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  • Beyond ‘the day’

    By Jeff Bernhardt

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When I began my work as a b'nai mitzvah teacher almost 25 years ago, I believed that it was all about the day. Everything I taught, every prayer or Torah verse the student studied, every reminder or nudge to study from the parent -- it was all about the day.

    In these last few...
  • Strasser - I Wanna New Hug

    By Teresa Strasser

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Back in the primitive days of male hugging, my dad was what trend watchers might call "an early adapter." When few of the other Little

    League dads hugged their sons, my dad clutched my older brother any chance he got, Mr. Focker-like, at the drop of a bat.

    My brother appeared to...

  • A Leg Up

    By Carin Davis

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Nothing says casual first date like fresh flowers and kettle corn. So when Matt the internist suggests we spend Sunday afternoon exploring a Santa Monica street fair, I'm in. We share roasted almonds, sunshine and our own true Hollywood stories. There's a lot I like about Matt --...