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  • The Power of Gratitude

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    September 30, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Three months ago, at age 19, my daughter made a decision that has changed her life forever. All of us make them, although often we have no idea at the time just how profoundly we will be changed.

    For me, it happened at age 20, right before my junior year of college, when I suddenly...

  • Sneakers for Mirjeta

    By Ari L. Goldman

    June 3, 1999 | 7:59 pm

    During 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.

    She was painfully thin, had big black eyes, short black hair and a huge smile. Instinctively, I...

  • A Helping Hand

    By Jolie Greiff

    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...

  • Mideast

    By Eric Silver

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli

    rescue

    crews

    are

    heroes

    to

    Kenyans

     

    'Saving Lives Is Just Something That's in Our Blood'

    By...

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  • Cover Story A Call for Support

    By Ruth Stroud

    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...

  • Honors Are Just Icing for Sara Lee

    By Beverly Gray

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In 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...
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