Author Archives: JLife


FOR THE EIGHTH YEAR the Orange County Private Schools Association (OCPSA) hosted its free Private School Fair. On Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., OSCPA hosted private schools ranging from preschools to high schools, at the UC Irvine Student Center on the University’s campus. At the fair, families met admissions staff from participating schools and were educated ... Read More »


STARTING AT A FAIRLY early age, one of my sons decided that walking from the car to anywhere was much more efficient if you groaned all of the way. On the other hand, faced with a “hike”, he could go for miles. The challenge of climbing something is great fun if someone is not telling you to be careful or ... Read More »

Ben Stein

WHAT DO YOU get when you cross deadpan delivery with a keen sense of the modern political arena? Well, none other than Mr. Ben Stein. Known in popular culture circles for his extensive body of work in Hollywood, Mr. Stein has also managed a feat many have failed to pull off. He has navigated the rocky terrain of both “Tinsle ... Read More »

Joe & Barbara Baim

CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL is proud to honor Joe and Barbara Baim at its Gala on March 18. Over the past several years, Joe and Barbara Baim – together with The Roslyn & Joseph Baim Family Foundation — have underwritten the cost of bringing numerous “headliners” to the community including Natan Sharansky, Danny Gordis and Peter Beinart. “We believe it is ... Read More »

On Orthodox Judaism’s Rules of Head Covering

IN YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL we had a genius mathematics teacher who also was an Orthodox rabbi. In our first two years we easily covered four years of high school math, with some college math to boot. Thanks to him, I entered Columbia with the maximum number of credits the college would grant for advanced placement, even though, as life curiously ... Read More »

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