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  • To everything —  even your colors —  there is a season

    April 4, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    Spending five hours discussing your clothing, colors and style preferences may seem like a nightmare to some. But it’s all in a day’s work for Wendy Lehmann, a veteran professional image consultant from England who lends her passion for fashion to remaking your look in Israel....

  • A Time to Forgive

    By Misha Henckel

    September 4, 2010 | 6:14 pm

    This is the time for repentance, return, transformation – and the key to it all is forgiveness: Asking for forgiveness, and forgiving.

    We ask forgiveness of G-d and of others, and we can forgive others.

    To engage in any degree of forgiveness takes real work, digging deep, being...

  • Old favorites take on fresh roles in fall TV season

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    September 3, 2008 | 8:58 pm

    After a summer filled with Olympics, political conventions and bizarre reality shows ("I Survived a Japanese Game Show" anyone?) TV viewers are aching for something different. The new offerings this fall range from international imports like "The Ex List" and "Life on Mars" to...
  • The ‘Show’ behind the show

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Irving Berlin was right on the money when he wrote about life on Broadway: "
    Even with a turkey that you know will fold, you may be stranded out in the cold. Still you wouldn't trade it for a sack of gold."
    When the curtain rises on a new production, the audience sees only a...
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  • Affordable winter escapes are but a snowball’s throw away

    By Adam Wills

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Now that the holiday season is upon us, it's time to do a little carving -- and we're not talking brisket.

    The recent tease of fresh powder has left rippers and freeriders hopeful that there won't be a repeat of last season's half-open San Bernardino snow farms.

    Already some...

  • Faith and Season

    By Rob Eshman

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In Minneapolis-St. Paul, Somali Muslim immigrants, who make up the majority of airport cab drivers, are refusing to take passengers carrying alcohol. In the gripping, must-see documentary "Jesus Camp," 9-year-old children are whipped into a glassy-eyed religious fervor against...
  • Sukkot: the beauty of fragility

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Nine years ago, my wife and I returned home from lunch in a friend's sukkah on the first day of Sukkot. The phone was ringing as we walked in, and since we'd only just arrived in Los Angeles we didn't have an answering machine set up yet. Since we don't use the phone on Shabbat or...
  • Seven-Year Switch

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    We want to have everything, and we want it better, bigger and more spectacular than everyone else. Gas-guzzlers roam the roads, and our oil dependency forces us to redefine values and ideals, like democracy and freedom. In Las Vegas and Palm Springs, we must have lusciously green...

  • Clearing the Air About Allergies

    By Beth Levine

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Scary statistic to contemplate: About 10 to 15 percent of kids suffer from allergies, and the rate has been rising steadily for the past 20 years. Though no one knows why allergies are skyrocketing, we do know what causes them. Allergies are an immunological "overreaction" to a...

  • Faith, Fans Keep ‘Everwood’ Climbing

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Everyone knows about Grace Adler and Seth Cohen. The Jewish characters of hit shows "Will and Grace" and "The O.C." have already become a part of the cultural zeitgeist.

    But completing its third season this week is one more show featuring Jewish characters, called "Everwood." The...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    This month, Tevet is the darkest month because the days are shortest. And, in this month, a siege began on Jerusalem, which eventually led to the destruction of the Temple. That is why we had a fast day on the 10th of Tevet (Dec. 22).

    But here's an interesting fact about Tevet and...

  • Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Q: When does a Christmas tree become a Tu B'Shevat tree?

     

    A: When a Westwood church and a Santa Monica synagogue decide that having one tree do double duty is good both for the environment and the spiritual awareness of their congregants.

     

    After the hard-working tree has done its...

  • Reality Doesn’t Bite

    By Leora Alhadeff

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Even though 20 million people saw Adam Mesh take the walk of shame and ride the lonely bus home on the final episode of the first season of "Average Joe, " post reality show breakup, Mesh seems to be picking up the pieces very well.

    Now he's turning the tables: The 28-year-old Jewish...

  • The Other Seder

    By E.B. Solomont

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It may be the season for planting trees, but Yosef Abramowitz is pushing for sundae-making this Tu B'Shevat. In what he calls a "revamped" and "recast" seder in honor of the New Year of Trees, Abramowitz and the staff of BabagaNewz, an educational magazine for Jewish kids, are...

  • Mensch Madness

    By Carin Davis

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    If you're looking to win your office March Madness pool, put your money on the Jews. Representing the West Coast in this year's dance are Cal forward/center Amit Tamir and Stanford University guard/forward Dan Grunfeld.

    Grunfeld has been a reliable force off the bench this season,...

  • How the Gonif

    By Matthew Wunderlich

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Every Jew in the temple

    Loved Chanukah a lot,

    But the town's biggest Gonif

    Most certainly did not.

    The Thief hated Chanukah, the whole Chanukah story.

    He hated the Maccabees and all of their glory.

    It could be his mezuzah wasn't screwed on just right,

    Or maybe he wrapped his...

  • The Basketball Diaries

    By Carin Davis

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two standout Jewish hoop stars headlining the Pac-10 basketball tournament? It's all part of March Madness. David Bluthenthal, USC's 22-year-old small forward, and Amit Tamir, UC Berkeley's 22-year-old forward/center, each look to lead their team to the conference title at the March...

  • Seasons of Reinterpretation

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The world has an odd habit, alert readers have noticed, of exploding in springtime, smack in the middle of the Season of our Liberation. Sometimes these explosions disrupt those carefully laid Passover plans in the most annoying way. At other times, Passover just gains new meaning....