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  • 7 Days In Arts

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Linda Richman types be warned. The American Cinematheque's "Can't Stop the Musicals!! A Celebration of Hollywood Musicals of the 1970s and 1980s" presents the plotz-inducing Barbra Streisand Double Feature tonight. From Glamour Babs to Cross-dresser Babs, the back-to-back...

  • Light From Sorrow

    By Irene Brown

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As an aerospace writer, I have watched 87 crews slip the bonds of Earth's gravity and rocket away into space.

    The tension is tangible each time the laws of physics are put to the test. On Saturday, out of the blue, we all learned a cruel lesson about the speed, heat and friction...

  • A Thanksgiving to Fill the Spiritby

    By Elliot Fein

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    On the evening before Thanksgiving, my synagogue, Congregation Eilat in Mission Viejo, always gets together with a neighboring church, Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist, for an interfaith service. What is remarkable about this joint venture, and other pre-Thanksgiving services...

  • Israel’s Homeland Security: Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared

    By Rep. Jane Harman

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Over Labor Day weekend, I stared across the Israeli-Lebanese border at yellow Hezbollah flags and a large billboard with the horrifying image of a beheaded Israeli. A Hezbollah militant stood on the other side of the ugly electrified fence, snapping photos of me, senior officers of...

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  • Washington’s “What, Me Worry?” War

    By James D. Besser

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Finally, it's over: the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in Washington and New York was a media extravaganza that provided a blend of remembrance, healing and strong TV ratings.

    But there was a glaring gap. Despite the somber patriotism of the day, there were few...

  • What We’ve Learned

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Dr. Larry Eisenberg, president of the West Coast Region of the Orthodox Union, was in Toronto for a cousin's wedding. He had just dropped off his daughter, a Fordham University law student, at the airport about an hour before for her 8 a.m. flight...

  • The Icemen Cometh

    By Teresa Strasser

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I'm not picky. I don't care if my spiritual teachers wear gauche colors, glitter in their shellacked ponytails and man mullets the likes of which you'd only find at a Greyhound station in Lodi.

    I'm speaking of Olympic figure skaters; people who put blades on their shoes and fling...

  • Wonders, Wizardry and Magic

    By Rabbi Toba August

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" opens in movie theaters today. Will it just be a magical adventure that entertains us, or are there deeper lessons that our Jewish souls can learn?

    Below are seven middot (Jewish values) found in Pirkei Avot and in "Harry Potter and the...

  • Lessons from Israel’s War on Terror

    By Larry Derfner

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When President Bush talks of fighting a war against terror until victory, of stamping out terror, it's probably worth looking at Israel's decades-long attempt at doing the same. The results obviously do not add up to victory. Over the last year Islamic fundamentalist suicide bombers...

  • Wordless Lessons

    By Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The proverbial apple may not fall far from the tree. Often, though, the question is: which tree?

    The Torah portion opens by tracing Pinchas' lineage back to his paternal grandfather, Moses' brother, Aaron. Pinchas, it will be recalled from last week's reading, dramatically put an end...

  • Read Me a Story

    By Diane Arieff

    July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Sure, the children's shelves at bookstores are crowded with schlocky merchandising tie-ins and humorless "P.C." stories that groan under the weight of their own environmental and multi-culti lessons. But look a bit more carefully; you'll find the kinds of books that create those...
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