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  • All Our Kids Married Out!

    By Pini Herman

    June 6, 2013 | 9:45 am

    “All our kids married out!”  “Not one married a Jew!” Several older Jews exclaimed spontaneously after my invited talk about local Jewish demography ten years ago to the members of the Whittier Havurah.  I queried the members on a variety of other topics, being naturally interested...

  • Shavuot 5768: Praise for the scroll

    June 9, 2008 | 1:01 am

    In a knowledge world ruled by books and pages and digitized memory, why do Jews hold onto the scroll?

    As Shavuot (with its focus on receiving the Torah) begins, I must ask: Could it be that rolled along together somewhere in our minds with the love of Torah is the love of scroll?

  • Building a matzah pyramid for fun and Pesach

    By  Orit Arfa

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    By the sixth day of Passover, some devoted matzah eaters might look at the bread of affliction as just that -- an affliction of their taste buds and digestion.

    Members of the Moveable Minyan, a Westside lay-led, egalitarian congregation, freed themselves from enslavement to matzah...