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  • Separate but equal? Egalitarian prayer space at Western Wall makes Israel similar to Iran

    February 4, 2016 | 3:32 pm

    A plan to create a special prayer space in the southern expanse of the Western Wall where the Conservative and Reform movements can hold gender-mixed services was approved by the Israeli government on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

    While being hailed as a historic landmark for Jewish...

  • Israeli rabbinical group to host 55,000 secular Jews for holiday services

    August 31, 2015 | 9:55 am

    The Tzohar rabbinical organization will host more than 55,000 people at 295 locations throughout Israel for Yom Kippur services.

    In addition, the group for the first time will host the “Listening Together” shofar program for Rosh Hashanah in community centers and schools.

  • Breaking (NOT): GOP hopes Jews vote for GOP

    August 5, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    There may be chaos in the world, with an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the specter of war in Ukraine and a seemingly endless cycle of violence in Gaza, but the earth continues to turn, the sun continues to shine, and Republicans continue to think Jews are about to turn Republican....

  • 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...