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Tag: Religious Education
May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm"Do Jewish people still practice sacrifices?"
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March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pmA few years ago I invited a Mormon family to our seder. The presence of non-Jewish guests in our home changed the dynamic in many ways, not the least of which was our newfound enthusiasm for giving clear and thorough explanations of the rituals we observe each year. This Mormon...
January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pmOne can learn a great deal about how not to parent by reading the stories of the dysfunctional matriarchal/patriarchal families that comprise a substantial proportion of the narrative in Genesis. One pattern that generates much pain for the dramatis personae of the first book of...
November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pmn 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed, "I do therefore invite my fellow ... to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving.... And I recommend to them that ... they do also ... commend to [God's] tender care all those who have become widows,...
November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pmOf all the regular columns in The Jewish Journal, I enjoy the Singles column the most. You know, the one typically written by a 30-something still out there, searching for Mr. or Ms. Right.
I married young and don't really know too much about the singles scene. But invariably this...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Jewish organizations expressed disappointment over President Bush's recent signing of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), saying the bill does not go far enough to help Jewish children in private school who need extra educational support.
February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.
For Jewishly committed parents, that saying should extend to one other area: private school tuition.
Michael Sklar, a Tarzana accountant, recently tried to make a change to that rule and failed. On Jan. 31, the 9th U.S. Circuit...