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  • Finding Father in ‘Souvenir’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After her father died in 1990, Louise Steinman found stacks of yellowing airmail envelopes inside a rusty ammunition box in his Fox Hills home. The letters, dated 1941-1945, were in Norman Steinman's handwriting and addressed to his wife, Anne. In a sealed Manila envelope was a...

  • He’s No Robert Redford

    By Adam Wills

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    An Irish multimillionaire pining for a London teacher offered her husband $1 million to divorce her in a real-life "Indecent Proposal" that has scandalized London's Orthodox Jewish community, according to a May 4 report in London's Sunday Times.

    Brian Maccaba made the offer to Alan...

  • Eulogies:Peter Grant

    By Sid Skolnik

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Peter Grant, veteran Los Angeles reporter, editor, public relations executive and Jewish community activist who was the first journalist to enter Japan after its surrender in 1945, died June 4 in San Diego at age 86.

    Shortly after his arrival in Tokyo as a founding member of Pacific...

  • Why I’m Still Single

    By Tom Bunzel

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A friend of mine and I were sitting at Canter's having lunch when we were discussing my dating life -- or lack of it. Since he knows what a cool guy I am, he suggested that there was just one tactic to take -- to make up an ex-wife and a divorce so that I could avoid the stigma of...

  • Time’s on his Side

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There's no denying that Fox's critically acclaimed "24" is a fast-moving show that, unlike other dramas, operates in "real time" -- each 60-minute episode's action literally unfolds over an hour's time.

    But what series co-creator Joel Surnow never anticipated was that his rookie show...

  • Dear Rabbi

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Naming a Child in an Interfaith Marriage

    Dear Rabbi,

    I was brought up practicing the Jewish faith. While I have not continued the practice as an adult, I do plan on being more proactive with my beliefs. My husband is Protestant and we are currently expecting our second child....

  • Armageddon

    By Rob Eshman

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Early Tuesday morning, my wife and I stared dumbly at the television, mumbling words like hijacked, explosion, collapse. My daughter, 5, looked up from her cereal, confused and frustrated. What language are you speaking? she asked. They were words almost unspoken in American living...

  • Domestic Violence

    October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Ruth Neal, coordinator of Ezras Bayis, has seen Orthodox womenwho have been bitten, shoved, slapped, punched, spit at, scalded withhot chicken soup, threatened with a gun, pushed down a flight ofstairs. Wood cut by Kathe Kollwitz from "German ExpressionistWoodcuts," 1994.


    Ilana*, an...

  • A Jewish Guy

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Frankly, I'mall for it.

    But what about sports? Girls? Humvees andwashboard abs? This column's supposed to parse the experience of aJewish Guy in the world. But some guys have called, confused. What'sall this about singing baby boys to sleep? About tender talks and thesalve of toddler...

  • Dear Deborah

    By Deborah Berger

    May 29, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Dear Deborah,

    My husband and I were very depressed this past Mother's Day. Both of our mothers passed away years ago, my husband's by suicide. Also, both of us came from parents who divorced when we were young, and neither of us had very good relationships with our mothers.

    We do not...

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