My patient, a man in his late twenties, is morbidly obese. He cries most visits. Twenty years ago, he was separated from his twin brother and in the great escape from Iran, he survived, but his brother was killed. He has had the desire to die. He eats to soothe his survivor’s...
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Rejoice! Spring has arrived, and Pesach is here. The time of our liberation is at hand. The Exodus from our narrow straits is re-enacted once more.
To be sure, Pesach is about history — the story of the children of Israel leaving the oppression of Egypt, freed into the wilderness...
March 21, 2013 | 4:11 am
For 34 years, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) has been holding seders for senior citizens across the Los Angeles area, sponsoring services and feeding those who have nowhere else to go during one of the most widely celebrated holidays on the festival calendar.
March 13, 2013 | 4:10 am
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SAT MARCH 16
“LOVE FROM JEWISH KITCHENS”
Storyteller Karen Golden takes a food-centric journey through the holidays with a buffet of traditional and original stories that highlight how recipes bond generations. A...
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March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pmSEDERS
March 25, Noon. $6-$15. Secular potluck. Sholem Community. Culver City Middle School. R.S.V.P. by March 23. www.sholem.org.
March 28, 6:30 p.m. $10-$25. Women of Kol Tikvah. Temple Kol Tikvah. Woodland Hills. R.S.V.P., (818) 348-0670, ext. 219.
April 2, 6:30 p.m. $15-$42....
April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm
I confess that most of my childhood Passover memories have nothing to do with the Passover story itself. How could they when seders were family dramas enacted against a backdrop of matzah and gefilte fish? Like most American Jewish kids, I started out observing the proceedings from...
April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm
April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Woven into many Jews' seders when they sit down to celebrate Passover this year will be a spate of new traditions.
A Miriam's Cup next to Elijah's represents the role of the prophetess Miriam in the Exodus and highlights women's contributions to Jewish culture. A seemingly...
March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm
It's that time of year, when Coca-Cola substitutes sugar for high-fructose corn syrup to guarantee that "Coke is it" at Ashkenazi seders. This special batch is deliverance from the bitter anguish of Aspartame-sweetened soft drinks at the Passover table and a trip into the past for...