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  • Next Year Jerusalem: The Journey of a Lifetime

    By Dr. Jessica Voigts

    May 13, 2014 | 4:41 pm

    Next Year Jerusalem: The Journey of a Lifetime

    Can a group of elderly nursing home residents travel abroad? The answer is yes - with care and love and a lot of planning. Such is the case for 8 residents (ages 87-97) of the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Connecticut, who journey...

  • Meet My God

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    March 31, 2014 | 7:33 am

    Throughout life, we redefine love.  We struggle with love as we age from childhood, through the rebellious teenage years, to when we graduate school, to when we seek a family of our own, to when a child enters our lives, to when we lose a parent or experience significant loss, to...

  • Fit OUT not in

    By Tera Greene

    March 2, 2014 | 6:23 am

    I am about to start my fourth week as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  

    As I learn new ways to fit OUT and go against the "norm" of being sad and sick, I am finding myself becoming more whole through my education - and I am EXCITED!  
    To celebrate, I am...

  • True Weight Loss Story: Lisa Niver Rajna lost 58 pounds while Traveling the Globe

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    July 23, 2013 | 2:59 am

    True Weight Loss Story: Lisa Niver Rajna lost 58 pounds while Traveling the Globe

    Lisa Niver Rajna is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club, a unique group limited to travelers who have visited 100 or more countries. She enjoys trekking to new locales so much, she...

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  • Why is this Trip Different than All Other Trips?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 18, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    By Adam Siegel

    At Beit T’Shuvah, we thrive on transformative experiences; stories of transformation and redemption nourish our souls.  Often times, the stories people share with me serve as sustenance for showing up (for life) each morning.  We collectively celebrate achievements...

  • The genesis of psychoanalysis [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 23, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    How the brilliant, disturbed Sabina Spielrein influenced Freud and Jung

    It is the summer of 1912 in “A Dangerous Method” — a film whose storyline is drawn from real-life events — and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a young Russian-Jewish psychoanalyst, is discussing with...

  • Strange Fire

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The Chasidic Reb Nachman of Bratslav tells of a king's son who goes mad: he believes he is a turkey.

    The boy removes all his clothes, spends all his time under a table and refuses to eat normal food. Distraught and alarmed, his father summons in all manner of experts, but none can...

  • Yippie-I-Oy!

    By Tom Tugend

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Adolph and Sam Frankel are the official poster boys for "Jewish Life in the American West: Generation to Generation," one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever mounted by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 23.

    Derived from a photo,...

  • Judaism From the Bottom Up

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    One of the most exciting experiments in Jewish transformation is taking place right here in Los Angeles.

    Beit T'Shuvah is one of the nation's only homes for rehabilitation and return that integrates the 12 steps and Judaism. To hear Rabbi Mark Borovitz's interpretation of the Torah...

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