I had a dinner with a woman mad
for God. I told her I have learned to walk
without a crutch. She told me I was made
to look like him but I have always thought
he has my nose. So am I God’s worst blunder
or is he mine? She told me I should raise
my children in my image. That’s...
Moving and Shaking: AFHU award dinner, TRZ Yom HaShoah event and fire safety at B’nai David-Judea
Israeli military networks breached by hackers
Torah Portion: Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Sarah Bassin on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Jonathan Hanish on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Chaim Mentz on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Edward Feinstein on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Survivors speak out on the anniversaries of the Armenian Genocide and the liberation of Auschwitz
April 19, 2013 | 11:04 am
I had a dinner with a woman mad
April 18, 2013 | 8:23 am
Exalted One –
You call us to holiness,
To climb the ladder,
Higher and higher,
To reach as far as we might,
But never to rise above the angels.
You call us to purity,
To be as priests,
In this world,
Separate and apart,
Between our flawed humanness...
April 18, 2013 | 1:25 am
Thomas Soxberger was born in 1965 in Lower Austria. He moved to Vienna to study History and Jewish Studies. In the early 1990s Thomas participated in Yiddish Summer Programmes in Oxford. 1998-2000 - Master Degree in Yiddish Studies at London University. After moving back to London,...
April 10, 2013 | 7:43 am
Near the Atlantic Ocean, past the last subway station,
Streaks of sand on the sidewalk,
Armies of aging Jews soaking up sun
As if it were Talmud,
And the rickety white stairs
To an apartment like a frail body.
My uncle and aunt were both warty, like alligators....
April 4, 2013 | 4:22 pm
Birth Day is an album of 8 songs woven with lyrical melodies and 3 intricately crafted poems orchestrated almost entirely by natural sounds. It explores archetypes and the divine feminine in our collective unconscious with extreme sensitivity to the complexity and daring of...
April 3, 2013 | 8:41 am
The time they drove through Delaware
listening to Poogy, planning the future
and she sat up like a Chagall bride, told
him she was afraid. “Of what?” he asked.
“Of an icy life” she said. No fear of that
he assured her, and she believed him, madly.
This poem first...
March 28, 2013 | 4:10 amHow do you measure anything —count your deaths, who loves you, who loves you knot.Today you are the ox, tomorrow the victimof the gorging ox.You build a house, you are holy,but your walls are shaky.Inside there is wine to be drunk.Outside there is a plague....
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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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When the New Reform Congregation [now Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills] was established in 1984, Debbie was our chazzan for 3 years. She responded, and the congregation was thrilled, as truly “the old dreamed new dreams and the youth saw visions.” Our shul was “alive to the...
January 5, 2011 | 10:01 am
Best friends Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld argue occasionally. Most often their disputes involve commas, line breaks and word connotations.
Bloch and Kronfeld work together to translate Hebrew poetry, including “Hovering at a Low Altitude,” the collected works of late Israeli...
December 10, 2008 | 3:04 pm
Robert Dowd -- Pop Art Money -- See Jan.17 listing
Fri., Dec. 12
"Laemmle Through the Decades: 1938-2008, 70 Years in 7 Days." It must have been an extraordinarily difficult task to select only seven films to represent the rich and diverse history of the Laemmle Theatres...
September 11, 2008 | 3:22 am
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Trailer for the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, May 8
Sun., March 9
Barrage in "High Strung." The young, hip cast of Barrage, a contemporary string ensemble, will dish out high-energy virtuosity in their newest show. The international cast features six violinists/vocalists, a...
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