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Shabbat Shalom, hey! (remembering)

By Danielle Berrin

August 17, 2007 | 2:53 pm

When I was growing up, Shabbat meant coming together. No matter how physical our weeks were, Shabbat was a release from rigor; an invitation to relax, come home and be together.

Beginning... read on

  • A jewel above rubies

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 16, 2007 | 11:24 am


    Jewels captivate hearts. Beyond their physical qualities or economic value, there is something about coruscating colors and refractions of light that fills our soul with joy.

    “A story is told that God’s divine throne is filled with empty spaces of varying sizes and designs. Each... read on

  • The bone and stone sculptor

    By Dikla Kadosh

    August 15, 2007 | 2:08 pm

    Dr. Robert Klapper is one amazing guy. He’s a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon whose patients include Dustin Hoffman, Sasha Baron Cohen and Brett Ratner. He holds numerous patents for surgical tools. He is an avid surfer. He sculpts pietas out of imported Italian marble from the... read on

  • The real Jewish Journal

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 13, 2007 | 3:30 pm

    Rob Eshman does not need defending. Yet during his conversation with Rabbi David Wolpe following Friday Night Live last week, I wanted to stand up and speak out.  But I didn’t have to. Rabbi Wolpe rather eloquently took to the task and fended off the firestorm.

    It was a highly... read on

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  • Shabbat Shalom, Hey!

    By Dikla Kadosh

    August 10, 2007 | 6:35 pm


    I grew up in a home where we all identified as Jewish and Israeli, but rarely acted accordingly. We always had Friday night dinners, but I can’t recall my mom lighting the candles too often.

    As the least observant member of my family for most of my life, I don’t think my mom ever... read on

  • Breaking borders

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 9, 2007 | 4:39 pm

    Carl Sandburg wrote:

    The single clenched fist lifted and ready,
    Or the open hand held out and waiting.
    Choose:
    For we meet by one or the other.

    The Daniel Pearl Foundation believes that journalism, writing and innovative communication will create a more understanding, more peaceful... read on

  • A sporty symposium

    By Dikla Kadosh

    August 8, 2007 | 3:19 pm


    Admittedly, Jews as a group are not an athletic powerhouse. But we have a notable and fascinating sports history nonetheless. We have our shining stars: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, Sasha Cohen…We have our proud moments: 13 Jews won medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 40 Israelis... read on

  • Jules Engel disappears in dvd disaster

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 6, 2007 | 5:42 pm

    Jules Engel may have invented modern animation. He was a seminal cartoonist during the 1930s whose work animating for Walt Disney Studios and later as a founding member of UPA, constituted new formal and stylistic approaches to animation. He was the first to suggest that fine art... read on

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Written by Danielle Berrin and Dikla Kadosh

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