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Dr.Limor’s Cradle of Love
"Desire fulfilled is a tree of life” (Proverbs13; 12)
Couples maintaining a long term relationship, be it marriage or any other format of 'couplehood', quite often lose site of the mere notion of its properties; the importance of the TWO that produce a...
May 16, 2012 | 10:26 am
May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pmAs we stepped off the bus into McPherson Park in the middle of Washington, D.C., many emotions flooded through our minds. We were scared, we were nervous, but mostly, we were excited. McPherson Park was only a couple of blocks away from the White House. There was much irony in this...
December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pmLast Saturday night, my husband and I were invited, along with many others -- most of whom didn't know each other -- to the home of Lorin and Linda Fife. The occasion was not a party, but rather a "Taste of Limmud," a precursor to something called LimmudLA. The Presidents' Day...
November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm
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April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pmPeople say they don't really know me.
That's what the last guy I dated said.
It seems that in the process of revealing myself on the page to total strangers, I've lost the ability to communicate myself in person to those who want to get to know me. Read all about it, is maybe...
March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm
February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmThis is not a sob story. There is no hunger or homelessness, there are no kids with cancer.
Rather, it's the story of single Jews in Los Angeles who, once in a while, would love to gather around a family Shabbat table. They're not desperate for company. Many don't have family here,...
August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pmA story is told about a Chasidic rabbi visited by an enthusiastic follower. The man eagerly wanted to update the rabbi on his latest religious undertaking.
"I have decided to inflict my body and deprive myself from mundane pleasures," the man said. "Every day I roll in the snow...
April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm
January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm
On a recent Sunday morning, a group of bat mitzvah-age girls and their mothers sit together reading and discussing the story of Chana, who, wretched and weeping because she is childless, prays to God for a son.
"Pay particular attention to the verses describing how Chana prayed,"...
October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Reconnecting long-lost family often begins with a relative's random comment during a holiday gathering as generations gather around a dinner table. The holiday season is an ideal time to share roots and traditions, and to begin a family history project, adding lasting links to the...
April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Imagine going to celebrate a hypothetical holiday with Martian relatives on their planet. You don't know the language, you don't know the customs, you don't know the purpose of the holiday. You might cope by seeing yourself as an anthropologist, witnessing the strange rites of the...
April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm
As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, Edward Schwarzschild did a stint as a Kosher Boy Scout and hated it.
"Carrying two sets of dishes into the wilderness was a real turn-off for me," he said.
Now 40, Schwarzschild hails from a venerable tradition of writers who have mined...
March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
This Wednesday dawns as another tough, typical grind for the principal of the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies (SOCES). There's the 7:15 a.m. arrival and the 10 p.m. departure. Then there's the picket line set up by half the teaching staff. And later, the little problem of...
January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Tu b'Shevat, the 15th day of the month of Shevat, marks the birthday of the trees.
Will the trees be taken out
to dinner at the Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga to feast on vegan duck and passion fruit sorbet?
Will they receive a digital camera, a copy of Carl Hiaasen's newest...
October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm
In this week's portion, Lech Lecha, we learn about a fight between the shepherds of Abraham and his nephew, Lot. There was plenty of space for everyone, but they weren't getting along so it seemed too crowded. Our rabbis teach us that when two people get along, they can...
August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm
A surplus of 13-year-olds and a shortage of Shabbat mornings often means sharing the bar or bat mitzvah experience with a partner. While "sharing" customs vary from synagogue to synagogue, the b'nai mitzvah typically co-lead many of the prayers, divide the Torah and haftarah readings...
April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
It's not that Jeanne Weiner wanted Aunt Leonie's Indian Tree dishes for herself. She hadn't used the hand-painted china in five years -- since just before her husband died -- and last Passover she was on the verge of giving the entire service for 31 to her daughter Joelle Keene, who...
February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
"Why go to war?" Dr. Aryeh Cohen, chair of rabbinic studies at the University of Judaism, asks a group of teenagers at Milken Community High School.
"To further your political agendas."
"To help your allies."
"To prove you're right."
"To defend yourself."
With a United...
December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm
October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pmWhat kind of Jew are you? Reform? Conservative? Orthodox? Secular? Cultural? Reconstructionist? With whom do you identify? With whom do you disagree? What kind of Jew is so different that you would have nothing to share?
Somehow, we can't resist the urge to put labels on ourselves, to...
October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pmAs we approach the new millennium, we often discuss the unity of the Jewish people, seeking those aspects of Jewish life that will hold our diverse communal elements together after the year 2000. Rabbi Joseph Soleveitchek has referred to our Jewish covenant as including our shared...