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  • Will the special session help people with special needs?

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 8, 2015 | 1:57 pm

    The current California developmental disabilities system, once a model system for the entire nation in providing individualized, community-based care for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is starving for funds to keep programs going. Because Gov....

  • Self-Determination and Passover

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 8, 2015 | 12:46 pm

    While many of us are still eating matzah (much to the dismay of our digestive systems), there’s still time to think about the underlying theme of liberation from slavery. Also known as the Festival of Freedom, Passover’s essence is about transformation from living a life with no...

  • When rules should be broken

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 7, 2015 | 11:36 am

    Rules and laws have been around a long time, even predating the Code of Hammurabi of ancient Mesopotamia and our own Ten Commandants and the Torah. Every day, we encounter rules wherever we go, and while many are based on common sense — always stop at a red light, and don’t drive...

  • The 20 percent solution: Bipartisan disability voters coalition

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    November 12, 2014 | 10:30 am

    Alexander Graham Bell and Helen Keller both have been quoted as saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.” This is good wisdom for those disappointed in the Republican takeover of Congress as well as partisans on both sides of the aisle who are worried that the polarized...

  • Letters to the editor: Mount Athos ethics, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Michelle K. Wolf

    June 25, 2014 | 10:21 am

    Trojan Horse Tourism

    My late mother-in-law, Betty Lipsman, stood before Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz and when asked if she was Jewish, and, with life and death on the line, replied, “Yes.” Marty Kaplan stood before a number of Greek Orthodox priests and monks and when asked if...

  • L.A. leaders visit White House in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 17, 2011 | 4:46 pm

    Four leaders of the Los Angeles Jewish community were among about 200 people who met President Barack Obama during a White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.

    “To be inside the home of the locus of power of our country and for Western democracy is a pretty...