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  • UCLA Hillel exhibition recounts the legacy of America’s Jewish pioneers

    By Sarah Price Brown

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz wants to correct what he sees as a major misunderstanding about the history of Jews in this country.

    "There's a misconception that Jewish life in America started after World War II," he said. "But Jewish life existed more than 100 years before there even was a...

  • Q&A With Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

    By Sarah Price Brown

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

     
    Twenty-five years ago, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner wrote a book that changed his life and the perspective of millions. "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" became an international bestseller that made Kushner a celebrity and gave many suffering people a sense of comfort. Kushner...
  • There’s no business like shul business

    By Sarah Price Brown

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Click here for a sound and images slideshow on Rabbi Rothblum's career.
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    The consensus among those who know Rabbi Moshe Rothblum is that if he had not become a rabbi, he would have been an actor. If he were not retiring after 35 years on...

  • Jill Soloway says comedy and tragedy go together

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In Jill Soloway's collection of essays, "Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants," the Emmy-nominated writer and co-executive producer of HBO's "Six Feet Under" recalls the time she lost her virginity at 17 to a 36-year-old with a golden chai dangling from his neck.
     
    "I was running from the...
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  • Schools to Teach Ein Bisel Yiddish

    By Sarah Price Brown

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Linguists have predicted that within 100 years, more than half of the 6,000 languages that exist today will disappear.

    For a long time, it's looked as though Yiddish was among those bound for extinction, but scholars and Yiddish speakers, as well as some Jews who remember their...

  • Hungarian Baker Rises to Success

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since Meir Jacobs bought the J&T Bread Bin 34 years ago, the bakery hasn't changed much. Nestled in the center of the Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax, it retains its old-world charm -- the original glass showcases line the store's perimeter, and the original orange "Bread Bin"...