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  • Another Oil Miracle

    By Judy Zeidler

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a time to recall the miracle that occurred more than 2,000 years ago, and celebrate the discovery of the small amount of oil that burned for eight days, the amount of time needed to prepare pure oil from the local olive trees to rekindle the...

  • United We Stand

    By Journal Staff

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nearly twice as many residents as last year intend to participate in the We Stand With Israel trip next month, Federation Executive Director Bunnie Mauldin said,adding that "despite what's going on politically or war with Iraq on the horizon, our aim is the same."

    The trip is an...

  • Beyond the Headlines

    By Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I recently returned from eight days in Israel. After months of reaching for the newspaper first thing each morning and follow with online searches for even more recent events, I felt a strong need to go to Israel and see firsthand how things were going. I was nervous before I left...

  • Hit the Road, Jeff

    By J.D. Smith

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I have heard people refer to the process of meeting someone as "the dating minefield." I can't think of a place as chaotic, dangerous and fraught with anxiety as a minefield, except possibly anywhere one might go on a trip with one's new girlfriend. Out of this chaos comes order....

  • Tijuana: A Tale of Two Synagogues

    By Ruth Stroud

    September 6, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    A bus trip to visit two Tijuana synagogues this spring provided an irresistible opportunity to learn about two distinctly different Jewish communities in a bustling border metropolis where Jews number fewer than 1 percent of the city's 1.2 million residents.

    By far the more unusual...

  • Showing Solidarity

    By Beverly Gray

    January 18, 2001 | 6:59 pm

    Back in October, 60 UCLA students learned that over winter break they would be going on the trip of a lifetime. They had been chosen from among hundreds of applicants to take part, virtually for free, in UCLA Hillel's Birthright Israel contingent. The Birthright program brings...

  • Israel and the Cure for Teenage Angst

    By Teresa Strasser

    April 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    At 16, I was so uncomfortable in my own skin that my dailyoutfit of choice was a drab army jumpsuit I bought at a thrift store.It zipped up to my chin, and that almost wasn't far enough forme.

    As summer approached that year, my mother gotdumped by Syd, her two-bit Berkeley poet...

  • Mission

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    A mission to Israel that's billed as the largest ever in the history of the Los Angeles Jewish community is scheduled to take place between Nov. 1 and 10 of this year. About 500 Southern Californians are expected to participate in the Golden Anniversary Community Mission, which is...
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