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  • Men who rock Israel’s history appear locally

    By Amy Klein

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Can the history of a nation be told through its music? If that nation has only been around for about 60 years, it's conceivable.

    This month it's possible to follow Israel's history -- or at least the zeitgeist of its people -- in Los Angeles through three very different sounds of...

  • Battle of the sexes reaches Talmudic teachings—why can’t girls learn Gemara?

    By Amy Klein

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When Sharon Stein Merkin attended a Modern Orthodox religious day school in Los Angeles, she didn't learn Mishna or Gemara, the Oral law, because her school, like most in the 1980s and '90s, didn't teach women Talmud.

    But it was only when she attended seminary in Israel after...

  • Serious Matters and the Mind/Heart Problem

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The cover story, "The Final Taboo," in this issue caused a certain amount of soul searching in our offices this week. Not that we questioned the piece or the reporting itself. Everyone had only praise for Religion Editor Julie Gruenbaum Fax, and the research and writing that went...