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  • Broken Blog about Brokenness

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 19, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    By Michael Welch

    I believe where I’m the most tortured is through my brokenness. It’s the concrete regions of where I exist. All-in or all-out. If I’m dieting, I’m eating 500 or less calories a day while exercising to the point of exhaustion, if I’m eating unhealthily I’m...

  • Sink or Stay Still

    By Samira Asemanfar

    March 24, 2012 | 9:40 am

    ‘Sink or swim’ should be revised to ‘sink or stay still.’

    A friend of mine likes to tell a funny story about his ‘near death’ accident in the Honduras. He was swimming in the ocean when he all of a sudden gets an abdominal cramp. Following a recent appendicitis surgery, he started...

  • Survival hinges on being light unto nations

    By Avraham Burg

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    It's impossible to augur the future of the Jewish people. It can only be summed up in two words: "I hope."

    In a paradoxical sense, the current political, economic and military strength of the Jewish people does not suggest much self-confidence. We never before have had such a strong...

  • Victory of a Blessing

    By Rabbi David Baron

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There are times in our lives where after periods of struggle and conflict, we seek peace and quiet.

    As life would have it, the term of tranquility is short, but we can emerge from these times strengthened both physically and spiritually.

    "Vayeshev Ya'akov -- And Jacob settled down...

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  • Spectator - The ‘Truth’ That Lies Beneath

    By Melanie Herschorn

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For Josh Bernstein, host of The History Channel's "Digging for the Truth," myth-dispelling, artifact-hunting and body-straining adventure are part of his regular routine.

    "Digging," now in its second season, has taken Bernstein from Peru to Greenland to Zimbabwe and Egypt searching...

  • Wiesel Adds Sinai to Shabbat ‘Collection’

    By Dara Lehon

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "I miss Shabbat," Elie Wiesel told a packed audience at Sinai Temple in Westwood last Friday night.

    The renowned author and Nobel Peace Prize winner spoke at Sinai's Friday Night Live, a monthly Shabbat service combining music with mingling and prayer geared to young professionals....

  • Israel Needs Hope for Survival

    By Ambassador Yuval Rotem

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Nearly 60 years ago, out of the ashes of the Holocaust, thousands of Jews came with not much more than the shirts on their backs to a land recognizable only as a collective and distant memory. There they found other Jews who had been there for several years, working to forge a new...

  • Chanukah Rights

    By Amy Klein

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up, I was one of the few children that did not receive Chanukah presents. My family gave gelt, the money that children traditionally receive on the holiday while gambling over the game of dreidel, the spinning top.

    My parents wanted to make the holiday as different from...

  • Be Prepared

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The following tips on properly preparing for unexpected emergencies have been gathered from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Web site (www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0287.xml ).



    Assemble an Emergency Kit

    A person should be...

  • Hadassah Encourages Women to ‘Check Out’ Program

    By Journal Staff

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Janine McMillion was 29 when she married, entered her third year of law school and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, the Huntington Beach resident is an employment lawyer, whose survival story was the centerpiece of "Check It Out," an early-detection program for youth put on...

  • Faith in Unique Places

    By Lori Gottlieb

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When it comes to faith, Niles Goldstein seems to have it in spades -- at least the faith in his own survival. After all, when the 36-year-old rabbi went on a quest to find God, he didn't play musical synagogues or do a Beatles-style sit-in with the Maharishi. Instead, he set out on a...

  • Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The Man Behind 'The Jew in the Lotus'

    Documentary focuses on spiritual transformation of Rodger Kamenetz

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Entertainment Editor

    Eight years ago, writer Rodger Kamenetz, pictured below, traveled to Dharamsala, India, to meet the exiled Dalai Lama of Tibet....

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    April 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    An unusual Buddhist-Jewish dialogue took place inSeptember 1989, when the Tibetan Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, metwith a group of six Jewish leaders. The Dalai Lama requested themeeting, not because of an academic interest but, rather, because ofa practical need. He wanted to...

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