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  • Pots-and-Pans Faith

    By Ruth Mason

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    When I was in 12th grade at L.A. Hebrew High School, our Chumash teacher, Eliezer Slomovic, interrupted a lesson to share with us a little of his anger. He had davened on the previous Shabbat in a friend’s shul — I think to attend a bar mitzvah. Eliezer, as we called him, always...

  • Mideast: A Waldorf Education in Israel

    By Ruth Mason

    December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    It is 8:15 a.m. in the first-grade classroom in Jerusalem's Adam School. Ice cream-colored walls surround a large room decorated with silk cloths, woven rugs, stones, seashells, driftwood, sheaves of wheat, plants and hand-sewn dolls and animals. The blackboard is covered with a...

  • Mideast An Understanding Teacher

    By Ruth Mason

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish and Arab youth visit Yad Vashem as part of a course onthe Holocaust run by the Ghetto Fighter's Museum at Kibbutz LahameiHageta'ot. Photo by Isaac Harari


    It's a hot summer day and 16 teen-agers are walking through YadVashem in Jerusalem with a handful of adults. The scene is...

  • A Room of Their Own

    By Ruth Mason

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Sarra Levine and Rochelle Robins began sharing their dreams threeyears ago, during a long car ride from the Michigan Women's MusicFestival to Philadelphia.

    "I always knew I wanted to start a politically minded organizationthat was Jewish and focused on women," Robins says. "I also...