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  • Bedouin life from a child’s eye view through a camera

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A young Bedouin boy casually leans against a rough-hewn wooden table, his kaffiyeh blowing in the wind. Laid before him are some of the traditional tools of Bedouin coffee-making, essential to their culture of hospitality. A mortar and pestle for grinding the beans, a large cast-iron...
  • A Nod to Heroes of Past and Present

    By Simon Greer

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The holiday of Passover celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, but the Haggadah doesn't mention

    Nachshon ben Aminadav.

    Who was this man?

    According to the biblical account of the Exodus, the people have no sooner left Egypt than they encounter a...

  • Why Are We Jews?

    By Rabbi Asher Brander

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Biblical stories are in our present -- in the cheder we cried when we learned of the sale of Joseph -- and we rejoiced in his ascendancy to power. There was a freshness, a vigor, a nearness, which we felt in that drama." -- Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveichik

    Oh to be a fly on the wall of...

  • It’s Not Your Zayde’s Klezmer Anymore

    By Gaby Friedman

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Musician Eric Stein felt disillusioned with rock 'n' roll. He spent years slogging away in a band without "making it," so he started looking for something else.

    He considered being a history professor, but then, a new instrument and an old style of music changed his mind.

    The...

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  • A Fishy Miracle

    By Kathleen Vallee Stein

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The fish was the ugliest I had ever seen. I actually recoiled as my son proudly pointed him out in the aquarium. He loves fish.

    Most boys want a dog or a cat. Fish, it seems, capture my son's imagination.

    "Fish," he told me, "don't bark or jump on guests."

    "You can't pet them or...

  • Couch Quest—Path to Past and Future

    By Michael Bronski

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Furniture, vital in everyday life, hardly ever plays a large role in art. Henry James' "The Spoils of Poynton" comes to mind, in which the characters' inner lives are manifested in their dreadful fight over inherited furnishings, as do stories by Anzia Yezierska, in which the meager...

  • The Haunted Divorce

    By Adam Gilad

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    She was beautiful. She was sweet, smart and reflective. She was a devoted mother of a little girl, clearly able to love and to carry on a bright, thoughtful conversation. We connected, and, in first moments made drunk by hope, we discovered a shared passion for the poet, Rumi, and...

  • Friendly Match-Ups

    By Lilla Zuckerman

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It was the perfect day for a wedding. As birds chirped, guests sniffled and the bride and groom exchanged vows, I sat in the back row and reflected on the wedding party, all dutifully standing at attention up front. The bridesmaids, decked out in periwinkle, were my former sorority...

  • Schwarzenegger Retracts Waldheim Wedding Toast

    By Adam Wills

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he regrets his 1986 wedding toast to former U.N. Secretary Kurt Waldheim.

    "It was a mistake," Schwarzenegger told The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. "You can't go [back]. It's always easier to be smart in...

  • The Price We Pay

    By Rabbi Steven Weil

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Jacob spent 20 long years in the home of his father-in-law, Laban, before he could return to the land of Canaan, his home and homeland.

    He had been threatened, cheated, tricked, attacked, injured and orphaned over the course of those years. Certainly, he was hoping to settle down...

  • Grandma’s Bridge

    By Allan M. Jalon

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Grandma Moses retrospective traveling around America these days doesn't tell a story I know about this particular Moses. Nowhere does the story appear in the more than 60 pictures of apple picking, maple sugaring and other pleasant rural scenes by a "primitive" artist whom...

  • Ten Years After the Wall

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    On a frosty November morning, I walked around the two massive, ruined synagogues that form a unique surviving Jewish complex in Kalvarija, a small, sleepy town in southern Lithuania near the border with Poland.

    One of the synagogues was built in the early 18th century. Its roof had...

  • Living in the Here and Now

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When the Chassidic master, Reb Yitzchak Yakov, the Seer of Lublin, died, his disciples divided his worldly goods. One got his books and his notes, another his shtender, his study lectern, one his Kiddush cup, another his tallit and tefillin. When it was all distributed, there...
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