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February 2019

“MA BARKER” IN JERUSALEM

One recent wet and miserable Wednesday, five sibling grandchildren tramped into my no-bigger-than-a-breadbox apartment for Grandma Day. Because they live in South Africa, this...

JLife Extra

Best of February Happenings Speakers and Galas highlight month By Ilene Schneider   February appears to be a month to honor some special people who have made an...

Nancy Spielberg

Just because Nancy Spielberg grew up immersed in film-making doesn’t mean she planned to have a film career—she didn’t. Even producing the successful 2014...

Avoiding the App Trap

Dear Customer Service Representative with the Oxymoronic Job Title: Before we finally connected, after my holding through 28 minutes of music and a recorded message,...

WIESENTHAL (Nazi Hunter)

Orchard Street Productions brings the critically acclaimed one-man play, Wiesenthal (Nazi Hunter) to the Isadore and Penny Meyers Theatre Merage at the Jewish Community...

There’s No Reason To Keep Kosher

Honestly, there is no reason. That’s right, no reason at all. You may have heard a tale that it’s because of hygiene. Though it...

Dealing with Bias

   Do some statements about Israel cross the line? Is there media bias that, in turn, causes people to make incorrect assumptions? Does the...

LOVE AND HAPPINESS

When I peek back at my Jewish memories, I see candles, smell chicken soup, taste brisket, crave challah, laugh with my cousins, drink grape...

ROCKIN’ JUMP

When it comes to finding a place where all types of people can go to for fun, Rockin’ Jump should be at the top...

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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?  ...