Category Archives: February 2018

Wearing Masks

IT IS COMMON knowledge that actors with Jewish sounding surnames were encouraged to change their names to more “non- Jewish” names. Recently, a U-tube video listed all those whose names were changed, but at the end of the video came a warning: “Now you know who they are; and they are among us.” A little scary in this day and ... Read More »

Keeping Kosher-Heritage Pointe Makes Food a Cultural Focus

WITH LIMITED KOSHER restaurants in Orange County, keeping kosher has always been a home-based tradition. Families keeping kosher become accustomed to the unique requirement and it becomes second nature. It’s an integral part of life as a Jew. So as we age, selecting a senior living community that keeps kosher lets us stay connected to our cultural and religious heritage. ... Read More »

Female Media Influencers Find New Side to Israel

FOLLOWING A WEEK of experiencing Israel and meeting with fellow media and public personalities, a group of 30 “Media Magnets” is returning to their homes with a renewed understanding of the country, and its significance to their Jewish identity. The Media Magnets mission, a project of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, brought ... Read More »

Let’s Talk About the “T” in LGBT Identity.

TRANS RABBIS AND other trans-identified Jewish scholars, as well as allies, are filling in the blanks of the Torah narrative. Breathing a new experience into Jewish sacred texts, these rabbis and scholars are creating a space for the gender fluid person. In fact, they maintain that such a space has always existed. Linking the transgender identity and the journey of ... Read More »

war•ri•or’ wôrēar/noun

(especially in former times) a brave or experienced soldier or fighter. THIS IS THE first thing you read on Natalie Weisel’s Facebook page and it perfectly sums up this incredible woman. On the night of Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip ... Read More »

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