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June 3, 1999 | 7:59 pmDuring my visit to a refugee camp in Macedonia with a group of 16 American Jews last week, a waif-like girl wearing a dusty black-and-red parka stood on her toes to peer into my notebook.
October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm"Where's the jelly? I need five jellies."
"Hand me 18 fruit rolls, will you?"
"I love your skirt, where did you get it?"
The scene: A typical Thursday evening at Tomchei Shabbos' warehouse, at 353 1/2 N. La Brea Ave., where a team of fast-working, quick-talking volunteers gathers to...
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February 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm
Orli is the first to admit that she had everythinggoing for her while growing up in Brentwood: loving parents who tookher around the world, a top-flight Harvard education.
But Orli (not her real name) became an alcoholic,a disease, she says, that afflicted her father. At first, she...
July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pmIn the 1950s, young women knew their place. "You are who you marry" was the gist of the covert message that mothers passed on to their daughters. And Sara Lee, having graduated from college with a degree in social relations and a burning passion for Zionism, was quite content to put...