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  • Adventures in Smart Phone Repair

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    November 27, 2013 | 12:00 am

    At first, I was a bit confused. Did I not plug in my cell phone completely? Did my computer going into “sleep” mode cause it to stop charging the phone? Eventually, after experiencing the problem with four different cords, including two at home, one at work, and one in the car, I...

  • Wild Parrot Wolf Whistles Wood Deck Refinished by The Handy Hazzan and Roxy

    By Cantor Harris Shore, The Handy Hazzan

    November 3, 2013 | 3:40 pm


    For the first time since 1888, the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day, November 28 this year, and it won’t happen again for some 7000 years to come!  For many of our non-Jewish friends, Christmas arrives less than a month later.  With all the festivities planned, and...

  • Mechanic Mom

    May 8, 2012 | 7:13 pm

    Rebekah Fleischaker knows a thing or two about working as a woman in a male-dominated field. A mechanic for more than 20 years and owner of Sherman Oaks-based California Automotive and Mobile Mechanics, she goes by the moniker “Carchick.”

    When Fleischaker speaks at women’s...

  • Synagogues re-group as economic downturn challenges building campaigns

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 19, 2008 | 2:05 am

    ALTTEXT
    After a chunk of plaster fell from the ceiling last month, the main sanctuary at historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple was closed



    Julie Miller walked a fine line when she delivered her annual president's message to the congregation of Wilshire Boulevard Temple on Erev Rosh Hashanah.

    She...

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  • In lieu of perfection

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Two Jews once came before the Talmudic sage Rav Yannai.

    "The branches of his tree extend into the public domain," one claimed. "They're a public hazard, interfering with the camel traffic. Master, you must surely rule that he is obligated to remove the tree."

    The tree owner...

  • Linens and things II: A bright idea

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    March 24, 2008 | 11:53 am


    Our front light burned out … again.

    Of course, replacing it isn’t as simple as screwing in a new lightbulb. There is a process:

    1) Open garage door – carefully avoiding crickets, spiders and other creepy crawies – to obtain step ladder
    2) Get a screwdriver to...

  • New Year, New Orleans

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "I think of Pompeii," wrote Anne Brener in a September article for The Jewish Journal. "New Orleans was so beautiful."

    She wrote of her beloved New Orleans in the past tense, but during the High Holidays, she helped restore a measure of present hope. L.A. transplant Brener, a...

  • Restoration’s Silver Lining

    By Rachel Brand

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Silversmith David Friedman has the unique ability to trace the origin of almost every antique that comes across his desk. "People ask me all the time, 'How did you know that? How did you know that goblet was actually made in India?'" Friedman said. "We just know from experience. We...

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