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December 2019

COMMUNITY VOICES

The Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”) is a civil rights organization that has been serving a vital purpose for 100-plus years. It is most unfortunate that...

IRVINE HEBREW DAY SCHOOL

Encounters of like-minded people, at the right place and right time, can alter history. Such is the case with Andy Elster and Karin Hepner...

For Your lIstening PLeasure

If you’re anything like my dad —you probably have no earthly idea what a podcast is let alone how to download one. As a...

A Matter of Taste and Terminology

The old story of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen came to mind as I contemplated the theme of this column. An egomaniacal...

Nostalgia Strikes Back-

It seems like yesterday we were chanting “bring back the 90s!” Now there’s another decade we can’t get over: the 1980s. It was a...

STAY INFORMEd

“Pro-Peace, Pro-Israel”: it sounds good as a slogan, but the leftist lobbying group of J Street, that claims to be more progressive than AIPAC,...

Deja New

I had the remarkable experience of recently entering the ‘Gates of Righteousness’, better known as Shaarei Tzedek Hospital. With overflowing parking lots, I was...

Cultivating Memory Despite Pain

Neurologist Oliver Sacks described a patient with absolutely no memory and asked, “Does this person have a soul?” Underneath his question was the awareness...

Saying “Goodbye”

My father Leonard (Lenny) Weinberger (89) had been in and out of the hospital over the past year for congestive heart failure. We got...

The Miracle of Hanukkah

While standing on a rooftop garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a warm breeze blowing and the soft tones of ambient music in the...

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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...