Is it possible to take a holiday like Rosh Hashanah, which focuses so strongly on human affairs, and apply it to a nonhuman thing, like, say, a community paper? On the surface, this doesn’t make sense: Everything about Rosh Hashanah is about what we do as humans — taking stock of...
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Almost every summer day, the Malibu Post Office receives a large amount of mail from the several hundred Jewish campers at Camp Hess Kramer and Camp JCA Shalom, a lot of them letters home written by girls.
When the 13-year-old girls at Hess Kramer's Cabin Rachel were asked if girls...
June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Aaron and the Almond
Moses' brother Aaron, our first high priest, had a staff. One day, it grew almond flowers and fruit. It was God's way of showing the Israelites that Aaron was personally chosen by God to be their spiritual leader. He became like a father to the Israelites....
October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm
One of the best things about being the editor of a Jewish paper is I get to meet a lot of Jews.
Looking back over the past year, I see it's a fascinating perk of the job.
Just in the past two weeks, for instance, I danced (poorly) at the Chabad Telethon when the tote board hit $3.4...
August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm
In 1999, Lori Golden left a 25-year career in freelance television production when she found industry changes and "ageism" working against her. Struggling to make ends meet, Golden taught herself desktop publishing and, soon after, The Pet Press was born.
The paper's primary goals...
June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm
It all began when Times columnist Al Martinez wrote a column about the events at the Pacific Palisades high school. For those of you unfamiliar with the brouhaha, a number of students took it upon themselves to publish an underground paper for no other purpose than to attack some...