Imagine that you run an organization devoted exclusively to a woman’s right to have an abortion. At election time, you identify candidates most committed to your cause and do whatever you can to help them get elected, including forming political action committees to help fund their campaigns. There are thousands of such groups across America […]
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Want to experience Reykjavik the Icelandic way? Make sure to soak in the thermal waters with the 7-step ritual at Sky Lagoon! On my way to Sky Lagoon 🇮🇸Iceland I had always heard about the lagoon experiences in Iceland and it was on my bucket list to go try it out. I went to the […]
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Seekers of Truth Among the Ruins Thoughts on the Sabbath Before the 9th of Av (Parshat Devarim) 2022 Well-being is within your reach. We’ve all had moments of joy, connectedness, and purpose, where life felt as it was supposed to feel. We long to recreate those moments, to make them last. This […]
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Former Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared on Al Mayadeen on July 30––a network that is reportedly supportive of Hamas, Hezbollah and the Iranian regime––where he decried the “powerful forces” that were against him during his reign as Labour Party leader. Corbyn claimed that he was attacked by the likes of former Israeli Prime Minister […]
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While we honor our past, including this weekend during Tisha B’Av, we must also apply lessons that can light a path too often worn by human rights violations, global strife and an increasingly painful reality for women worldwide.
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Four hundred and eighty years had passed before the Temple could be built, like buildings, years must be amassed to be for time, not space, a quilt. Four hundred eighty years once more would pass before it was destroyed. Despite attempts made to restore it fell once more into a void, its site now used […]
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And the Amorites, dwelling in that mountain, came out towards you and pursued you as bees do – Deuteronomy 1:44 Everyone I know has been stung by a bee at one point or another. Not you yet? This is not meant to be prophecy. When a bee pursues you, you don’t realize it until it’s […]
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Approximately 350 Jewish teens from 16 communities in six countries arrived in Israel on July 4 for a three-week seminar as part of a year-long Diller Teen Fellowship, an immersive and international leadership program for teenagers from across Israel and the world. Among those in the program were 20 students from Los Angeles. “Diller has […]
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Dear all, Last weekend, members of Temple Akiba joined me for a Paddle Boarding excursion in Marina del Rey. (Thank you to Kathryn, our Program Director, for organizing!) Having never done this before, I listened closely to our instructor who offered key tips for maintaining our balance. ”In short,” she said, “Just keep looking forward.” […]
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Our family spent a morning playing putt-putt. As someone with little patience during any kind of game, I am not an avid player. Unsure of whether it’s a universal rule, I was happy to learn that we’d have a limit of five turns per player before we moved to the next hole. Everyone seemed to […]
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After operating out of the Rokah Karate studio on Pico Boulevard for many years and holding services in members’ backyards during COVID, Happy Minyan has finally secured a space of its own at 9311 West Pico Blvd.
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The Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, pressed by the media about his association with an outspoken antisemite, last week condemned “antisemitism in any form” — yet refused to condemn the antisemite with whom he has been associating.
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When I wrote last week about the alarming poll results showing a continuing drop in support for Israel among Democrats and among young people, I promised to follow up this with ideas on how to confront this growing problem.
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Summertime… the season of love. Summer is indeed in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere and I am loving the long sunny warm days! Whenever I look up summer getaway or entertainment inspiration, I keep getting suggestions for 10 or more “best” things to do this summer. The most popular are of course […]
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The December 2020 book “Separated Together: The Incredible True WWII Story of Soulmates Stranded an Ocean Apart” chronicles an amazing story of a married couple who were separated from each other for seven years during World War II before finally being reunited. The book, written by Kenneth P. Price, a Dallas-based psychologist, tells the story […]
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Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid urged United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a July 31 letter to immediately remove U.N. Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Commission of Inquiry (COI) member Miloon Kothari as punishment for his antisemitic comments. Lapid wrote that in a July 25 interview, Kothari accused the “Jewish lobby” of attempting to denigrate the […]
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Sinai Temple held its “Come Together” gala on June 12. The evening honored Jamie and Joel Berman. The Bermans are longtime leaders at the Conservative congregation and in the community. Jamie served as board president from 2019-2021 and led the Westwood-based community through the pandemic lockdown. “What Jamie was able to accomplish in the midst […]
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The sprawling crisis along our southern border, with two million immigrants having crossed into and remained in the United States over the past two years, is a desecration of American law and moral principle—despite what the Biden administration says.
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