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  • Obvious vs. the-Not-So-Obvious!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 31, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    Lately I’ve been thinking about the many jobs I have had, all through my teenage years and adulthood.  The reason I started thinking about them is simple: every time my children talk about what they want to do when they grow up, and it changes daily, I usually have a funny anecdote...

  • Gap-Year Kids Leave to Study For A Year in Israel

    By Ali Austerlitz

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Many college-bound high school graduates are packing up their inflatable sofas and plan to stay abreast Middle East news using wireless laptops. But some of their peers will get a real-time glimpse of current events as they prepare for a year of study in Israel.

    In the wake of the...

  • The Year Ahead

    By Abby Gilad

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    We have had a sad ending to 5765 -- devastating hurricanes and a continuing war in Iraq. Here is a blessing for the New Year, 5766: May we all experience an end to war and a new beginning for the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and all those who have suffered. And...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Back to School in Elul

    What's Elul? It is the 12th and last month of the Jewish year. It's a month in which Jews take some time to think about the New Year: What will I do differently? What will I do the same? What do I need in order to succeed? It's kind of like going back to school. When we get to school the first day, we wonder: Who will my teacher be? How will this school year go?

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  • The Sword and the Scroll

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As this Jewish year begins, we are once again assailed by the din of seemingly monumental events: the war in Iraq, the decision about our state leadership, the peril in Israel, the crises of human rights, environment, scientific progress and ethics.

    What is the most important event...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rosh Hashanah is upon us. We will use the shofar to blow us into the new year, we will dip apples in honey for a sweet year and our challah will be round just like the yearly cycle. Our new year will be celebrated this on Sept. 26, the 1st of Tishrei.

    Here are some weird customs...

  • Invest in Your Community

    By Michael J. Kaminsky

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It has been one year since a financial crisis engulfed the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA). In response to this crisis, JCCGLA was forced to close facilities, cut services and lay off scores of staff. Programs that served more than 1,000 people were...

  • WUJS Wants A Sweet Year for Israel

    By Hilary Krieger

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Kim Herzog dips apples and challah in honey this Rosh Hashana, she says she will be reaching extra deep to get some sweetness, because after six months in Israel, she and the country need it more than ever.

    "I want to begin this year with a sense of hope, that Israel can find...

  • Year in Review

    By Rob Eshman

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Remember the fear and trepidation that accompanied the coming of the year 2000? Millennialists ran around like Chicken Little, selling us on bottled water and canned tuna, promising disaster.

    It turns out they were off by a year.

    As it happened, 2001 was Hell Week. Leading up to...

  • The Year of The Grudge

    By Rob Eshman

    October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Left to right, from top: Dennis Prager, Rabbi Harvey Fields,Rabbi Boruch Cunin and Rabbi Harold Schulweis.

    The Year of The Grudge

    The dominant stories of 5757 centered around ourcontinual war of words fought over religion, sex, politics andhistory

    By Robert Eshman, Associate Editor

    Can't...