The Chasidic masters had a custom of creating short lists of practical spiritual advice for their followers, and some of the devotees would write these on small pieces of paper and carry them in their pockets as frequent reminders. These spiritual practices, or hanhagot, is a genre...
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Three Israelis turn back clock in Berlin
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Q&A with Ted Lieu: Netanyahu’s speech, potential deal with Iran
The Jew, the Copt and the Yazidi
Centrist candidate Yair Lapid hopes for staying power
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Songwriter and performer Robb Zelonky tangos to the lyrical subject of cleaning up a messy room and morphs into an Elvis impersonation when he sings, "Don't Wanna Share My Toys."
Zelonky, known to kids as Robbo, brings his family-oriented songfest to the stage as part of the Irvine...
March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm
The 2000 book "Best Lesbian Erotica" includes Jewish writer Joan Nestle's short story and its provocative, leave-nothing-to-the-imagination title referencing sex with World War II pinup Rita Hayworth.
"Desire and passion are a very big part of my life. I am a Jewish woman and I...
November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
The Jewish presence in Turkey usually is dated to 1492, when the Ottoman emperor Beyazit II welcomed Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition to his territory.
In fact, though, Jewish life in the area has been traced back to at least the fourth century B.C.E. During the Byzantine...
July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Piece of the Pie
Tom Tugend's article led me to fantasize that if I were a secular Jewish millionaire, what would I do to mitigate the present feverish global anti-Semitism ("Why Aren't Jews Giving to Jews?" June 27)? I certainly would not give a dime to organizations that are...
February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
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After Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the biggest winner in Israel's election would appear to be Yosef "Tommy" Lapid, head of the staunchly secular Shinui Party. In just its second election, Shinui more than doubled its strength Tuesday, jumping from six to 15 Knesset seats to become...
January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Tommy Lapid, who has made a second career hammering the ultra-Orthodox, says he didn't go into Israeli politics in order to become a government minister. But the outspoken, 71-year-old veteran journalist is suddenly warming to the prospect.
With elections less than one week away,...
November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm
Can religious leaders be devout but not fanatic? Can fervent belief and tolerance coexist? Such questions are hardly academic these days: the results of religious fanaticism now consume headlines, and lives. One set of reassuring answers can be found in the life of Rabbi Benzion...
May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm
When one person helps another person, it's a mitzvah. When 1,500 people from 30 different organizations join together to help out in over 50 volunteering projects, it's Temple Israel of Hollywood's (TIOH) Mitzvah Day.
The April 29 event attracted volunteers of all ages from both...
August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm
As a centrist observant Jew working in the secular professions, I am particularly struck by Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore's selection of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman as his vice-presidential running mate for the November 2000 elections.
The life of the Orthodox Jew at this...
October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pmMost of the mainstream secular Jewishorganizations such as the Anti-Defamation League and the AmericanJewish Congress would like us to think so. But a recent gathering inWashington proved that a grass-roots movement is taking hold amongJews -- not only the Orthodox -- whose views are...