His Holiness the Dalai Lama turns 79 today July 6, 2014. He was born to a farming family in northeastern Tibet as Lhamo Dhondup on July 6, 1935. At the age of two, he was deemed the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama by Buddhist. At age of fifteen, following China’s invasion,...
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In Jerusalem, where the cacophony of Hebrew, church bells and the muezzin fill the air, the hum of Tibetan bowls isn’t exactly a familiar sound. But its healing applications are gaining interest, thanks to a devoted Israeli practitioner.
A dozen years ago, a sabra named Avraham...
August 5, 2008 | 7:59 pm
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July 16, 2008 | 11:49 pmOne photo in the exhibition at the Museum of Tolerance shows Mordechai Olmert, founder of China's Betar and father of Israel's prime minister Ehud Olmert. Another is of students at the famous Mir Yeshiva, which relocated from Europe after the community fell to the Soviets. Many more...
June 24, 2008 | 12:26 am
Quantum Physicist Fred Alan Wolf (from the film “Dalai Lama Renaissance”) speaks about Tibet being one of the “Lost Tribes” of Israel, and the similarities of Jewish culture (Judaism) and Tibetan culture (and Tibetan Buddhism).
August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pmIn the summer of 1936, a year after the enactment of the Nuremberg Laws, the world turned a blind eye to Nazi Germany's genocidal intentions as Hitler hosted the Olympics in Berlin. With next summer's games set to take place in Beijing, Jewish and Israeli athletes have a...
August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm
To paraphrase an old rye bread ad, you don't have to be Buddhist to admire his holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, or at least that's so in the case of at least three Jewish artists, who lend their artistic voices to "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama," an exhibition...
May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Lunda Hoyle Gill sat in her spare room at a Westwood assisted-living center, the last stop on her remarkable life journey.
The artist once traveled to the remotest parts of the globe, racing to paint indigenous peoples before they disappeared. But that was before cancer ravaged her...
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....
October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Let me be direct and come to the point right off the mark:
"Seven Years in Tibet," appropriately filmed in Argentina -- whereold Nazis go to be rehabilitated or to die, whichever comes first --is a turgid piece of filmmaking and as dishonest as, well, "TheDevil's Own," Brad Pitt's...