I have tried to write about the passing of Robin Williams since I heard of his death. I was saddened by the loss in a way that left me unable to articulate what I was feeling. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Williams and he was lovely, kind, charming, and funny. His talent was...
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A friend of mine shared this video on Facebook and I have watched it a dozen times, just this morning. I had no idea who Shane was, but in watching this video I have done a little research and discovered that Shane Koyczan is remarkable. Watch this video. It is important, it is beautiful, and it matters. Everyone should see it, share it, understand it, and learn from it.
To Shane, I fell in love with you this morning.
I am a fan, and I am keeping the faith.
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As Americans we are quite ingrained with the notion of the pursuit of Happiness. It is part of our cultural DNA. And why ever not? After all, it is enshrined in our Declaration of Independence as an unalienable right. And so, as good upstanding citizens, we spend most of our lives...
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My new local paper is the Daily Breeze, and today reporter Larry Altman wrote this eerie, and tragic, story about Friday’s Metrolink train crash that left 26 dead.
As Chuck Peck’s family waited, holding out hope he was alive in the wreckage of the Metrolink train in Chatsworth,...
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August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pmLate last Saturday night, a thin strip of indoor/outdoor red carpet led from the parking lot of the Magic Castle in Hollywood to a small, close-ceiling function room behind the glamorous house of tricks.
Inside, 100 or so young Jews gathered to celebrate the third issue of Guilt &...
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
I enjoy walking if it's through a store during a sale or to show off a grandchild. But walking for the pure fun of it isn't fun for me. The last time I exercised was when Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles, and I jumped up and down in the living room as they played.
Enter the Neshoma...
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I would like to clarify a misunderstanding in a recent press release from the Orthodox Union that was reported in The Journal, "Mourning For Gaza, New Orleans" (Sept. 30). The OU organized a nationwide ta'anit dibbur, or period of silence, over this past Shabbat....
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One day, Rabbi Shimon Ben Elazar was riding his donkey along the coastal road. He was enjoying the beautiful scenery and reviewing in his mind the wonderful study session he had with his rabbi at Migdal Eder, when he encountered a man who was extremely ugly.
"How ugly you are,"...
December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Many people expressed concern about the standards for humane treatment of animals at a kosher slaughterhouse after viewing a well-publicized video of kosher slaughter at the AgriProcessors plant in Iowa, which was released by the animal rights organization PETA.
December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm
If the religion of Ben Stiller's character, Gaylord "Greg" Focker (pronounced Faw-ker), was hinted at in the movie, "Meet the Parents," there's no escaping it in its sequel, "Meet the Fockers," in theaters this week.
The first time around, audiences rooted for Greg, as he tried to...
October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Irving Brecher, 91-year-old wannabe-stand-up comic, is nervous. The Doctors Emeritus Society of Cedars-Sinai is at the buffet in the Harvey Morse room, a conference hall where the old practitioners gather every month to hear specialists on subjects like pain control....
July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Shlomi, the 16-year-old protagonist of the Israeli film, "Bonjour, Monsieur Shlomi," has his hands full.
He cooks the family meals, cleans up, does the laundry, is the peacemaker in his quarrelsome Moroccan family and bathes his grandfather, who greets him every morning with the...
October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm
In Kibbutz Negba, a dozen Israeli teenagers attending a summer camp in the guesthouses of this Negev kibbutz were asked to model small trees, and then decorate them with photographs of themselves.
One sculpted a tree that had been struck by lightning and died. Another molded a...
June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Last month, seven Los Angeles rabbis and five community leaders traveled to Argentina for a whirlwind 72-hour trip. The mission, organized by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, helped them gain firsthand knowledge of the...
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When rabbi and author Jan Goldstein was suddenly faced with the news that his 12-year marriage was ending -- leaving him with primary custody of his three children -- he felt his life was ruined, until he learned to make sense of his pain.
In his new book, "Sacred Wounds: Succeeding...
September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pmWhen painful loss occurs in our lives, we want to make some sense of it: Why did she get so sick? Why did I lose my livelihood? Why can't we conceive a child? Why did he die? In his new book, "Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times" (Riverhead Books, $23.95), David...
November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pmA typical seventh-grade essay might be about a soccer game, a trip to the mall or a favorite pet. But Mathew Rudes isn't a typical 12-year-old, and the essay he wrote for his first-period English class at Porter Middle School in Granada Hills earlier this year wasn't typical either....
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