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  • [UPDATED] Highway construction downs L.A. Eruv for Sabbath

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 15, 2012 | 3:58 pm

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv, which allows observant Jews to carry items within its restricted boundaries on the Sabbath, will not be in operation on the Shabbat that starts at sundown today, June 15 due to a break caused by construction on the 405 Freeway, according to a posting...

  • Bucking the tattoo taboo

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Two years ago, Andy Abrams was startled to notice a 20-something colleague tattooed with the Hebrew word, shechina. The woman hadn't been raised in an observant household, like Abrams: "Yet she not only chose a word heavy with religious meaning, she chose a style of script only found...