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Torah Portion

By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

May 28, 1998 | 8:00 pm

Martin Buber was wrong. Buber proposed that "alllife is meeting," and that all human interactions fit into twocategories: I-Thou and I-It. I-Thou describes those close, mutual,responsive... read full article

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    May 21, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I grew up as a hyperactive child. Of course, noone ever called it that at the time. They didn't yet have suchclinical labels for every childhood behavioral challenge.

    I was just considered to be a problem child. Icouldn't sit still in class and I was constantly (read: daily)getting...

  • Yoram Ben Ze’ev

    May 21, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Several months ago, I happened to be present when Yoram Ben Ze'ev, Israel's ConsulGeneral in Los Angeles, addressed a local group at the Jewish Federation offices on Wilshire Boulevard. The talk, of course, wasabout politics: the conversion bill, the peace process, Israel and America...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    In April 1994, following numerous suicidebombings, 400 American Jewish leaders took a two-day trip to Israelto show American Jewish support for the besieged State. With a30-percent tourism drop due to the terrorist bombings, these leaderswanted to encourage American Jews to visit...

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  • The Bonds that Unite Us

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Enter a cathedral, and what do you feel? Thesoaring vaulted ceiling, the giant columns, the colossal statues ofsaints and martyrs, the luminous stained-glass images of scripturalheroes -- the architecture articulates a spirituality of contrast. Weare small, insignificant, ephemeral...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    Here's a riddle: What do leprosy and the State ofIsrael have in common? Hopefully, nothing leaps to your mind rightaway. I, however, needed to solve this riddle before I could begin towrite this week's parasha column: For the week that we celebrate Israel's...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    A few summers ago, we went on a driving trip tothe Grand Canyon. I remember one particular day, as I stood near sometourists high up on the edge of the canyon, and looked down into adeep and beautiful gorge that seemed to stretch on forever. Amid allthe "Oohs" and "Aahs," I overheard...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    March 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Context is everything. Certainly, this must besaid concerning the curious opening of this week's Torah portion. Forthe portion opens with a command that has been issued many timesbefore: the command to observe the seventh day as a day of rest.There is no new information here. The...

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