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  • Egypt again halts gas supply to Israel following explosion

    April 27, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Egypt has again shut off its gas supply to Israel following an explosion on its pipeline in the Sinai.

    The explosion early Wednesday morning rocked the area and caused 65-foot flames, according to reports.

    While Egyptian officials would not speculate on the cause of the blast, a...

  • Report: African migrants abused, ransomed in Sinai

    February 16, 2011 | 2:04 pm

    African migrants trying to cross from Egypt into Israel have been abused and held for ransom by Bedouin smugglers in the Sinai Desert, according to a new report.

    The report issued Tuesday by the Israeli advocacy group Hotline for Migrant Workers presented information gleaned from...

  • Israel allowing more troops in Sinai

    February 16, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Israel reportedly has agreed to allow more Egyptian troops into the Sinai, which under a 1979 peace treaty is to remain demilitarized.

    About 700 troops reportedly have been moved into the Sinai in recent days, joining the 800 that were sent in at the end of January, also with...

  • IDF secures Egypt border fearing terrorist infiltration from Sinai

    February 1, 2011 | 12:43 am

    In light of the unrest in Egypt, Israel has been preparing for the possibility that tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers in that country could flood across the border into Israel in fear of their lives.

    Army and Border Police forces have been beefed up along the Egyptian...

  • The Brothers Wolpe talk bioethics at Sinai Temple

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 22, 2010 | 3:42 pm

    On Sunday morning, Dec. 12, near the end of his weekend-long stay as a scholar-in-residence at Sinai Temple, bioethicist Dr. Paul Root Wolpe was asked by Rabbi David Wolpe to give a few quick responses to some of the most challenging contemporary bioethical dilemmas.

    “No,” Dr....

  • Egypt nabs terror cell targeting Israelis

    November 11, 2010 | 2:21 pm

    Egypt arrested a terror cell planning an attack on Israeli tourists in Sinai, the Ma’an Palestinian news agency reported.

    Some 25 members of the cell were arrested Thursday by Egyptian security forces, according to the agency. Several of those arrested admitted to being part of a terrorist group.

    Also Thursday, Time magazine reported that Egypt provided information to Israel that allowed the Shin Bet security agency to assassinate Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Namnam in Gaza City last week.

  • Egypt on alert for Hamas terrorists

    September 20, 2010 | 2:56 pm

    Egypt was on high security alert after receiving information that Hamas terrorists were planning to infiltrate into the Sinai and launch rockets at Israel.

    Reports received by Egyptian security services suggested that the rockets either had been smuggled into Egypt or would be set...

  • Arms cache for Gaza uncovered in Sinai

    April 1, 2010 | 11:42 am

    A large arms cache allegedly intended to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip was discovered in the Sinai Desert.

    Egyptian security forces found the cache, including 100 anti-aircraft missiles and other explosives, early Thursday morning, according to Egyptian reports cited in the...

  • Blessing Management

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    August 21, 2008 | 12:13 am

    This week's Torah portion describes the bountiful blessings promised to our people by God, if (ekev) we obey the laws of Torah.
    • God will love you, multiply you, "bless the issue of your womb and the produce of your soil..." (Deuteronomy 7:13, 8:1).
    • God will bless you above all...
  • VIDEO: The Ten Commandments according to an ‘action figure’ that speaks

    August 5, 2008 | 1:46 am

    “Best $8 I’ve ever spent,” wrote YouTube videographer urinbextasy

    Yes, we know this is a Christian version of the Top Ten Commandments.

  • VIDEO: A Sacred Duty—A Jewish response to threats to our environment

    July 8, 2008 | 4:09 am

    From the Internet Archive:

    A Major Documentary on Current Environmental Threats and How Jewish Teachings Can Be Applied in Responding to These Threats.

    Produced by Emmy-Award-winning producer, director, writer, and cinematographer Lionel Friedberg, A SACRED DUTY will take its...

  • Shavuot 5768: Creative twists fill large field of holiday events

    By Amy Klein

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Three days before revelation, the ancient Jews prepared themselves to receive the Torah at Mount Sinai. Had they been around today, one might ask, would their ritual have taken place at a wine bar? Or by practicing yoga? Or staging a dramatic play?

    Those are some of the more...

  • Shavuot 5768: Multitude of views from majestic Mount Sinai

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    "Present at Sinai: The Giving of the Law" by S.Y. Agnon, translated by Michael Swirsky (Jewish Publication Society, 1994). Originally published in Hebrew as "Atem Re'item" by Schocken Books in Hebrew in 1959.

    What will you study the night of Shavuot? How about immersing yourself in...

  • Being single at Sinai Temple

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 14, 2008 | 11:48 am

    Every nice Jewish gal wants to find her dream guy; but what happens when his mother gets in the way?

    Here’s my spin in “Attack of The Mothers”:

    I know how to handle men, but their mothers? An entirely different challenge. Until I moved to Los Angeles, I had never been “hit on” by women. Now women twice, thrice, even four times my age (I call them mothers-on-the-prowl) approach me nearly every Shabbat. Sometimes, they attack in the middle of the Amidah…

  • Did Moshe Rabbenu meet YHWH at Sinai, or was he just tripping?

    By The Web Guy

    March 3, 2008 | 10:13 pm

    A Hebrew University professor of psychology suggests Moses was high on psychotropic herbs those fateful days at Sinai, according to an article in Haaretz:

    And all the people perceived the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of the horn, and the mountain smoking.” Thus...

  • Briefs: Sacha Borat Cohen scores at Golden Globes; Former Carter Center official at Temple Sinai

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    'Borat's' Cohen Takes Golden Globe

    Sacha Baron Cohen convulsed the Golden Globe audience on Monday evening as he picked up the top award for best actor in a comedy or musical movie, but Cambridge University's favorite alumnus also showed his serious side.

    Addressing all those who...

  • Holy Moses—The Getty’s latest collection puts a Christian perspective on the leader, lawgiver and

    By Tom L. Freudenheim

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A few years ago I was leading a group of American Jews on a tour of sites in Eastern Europe. Convinced that the narrative and psychological history of Poland cannot be understood without a visit to Jasna Gora, the great pilgrimage church in Czestochowa, and a view of its devotional...
  • I Ate the Whole Thing!

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I Ate the Whole Thing!

    Rap music and matzah balls? Hey, Jews can rap. Just ask the group, Chutzpah, which showed up in full rapping gear for the weighing of the 26-pound-matzah ball at Canter's Deli last week to celebrate the DVD release of "When Do We Eat?" The weights and measures...

  • The Sinai Century

    By Amy Klein

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Every Sunday morning, on Valencia Street in downtown Los Angeles, the Welsh Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles holds services in a sloped brick house of worship with stained glass windows picturing Stars of David.

    The stars are Jewish stars, and the church organ is the one used in...

  • Remember Sinai?

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Immediately following the Ten Commandments, we read a series of instructions that seem a little out of place: You shall not make gods of silver alongside me, nor shall you make yourselves gods of gold. You need make for me only an earthen altar and bring your sacrifices there, and I...

  • ‘Top Gun’ Lawyer Aims to Aid Likud

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The latest, and certainly most colorful, addition to the ranks of the local Likud leadership is Beverly Hills lawyer Myles L. Berman.

    He is better known to citizens facing drunk driving charges -- and to connoisseurs of advertising slogans -- as The Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney, but...

  • L.A. Enters the Season of Mitzvot

    By David Finnigan

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Christmas Day is the day of the year which some Jews often fill by doing some mitzvah volunteer work, then enjoying Chinese food and a movie. But that annual mitzvah-Chinese food-movie ritual is being put aside this Dec. 25 for Chanukah.

    "Chanukah makes it a big deal because now Jews...

  • Imagining Caleb

    By Rabbi Zoë Klein

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Our Torah portion devotes more than 60 verses to the census of the Israelites. After the counting is done, the Torah adds: "Among these there was not one of those enrolled by Moses and Aaron the priest when they recorded the Israelites in the wilderness of Sinai. For the Lord had...

  • The Times Swerves Off the ‘High Road’

    By Tamar Sternthal

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As word of Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll's address on journalistic ethics spread across the Internet, critics were riled by his assertion that the Times is committed to taking the "high road" in comparison to other media outlets nationwide, which are engaging in...

  • Lost in Translation

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine a foreigner hearing some American idioms for the first time, and the ensuing confusion. For example, when an English speaker wants to say that your point is irrelevant, he says, "What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?"

    Most of us don't even know where that...

  • Shavuot: A Link to God

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Why is the festival of Shavuot called 'The time of the giving of our Torah' and not the time of the receiving of our Torah? Because the giving of the Torah happened at one specified time, but the receiving of the Torah happens at every time and in every generation. -- Rabbi Meir...

  • Single in Sinai

    By  Orit Arfa

    January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    I was having a really bad week, a likely occurrence for a recent olah. As a newly-arrived immigrant to Israel, it took me about three weeks to figure out where and how to start a bank account and get a call back from the Ministry of Interior telling me that I had to come back...
  • Open to Interpretation

    By Tom Tugend

    August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Three years ago, the BBC decided to make a television documentary to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1956 Sinai campaign, which pitted Israeli, British and French troops against the forces of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

    The filmmakers were soon stymied in their search for...

  • Notes From Friday Night

    By Teresa Strasser

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I'm in the bathroom of Sinai Temple, hunched over my notebook, scrawling down words in the fluorescent light and wondering what I was thinking when I decided to catch Friday Night Live, alone.

    My skin has a greenish hue, which I notice when I see my face in the mirror. I write down...

  • Climbing Our Mountain

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    As I, at 16, traveled through Israel for the firsttime, my Jewish nerve endings were hypersensitive. Every stone, face,taste, smell, breeze, star, touch, glimpse -- everything -- moved me.Somehow, I knew I was close to God, and now I was going to be closer-- Moses closer; I was going...

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