Category Archives: July 2019


We who were his students used to say that there was a different dimension to Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel in every language in which he wrote. In Yiddish he wrote poetry and in Yiddish he wrote the portrait of Eastern European Jewry which became the most eloquent Kaddish that we have for the world from which he came. In Hebrew, ... Read More »

Buddy Day

Every now and then some of my friends in Givat Ze’ev take off from work for a buddy day. The primary agenda is to get out into nature and do some hiking. A meal in a restaurant usually marks the end of the day. Seven of us recently went on a hike in the Beit Shemesh area (between Jerusalem and ... Read More »

Carpe Kiruv

My husband, Dov, is an Orthodox pulpit Rabbi as well as an attorney and law professor. Three years ago, Dov and I traveled to Louisville, Kentucky on the occasion that the federal judge for whom Dov clerked after law school was marking thirty years on the bench. As such, the judge convened a reunion of the clerks who served him ... Read More »

Nikki Haley

Memorable evenings do not come along every day, and when they do, they consist of over 500 guests—among them diplomats, future generations of young leaders from the best universities in southern California, and some of the largest and most prominent sponsors and supporters of the American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) organization—at the Four Season’s Hotel in Beverly Hills. ... Read More »


There is much to celebrate as Irvine Hebrew Day School purchases a new school campus, encompassing a prime 5-acre site with three buildings in the City of Santa Ana. The campus will create expanded opportunities and unlimited potential, beginning with the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. “We are overwhelmed by the sincere interest in our educational model and our success. I ... Read More »

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