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  • Why we write

    By Rob Eshman

    March 5, 2014 | 10:45 am

    On Monday, I gave a talk to visiting young Israelis on a subject near and dear to my heart: Just what is the Jewish Journal?

    These Israelis were next-generation leaders, here in Los Angeles as part of the KOLOT program, which exposes secular Israelis to Jewish tradition,...

  • Leaving Teaching For Traveling, The Drama of American Education

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    November 6, 2013 | 7:57 am

    Thank you to the Huffington Post for sharing my story: Why So Many of America's Teachers Are Leaving The Profession

    John Owens in his book, Confessions of a Bad Teacher, shares that "America's public school teachers are being loudly and unfairly blamed for the failure of our...

  • Interview with Dave’s Travel Corner

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    April 24, 2013 | 4:21 am

    Thanks to Dave from Dave's Travel Corner for interviewing us about our world travels! We are honored to be included on his site and to share about our travels. Read a few of the fantastic questions below and the FULL INTERVIEW on Dave's Travel Corner

    Q. What are your travel...

  • Terrorized by my Bicycle for my 45th Birthday

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    November 16, 2012 | 9:13 pm

     "I did this to myself," I mumbled. I kept thinking, "This is my fault. I am stuck on this bike in this heat in Bagan to celebrate my big birthday. I chose this. I must be crazy." I wondered, "Why am I torturing myself? Are we having fun yet?"

    George, my happy husband, seemed so...

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  • First Step to Travel Dreams (slideshow)

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    October 17, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.—Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Some people ask us, “How do you do it? How do you leave for a year?” Some tell us, “You are crazy; I would never do that!” These people usually think of a vagabond...

  • Three Rabbis to Pursue Diverse Sabbaticals

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Three of Orange County's senior rabbis have decided to take a sabbatical. While the three have decided on their own to take a respite from the 24/7 demands of being a rabbi, their congregations are taking a different approach to temporarily replacing an absent spiritual leader.

    The...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In Parshat Behar the Israelites are taught about shmita (sabbatical). Every seven years, the Jews in Israel must not farm their land so that the soil may take

    a rest. So, what does this have to do with

     

    Mother's Day falls on May 9 and is like a once-a-year sabbatical for mothers. It is her day to rest, to not have to cook, shop or work. So give your Mom a nice Mother's Day this year. She'll appreciate that breakfast in bed so much, and will be able to return to working and caring for you with renewed energy!

  • God’s Belongings

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    This week's Torah portion is called "Behar" because it begins "The Lord spoke to Moses behar (on Mount [Sinai]). Upon reflection, something seems out of order. We left Mount Sinai in the Book of Exodus.

    Most of the laws in the Book of Leviticus were revealed in the Tent of Meeting....

  • Exodus ... Cont’d

    By Julie G Fax

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Right after Pesach last year, Ziony Zevit got a string of phone calls in Jerusalem, where he was on sabbatical from his position as a professor of biblical literature and Semitic languages at the University of Judaism (UJ).

    "Have you heard?"

    The callers' questions were in reference...

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