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  • Simple and Basic Tomato Basil Sauce (RECIPE)

    By Elana Horwich

    January 11, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Learning to make tomato sauce is challenging. This recipe is quite simple as promised, don’t get me wrong.  But there are so many ways of making a tomato sauce, so many good ways, that it’s easy to get confused. The reality is it takes time and practice to get to a point when you...

  • The Real Housewives of O.C. Are Back!

    By Julia Bendis

    March 7, 2011 | 10:20 am

    I am ecstatic to say that the Real Housewives of Orange County are back on television!  Of course when I say ecstatic, I mean that in every sarcastic way possible…  Can’t you just feel me rolling my eyes when I write this?  Not only are they back for a brand new season, but this time...

  • VIDEO: Rabbi David Wolpe—Lessons of the Chanukah Candles

    December 12, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There are lots of ‘drashim about Chanukah, the candles, the Menorah and the Maccabees.  Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe offers a new and fascinating look at the significance of the ceremonial candlelighting.

     

  • Life lessons from the trenches of cancer survival

    By Roberto Loiederman

    September 4, 2008 | 1:36 am

    On my neck there's a large, upside-down L-shaped scar. One leg of the L runs from my right shoulder blade upward to just below my right ear; the other leg takes a 90-degree turn, following the jaw line to my chin. The right side of my neck -- the inside of the L -- looks as if it's...
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  • Man, oh man! What a difference 10 years make

    By Jay Firestone

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A woman walks into a medical office and asks the doctor, "Can you make me a man?" The doctor replies, "Well, there's two ways we can go about doing this: the cheap way or the expensive way."

    "What's the cheap way?" the woman asks.

    "Surgery," the doctor responds.

    "Then what's the...
  • A tale of two dates

    By Matt Lipeles

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I'd like to say it was the best of dates and the worst of dates. That would be poetic. But it didn't really happen like that. This is the story of two dates gone wrong, two blind dates actually.

    I had been set up on a blind date. Like most people, I wasn't really looking forward to...

  • Heroes and Villains

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Brian Wilson penned the Beach Boys song "Heroes and Villains" during a turbulent, paranoia-filled time in his life, according to his biographers. Wilson had people whom he trusted in the business, and others whom he felt were out to get him.

    We all instinctively identify and label...

  • Shoah lessons drive curriculum

    By Julie G Fax

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Holocaust will play a major role in educating teens at a new Green Dot charter school in Exposition Park. The entire staff of the Animo Jackie Robinson High School -- seven teachers and two principals -- has been trained to teach a curriculum by Facing History and Ourselves, a...
  • Post-Gaza: A Time for Israelis to Reunite

    By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The disengagement or expulsion has ended. But is this also the end of religious Zionism? Are there lessons we can and must learn that may enable us to emerge stronger from this most difficult period?

    The first lesson we learned is that we are indeed one nation. There was no real...

  • The Heir Apparent to ‘Fiddler’

    By Tom Tugend

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    If Tevye the Milkman and his neighbors had left Anatevka and "Fiddler on the Roof" in 1910, they might have ended up on New York's Lower East Side and in "A Stoop on Orchard Street."

    In the latter musical, now playing at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park, life in the goldeneh...

  • Dead Right

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    I met Bob and Susie at the end of a float plane trip deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Most of the year they live on a 40-foot boat surrounded by nothing but forest and water. There are no roads and it's 100 miles by plane to the nearest neighbors. Occasionally, fisherman will fly in...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The Fire of Money

    In Parshat Ki Tisa, each Israelite is instructed to give a half-shekel to the "temple fund" every year. There is a midrash – a story told by rabbis to teach a lesson – about this portion. Rabbis say that God took a fiery coin from under His heavenly throne,...

  • Silence Is Golden

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A saleswoman, driving home in northern Arizona, sees a Navajo woman hitchhiking, stops the car and invites the Navajo woman to join her.

    As they drive, the Navajo woman glances repeatedly at a brown bag on the front seat between them.

    "If you are wondering what's in the bag," the...

  • Lenin, Meet Noah

    By Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Fall was just beginning to turn the Moscow air crispy when the lot of us -- 10 high school seniors and three faculty members of Yeshiva University Los Angeles Girls' School -- trudged down the stairs of our Intourist Hotel in the late '80s, and began our walk of several miles, not to...

  • Untamed Order

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Midrash on this Torah portion contains a fascinating note. When the question is raised, why God chose to give the Torah in the desert (and not, for example, on Mount Zion in the land of Israel), one classic rabbinic interpretation given is that the locale is to teach us a lesson...

  • Iraq Situation: It’s Vietnam Deja Vu

    By Gordon Livingston

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Determination is a virtue. Remember how determined we were in Vietnam?

    No bunch of barefoot peasants was going to force the United States of America to cut and run. No sir. Through eight long years and 58,000 dead soldiers we demonstrated our refusal to be cowed.

    We were in...

  • New UJ ‘Tradition’ Starts

    By Leora Alhadeff

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Tevye, Tzeitel, Golde and all the other memorable characters of "Fiddler on the Roof" graced the big screen at the University of Judaism (UJ) on Sunday, April 25, but it was the audience who stole the show.

    Five-hundred people -- some bold enough to come in costume -- sang along...

  • The Giving Ladder

    By Wendy Belzberg

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Rambams Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity and Why It Is Necessary to Give" by Julie Salamon (Workman Publishing, $18.95).

    Even a wizard at niche marketing would tremble before the title of Julie Salamon's most recent book. "Rambam's Ladder," based on an ancient text by Rabbi Moses...

  • Roots of the Divine

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For all of you ecologists out there (and I believe every good Jew should be one), you know there's been a lot in the news lately about this new "Healthy Forests Initiative," which was introduced by our government to help thin overcrowded forests. The debate continues among different...

  • Where You Stand

    By Rabbi Allen I. Freehling

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We are standing before God and God is standing before us -- especially during this particular time, when certain fundamental liberties are being denied individuals and when justice is being withheld from specific groups -- all in the name of "homeland security." This week's Torah...

  • Director Cooks Up Anarchy in Debut

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "I'm a 'Marx Brothers anarchist,'" filmmaker Jordan Susman said. "It's the sense of having a flower squirt water into the eyes of authority."

    The tone pervades his debut feature, "The Anarchist Cookbook," which revolves around a "latter-day Marx brother," Susman said. Puck Gold...

  • Age-Old Dilemma

    By Carin Davis

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    My friend Lindsay's friend, Michelle, hosted a 30th birthday bash for her friend, Beth, last Saturday night. So of course I was there.

    And so was birthday girl Beth's friend Michael's friend, Rob. And Rob was hot.

    Six-foot-two before breakfast, with broad shoulders and blue eyes,...

  • True Tales From the Holocaust and After

    By Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Drohobycz, Drohobycz and Other Stories: True Tales From the Holocaust and Life After" by Henryk Grynberg. Translated from Polish by Alicia Nitecki. Edited by Theodosia Robertson. (Penguin Books, 2002).

    Until recently, the word Drohobycz (pronounced "Dro-ho-bit-ch") sounded to most...

  • The Matzah Bull

    By Carin Davis

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Christmas Eve 2001. Bing Crosby's on my radio, Jimmy Stewart's on my television and I'm on my couch.

    I usually find a night with my remote pretty satisfying, but tonight it's not hitting the spot. Tonight I'm feeling grumpy, disheartened and a little bit lonely.

    It just seems like...

  • The Sadat Legacy: 25 Years Later

    By Yuval Rotem

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Throughout last month, the Israeli people commemorated the 25th anniversary of the historic visit to Israel by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and the resulting peace accord between Israel and Egypt. During that November in 1977, the physical distance traveled by Sadat from Cairo to...

  • Thanksgiving’s Jewish Roots

    By Abby Gilad

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Pilgrims of New Salem, Mass., were so moved by the stories of the ancient Israelites that they thought of America as their Zion and New Salem as their Jerusalem. They based their first Thanksgiving celebration on the pilgrimages the Jews were commanded to make to Jerusalem on...

  • No Vacancy

    By Teresa Strasser

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Last week, before the premiere of my new show "While You Were Out," I got my first big national magazine review.

    I wasn't expecting it. I had just had a tooth pulled and my mom was in town for the day to take care of me. I was just minding my own business, sprawled on the couch,...

  • Burden of Leadership

    By Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    After 22 years of separation, believing his beloved son dead, Jacob was startled to hear that Joseph was not only alive but that he ruled the land of Egypt. Yet, the Torah tells us that this news was not enough: When he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of...

  • Living Through Chemistry

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The ancient rabbis practiced a relatively simple form of medicine: cabbage for sustenance, beets for healing.

    It was easier then to prescribe, although harder to heal.

    "Woe to the house through which vegetables are always passing," sums up the Talmud. There were no guarantees then...

  • A Portion of Parshat Noah

    By Abby Gilad

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    God gave Noah many instructions on how to build the ark. It took Noah 120 days to build it. The rabbis ask: "Why did it take him so long?" And the answer: "God was giving Noah a chance to talk to his neighbors." The neighbors would come up to Noah and say: "Why are you building this...

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