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  • Why I Pray For Patients.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 29, 2014 | 7:27 am

    When I first met Ralph, he was 82 years old.  He suffered from shortness of breath which started when his wife of 56 years was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer.  Upon further investigation, I diagnosed him with a weak heart and a very tight aortic valve which required immediate...

  • Sons of Abraham: Talking Faith, Family and Friendship in the 21st Century

    By Salvador Litvak

    May 21, 2014 | 10:53 am

    A Christian, a Jew, and a Muslim walk into a bar. The bartender says, “What is this, a joke?”

    Actually, it’s a true story: the Muslim, Rahmi Mowjood, ordered a virgin mojito and shared Sufi poetry. The Jew related how he became the Accidental Talmudist. And the Christian, Jason...

  • There’s a Prayer for That

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    December 18, 2013 | 12:30 am

    It’s said we Jews have a prayer for everything. In a sense, it’s true. Traditional Jewish prayer books have prayers for a wide variety of things, from the abstract, like the wish for peace, to the more concrete, such as gratitude for the miraculous way in which our bodies work.

    ...
  • Blessings For Beloved Pets - Part II

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 5, 2013 | 10:13 am

    This past week I posted a blog on whether Jews should say the Mourner's Kaddish for a beloved pet. I have received many responses to that blog both in agreement with me that distinctions must be made between human beings and pets and that the Mourner's Kaddish is meant for mourners...

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  • Three Jewish Mothers

    By Ilana Angel

    May 6, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    In speaking with both my mother, and the mother of my Englishman this weekend, I was struck by how similar these women are.  Not only to each other, but to me.  The three of us are all Jewish mothers, living in three different countries, but all with the same hopes and dreams for...

  • A Blessing for Hitler? May His Memory Be Eradicated

    By Pini Herman

    January 25, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Demographers are always looking for classifications and categories.  I mistakenly assumed, as many sons do, that because of what I thought were some unique circumstances, my mom was in a class by herself. Pondering about it, I also wondered how, using Jewish standards, how at the...

  • Who by water, and who by fire?

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    August 31, 2009 | 7:35 am

    We have been hearing the sounds of the shofar every morning since the month of Elul began. And within its wordless cry we already hear the echoes of the liturgy of Rosh Hashana. None more than the echoes of Nitaneh Tokef’s, “Who will Live, and who will die?  Who by water, and who by...

  • VideoGuide to L.A. - Volume 5 - Jew vs. Wild

    By Jay Firestone

    November 3, 2008 | 6:03 pm

    Volume V: Jew vs. Wild

    One of the main reasons I moved to Los Angeles was for the weather.  Unfortunately, it took me a few months before I really started taking advantage of the climate and outdoor activities, like hiking, fishing, swimming, sailing, sunbathing, people watching, breathing, etc.  And of course, the common stereotype exists that Jews and the wilderness are not a match made in heaven.  But I traveled deep into the wild (Santa Monica pier and the Hollywood Hills) to prove that in the battle between Jews and the wild…Jews win.

  • USC Trojans march for restored Torah; Backyard tashlich in Fairfax

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Trojans Greet Restored Torah
     
    When the Trojan fight song rings out at a Torah restoration ceremony, where else could you be but at USC?

    About 100 people gathered Sunday under the shade of sycamore trees in front of the university's Bovard Auditorium to witness the ceremonial...

  • Questions, Prayers and Shabbat Lights

    By Amy Klein

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Interfaith Questions

    Why do bad things happen to good people? Or why do bad things happen to me? Dr. Aryeh Dean Cohen paraphrased these questions at an April 5 interfaith dialogue on theodicy or how to reconcile a benevolent God with evil.

    The roundtable dialogue, "Jewish and...

  • Just One Shabbat

    By Amy Klein

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Just one Shabbos and we'll all be free," religious rocker Mordechai Ben David sang back in the 1980s. Well, for the last decade, one Jewish organization has tried to get people to experience Shabbat at least once a year. The National Jewish Outreach Project (NJOP) on March 3...

  • Between the Pages for Young, Young-at-Heart

    By Gaby Friedman

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Let's face it. Many people go to synagogue on the High Holidays because they have to. A feeling of poorly understood and unappreciated obligation can pervade this time of year. But it doesn't have to. You can put yourself or your children in the spirit and in the know with help from...

  • A Prayer for Victims of Hurricane Katrina

    By Rabbi Naomi Levy

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Are You watching, God?

    Have You seen the innocent swept away?

    Are You listening, God?

    Have You heard their cries?

    Be with them, God.

    Be their strength and their comfort.

    Let them know You are near.

    Work through us, God.

    Teach us to be Your messengers on earth.

    Wake us up, God,

    ...
  • City’s Plight Brings Flood of Memories

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In New Orleans, the Jews are the only ones buried in the ground. Others, if their mourners have any means at all, are laid with the expectation of eternal rest in stone crypts to protect them from rising waters. My mother used to say, "Someday, we Jews'll all be floatin' down the...

  • Boy Scouts Blend Values at Shul Tent

    By Aliza Karp

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Boy Scout troop 711 from Alaska lost four of its leaders in a freak electrical accident on the first day of the recent National Scout Jamboree here, the one Jewish Scout in the Alaska contingent was left in a quandary.

    On the Sunday morning of the gathering, when jamboree...

  • Spiritual Help Can Benefit Hopelessly Ill

    By Judy Gruen

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When my friend, Debra, learned that a young man she knew had been in a tragic accident and was comatose, she went to the hospital to visit him every day for three months. No one knew if the man would emerge from his deep, distant sleep, but Debra believed that he would.

    During her...

  • A Daf a Day

    By Dr. Warren Klein

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Growing up religious in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, I didn't have much choice when it came to religious studies: it was full time till I was 18. I always felt it was being shoved down my throat.

    So I stayed away from religious studies for about a decade -- from college, through...

  • Time to Go Home

    By Nathan D. Wirtschafter

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When my wife and I woke up on the day we made aliyah, we talked and decided that we felt good. Natural. Normal. A little excited. A bit eager. Somewhat tired from some late-night, last-minute packing. Above all, we were ready. It was time to go.

    The family dressed in T-shirts that...

  • Faith Holds Fast

    By Neil Steinberg

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Almost every Friday afternoon for the last few months, I've been visited at my office by a pair of young Chasidic Jews -- high school students in big black hats and sporting the wispy beginnings of what I am certain will someday be fine beards.

    "Howdy boys," I say, welcoming them.

    ...

  • ‘Light’ From Darkness

    By Rita Berman Frischer

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What a year! Struggle and loss, the threat of war, earthquakes and elections. Like many of us, I'd begun to feel as though peace, not to mention peace of mind, was always going to stay just one upheaval away.

    And then the man in UPS brown arrived. He brought an envelope containing a...

  • Beth Sholom’s New Siddur

    By Journal Staff

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    For some, synagogue choreography is as mystifying as opera. To enjoy an opera, though, aficionados know to review the scenes in a libretto before the curtain rises. Yet the typical siddur prayerbook provides no such guidance. "The prayerbook, rather than help them, becomes an...

  • Sin

    By Amy Klein

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    By the time you read this, it's probably too late for me.

    To repent, I mean.

    You might be reading this on the day before Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement itself, and by then -- despite all the rabbinic lore of last-minute deathbed confessions and Indiana Jones-style...

  • The Golden Calf

    By Abby Gilad

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    We are entering the homestretch. Aug. 9 is the first of Elul, the last month in the Jewish calendar. It is a time when Jews around the world begin to prepare for the High Holy Days by saying prayers called "Selichot." These are prayers to ask forgiveness of God. It is said that...

  • UCLA Hillel Mourns Victims

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It was a postcard-perfect afternoon outside Kerckhoff Hall on UCLA's campus on Tuesday, Aug. 6., but Debra Bach could not stop crying.

    The day before, Bach had been in San Diego attending the funeral of her Hebrew University roommate, Marla Bennett. Now she stood among 150 people...

  • Red String

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I wear a piece of red string around my right wrist, a talisman for healing.

    Since receiving a diagnosis of lung cancer a year ago, my life has continued in a relatively "normal" vein, recognizable to secular Jewish Westerners like myself. I meet with the best oncologists and take...

  • YULA Alumna Injured in Blast

    By Julie G Fax

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Tuesday morning prayers at the girls school of Yeshiva High School of Los Angeles (YULA) took a little longer than usual this week.

    It wasn't just the extra Tehillim (Psalms) the high school girls added for their former schoolmate Ariella Feinstein, 20, who was injured in Saturday...

  • The Most Dangerous Game

    By Rabbi Yakov Vann

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Today I received a phone call from an 18-year-old named Steven. Steven and I were scheduled to meet at Starbucks in a few days, prior to his leaving for U.S. military service. He called to let me know that he could not keep our appointment as the Marine Corps insisted that he report...

  • Find the Gems

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There once was a man who could provide only potatoes for his family's subsistence. As the monotony and the poverty wore on, he prayed, and his prayers were answered. There fell into his hands a mysterious map to a magical Island of Diamonds.

    Begging a boat, he set sail on a long and...

  • By Journal Staff

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Three Rabbis were talking over a regular Sunday morning breakfast get-together.

    Rabbi Ginsberg said, "We have such a problem with mice at our shul. The shammos sets all kinds of baited traps but they keep coming back. Do either of you learned men know how I can get rid of these...

  • Nighttime Devotion

    By Dennis Gura

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Entering the Temple of Dreams: Jewish Prayers, Movements and Meditations for the End of the Day" by Tamar Frankiel and Judy Greenfeld. (Jewish Lights Publishing, $16.95)

    Jews have a long history of publishing various types of devotional literature. Historically, just as men and...

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