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January 2023

The Year in Review

2022 was a big year for Jews in the arts. Here’s what happened on screen and stage.     Once more for the record, Dave...

Jordan Schultz

Bringing the Magic of Music to Life PHOTOS COURTESY OF YAKIR BARRABI When I spoke with Jordan Schultz, he was waiting with great anticipation for the...

The Story of “Oy Vey”

Half Hebrew, half Aramaic, this classic lament is all Jewish     Oy vey!—also: Oy vavoy! Oy vey iz mir! Oy gevalt! Or quite simply:...

The Compassion Gene

A Better Resolution     I awakened at 4:00 a.m. with a rare bout of anxiety. Unable to meditate myself back to sleep, I ultimately stood...

Connecting to Our Past

Modern Jewish Comfort Food     “The story of Jewish comfort food goes something like this,” writes Shannon Sarna in her latest cookbook “Modern Jewish...

The Israeli Weekend

“Shabbat Shalom” vs. “Sofash Na’im”     For Israel’s first half-century, there was one standard way to mark the end of the work week: “Shabbat...

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News & Jews February 2023

Hebrew Academy’s S.T.E.M. Event *************************** “Unmatched: An Orthodox Jewish Woman’s Mystifying Journey to Find Marriage and Meaning”      Jewish memoirs from Orthodox publishers tend to gloss...

In Memoriam A Friend to All

Sandy Fine helped thousands through darkest hours     Sandy Fine came into people’s lives when they were the most vulnerable and ended up becoming...

Orange County’s Jewish History

Fine Wines and Liquors      Harry (Hebrew name Tzvi) the oldest of Chaim and Yetta Stein’s five children, was born in Austria/Poland in 1897...

CBI to Honor Outgoing President

Gala to Mark Phyllis Abrams’ 30 Years of Service     “You need something more than your work and going to the gym,” her younger...