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  • Moving and shaking: Chabad telethon and Rabbi Jason Weiner

    By Ryan Torok

    September 9, 2015 | 11:55 am

    Minutes before joining Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, director of Chabad West Coast, and fellow Hollywood star Jon Voight in front of TV cameras to make a pitch on behalf of the international Chasidic movement, Elliott Gould enjoyed a moment of calm.

    “It’s a privilege, and it’s also...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    September 10, 2014 | 3:01 pm

    The beach-adjacent intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard was a festive atmosphere of Chabadniks and their supporters on Sept. 7, when Chabad of Pacific Palisades marked the launch of a major fundraising campaign.

    The goal of the first phase of the effort,...

  • Lone Soldiers: Why you’re over there and not back home

    September 3, 2014 | 6:06 pm

    Dear Chayalim Bodedim (Lone Soldiers),

    Until Michael Levin, the paratrooper from Philadelphia, was killed in August 2006, almost nobody knew who we were.

    In July we lost three more of our own: Max Steinberg from Los Angeles; Sean Carmeli from South Padre Island, Texas; and...

  • The all-too-brief life of American Israeli hero

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On Tisha B'av 2006, a lone soldier was laid to rest in Jerusalem's Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery, the first paratrooper and the only American Israeli to be killed in combat during the conflict that became known as the Second Lebanon War.

    In a new documentary, "A Hero in Heaven,"...

  • Daddy Track

    By Michael Levin

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    My daughter turned 4 weeks old today. She has never heard of the State of Israel, the book of Deuteronomy, Albert Einstein, Shawn Green, Joe Lieberman, the Holocaust, Golda Meir, Yasser Arafat, the Western Wall, God, or, I suspect, her father.

    It's such an extraordinary thing to hold...

  • Daddy Track/We’re No Angels

    By Michael Levin

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    What does it mean to be a Jewish father? If you're from a religious Jewish background, you know just what to do. You basically raise your child the way you were raised.

    What if you aren't all that thrilled to be Jewish? You might say what my buddy said when his first son was...