The nerve-wracking morning of a bar or bat mitzvah will eventually be all that’s left standing between a student and his or her catered night of extravagant partying. The b’nai mitzvah coach already has helped detangle the Hebrew and trope, but the pressure of reading the Torah...
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke for the first time since she was shot.
C.J. Karamargin, a spokesman for Giffords (D-Ariz.), told CNN on Wednesday that she had asked for toast.
Giffords is in a recovery facility in Houston. She was shot in the head on Jan. 8 as she met with...
August 11, 2009 | 3:11 pm
Two former presidents will share the stage when American Jewish University’s (AJU) Public Lecture Series returns in early 2010. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are scheduled to appear together at Universal’s Gibson Amphitheatre on Feb. 22, the university...
November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm
The Book of Job is commonly -- and mistakenly -- seen as a story of the "patience of Job." And sometimes people have trouble locating its place in the Bible.
Asked by reporters last January to name his favorite book in the New Testament, Howard Dean answered, "The Book of Job." He...
November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 20
Why just dust off that same old menorah when you can ring in this Chanukah with a shiny new one, too? The 24th annual Festival of Jewish Artisans comes to Temple Isaiah this weekend, featuring Judaica and decorative fine art by more than 30 artists. Kicking...
July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
At French Connection on Boston's fashionable Newberry Street this past Tuesday evening, L.A. native Lindsey Berman is juggling. A song by the band Journey blares out of her satchel shaped like a guitar each time her cell phone rings. People are calling -- friends, friends of friends,...
February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm
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Documentary filmmaker Ruth Broyde-Sharone's latest work, "God and Allah Need To Talk," will make its Los Angeles debut Sunday, Sept. 14, with the 18-minute film being central to a three-hour interfaith celebration highlighting common bonds between Muslims, Christians and Jews.
May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm
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''I'm a ham," said legendary actor-writer-director Carl Reiner.
"When you're a showoff, you've gotta get on that platform."
Which is why 80-year-old Reiner is eager to regale the audience with tales of his life in a speaking engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on...
November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Valley Beth Shalom Tackles Medical Ethics
Valley Beth Shalom will assemble a group of doctors, therapists, scholars, lawyers and rabbis for a "Medical Ethics Beit Din." The panel discussions will be held on three consecutive Thursdays -- Nov. 14, Nov. 21, and Dec. 5 -- and...
August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Yom Kippur is much more than saying, I'm sorry, said Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, the well-known theologian, author and speaker who will be in Orange County on Aug. 12 to talk about preparing spiritually for the High Holidays.
Kushner, 59, who has championed institutional and personal...
April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm
The struggle for peace in Israel may take years or even generations, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak told a crowd of over 6,200 people at the Universal Amphitheater on April 21. Barak was the final speaker in the University of Judaism's (UJ) department of continuing...
November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm
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The sign to the left, posted by Israeli Jewish and Arab students at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology around the elite Rehovot campus, reads: "We, the Arab and Jewish students of the Technion, who daily sit together in the same classrooms in cooperation and friendship, express our pain over the recent outbreaks of violence in our country. It is up to us to continue living here in mutual dignity, peace and security. We call on every Technion student to speak out against violence, and on every citizen to work on behalf of good neighborly relations."
November 5, 1998 | 7:00 pmAbe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, says that he's opening up a new front in his organization's 85-year campaign to protect Jews from defamation. This new fight is a little different from battles past, though, because its target is other Jews.
November 5, 1998 | 7:00 pmWhile cities such as Detroit and St. Louis were holding major Jewish book festivals year after year, drawing celebrity authors such as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, observers here asked, Why isn't there a Jewish book festival in Los Angeles?
Seville Porush and her colleagues at the...