Israel, U.S. deny account of tense Obama-Netanyahu call
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Seems like we are walking through times that are filled with all sorts of difficulties, and it is quite universal. Almost everyone I know is feeling it in one way or another, whether in their pocketbook, their significant relationship or marriage, their health, or with the loss of...
July 27, 2010 | 11:45 am
So and so lost their job, has cancer, is getting divorced, has a child with autism, lost their sister in a car accident, lost all their retirement money in the downturn…
Used to be that bad things happened to “other” people, and we believed we were somehow immured from the...
September 1, 2009 | 4:47 pm
Misha Henckel is a Los Angeles-based personal and executive life coach. Her executive clients are generally leaders of entertainment and media companies who are focused on re-inventing themselves and re-envisioning their organizations. She is founder of Life Mastery Circles, a...
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March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pmHave you ever heard words of Torah that made you really uncomfortable? Where you almost started to squirm, not because you were bored, but because you were rattled?
This happened recently when I had a "Torah in the Hood" salon at my place for about 20 Jewish singles.
The class was...
November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pmThe date was going really well. The conversation was flowing. We were practically finishing each other's sentences.
"Have you ever been to Azumi Sushi?" I asked.
He smiled, secretly, a half smile.
"What is it?" I asked him.
"I was just about to say that," he replied.
September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm
I spent the first three days of Elul polishing a lamp that has hung in the upstairs stairwell of my home for 80 years. I thought that the lamp was made out of cast iron, but discovered after applying a mixture of abrasive compounds and elbow grease, that it was crafted of shiny...
August 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
"What a bunch of shleppers," my father remarks, his head doing a 180-degree pan as he takes in the view. "Not one of them has anything unique to say. Such conformists. Just looking at them makes me nauseous."
I turn to look, so that I, too, can take in the same view. Yes, we're at...
May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Jewish kids all get A's. It's a fact. They're all well above average. Jewish kids always star in the show, play first violin in the orchestra, win the debate championship. This week the last of the college acceptance letters went out. They all got into Stanford, Berkeley and Brown....
September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Exploring the stack of old Jewish cookbooks and family recipes my mother brought to me when she visited from Atlanta, I found a note. On the top of a small white paper, in her handwriting, were the words Rosh Hashanah, and then the list; Apple Charlie, Challah, Kugel, Green Bean...
September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Summer is over, now the real work starts. Last week we remembered hard-working Americans on Labor Day. But that's nothing compared to the work we Jews will do over the next two weeks -- on our souls. There will be a lot of hard-core thinking: What did I do that I...
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There are stories that one needs to hear many times in order to remember them, in order to file them in a manner that they can be retrieved when needed. But then I'm sure you have listened to stories that you heard not only with your ears and memory, but with your soul as well;...
December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Joseph's life is linked to dreams from his youth, and the way in which he responds to dreams reflects the level of his maturity.
As a boy, he delights in using his dreams to torture his brothers and triumph over them. While he never interprets these dreams, their meaning is so clear...
September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm
This week, we break the linear reading of Torah to honor the holy day of Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day of assembly, a day added to the seven days of Sukkot. Midrash Rabbah (29:36) explains Shemini Atzeret by way of an analogy: A king invites the whole country to a feast. When it is...