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  • Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 30, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Around this time of the year, Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, wearing his "Grateful Yid" T-shirt and baseball cap, offers an alternative to the legions of Los Angeles Jews, who wonder whether to spring anywhere from $100 to $400 for a High Holy Days synagogue admission.

    Schwartzie, as he is...

  • Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California

    By Ruth Stroud

    October 30, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    In a Jewish community the size and scope of ours, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the small acts of kindness that define our concern for justice and quality of life.

    The Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California provides such acts. There's...

  • Passing the Torch

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 30, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Left to right: President Bill Clinton and Andrew Friedman, LongBeach California, Feb. 1996


    Passing the Torch

    Two years after Yitzhak Rabin's assasination, his legacycontinues in the internationally-recognized activism of a Brentwoodhigh school senior

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior...

  • A Moment

    By Larry Derfner

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    A key element in Labor Party leader Ehud Barak's strategy tobecome prime minister is to win support from Orthodox andultra-Orthodox (haredi) voters, who backed Binyamin Netanyahuoverwhelmingly in the last election. Now Barak is faced with adilemma: The price of wooing Orthodox votes...

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  • Letters

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Happily and coincidentally, I was at the Toward Traditionconference in Washington D.C. described by Judy Gruen ("One People:Religious Christians and Jews," Oct. 17), as well as the JewishPolicy Center meeting in San Diego discussed by Gene Lichtenstein ("IHear Mermaids Singing:...

  • In Times of Sorrow

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Ceramic bas relief by Albert Greenberg


    "I am sure," said Sinai Temple's Rabbi DavidWolpe in his Rosh Hashanah sermon, "that in almost every pulpit inAmerica from whatever denomination rabbis are speaking about theterrible strife we are enduring -- Jew against Jew, as well as Jewagainst Arab -- in the Land of Israel." ...

  • Music Man

    By Ruth Stroud

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    If you're of a certain vintage, the lyrics to "Day by Day," the memorable song from the legendary pop musical "Godspell," come fairly easily to mind -- even 30 years after the show's debut. But there is a strange and sweet irony to the fact that the songwriter of that show, in which...
  • It’s a Little Tricky

    By Risa Munitz

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Once again we are faced with the annual dilemma of what to doabout Halloween. Should we let the kids "trick or treat" or not? Weknow that Halloween is not a Jewish holiday; that is not the problem.We celebrate Thanksgiving and Presidents Day, both American holidayswhich reflect good...

  • A Survivor’s Tale

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Rose Freedman is 104 and, by any account, a remarkable woman.

    She speaks German, Polish, Ukrainian, French, English and Spanish.In her 90s, she earned straight A's while studying various languagesat New York University. She kept an apartment in New York and one inBeverly Hills and...

  • The Dirty Little Secret of the Pluralism Debate

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Reuven Hammer is an American-born Conservativerabbi who has lived in Jerusalem since 1973, working as a writer andteacher -- Conservative rabbi is not much of a career option inIsrael -- and raising five kids along the way. Among variouspart-time jobs, he heads the bet din, or...

  • Jewish Survival

    By Joel Kotkin

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    As a young man going to Hebrew school back East, Ioften felt that a diaspora Jew was like a neutral country in WorldWar II -- a sideline observer of the great consuming drama occuringback in the Middle East. With an insight perhaps made clearer byinexperience, it seemed to me that...

  • Charitable Legacy Lives On

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Mickey Weiss, everybody's favorite mensch and philanthropist, diedmore than a year ago, but his good works go on.

    His most lasting monument is the Charitable Distribution Facility,which he and his wife Edna established 10 years ago. Since then, theFacility has routed millions of...

  • Design for Living

    By Tom Tugend

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In Act Two: Scene II of Noel Coward's "Design for Living," Gilda,the object of everybody's affection, gives a thumbnail critique of anew play by Leo, one of her rotating lovers.

    "Three scenes are first rate, especially the last act," observesGilda. "The beginning of the second act...

  • Up Front

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Laibel Wolf

    How do you like your kabbalah? For those delving into the mysticalsystem of Judaism, there are plenty of choices these days. We won'tname names, but the menu runs from intense and concentrated tohalf-baked. For those of you who take your kabbalah on the...

  • Finding Gould in L.A.

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In 1992, Jennifer Gould was 24, fresh out of Columbia's graduatejournalism school, with a dream job at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Yetthe Toronto native was restless. She was eager to make a name forherself overseas and unwilling to wait the years necessary to earn aforeign post. And...

  • Religion and the State

    By Ruth Stroud

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    What rights would a yarmulke-wearing child have in a public school that decides to prohibit hats on campus? What about a group of Jewish inmates who want to light Chanukah candles when a regulation clearly bans fire of any kind inside a prison? Or a synagogue or church that wishes...
  • Building Your

    By Linda Feldman

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    My years inSanta Cruz are measured by the Jewish calendar. Through a coincidenceof dates, I arrived in 1995 the night before erev Rosh Hashanah. Butit was no accident that I joined Temple Beth El by fax from LosAngeles. Murray Baumgarten -- a man whom I had never met but whosename...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Did the first people to read the Bible know theywere reading "The Bible"? And if not, what was it they thought theywere reading?

    The Bible has no title page. It has neither anauthor's introduction nor a preface -- nothing to tell us why it waswritten or how it is to be read. We call...

  • Common Ground

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    My little Long Island town had two shuls: ourConservative synagogue close to home and the one we called the"other," across town. My parents never mentioned it by name. The shulwas Reform.

    The "other" shul, smaller than ours and locatedoff a main highway, symbolized everything...

  • One Man’s Journey to Judaism

    By Tom Tugend

    October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

     

    There is nothing tentative or half-way about MarkC. "Moshe" Hardie.

    For instance, when the 26-year-old African-American decided tobecome a Jew, he underwent three conversion processes, with aConservative/Reform rabbi in San Francisco, at Chabad House inBerkeley, and with the Orthodox...

  • Psychology at the U.J.

    By Beverly Gray

    October 23, 1997 | 7:59 pm

    The campus of the University of Judaism where Lutzker'sclasses are taught

    Sometimes we all need a good nudge before we do the right thing.Nearly 10 years ago, when the University of Judaism approached Dr.John Lutzker to head its fledgling psychology department, he broachedthe...

  • A Wolf Among ‘Sheep’

    By Rob Eshman

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Dick Wolf

    Dick Wolf lets out a low, audible groan at the mention of theV-chip. For years now, the creator and executive producer oftelevision's longest-running drama has spoken out against what hebelieves are the forces of censorship and intimidation lurking behindthe...

  • Conspiracy of Censorship

    By Eric Silver

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    An alien invader dropping into the Middle East in the first week of October would have assumed that Israeli political and defense correspondents have no sources of their own and are wholly dependent on award-winning international journalists with an inside track.

    Every story on the...

  • Accepting Judaism as a Privilege

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    One Sunday morning, many years ago, as parentscame to pick up their kids from the Hebrew school where I taught, Ioverheard a conversation. "How was class?" A father asked his son.The child began to whine. "I hate Hebrew school," he said. "It'sboring and stupid, the teachers are mean,...
  • Bittersweet Melodies

    By Diane Arieff

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Teacher and student: Hal Robinson and Justin Kirk (atpiano).

    The Geffen Playhouse's new season opens on a memorable note withJon Marans' intelligent and bittersweet two-character drama, "OldWicked Songs," a finalist for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize. This WestCoast production features...

  • Sinai Temple Opens Center for Judaic Studies

    By Rob Eshman

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    With a faculty of noted scholars, Sinai Temple has adapted an "adult education" program with an eclectic curriculum that is carefully designed to satisfy a wide range of interests, from serious courses in Jewish spirituality, and discussions of the Jew's role in Society to special...
  • Letters

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I am writing in response to Rabbi David Eliezrie ("It's Time to Talk," Oct. 3). I don't think he is being true to the teaching of the Torah when he manipulates facts and figures to attack other rabbis who are not Orthodox and says his way is the only way. How many times throughout...
  • Dear Deborah

    By Deborah Berger

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Deborah Berger-Reiss is a West Los Angelespsychotherapist.

    All rights reserved by author


    Hooked on Rejection

    Dear Deborah,

    My 17-year-old son is hooked on a girl. She's everything he sayshe wishes he could be and everything he knows we wish he couldbe. She's sure to be valedictorian, on...

  • Spectator

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Sean Penn (center), with parents Eileen Ryan and Leo Penn.Photo by Randy Berez.
    Back row, left to right: Melissa Fitzgerald, James Gandolfini,Robin Lange and Laura Jane Salvata. Seated, Eileen Ryan and Leo Penn.Photo by Randy Berez.


    Call it "A Family Affair."

    Actors Leo Penn and Eileen...

  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Last Tuesday evening, we had dinner with Dick Morris. Can youthink of a more fitting person to dine with during these days ofatonement? Dick Morris: one-time adviser to the president of theUnited States. Widely credited with winning President Clinton'sre-election. Caught on a tabloid...
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