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  • Religion:  It’s A Dog’s Life!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    August 6, 2014 | 5:26 pm

    "C’est une vie de chien!"

    “It's a dog's life!”  The French use this expression to shrug their frustration at the overwhelming struggles of life.  To me, it is a statement of how random our most important beliefs are.

    Growing up in Iran, many Muslims believed dogs to be ritually...

  • When Friends Become Anti-Semites

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    July 23, 2014 | 6:05 pm

    This week, all diversity training and tolerance enhancing programs failed.  It’s like when you prepare for an earthquake with a drill, but don’t really care.

    We are all guilty.  We all whisper words of bigotry in the privacy of our homes.  But, in today’s social media, we have...

  • The Wisdom of Compassion:  Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    July 6, 2014 | 10:46 am

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama turns 79 today July 6, 2014.  He was born to a farming family in northeastern Tibet as Lhamo Dhondup on July 6, 1935.  At the age of two, he was deemed the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama by Buddhist.  At age of fifteen, following China’s invasion,...

  • Spiritual But Not Religious- A Sexless Marriage!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 24, 2014 | 6:15 pm

    Organized religion often impedes the path to spirituality.  For many, religion blocks faith. 

    I often hear “I am spiritual but not religious!”  Spirituality without good religion is a sexless marriage.

    The SBNR wants to experience the mystical while protesting three imposing...

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  • My New Hero Pope Francis: The Religion of Love

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    March 2, 2014 | 4:47 pm

    When I was a child our family used a certain brand of ketchup.   I would look  down on those who used another brand, thinking "how uncultured!"  It was not until years later that I found our ketchup to be in the lower range of the market.

    Many of us judge other religions the same...

  • Pretty Lights and Paid Time Off Work, What’s Not to Like?  Mostly.

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    December 24, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    One of the nice things about living a seamless Jewish life is no more Christmas angst.  The key is staying out of malls or planning to make a day of it.  (A friend and I were reminded of this when we made the innocent decision to see The Hobbit at The Grove.  Could not believe the...

  • Jew Prays, Is Arrested

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    October 19, 2012 | 2:11 pm

    We should all be outraged. On Tuesday, October 13, a Jew in the Middle East was arrested, shackled, stripped and roughed up for praying the Shema in public.  As it happens, the Middle Eastern country in question is the State of Israel, and the Jew was Anat Hoffman, Executive...

  • The Transformative Power of Ritual

    March 26, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    I wake up to an inbox full of dozens of emails, global news demanding reaction, and a daily agenda triple the size of what will prove achievable. How am I to pause to turn inward? When I put on my tefillin each morning, I consider what I need to become liberated from in order to...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Reports Bird Flu Cases

    Israel confirmed its first contagion by a deadly strain of avian flu. The Agriculture Ministry officially announced Monday that a virus that killed turkeys and chickens at three Negev farms was H5N1, a virulent strain that has spread across Europe,...

  • Image and Reality in L.A.

    By Yuval Rotem

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Critics say Los Angeles is all image. The city, they claim, presents an illusion to the world much like the movies Hollywood projects on its big screens. The myth goes that it's a city of facades, with the favored tools are the editor's airbrush or the plastic surgeon's scalpel....

  • 7 Days In Arts

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Gain insight into Oaxacan culture that goes beyond mole sauce this afternoon. The Skirball's latest in their "Cinema: A Musical Journey Through Film" series is "I Am a Butterfly," a documentary about Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs that explores her Mixtec roots, and...

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