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  • High Holy Days: Working for happiness

    By Amy Klein

    September 3, 2013 | 10:37 am

    Did you know that many people actually find free time more difficult to enjoy than work? Although many people also find their work stressful, boring or meaningless, success doesn’t make people happy either. 

    “More than a decade of groundbreaking research in the fields of positive...

  • Job hunting woes

    By Marcia and Dr. Rick

    August 9, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Peter from New York City writes: 

    I’m having difficulty finding a job. I finished a college degree in 2001 and haven’t found a full time job since. I’ve been applying online to job ads in various industries. I didn’t know what to major in but ended up with a major in Health...

  • More Facts, Questions and Things I Will Never Understand or Have Answers To.

    By Julia Bendis

    June 29, 2011 | 4:22 pm

    1. Why Oh why do people insist on asking how you are doing, when they don’t plan on listening to the answer?  Just say “Hello” and keep walking!  But don’t ask people how they are, and then interrupt them mid-sentence to tell them how late you are and need to run!

    2. Why is it that...

  • Obvious vs. the-Not-So-Obvious!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 31, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    Lately I’ve been thinking about the many jobs I have had, all through my teenage years and adulthood.  The reason I started thinking about them is simple: every time my children talk about what they want to do when they grow up, and it changes daily, I usually have a funny anecdote...

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  • To Be or Not to Be, Rich…

    By Julia Bendis

    March 3, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Please tell me how can anyone get ahead in this world, financially that is?  I should rephrase: how can an average person with children get a head in this world?

    I sit here pondering that question while staring at the Orthodontic Invoice for my fifth-grader’s teeth!  Three...

  • 10 things I love and understand

    By Julia Bendis

    February 25, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    1. Don’t you love those people that use ALL CAPS when typing?  What is the thought there?  That unless you use all capital letters nobody will read your email, or that its a lot more important that other people’s emails?  And furthermore the same people that use all caps, don’t know...

  • The big switch: Eight practical steps to making a career change

    By Dikla Kadosh

    November 29, 2010 | 2:34 pm

    Back in the olden days, Pops worked at the same manufacturing plant his entire adult life, waking up every morning at the same time, returning home with the same empty lunch pail, wearing the same faded work uniform. A carpenter was a carpenter for life; a lawyer stayed a lawyer and...

  • Bombing Suspect Ahmad Vahidi overwhelmingly chosen to be Iran’s defense minister [VIDEO]

    September 4, 2009 | 12:27 am

    From BBCNews.com.

    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad chose Ahmad Vahidi, wanted by Argentina over the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre, as his new defence minister.

    Mr Vahidi was strongly supported by Iran’s parliament, the Majlis, with 227 MPs backing him out of 286, Iranian Speaker Ali Larijani said.

    Read the full story at BBCNews.com.

     

  • Despite diplomas, Ethiopian Israelis can’t find jobs

    By Dina Kraft

    December 26, 2008 | 12:15 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Asaf Negat, 29, made his way to Israel from Ethiopia as an 11-year-old boy and worked hard to find his way in a new land and learn to speak a new language. Eventually, Negat graduated with a business degree from one of the country's top universities.

    However, since...

  • Note to new grads: it’s just the beginning!

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    College graduation: the distinctive rite of passage that marks a child as an adult. Adorned in ceremonious celebration and family gathering, it is an event that simultaneously acknowledges our accomplishments and introduces us to the possibilities -- and realities -- of our futures,...
  • The ‘revenge of the fired’ could fill a book—and does

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Because I've been fired from nearly every job I've ever held, I always thought nobody in the world understands what I've been through. Boo-hoo, right? But along comes Annabelle Gurwitch and her book, "Fired!: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, and Dismissed," which includes...
  • Small Things Add Up

    By Rabbi Toba August

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    My friend announced that she was off to Hawaii, and I was surprised that she could afford to go when her job paid a minimal salary.

    "I saved my pennies," she said.

    I know that I often tell a cashier to "keep the pennies," as if the penny is so insignificant, as if it does not...

  • Wolpe Leading Pick for Seminary Spot

    By Amy Klein

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The Forward newspaper has reported that Rabbi David Wolpe of Los Angeles has emerged as a top candidate to head the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York.

    The Nov. 18 article, "L.A. Rabbi Eyed as Conservative Seminary Head," asserted that "support is mounting for a prominent...

  • Singles - Guilt Trip for Two

    By Lisa Rosen

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    My parents have given me so much; it's now time to start giving back to them. I'm referring to guilt in this case. Specifically, guilt about not living up to one's potential, about not keeping up with the Joneses' children, about not providing ammunition for bragging rights over...

  • Who Wants to Be Israel’s Ambassador?

    By Dina Kraft

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Quiet on the set," shouts a production assistant, and silence falls over the fake marble floor of a studio designed to look like a conference room in Jerusalem's King David Hotel.

    As a makeup artist dabs more powder on the forehead of Yaakov Perry, former head of Israel's Shin...

  • Safire Says Book of Job Political

    By Rick Richman

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Book of Job is commonly -- and mistakenly -- seen as a story of the "patience of Job." And sometimes people have trouble locating its place in the Bible.

    Asked by reporters last January to name his favorite book in the New Testament, Howard Dean answered, "The Book of Job." He...

  • 20-Somethings

    By Amy Klein

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Do you remember what it's like to be in your 20s?

    You've just finished college, or maybe you've had an entry-level job or two, or maybe you've put off entering "the real world" for another couple of years by going into grad school and into unbearable debt. You're wondering what it...

  • Study of Federations Finds Job Sexism

    By Rachel Pomerance

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    While a new report says that sexism pervades the North American Jewish federation system, in Los Angeles, the facts paint a much more positive picture of gender equality.

    An old-boys' network and an attitude that rejects women's leadership skills have kept women from reaching the...

  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker Find Me a Job

    By E.B. Solomont

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Benjamin Brown found out a master's degree in Jewish history didn't help him much in finding a job. So a few years ago, Brown, 29, launched an employment Web site for the Jewish community, which he named JewishJobs.com. The initiative seems to have been a success: Brown not only...

  • Baggage Claim

    By Teresa Strasser

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I used to want things. One day, I realized the seven pairs of Puma sneakers and the Pottery Barn rug and the 8-pound "Columbia Encyclopedia," those were just things to pack, and I didn't want them anymore.

    Actually, that day was just about two weeks ago, when I got a job in New...

  • Turn the Tide

    By Rob Eshman

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    One of the best things about being the editor of a Jewish paper is I get to meet a lot of Jews.

    Looking back over the past year, I see it's a fascinating perk of the job.

    Just in the past two weeks, for instance, I danced (poorly) at the Chabad Telethon when the tote board hit $3.4...

  • Carlyle Discusses Dangers of ‘Hitler’

    By Tom Tugend

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Robert Carlyle, of "The Full Monty" and "Angela's Ashes" fame, gives a striking performance in the title role of the CBS miniseries "Hitler: The Rise of Evil." The film, which airs Sunday and Tuesday (May 18 and 20) at 9 p.m., focuses on Hitler's life from Munich beer hall orator in...

  • Angelenos Aid Argentines

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    May 23, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    Mariano Fainstein hasn't seen his wife in almost three months, and he may have to miss his daughter's wedding. Because of the recent economic crisis in Argentina, the 52-year-old electronics engineer temporarily left his home in Buenos Aires in hopes of landing a new job in Los...

  • Santa in the City

    By Jon Hart

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Enjoyable, unique experience, totally different type of job, mostly outdoors, great fun, good pay. Santas needed. Holiday spirit a must.

    I called the number listed at the bottom of the ad, and a few weeks later, I got a call. The boss (I'll call him Mr. Green) had only one question:...

  • Help Wanted, Will Train

    By Aviva Mandl

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Looking for a job where you can impart knowledge, be a positive role model and get all the Jewish holidays off? One field offering those opportunities desperately needs qualified people: Jewish education. Nationwide, day schools, supplementary schools and after-school Hebrew programs...

  • Allegations at CSUN

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Jacquelyn Barnette received the news during a recent meeting with Cal State Northridge officials: A CSUN administrative review had concluded that she was not fired from her student health center job because of anti-Semitism or retaliation.

    Earlier this year, the medical records...

  • Singles

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    I'm reading amagazine. Apparently, there's a woman who won't stop having plasticsurgery until she looks exactly like a cat. I'm pondering theimplications of this when someone walks by my cubicle. Fortunately,I've positioned myself and the magazine so that passers-by mightassume my...

  • Other VoicesThe Dating Game

    By Teresa Strasser

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    By Teresa Strasser

    A

    brief synopsis of my recent dating history.

    Bring Kleenex.

    The Comedian

    This man had obvious benefits: I laughed, I laughed till I cried, and I laughed until a spaghetti noodle came out of my nose. Really. With all his impressions, it was like dating 20 men. The fun...

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