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....
Westwood stores promote Iran; activists call foul
The deep wellspring of the Shofar
Erin Williams Hyman; 1972-2014
New rule: Fanatics can’t use Twitter
Cellist Steven Isserlis celebrates simplicity, honesty and humor
Musician Hershey Felder plays Irving Berlin
The Israel Film Festival gives locals a glimpse of Israel’s soul
Le Salon de Musiques: Chamber music at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
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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...
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December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pmNow 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.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pmThe 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....