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  • A collective effort to remember the first woman rabbi on her yahrzeit

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    September 30, 2015 | 2:52 pm

    This summer, we had a wonderful congregational riverboat cruise along the Danube, exploring the Jewish dimensions of Europe, and the roles Jews played throughout the centuries in what is now Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. In almost every town, even when there...

  • Torah portion: Justice and mercy

    August 19, 2015 | 10:41 am

    Judaism understands both mercy and justice to be divine attributes, and yet these two traits stand in direct contradiction. To be merciful requires a suspension of what justice demands. To be just requires a suspension of the compassion that leads to mercy.

    On the High Holy Days,...

  • Now there’s an app for atonement – meet eScapegoat

    By Tess Cutler

    September 23, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    The confessions come flooding in at this time of year to the Twitter feed of the atonement app eScapegoat:

    I told him the cupcake was gluten-free.

    I always use my roommate’s bathroom so I don’t have to clean my own.

    I’ve spent all my mother’s money since she died.


  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 10, 2014 | 8:00 pm

    Dennis Ross, former senior Middle East adviser to President Barack Obama, appeared in a panel discussion on “Israel, America and the Middle East: Challenges for 2014” on March 19 at Sinai Temple.

    During the event, Ross expressed pessimism about the prospect of U.S. Secretary of...

  • Despite hate mail, Pasadena church to host Muslim group’s convention

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 7, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    Since deciding to host the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s (MPAC) 12th annual convention on Dec. 15, All Saints Church, Pasadena has received dozens of hate-filled messages.

    “We’ve begun to receive some of the most vile, vituperative, ugly, mean-spirited email correspondence I've...