have too many shoes, I work too hard, I'm cynical, I'm broke. So when it came time for me to immerse before my wedding, I figured I'd bring some friends, we'd hang out, I'd get wet, we'd go eat, and that would be the end...
  • All Hebrew, All the Time

    By Julie G Fax

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

      

    Morah Safi Netter turns up the volume on her cellphone speaker. Twenty-two kindergartners stifle giggles and bounce expectantly on their knees as a distinctive foreign-sounding ringtone fills the room at Temple Beth Am's Pressman Academy in Los Angeles.

    Netter's father,...

  • Young Ambassadors in Israel Prepare for Return Home

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There is unanimity on one point only: Two young Irvine women, who are midway through a 10-month subsidized stay in Israel, will return home next June speaking conversational Hebrew.

    But little else is certain as both girls' parents predict their offspring will return changed by the...

  • Lovin’ the

    By David Finnigan

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For playwright Miriam Hoffman, Yiddish is hardly a dying language. "It just doesn't want to die," said Hoffman, who will teach Yiddish at the Dec. 14-20 intensive language/culture immersion courses at UCLA and the University of Judaism.

    "Yiddish was always a problem since its...

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