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  • Acts of Faith - Farewell Service

    By Amy Klein

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After World War II, two Jewish GIs returned to Los Angeles and founded a synagogue in Westchester. Beth Tikvah, as it was called, finally found a permanent home in 1959 on the Westchester bluffs.

    But last month, the Conservative congregation -- known since 1968 as B'nai Tikvah after...

  • The Shofar

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Davi Cheng had some trepidation when she went to Hillel for the first time. She tried to feel comfortable, but she couldn't understand the language of the services and the liturgical rituals were confusing.

    Then she spied something unfamiliar on a bookshelf that made her feel right...

  • A Parent’s Mercy

    By Dafna Breines

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It was about this time last year that my 2 1¼2-year-old son decided to begin his terrible twos. At first we hoped that we'd been given a reprieve, but we soon discovered otherwise. He was apparently intent on making up for lost time.

    I never knew what he would do next, or what...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Aaron Samson wrote and stars in "Not Dead Yet," a piece inspired by his grandfather's memoirs of his Russian past: working for Leon Trotsky, the consequent threat of execution by Russia's communist regime and his quick escape to the United States where he began a new...

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  • Evolution of Reform Judaism Progressing

    By Joe Berkofsky

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    At Temple Congregation Ohabei Shalom in Nashville, Tenn., congregants newly trained in the ancient skill of shofar blowing sounded the ceremonial ram's horn for the first time this past Rosh Hashanah. It was the first time a lay member of the 150-year-old synagogue had blown the...

  • The Blow by Blow on Shofarim

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Yossi Mizrachi stood in front of a class of second-graders at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy with a dark, ridged, 4-foot-long buffalo horn in his hand.

    "Can we use this for a shofar?" he asked the class, who started cooing in awe at the enormous horn.

    "The buffalo is a kosher...

  • Blowing the Shofar Is a Blast

    By Jane Ulman

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Go away!" Gabe, 15, yells at his two younger brothers, having been rudely awakened by a blast of the shofar.

    Jeremy, 13, the shofar-blower, dives under the adjoining bed.

    Danny, 11, the instigator, explains, "We need you to play Monopoly."

    Normally, the shofar is not blown until...

  • The Sound of Yontif

    By Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh

    September 2, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    I forgot to blow the shofar this morning. No, it's not quite Rosh Hashanah and I haven't missed this year's round challah or apples dipped in honey. But there is a tradition of beginning every morning during the month of Elul, the Jewish month preceding Rosh Hashanah, with the sound...

  • Chabad’s Shofar Factory…

    By Ruth Stroud

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Chabad's Shofar Factory...

    It's a Blast

    Thousands of Los Angeles-area youngsters participate inhands-on workshops

    By Ruth Stroud, Staff Writer

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    Quick, what's a kosher animal with horns that can be used to makea shofar?

    Uh, well, everyone knows the answer to that. A ram, right?

    OK. Right....

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