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Unlikely Heroes

Half a century before the Internet was invented, an American Jewish organization was asking how new media might be harnessed in the fight against...

“We Were the Lucky Ones”

    TV creators definitely have a fascination with the Holocaust as of late, from “Hunters,” a TV show about Nazi hunters, to “Russian...

Education for Change

Commentary on Parashat Nitzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9 - 30:20.    I consider the most beautiful passage in the Torah to be found in Parashat Nitzavim (Deut....

“13: The Musical”

Put a family movie night on your calendar for this coming August because the movie adaptation of the very Jewish Broadway musical “13,” titled...

Priceless Treasures

  A young child’s diary, a favorite doll, a cookbook of family recipes, a report card, a Torah scroll smuggled to the United States and a...

Family Ties

    In the 80s, my father and I did parent/child Hebrew classes (before it was cool). Every Saturday afternoon after religious school, my...

Melamed

    Around this time last year, in a column titled “An Unusual Public-School Teacher,” I wrote about my cousin Evan Leibowitz, an Orthodox...

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The Meaning of the Season

Our Kids Know About Our Hanukkah Gift Budget The holiday season has arrived in full force, and already promotions for toys, games and other...

News & Jews

We Are “One!”  OC Philanthropists Join 1,400 Proud Zionists at Jewish National Fund-USA’s National Conference A delegation of Orange County philanthropists joined over 1,400 supporters...

Orange County’s Jewish History–Marcus and Mendez

Most Americans are well aware of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, which successfully desegregated schools throughout the U.S. But how many...

Oy Vey!

This New Album Celebrates All the Christmas Songs Written By Jews The album contains recordings of old classics—“Winter Wonderland,” written by Felix Bernard and Richard B....