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...
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August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pmMany 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...
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...
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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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...
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...
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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