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December 2018

Not your Bubbie’s Kitchen

I asked my mom if she ever uses online cooking videos, and she responded without hesitation: “No, I know how to cook.” That shouldn’t...

BSECURE

Proving to be the “security superpower” to many countries and organizations in the world, Israel has established a longtime reputation for its ability to...

Silver lining

Is that all there is? Then let’s keep dancing. . . .” —Peggy Lee. Unexpected memories from childhood occasionally surface without warning: the barely perceptible...

WHEN IT HITS HOME, IT HITS HARD

Civic and religious leaders pledge to support each other to combat hate crimes.On a picture-perfect Friday morning, a group of more than 300 people...

A SPLINTERED SOUL-

In light of the growing anti-Semitism that has surfaced in American discourse and communities, playwright Dr. Alan Brooks’s “A Splintered Soul” could not be...

Anti-semitism

Elie Wiesel pointed to the Bible’s opening account in Exodus as the first and enduring expression of antisemitism. A new pharaoh came to power...

Be a Light

Be a light unto the nations.” —Isaiah When a child sees the parent and runs into her arms with the biggest smile on his face,...

Chanukah in the OC

Chanukah always falls on the 25th of Kislev, but that happens early in December this year. Orange County congregations have a lot in store...

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JLIife Extra December 2020

Zooming as Usual Jewish organizations wrap up year By Ilene Schneider The last month of 2020 will continue with an assortment of remote programs for the Jewish...

Lighting the Way

If Mattathias were alive today, how would you define him? American-Jew, Greek-Assimilated Jew? Every year at Hanukkah, we celebrate the miracle of light. What...

Miracle of the Oil

A pervasive paranoia has swept through our health-conscious nation—alas, the fear of frying. If you want to enjoy Hanukkah, however, get over it! Although the...

Ready to Begin Again

Not all miracles in Jewish history get holidays unto themselves. What was so special about Hanukkah that it became something to celebrate every year?  ...