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  • Rosh Hashana 5761

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Torah reading for the first day of Rosh Hashana always strikesme as odd. For starters, the section focuses primarily on Hagar and Ishmael,characters that are ultimately marginal in Jewish historical terms. On topof that, the story that the section deals with is arguably the...

  • Power of Words

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Each night before retiring, the great Chassidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav would make a list. At the end of a long day, he would write down all the wrongs he had committed - against other people, against God, against himself. Nachman would read the list over and over again,...

  • High Holy Day Divorce

    By Maia Danziger

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    I flew to New York on the morning of Rosh Hashanah, 5760.

    Tuesday there was a day in court, a dreaded ugly ending to a seemingly unending divorce. But the Book of Life is always open, and there was still Monday to play with, to mold a settlement we could each call fair. So I flew...

  • Rosh Hashanah Remembered

    By Beverly Levitt

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When I was a child, too young to understand the difference between the Days of Awe and the Day of Atonement, my only clue that the High Holidays were coming were the religious smells wafting out of our kitchen.

    My parents were first-generation American, their parents born and raised...

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  • The Meanings of Rosh Hashanah Traditions

    By Robin Mordfin

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Some of these practices have fairly obvious meanings, like apples dipped in honey to represent the hope of a sweet new year and round challot to symbolize wholeness and continuity. But some meanings are slightly more obscure.

    Take the eating of pome-granates. True, some thinkers...

  • Unaffiliated? How to find the right synagogue for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Every fall, hundreds of Jews who don't belong to synagogues fan out across greater Los Angeles for a once-a-year dip into Jewish worship, buying tickets or wangling free seats at services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Some are motivated by parents, others tag along with friends;...

  • Unaffiliated? How to find the right synagogue for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Every fall, hundreds of Jews who don't belong to synagogues fan out across greater Los Angeles for a once-a-year dip into Jewish worship, buying tickets or wangling free seats at services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Some are motivated by parents, others tag along with friends;...

  • Ticket prices

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Ticket prices are for the full series, including Rosh Hashanah evening and morning, Yom Kippur evening, and all day on Yom Kippur. Many synagogues offer tickets for single services, and many will nego-tiate. And remember, whatever you pay for holiday tickets is a tax-deductible...

  • Perfect Apple-Honey Tarts for Rosh Hashanah

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a happy holiday, full of hope and optimism.The traditional foods - apples, honey, pomegranates and the traditional round challah - all have a special meaning. Both at home and in the synagogue, hopes are expressed for a "sweet" new year, which...

  • Peace, It’s Wonderful

    By Ivor Davis

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Selichot

    Hebrew for forgiveness, Selichot services are a time of preparation for the New Year, generally held after the conclusion of Shabbat prior to Rosh Hashanah.

    Sat./September 23

    Kehillat Israel: 10 p.m. "Becoming and Believing" Selichot service 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific...

  • Rosh Hashanah 5759

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    New Ways to Celebrate

    Back in the 1970s, Michael and Susan Strassfeld's "The Jewish Catalog" pioneered a kind of People's Guide to Judaism that felt comfortable and familiar to the Boomer generation. Last year, Rabbi Susan Silverman and her husband,...

  • Trouble in Paradise

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels received the surprising news during Rosh Hashanah morning services at Beth Shir Sholom in Santa Monica. The Rev. Sandra Richards of the Church in Ocean Park stood up in her seat to tell him: The Oct. 1 vote on whether to decertify the union at the Miramar...
  • L.A. Sukkot Confidential

    By Diane Arieff

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

     

    Etrog Container. Augsburg. c.1670. Photo from"Jewish Art" 1995, courtesy of The Skirball

    Cultural Center

    During the last days of summer, Iconfess that our most focused family activity seems to be the annualpilgrimage to Target for new lunchboxes. All of that changes whenSeptember...

  • It’s Time to Talk

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    It's High Holiday speech season. Rabbis prep, call each other withideas, exchange jokes, insights, and witty stories. They ponder thegreat issues of the day and get ready for prime-time talking in therabbinical world. Synagogues may not be full throughout the year, butcome Rosh...

  • To New Beginnings

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    According to my son, Disney's "The Lion King" isthe greatest film ever made. He saw it three times in the theater,and insisted on playing the soundtrack every morning on our way toschool. All the way to kindergarten, we sang the film's stirringtheme song, "The Circle of Life," until,...
  • Marcelle Kadkhoda

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Top, left toright, Marcelle, Abraham, Janet, Isaac, Mansour and Alahyar Kadkhoda.Left, Janet and Marcelle today.

     

    It is a late Friday morning, not long before Rosh Hashanah, andalready the tantalizing smells of exotic spices and frying onions arewafting from Marcelle Kadkhoda's sunny,...

  • Family

    By Judith Flesch Rose

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    My Aunt Illa, a woman capable of great charm and vast intrigues,was hated by both my mother and father.

    By Father, because he believed that Illa was so jealous of thelove between his brother Zoltan and himself that she prevented herhusband from the frequent contact the brothers...

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