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  • It’s Passover Time Down Under, Mate

    By Linda Morel

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Because Australia is situated below the equator, its seasons rebel against the Jewish calendar. Our winter is their summer; our spring their fall. Although Passover's rituals and symbols resonate spring, the holiday is celebrated in autumn Down Under.

    "Passover begins just as the...

  • Reform Shuls Object to Kol HaNeshamah

    By Andrea Adelson

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Objections raised by two established Reform congregations to a start-up alternative shul in Irvine has forced the new group to temporarily

    postpone seeking admission to the Reform movement's national organization, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC). Nearby synagogues,...

  • Inspiration Burns in Flames of Menorah

    By Rahel Musleah

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Every Chanukah, I am struck by the beauty of my chanukiyah as the flames glow steadily against the darkness around them. It helps that the chanukiyah uses wicks dipped in olive oil, which nourishes them for hours, instead of candles that burn down in half an hour. I usually admire...

  • History Comes Alive

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Italian scholar Francesco Spagnolo is keenly aware of the long-standing Jewish presence in Italy.

    "Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many varied origins live together, and in such a stimulating, if at times threatening, environment as in the land they...

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  • Reading Into the Holidays

    By Denise Berger

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A few years ago, Aish HaTorah Rabbi Yaacov Deyo (of SpeedDating fame) presented me with a book before Rosh Hashana. With this simple, gracious gesture he changed forever the way I relate to what can be the most daunting time on the Jewish calendar.

    Passover seders, Purim carnivals...

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