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  • Home buying options according to a Kindergartner!

    By Julia Bendis

    March 24, 2011 | 2:31 pm

    I started on an endless journey to find a new house.  Everyone knows how incredibly daunting and frustrating that can be, but throw in a few plumbing issues in the house that we are currently in, and it makes for a very urgent matter…  For days now, my husband and I have been going...

  • What We’ve All Been Waiting For

    By Misha Henckel

    July 27, 2010 | 11:45 am

    So and so lost their job, has cancer, is getting divorced, has a child with autism, lost their sister in a car accident, lost all their retirement money in the downturn…

    Used to be that bad things happened to “other” people, and we believed we were somehow immured from the...

  • Rabbi Leah Kroll takes solo trip to fulfill aliyah dreams

    By Tom Tugend

    September 3, 2008 | 9:15 pm

    Rabbi Leah Kroll has been dreaming about living in Israel since she was a teenager at a Jewish summer camp in California, and now at 55, she has said goodbye to her mother, three adult children and one grandchild, boarded an El Al jet and made aliyah.

    The Los Angeles native comes...

  • Books: ‘Primo Levi’s Journey’ traces the path of a survivor

    By Tom Tugend

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Primo Levi's Journey" defies neat categorization. It's part travelogue, part Holocaust remembrance, part philosophical reflection.

    The documentary's roots lie in the Italian Jewish writer's long journey after his liberation in January 1945, from Auschwitz to his hometown of Turin on...

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  • From Darfur to Israel: A Family’s Perilous Exodus

    By Yosef Israel Abramowitz

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "We left Sudan, took a boat on the Nile to Aswan and went to Cairo to seek protection at the United Nations office," said Ahmed, sitting in Ketziot, a maximum-security Israeli prison near the Egyptian border.

    Some 150 miles away, sitting in the office of a women's crisis center in...

  • War enhances intensity of Israel trip

    By Daniela Bernstein

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The siren went on for at least a minute. It was a Friday evening in early July 2006, during the war with Hezbollah, and I was sitting on a hill overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, getting ready to welcome in the Shabbat with the Kabbalat Shabbat prayers.

    Unlike the previous...
  • Public Reactions Are Strong to A Personal Journey

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles photographer Naomi Solomon capped off her informal summer presentation series "Settlers: A Photographic Journey of the Life and Disengagement of the Jews Living in Gaza" at Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills last week, drawing more than 150 people.

    Her evocative...

  • Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in India? No Problem

    By Robin Esrock

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Young Israelis are among the world's most prolific travelers, gravitating to hot spots like Bolivia, Thailand and India, where the shekel stretches far. Having experienced Pesach in Argentina, surrounded by more than 400 mostly Israeli backpackers, I was curious to see where I might...

  • Spectator - The Theme Park Without a Prayer

    By Melanie Herschorn

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bible Storyland must have a guardian angel. Dissolution by the clergy, dormancy for 45 years and a fatal fire were not powerful enough to erase the plans for this Bible-based theme park from history.

    And now, art collector Harvey Jordan is working to inform Californians about this...

  • Keep Kosher, Cool on Alaska Cruise

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Witnessing glaciers calving into crystal blue waters, humpback whales fluking their magnificent tails and clouds weaving cottony billows around the tips of waterfront spruce forests are all in a day's work for the average Alaskan cruise-goer.

    Like the humpback whales each summer,...

  • Oy, Baby!

    By Amy Klein

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The New York Times Magazine doesn't want single women my age to enjoy their weekends.

    A few months ago it was Maureen Dowd with "What's a Modern Girl to Do?" on how men don't like smart, independent women, and now this: "Wanted: A Few Good Sperm," a March 19 cover story about older...

  • The Ones Left Behind

    By Uriel Heilman

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The bus bounces its way along the road from Axum to Shire, generating a huge cloud of dust as it barrels through the brown, rocky highlands of Tigray.

    Bombed-out tanks that were brought to a standstill 20 years ago by Tigrean rebels fighting Ethiopia's communist government still...

  • Q & A With Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    By Amy Klein

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    After more than 20 years at Valley Beth Shalom, Rabbi Ed Feinstein recently was named senior rabbi at the Encino synagogue, succeeding Rabbi Harold Schulweis. Recently, Rabbi Feinstein, 51, began teaching an adult education course called "Knowing God: The History of the Jewish...

  • Spectator - Fiddle Dee Dee and Oy Vey!

    By Gaby Friedman

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Like any good Southerner, Brian Bain eats moon pies and punctuates his sentences with "y'all." But Bain is also Jewish, which colors his experience as a third-generation Southerner in a unique way.

    In his documentary film, "Shalom Y'all," Bain set out to explore exactly what being...

  • Your Inner Joseph

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Each of us lives a spiritual journey. One of greatest tasks in life is to know our journey, to understand its contours and what it demands of us. The Torah teaches us these journeys, these paths into our center.

    As Genesis ends this week with Vayechi, Jacob pronounces blessings for...

  • Television - Bruce Feiler’s Biblical Road Trip

    By Gaby Friedman

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    For anyone who's forgotten that the events of the Bible happened in real places, Bruce Feiler is on hand -- and on location -- to remind them otherwise. He's also there for those who haven't forgotten -- for those who find joy, entertainment or even enlightenment in visiting these...

  • How to Keep Your Love Alive

    By Ellie Kahn

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    I'm smiling a lot these days because I've recently fallen in love. Starting over at 56 years young, it's unlikely that I'll experience a golden anniversary, but I'd really, truly like to enjoy and adore one special person for the rest of my hopefully long, healthy life.

    With the...

  • Where India Meets Neil Simon

    By Susan Josephs

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Michael Schlitt sees a definite connection between his type of Jewishness and his reasons for directing a Neil Simon play in India. Being drawn to India and all things Eastern is Jewish, he says. And so is asking a million questions about everything.

    "Basically, my work is very...

  • The Curious Little Monkey’s Tale

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "The Journey That Saved Curious George : The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey by Louise Borden (Houghton Mifflin, $17).

    It was a truncated tale, repeated in the hallways of publishing houses, printed on book jackets: On a rainy day in June 1940, the creators of "Curious...

  • L.A. Visit Excites Shoah Survivors

    By Karin Kloosterman

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    For Israeli Shifra Fyne, 83, this week’s journey to Los Angeles will be her first time leaving Israel in 56 years, and her first trip ever on an airplane.
    Yehuda Goldstein is making the same trip. He hopes to reconnect with John Gordon, an L.A. resident he met last year in...

  • C’mon Get Happy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Before she inspired her father's debut film, "Smile" -- a feature about an American teenager who goes abroad to help children with facial deformities -- Katie Kramer was a normal, popular student at Malibu High School.

    "I had a boyfriend, I had friends, I shopped," she said. "I...

  • A Numbers Game

    By Dan Jacobs

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    A few months ago, I scribbled out a Web site, bought a camera, hired a director, raised $42,000 and embarked on a journey across

    the United States.

    "I'm looking for true love," I told my father, "even if she's husking corn in Iowa."

    In three weeks on the road, I dated a radio...

  • Her Study of Death Gives Life Meaning

    By Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, the psychiatrist who wrote the pioneering work, "On Death and Dying," in 1969, was not Jewish. But Jewish survival through the Holocaust provided the transformative idea that would establish the career of Kubler-Ross and would ultimately revolutionize...

  • Our Madonna

    By Rob Eshman

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Madonna's just-completed visit to Israel has been called a lot of things: scandalous, threatening, inspiring, encouraging, cheap.

    But what it mustn't be called is shocking.

    If Madonna really wanted to shock us, she wouldn't have flown to the Holy Land with 2,000 other followers of...

  • Exhibit Celebrates Century of Dignity

    By Marc Ballon

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    To celebrate 100 years of offering interest-free loans to the needy, the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) has put together a traveling photo exhibit that chronicles its growth from bit player to an integral part of the city's Jewish philanthropic network.

    In the past century, more...

  • Wandering BackInto the Fold

    By Lori Gottlieb

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Shanda: The Making and Breaking of a Self-Loathing Jew" by Neal Karlen (Touchstone, $23).

    Like Bob Dylan a decade before him, writer Neal Karlen turned up on Rabbi Manis Friedman's doorstep in St. Paul, Minn., in desperate search of his soul. It was three years ago that Karlen...

  • Playwright’s Alter Ego Returns Home

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies, "Brooklyn Boy" represents both a return and a departure.

    Like several of his early plays, the drama explores obsessions culled from his Brooklyn boyhood: "The legacies parents instill in their children, the continuity of...

  • Irvine Orthodox Plan to Erect Eruv

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ten years ago, Sean and Linda Samuels moved to Irvine, home to both a Chabad center and the Modern Orthodox Beth Jacob Congregation, along with other synagogues.

    As the couple grew more observant and had children, they wanted the family to be part of their journey, which, of...

  • How to Approach   a Grieving Jew

    By Michal Lemberger

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Consolation: The Spiritual Journey Beyond Grief" by Rabbi Maurice Lamm (Jewish Publication Society, $30).

    Grief erases all regular rules. All the logic that has ever seemed to govern one's life suddenly seems useless. More than useless, it seems pointless. In death, we are all...

  • UCLA Alumna Heads Film School

    By Beverly Gray

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Barbara Boyle has come full circle.

    When she first entered UCLA in 1957, she was one of four female law students in a class of 140. She considered herself a beatnik, dreaming of saving the world. Now she's back at UCLA as head of the Department of Film, Television, and Digital...

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