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  • Sharing is Caring

    By Dr. Limor Blockman

    April 17, 2013 | 11:35 am

    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...

  • Pinterest and the battle for social media dominance

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    May 16, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Does Brain Research say that Pinterest will win the battle for social media supremacy?  The answer is Yes!

    In the social media battle, Pinterest may have what it takes to knock out the others. Visual focus means it speaks to our brains in a way the others don’t. Photos, not words,...

  • The seminar of a lifetime

    By Chelsea and Hayley Golub

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    As 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...
  • A different taste

    By Susan Freudenheim

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Last 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...
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  • Jews and Palestinians talk peace under NorCal pines

    By Alexandra J. Wall

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Suleiman al-Khatib told his story at Tawonga's Peacemakers Camp two years ago, the fact that he had spent 10 years in prison for stabbing an Israeli soldier made him stand out among the participants. He pledged at that time to stay involved with Tawonga, and bring back many more...
  • A shul grows in Dixie—Insha’Allah

    By James Freedman

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With Wal-Mart attracting a huge number of minority religious groups to Arkansas, it is not surprising that Fayetteville is becoming increasingly diverse. And while this ongoing change is felt in many ways, the most distinct may be the recent push by Temple Shalom to build the first...
  • Let’s get personal

    By Amy Klein

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    People 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...
  • Koreatown residents visit the synagogue next door

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Charles Kim called Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein of Wilshire Boulevard Temple last year, it didn't take long for the Korean American leader to get to the point.

    "He was wondering if the temple was for sale," said Stein, head of the synagogue's Center for Religious Inquiry. "I...

  • So many singles, so few tables

    By David Suissa

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This 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,...

  • The Key Is Rejoicing

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A 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...

  • First Person - In This Moment

    By Esther Pasternak

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Look where you want to go and you will go there," my ski instructor explained. As a college English major, I was always on the lookout for a good metaphor. I didn't ski much after that, but I used my instructor's metaphor constantly throughout college.

    When I graduated from UCLA...

  • Bonding Over Torah

    By Jane Ulman

    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,"...

  • Family History at the Holiday Table

    By Schelly Talalay Dardashti

    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...

  • Add Inclusiveness to Your Seder Table

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    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...

  • Tour Puts Kosher Boy Scout in Limelight

    By Susan Josephs

    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...

  • Principal for a Day, Lesson for a Lifetime

    By Sarah Price Brown

    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...

  • Double Celebration

    By Jane Ulman

    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...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Let's Work

    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...

  • Twinning Makes for Double Mitzvah

    By Howard Blas

    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...

  • The Sedermakers

    By Julie G Fax

    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...

  • Teach Our Children

    By Jane Ulman

    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...

  • Who I Really Am

    By Teresa Strasser

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Here's the scenario: I travel for work almost 20 days a month. It's lonely out there on the road, one long Bob Seger song. Dating is almost impossible, but I've met a guy who seems to fit the suit.

    By that, I mean he's employed, smart, sweet, even Jewish. We've had two dates so far,...

  • Speaking One Language

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    What 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...

  • Jewish Covenant

    By John R. Fishel

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As 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...
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