Apparently, there is a new study out that specifically links breast-fed babies with a better behavior when they are four or five years old, than those that weren’t breast-fed. Are you kidding me? Of course breast-feeding your child is good for them, we all know that by now. Do...
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Tag: Orange County
May 12, 2011 | 9:37 am
May 9, 2011 | 1:56 pm
I am a huge advocate for standing up for what’s right, freedom of speech and people’s right to speak their mind; when it has direct impact on their lives, like a local issue. Most often than not, I am raising hell over various issues, opening my big mouth and trying to change things...
April 18, 2011 | 3:07 pm
How do you prepare for Passover when the rest of the world doesn’t stop to observe it? When the rest of the world takes a break for Christian holidays, and people have time to cook and prepare for a religious celebration, do they realize how much it sucks to be a Jew, a Muslim or...
April 11, 2011 | 2:07 pm
What started out as a surprise of a lifetime, quickly turned into a XXX porn show for many children and one particular fifth-grader.
I like to think that I am a pretty fun parent, but when my husband and I surprised our eleven-year-old with tickets to Thirty Seconds to Mars concert,...
April 4, 2011 | 2:30 pm
My son and I were spending last Sunday together, just the two of us. We ran some errands, bought him things for school, and went to lunch. As we were driving past a Petsmart store, we saw a sign for an organization that adopts out dogs. Knowing my son, I tried to avert the car so...
March 31, 2011 | 6:04 pm
March 24, 2011 | 2:31 pm
I started on an endless journey to find a new house. Everyone knows how incredibly daunting and frustrating that can be, but throw in a few plumbing issues in the house that we are currently in, and it makes for a very urgent matter… For days now, my husband and I have been going...
March 23, 2011 | 12:03 pm
The Orange County chapter of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), after being denied a venue at two local synagogues, is claiming Jewish community leaders have sought to prevent ZOA from generating public discussion critical of a controversial student program.
March 14, 2011 | 9:50 pm
I have to admit that watching the show “Sister Wives” on TLC made me think about what it would be like to have so-called wives in my family. To tell the truth, it doesn’t seem like such a terrible idea. If you think about it, the only bad part are too many children by all those...
March 9, 2011 | 1:31 pm
Thirty University of California Jewish studies faculty members asked the Orange County district attorney to drop criminal charges against 11 Muslim students.
The faculty members, from seven University of California campuses, are the second Jewish group to come out in support of the...
March 7, 2011 | 10:20 am
February 28, 2011 | 10:17 am
Attending a wedding the other week of a couple that I introduced, made me think of the many Mitzvot that we are supposed to perform in our lifetime. Having been somewhat of a Matchmaker since I was in high school, I had never really thought about it as a Mitzvah, or a good deed. ...
February 22, 2011 | 6:36 pm
Several hundred people demonstrated outside the Yorba Linda Community Center in Orange County on Feb. 12, where two controversial Muslim activists addressed a fundraiser held by the Queens, N.Y.-based Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).
Waving American flags and signs that read...
February 22, 2011 | 12:23 pm
In the last six years, I along with my husband and kids have lived in many different cities. In part its due to my husband’s profession; having been in the entertainment field for over 20 years, its just a way of life. Moving away from Orange County a few years ago was the hardest...
February 16, 2011 | 9:39 am
February 14, 2011 | 6:14 pm
I really don’t like Valentine’s Day! I hate everything about it, the stupid, corny Hallmark cards, the over-priced flowers, the overcrowded restaurants, the need to out-do each other with pricey gifts, etc… I am not saying that we shouldn’t show our love for the people in our...
February 10, 2011 | 11:45 am
February 8, 2011 | 5:55 pm
The Orange County district attorney’s office announced on Feb. 4 that it was filing misdemeanor charges against the 11 students arrested in February 2010 for disrupting a speech by Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, at the University of California, Irvine...
February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am
Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security. Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security? Who knows… Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass? Well, that’s why. This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...
January 4, 2011 | 6:05 pm
Don’t you just love when you visit a Doctor, and he tells you to go ahead and call him if you need anything else? I am still pretty shocked when I hear any Doctor say that, since most of them want you to come back, pay money, and THEN they will answer your questions, even if you’ve...
December 27, 2010 | 12:09 pm
Being a wife, a mother and a woman in general, you find yourself at a grocery store quite a bit. I also find myself quite a bit pissed off when I am there. I really thought that America was all about business, and customer service, and giving really good customer service. I guess...
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December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Vandals destroyed a large public menorah in Orange County last weekend, an act classified as a hate crime by authorities.
The steel menorah, weighing 150 pounds and standing 15 feet high and 10 feet wide, was located in Ladera Ranch, a planned community near Mission Viejo.
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Jewish groups are expressing anger that government officials, including Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, have scheduled a special election in Orange County to fall on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days of the year for Jews.
The Oct. 4 election is to fill the...
February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 19
Before "all that jazz" there was "Ragtime," Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' description of America in the early 1900s, as well as the title of their 1998 musical. The Tony Award-winning epic follows three families – one African American, one WASP, one...
July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Three of Orange County's senior rabbis have decided to take a sabbatical. While the three have decided on their own to take a respite from the 24/7 demands of being a rabbi, their congregations are taking a different approach to temporarily replacing an absent spiritual leader.
March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm
The transition by Orange County's Jewish Community Center (JCC) to an expansive $20 million facility in Irvine this summer is already underway with the hiring, effective March 1, of an expanded management team.
On the job only a few months, Dan M. Bernstein, the JCC's executive...