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  • Jewish Men Don’t Cheat! Ha! And Ashley Madison is a Dating Site!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 17, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Ever since Tiger Woods slipped and unleashed a fury onto himself, every woman out there has been asking the same question: “How could he?  Why would he?”  Then, Jesse James, a.k.a. Mr. Sandra Bullock followed in suit, not to mention countless government officials; gay or straight. ...

  • A summertime find—future Jewish leaders

    By Zachary Lasker

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As a camper, Max Kates was full of energy, soaking up everything Camp Ramah in Ojai offered. He loved sports, singing, his friends and Shabbat. When the summer arrived for him to join the staff, he immediately applied to participate in Ramah's counselor leadership-training program....
  • O’Connor Played Key Church-State Role

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The modern-day legal guidelines on how religion fits into the American public square have largely been the creation of one woman: Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

    The U.S. Supreme Court has been fiercely divided for a quarter-century, with four justices opposing religious...

  • Barbie Meet Gali

    By Emily Pauker

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For generations, Barbie's hourglass "perfect" figure has confounded experts in anatomy, while giving girls a role model of debatable merit.

    Now there's a doll whose appearance is more modest, who looks like kids and whose values are distinctly Jewish.

    Created by Aliza Stein of...

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  • Your Letters

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Green: Role Model?

    Your cover story regarding Shawn Green is not only insensitive but also incorrect ("Home Run," July 2). You assert that the Dodger superstar is "batting 1.000 as a role model." Perhaps, the problem is that he is a role model and contributing to an overwhelming...

  • Meltzer Wants to Invest in You

    By Marc Ballon

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When Mark Meltzer became executive director of the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) in 1980, the agency had $800,000 in total assets, the equivalent of three and a half full-time employees and largely made interest-free loans to people for groceries, car repairs and other such...

  • Vista Del Mar’s Grand Dame

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Ruth Shuken's backyard is a floral wonderland. Shuken, who turns 94 on July 4, strolls through aisles of roses, lilacs and azaleas. Her green thumb has also served her well in cultivating a garden of mitzvahs.

    Shuken's Beverlywood manor, which she has called home for 55 years, is a...

  • The Lewinsky/Lieberman Equation

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    One day we may look back at the 1998 High Holidays as a bizarre version of "Rosencranz and Gildenstern are Dead"; American history seen through the perspective of minor Jewish characters helping to determine the national fate. Monica Lewinsky! Sen. Joseph Lieberman! As the...
  • Clinton and the Feminists

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    For many Jewish women, the feminist movement hasbeen the key political event of our lifetimes. It has given us rolemodels, women of great personal power and intellectual agility, andallowed us to venture into unprecedented careers and lifestyles.Arguably, the reason so many Jewish...

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