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  • Preschool Project Strives to Educate All

    By Rabbi Eli Hecht

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    King Solomon was known to have coined the expression, "Educate the child accordingly so that when he grows old, he will not leave." In other words, take advantage of the child's education as soon as possible.

    In modern times, this admonition certainly applies to preschool, and it's...

  • Herring and Haftarah

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Single malt Scotch. Schmaltz herring. Cholent. Kugel. Marble sheet cake. What do all these delicacies have in common?

    Yes, they all contribute to heart disease, but there's something more: They are all served at the Kiddush Club. A Kiddush Club is an exclusive group of shulgoers...

  • Professor Donates Dickens Collection

    By Tom Tugend

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fagin, who recruits a gang of young thieves in "Oliver Twist," is arguably the most villainous caricature of a Jew in English literature -- not excepting Shakespeare's Shylock -- but his creator, Charles Dickens, was no dyed-in-the-wool anti-Semite.

    Indeed, in "Our Mutual Friend,"...

  • East Meets West

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    About six months ago, Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times opinion section, phoned his friend, Rabbi Gary Greenebaum, West Coast regional director of the American Jewish Committee (AJ Committee). Rodriguez had attended events purported to promote...

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