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  • Finding Middle Ground

    By Beverly Gray

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    First comes love, then comes marriage. But when baby makes three, an interfaith couple has to face hard decisions about their child's religious upbringing. Arlene Chernow, who for 16 years has headed the outreach department for the Pacific Southwest Council of the Union of American...

  • Honoring Dedication

    By Susanna Crosby Perrin

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Shirley Levine is a woman with many admirers. She was the founding principal of both Abraham Joshua Heschel Day Schools in Northridge and Agoura and has been dedicated to their success for more than 25 years. Just speak with one of the many parents whose children attend one of the...

  • Addressing Anxieties

    By Beverly Gray

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Each November, Valley Beth Shalom holds a meeting at which its youth director urges parents to send their teenagers on a summer trip to Israel. In 1999, more than 100 families attended. This past November, there were only eight. The low turnout appears to reflect parental anxiety...

  • The Conversation

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    We were too late for the early bird special at the Swiss Chalet restaurant in Delray Beach, Fla., but there was a line anyway for the roast chicken that is widely acclaimed as being almost as good as my mother's.

    In Delray Beach last week, as in the rest of south Florida, people...

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  • Human Sacrifice

    By Rob Eshman

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The government of Israel has wisely chosen to cooperate with a U.S.-led international commission that began investigating Israeli-Palestinian violence this week. Led by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, the commission hopes its work will reduce the violence in the region and lead...

  • Sibling Rivalry

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    I have three sisters, two older and one younger. My youngest sister, Debbie, was born when I was 8 years old. In the months leading up to her birth, I remember clearly the anxiety I felt over the possibility that it might turn out to be a boy and I might end up with a brother.

    I...

  • Sibling Rivalry

    By Ronnie Friedland

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It's a cautionary tale for parents, and one whose message will resonate with children: the new DreamWorks telling of the biblical tale of Joseph in the animated direct-to-video film "Joseph: King of Dreams."In a style similar to that of "The Prince of Egypt," which told the story of...

  • Where the Heart Is

    By Teresa Strasser

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    They say you can never go home again.

    Well, you can. Only you might find yourself staying at a Travelodge, driving a rented Ford Contour and staking out your childhood home like some noir private eye just trying to catch a glimpse of the Johnny-come-latelys that are now living in your...

  • Spellbound

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "I was in all of one spelling bee in my life," confides Myla Goldberg, the author of "Bee Season," who'll read from her stunning debut novel at the Jewish Book Festival this week. The overachiever was in the fourth grade, and she smugly expected to win - until she was asked to spell...

  • Majoring in Courage

    By David Evanier

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    These are tense days for the Los Angeles parents of Jewish students studying at Israeli universities and yeshivas. Their sons and daughters are among some 4,000 Americans studying in Israel this year in a wide range of programs. Major universities, yeshivas, kibbutzim, the Israel...

  • Viagra and Love

    By Ellie Kahn

    March 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    I've been thinking about sex.

    Now that I'm over 50, I'm enjoying sex more than I did in my youth. Will the fun last, I wonder?

    Many people assume that aging means the loss of sexuality. I don't want to believe it. Maybe, as we get older, our pictures of what constitutes sex just has to...

  • Reviving a Public School

    By Beverly Gray

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Four years ago, when Robyn Ritter Simon's eldest son was ready to start kindergarten, she looked at her local public school and found it lacking. It was not that Canfield Elementary School fell short academically. The Simons live in a West Los Angeles neighborhood that is heavily...
  • Love and Marriage

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    April 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The midrash says that poverty is the worst of all afflictions. But I think it's something else -- loneliness. Human beings are lonely creatures, craving love. I see it in the eyes of elderly men who lose their wives of half a century or more. I see it in the longing and desperation...
  • Halloween Lessons

    By Jolie Greiff

    October 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treating: just clean fun or forbidden anti-Jewish activities? Like most issues in the Jewish community, it depends on who you ask. And not surprisingly, a Jewish school's stand on Halloween observance may not be shared by the students or their...
  • Parenting by Example

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I remember how amazed I was by the story. Tom and Pauline Nichter and their 11-year-old son, Jason, were on the nightly news, speaking with reporters from the police station. They had found a lost wallet on the street; it contained more than $2,000 in cash, a credit card, a passport...

  • Here and Now

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When my mother discovered that she had left her hearing aid back in her apartment, on the 28th floor of the Northshore Towers in Queens, N.Y., I thought for sure that meant we would miss the bus into Manhattan and, as a result, could forget about seeing "The Lion King."

    "It doesn't...

  • Grandkids Inc.

    By Stephen A. Simon

    June 4, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Grandkids Inc.

    Until children reach a certain age, parents seethem simply as beloved offspring. Flesh of their flesh. Withbittersweet nostalgia, they remember all, from the Gerber days tograduation day.

    But then it happens: the transformation.

    Suddenly, when your parents look...

  • A Woman’s Voice

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Israel has always meant a lot to my parents, butit was my mother who took the Jewish state personally. She waspregnant at the time Israel was being created, in the spring of 1948,and to this day, she still describes the joy -- the triumph! -- ofbringing a new life into a world where...

  • Three Stories

    By Linda Feldman

    February 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    My son, Jason,called the other day and jokingly said that I didn't keep myword.

    "About what?" I asked. "I have never broken apromise to you."

    "When I was 7," he said, "you gave a radio headsetto someone, and when I asked you to buy me a set, you told me, 'Yes-- but not until you are...

  • Easing the Pain

    By Beverly Gray

    October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Ethan Gura doesn't remember his sister. Still, he cannot forgether. He can't forget that Rebecca Alexandra Gura died in 1991 after afour and a half year battle with leukemia. She was then six yearsold. He was three.

    Now, at age 9, Ethan is a veteran of various therapies, alldesigned...

  • Make the Time Count

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Child rearing, it turns out, is a relativelyshort-term project. The truth is that we don't have them for verylong. Eighteen years, that's all. Eighteen years, from birth untilthey move away to Stanford. If your child is 5, you've got 13 yearsleft. If your child is 8, you've got 10...
  • A Warning to Revolutionaries

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Once, I was a revolutionary. I belonged to the generation of long hair and crazy ideas. We did more than invent rock music and protest an unjust war. We believed that we could create a new society, populated by new people -- people freed of the prejudices and life-choking rigidities...

  • Dear Deborah

    By Deborah Berger

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Family events do not necessarily create closeness. Painting "Tompkins Square Park" by Morris Shulman, from "The Jews in America," 1994

    One Big, Happy...

    Dear Deborah,

    I have always had the fantasy of having a big family. I complained bitterly to my parents about being a single child,...

  • Turn Off the TV

    By Ari L. Goldman

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    What's the biggest problem facing today's high school graduate? Separating fantasy from reality. And television is the culprit.

    That's the view of Steven Carr Reuben, the rabbi of Kehillath Israel in Pacific Palisades, who specializes in teaching parents how to raise ethical children...

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