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Self-conscious and embarrassed at times about her Jewish identity as a child in the Soviet republic of Ukraine, Vicky Glikin didn't embrace the beauty of Judaism until she became a teenager. Ukraine had discovered religion. She had discovered her...
The Religion WorldWith the 2012 presidential election shaping out to be a tight race, the Jewish vote, is even more coveted than in past elections. The Election 2012 series, broadcast weekly on Jewish.TV, sets out to inform those voters and any others interested in the...
A Roanoke Synagogue welcomed a special guest Sunday He's called a scribe, or "Sofer" in Hebrew. Today he visited the Beth Israel Synagogue to help with the preservation of the Torah Scroll, a handwritten version of the five books of Moses. The...
ReporterHe's called a scribe, or "Sofer" in Hebrew. Today he visited the Beth Israel Synagogue to help with the preservation of the Torah Scroll, a handwritten version of the five books of Moses. The Torah Scroll is rolled up around two wooden shafts and is often...
Tags: Israel, Religion and Belief, Religious Texts, Judaism
Laguna Beach Books' series of talks by local authors will continue Sept. 9 with Maggie Anton, author of the acclaimed "Rashi's Daughters" trilogy. "The talks are a way to promote local authors," said bookstore owner Jane Hanauer. "It is hard for non-...
Two Torah scrolls, flanked by the flags of Israel and the United States, plus the rainbow-striped flag that is the symbol of gay pride. They come together each Friday at Temple Beth Torah — symbols of a rare arrangement between the standard...
I attended a lovely Bat Mitzvah service this past Saturday, which is always a momentous occasion, but particularly so in our small synagogue. The Bat Mitzvah girl read one of my favorite readings from the new Reform prayer book Mishkan T'filah, "Why Am...
The Baltimore SunEach week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: REDACT It is a commonplace of biblical criticism...
This week, Jewish children all over the world will gamble for nuts or coins using a specially marked four-sided top, a dreidel. In Yiddish, the four dreidel letters stand for words nearly identical to those used in a similar game once played by German-...
Tags: Breads, Poetry, Religion and Belief, Religious Texts, Hanukkah
The Jewish holiday of Tu b' Shevat, or the New Year of Trees is observed on the 15th (tu) of Shevat, the fifth month in the Hebrew calendar or from sundown Feb. 7 to sundown Feb. 8. The temple religious school celebrated the holiday a little early this...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSecond of two parts When Philip Berg decided in the early 1970s to teach kabbalah to the masses, he predicted that orthodox rabbis would stone him and his wife, Karen. For a long time, that seemed a pompous overstatement. Few people had even heard of the...
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