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Bearing Witness and Bridging Cultures

Mission Viejo Mayor Greg Raths traces his involvement with the Jewish people to being chief of staff and chief financial officer of the White...

The Eternal Latchkey Kids

The term “OK, Boomer” eye-rolled into existence this past fall, pop culture writers everywhere declared the start of a raging “generation war.” From TikTok...

The Zohar

We are naturally drawn to mystery. And there is no greater mystery than uncovering the pulse and purpose of life, which is the essence...

The Beauty of Cultural Judaism

Today, Jewish rabbis, educators, authors, and pundits are all asking, “What’s wrong with the model of Jewish temples and synagogues today?” “Why are millennials...

Judaism Beyond our Shores

What should you do if you are a group of seven religious guys on a hike in Israel and it is late afternoon? The...

celebrating women authors

We usually learn from the male perspective. The Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible, was clearly written by men. The most common name for a woman...

JLife Extra

Jlife Extra Movies, Lectures and More Begin an Exciting 2020 By Ilene Schneider The Orange County Jewish community will start 2020 with a variety of activities at...

Fulfilling the Dream

In 1967, three weeks before the Six Day War in Israel, the Jewish Agency sent telegrams to concerned Jewish groups around the world. Paul...

JEWISH EDUCATION

“Education is not just what we know, it’s who we are,” says Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. There has been a long standing tradition of Jewish...

Tu B’Shevat Reading List

According to Jewish tradition, all trees share the same birthday on Tu B’Shevat. Although it’s a lesser known holiday, observance of Tu B’Shevat is...

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Something New

    Every fall, the air gets cooler, the kids go back to school, and Rosh Hashanah rolls around. The holiday itself celebrates the...

Digging In

    The High Holiday celebrations in the Jewish world are an incredibly hands-on experience.     Even the tiniest active gesture pulls the holiday...

Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur–the Jewish Day of Atonement–is a fast day that follows Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are often called the...

Rosh Hashanah Basics

    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year, a fall holiday that calls for both rejoicing and serious introspection. According to Jewish tradition,...