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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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Jlife Extra- July

Tuesday, July 6 10:45 AM Temple Bat Yahm Zoom Session: Walking through the Streets of Israel Join Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Mike Hollander for an exciting session:...

Chew on This

Chew on this: One of America’s most iconic gum brands was originally a Jewish-owned tobacco business.      In 1891, Morris Chigorinsky emigrated from...

What to Change?

Life in Israel is not just about voting for a new government every few months. In between we do stuff. Like play tennis. A...

Intersection

In another “This-too-is-Israel-moment,” the war was over. We climbed out of bomb shelters and safe rooms and returned to shaky post-COVID-19 classrooms, cafes and...