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  • B’nai Mitzvah: War, politics, bonds enliven a basement rite-of-passage

    By Yehuda Lev

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    This is a report on a bar mitzvah, although you may not recognize it as such.

    Among the elements common to today's celebrations, it did not include: a bird molded from chopped chicken liver, a "theme" (no Darth Vader masks or Titanic imagery) or a waterfall of liquid chocolate for...
  • Humanistic Judaism Trods Different Path

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Sherwin Wine of Birmingham Temple in Detroit founded Humanistic Judaism in 1963. Today, there are over 30,000 Jews involved with Humanistic Judaism in North America, including 1,000 in the greater Los Angeles area.

    He was named Humanist of the Year for 2003 by the...