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  • So you’ve decided to become a rabbi…

    March 14, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Dear Friend,

    I understand you’re thinking of becoming a rabbi. Mazel tov!

    Getting into a seminary shouldn’t be too hard. During the decade between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s, four consequential new rabbinical schools opened in America: the liberal Orthodox Yeshivat Chovevei...

  • Danish, Swedish Jews hold first joint Limmud conference

    March 14, 2013 | 8:06 am

    About 160 Swedes and Danes attended the first inter-Scandinavian Limmud Jewish learning event.

    The March 11 event was held at an adult education center in Lund, a Swedish city situated 23 miles north of Copenhagen.

    “Last year we held the first Lund Limmud and this is the first...

  • Reimagining religious school

    November 8, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    From my first interview at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) in 2009, when the search committee declared, “We want revolution, not evolution!” to the visioning work I do with families today, my purpose at the congregation has been clear: to help families build deeper relationships...

  • LimmudLA honors founders

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 12, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    LimmudLA honored its founders, Linda Fife and Shep Rosenman, in an evening of dinner, music and study on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.

    LimmudLA is the local outlet of an international model of interdisciplinary, interdenominational, no-boundaries...

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  • Climbing Mount Talmud

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 3, 2012 | 9:06 am

    A shorter and slightly different version of this article appeared ‎yesterday in the IHT-New York Times.‎

    It is a commitment like few others. Seven and a half years of daily study ‎‎– every day, no time off, no vacations, no holiday breaks, in sickness ‎and health, at...

  • Leaving a Career in Television for Israel

    Joseph Shamash, student at Masa Israel’s Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

    May 7, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    Born to immigrant parents from Iran, I spent my early childhood in Dallas before my family decided to relocate to Los Angeles. As a student at Hillel Academy, an Orthodox day school, Judaism was a central part of my life, though meticulous religious observance was not. I did not like...

  • Jewry’s Myopic Plan

    By Bethamie Horowitz

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The call for "Jewish continuity" sounded by American Jewish communal leaders more than a decade ago as an antidote to rising intermarriage rates and other signs of weakening identity has spawned a veritable industry aimed at making American Jews more Jewish. There has been an...

  • Ramah’s Happy,

    By Beverly Gray

    August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    During that first weekend, we found nourishmentfor all parts of our Jewish psyches. Religious services weretraditional but encouraged participation: I had my first-ever aliyahthere. The camp's weekend scholar-in-residence gave us grown-upsserious food for thought. The children had...