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  • Obituaries

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Irvin Atkins died July 14 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae; and daughter, Marilyn Feiman. Groman

    LILLIAN BADEN died July 14 at 90. She is survived by her son, Jerry; grandchild, Dylan; and many relatives. Hillside

    Theodore Berg died Aug. 9 at 91. He is survived by his...

  • Obituaries

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Michael Angel died June 12 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Judith (Bob Salvaria); son, Stephen (Ellen); five grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Ruth Anne Baim died June 16 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Sol) Mandelblatt; grandchildren, Michael Mandelblatt...

  • Spectator - ‘Time’: a Truthful Family Portrait

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For Los Angeles artist Shelley Adler, the epiphany came after her second diagnosis of breast cancer and near-death from diverticulitis in 2001. Following her lumpectomy and two weeks in the hospital, she returned home and glimpsed cartons of family photographs she had collected since...

  • The Many Lives of Lev Nussimbaum

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    "The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life" (Random House, $25.95).

    Lev Nussimbaum lived as though life were theater, inventing an identity, dressing the part, shifting scenes, seeking audiences everywhere. He thought he could keep rewriting the...

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  • Jewish Groups Join Quake Relief Efforts

    By Dan Baron

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For thousands of young Israelis, the sun-drenched archipelagos of Southeast Asia were the perfect destination to forget the rigors of military service.

    But this week, that post-Zionist nirvana became a nightmare. The tsunami that swept India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the...

  • Wonderousness of the First Time

    By Joan G Friedman

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A bar mitzvah is a time of becoming an adult. While my son was ready to proclaim, "Today I am a man," he also had to go through life with his voice changing and the wearing of braces for a perfect smile.

    My first experience with this momentous occasion was after our son celebrated...

  • The hidden benefits of Meshuggeneh relatives

    By Leonard Felder

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Passover seder is a wonderful chance to connect with certain relatives that you love, along with hearing again the inspiring account of moving out of enslavement and fear while moving toward freedom and compassion for all who are hungry or mistreated. But for the majority of...

  • Sound of Silence

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "So, maybe we should get to know each other."

    My husband Glenn's voice cracked like an adolescent as he broke the hour-long quiet inside the car. Glenn looked expectantly toward Jacek, a partner at a Warsaw-based software company and Glenn's business contact.

    When I had decided to...

  • Getting Genealogy Help Off the Net

    By Adam Wills

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Joanna Rubiner, a 33-year-old actress from Los Feliz, sits in front of a microfilm reader that is likely older than she is. With a turn of the hand crank, she slowly scrolls through page after page of a ship's manifest hoping to find the name of an elusive ancestor who immigrated to...

  • Candles Shine From L.A. to Tel Aviv

    By Rachel Brand

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The miracle of Chanukah took on a double meaning Dec. 4, when Los Angeles Holocaust survivors participated in a menorah-lighting ceremony with their counterparts in Tel Aviv via videoconferencing.

    "We celebrate the miracle of Chanukah, and we also celebrate the miracle that we...

  • Where the Wild Things Came From

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Every Sunday night in the late 1930s, Maurice Sendak's immigrant relatives descended on his Brooklyn home and ate everything in sight.

    "I was afraid they might eat me," said the celebrated children's author and illustrator, the subject of a new exhibit, "Where the Wild Things Are:...

  • Wordless Lessons

    By Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The proverbial apple may not fall far from the tree. Often, though, the question is: which tree?

    The Torah portion opens by tracing Pinchas' lineage back to his paternal grandfather, Moses' brother, Aaron. Pinchas, it will be recalled from last week's reading, dramatically put an end...

  • Coping

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 7, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    En route home were Alice and Leo Howard and their 14-year-old grandsons, Yoni Howard and Adam Blitz, all of whom had survived the July 30 suicide bombings in Jerusalem's crowded Mahane Yehuda.

    After the El Al jet landed, the relatives greeted each other with hugs and tears and counted...