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  • Rays of light

    By David Suissa

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    A couple of events over the past week have given me a nice dose of optimism for the Jewish people. The first event was a Little League baseball game in a Jewish league called Blue Star, where my son Noah's team, the Rays, were playing a very talented team called the Jays.

    For a...

  • LimmudLA: Chance encounters, many choices

    By Julie G Fax

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    LimmudLA - By the Numbers

    Participants:* 634
    Sponsors: 14
    Presenters 133
    Sessions: 262
    Films: 21
    Artists: 23
    On-site volunteers: 227
    Steering committee: 14
    Chairs: 2
    Executive director: 1
    *Participants for the entire conference. An additional 16...
  • The message

    By Rob Eshman

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Thank you.

    That's the profound message of this column: Thank you. The instigators, organizers and volunteers who brought Limmud to Los Angeles last weekend deserve our gratitude for challenging one of the long-held orthodoxies of the L.A. Jewish community: There is no Jewish...

  • Changing the playing field

    By David Suissa

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    What do Jews do when they seriously disagree with one another? Sometimes they hold their noses, other times they do worse -- they disconnect. Over the past few weeks I've seen a nice sampling of Jewish disagreements, and it's made me think about the value of occasionally changing the...
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  • Volunteers drive eclectic learning at LimmudLA

    By Julie G Fax

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    You can feel the ruach in this Limmud UK video
    At the Limmud conference in England three years ago, Angeleno Judy Aronson attended a session on the Jews and the Beatles, where she sat next to the former neighbor of Beatle's manager Brian Epstein. She tried to keep up with Romanians...
  • Harry Potterstein?

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As I, along with millions of others, sped through "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," I found myself picking up on more than a few new spells and the ingenuity of J.K. Rowling's enthralling writing (don't worry -- it's safe to read on. No spoilers here).

    Behind Harry's...