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  • Tikkun Olam isn’t in the Torah: it’s liberal orthodoxy, not Jewish Orthodoxy

    1 week ago

    To thunderous applause, President Barack Obama described himself in a March 2013 Jerusalem speech as “a man who’s been inspired in my own life by that timeless calling within the Jewish experience – tikkun olam… the work of repairing this world.”

    Indeed, to many American Jews,...

  • Darfur project cooks up first for Bronfman prize

    By Tom Tugend

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The simplest innovations sometimes lead to the greatest rewards, as Rachel Andres learned this week when she was named the 2008 recipient of the $100,000 Charles Bronfman Prize.

    The annual prize is awarded to a person or team under 50 years of age, whose Jewish values spark...

  • Magazine makes GOOD on charity lifestyle

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It was an unusual business model for any magazine, let alone one trying to get off the ground: Recruit subscribers not through direct mail or paid advertising, but by allowing them to earmark their $20 subscription to one of 12 charities.

    But to Ben Goldhirsh, the brains and bread...

  • Tikkun for which olam?

    By David Suissa

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    If you want to be popular in the Jewish world today, just say tikkun olam. Everywhere you go it seems that Jews of all stripes are jumping on this universal bandwagon.

    It's not just the Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, secular, progressive and humanistic groups. Many...

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  • City View

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis was the eloquent young rabbi of Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland, he gave many uncompromising sermons against the social and economic injustices that afflicted the community.

    The sermons impressed my mother, who was principal of the religious school. She...

  • Bust a Jewish Rhyme

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Onstage, it's enough to give one empathy -- or Eminem-pathy.

    While the Jewish poets performing at the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring's poetry slam are not exactly as ruthless as Eminem with his rhyming battles in "8 Mile," they also use wordplay as swordplay to explore issues of...

  • Staying Active at 50

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The state of Israel isn't the only Jewish institution celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On Sepulveda Boulevard, in West Los Angeles, the renowned Leo Baeck Temple is celebrating its Jubilee, commencing with a series of events Dec. 11-13.

    And like Israel, many temple members...

  • Endangered Species

    By Charles Marowitz

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Rachel Rosenthal, her bald pate gleaming withsweat and her stark features grooved like gashes in alabaster, lookslike a female Erich von Stroheim -- who, let's face it, could himselfhave been a woman in drag. Short, stubby, Teutonic, and with the kindof wracked expression one...

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