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  • Widow to Appeal Ruling on Torah Scrolls Ownership

    By Rachel Heller

    April 16, 2009 | 2:32 am

    North Hollywood widow Rita Pauker plans to appeal a recent L.A. Superior Court decision that would bar her from reclaiming a set of Torah scrolls her late husband, Rabbi Norman Pauker, left in the care of his former colleague, Rabbi Samuel Ohana, when Pauker retired in the mid-1990s....

  • Ohr HaTorah ends 15-year trip in a walk down Barrington to a new home [VIDEO]

    By Rachel Heller

    August 19, 2008 | 1:04 am

    It was a sight Mar Vista doesn't see every day -- a guitar-studded procession of more than 100 Jewish revelers marching jubilantly down South Barrington Avenue with five Torah scrolls.

    Members of Ohr HaTorah synagogue, which until this month held services at a church in West Los...

  • Have Ark, Will Travel

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Abner Weiss is looking through the closet that holds his shul. There are two Torah scrolls lying face up on shelves, the gold mechitza curtains are hung against the wall and the mini-weekday ark is facing the closet door.

    "'Have ark will travel' -- that's our motto," Weiss...

  • Reflections After the Fire

    By Harold Schulweis

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On May 7, at about 6:30 a.m., I was awakened by a call informing me that an incendiary bomb had been thrown through the stained-glass window of our sanctuary at Valley Beth Shalom. I rushed to the temple, only to find that our custodians, uninstructed by any temple official, had...

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  • Kahal Joseph’s New Beginning

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Joseph Dabby arrived in America from Iraq in 1972, and found his way to Kahal Joseph Congregation in Los Angeles, he was shocked. "It was like being back in the Old Country," he said.

    "It was full of people who didn't even speak the same language; they were very far removed...

  • Forgive, But Don’t Forget

    By David Evanier

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Alan Lachtman began Shabbat services at Temple Beth David in Temple City on Dec. 8 by having the children's choir sing "Light One Candle," a song by Peter, Paul and Mary. The song had symbolic meanings, both positive and destructive, for the congregation. Twenty years ago, on...

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