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July 2021

Jewish Beauty to be Only Woman Rabbi

It is fascinating that what would seem to really be a Jewish human interest story–that Martha Neumark was studying to be the first female...

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its parts

My grandparents are from Russia. As a factual statement this is true, but that’s perhaps all it is. Knowing that my grandparents are from...

From Grill House to Kebab Joint

Feeling as if you’ve been let out of a cage? While the pandemic is far from over, many of us are itching to travel...

Southern Jews’ History on Display

Janis Rabin’s family emigrated from Poland, eventually settling in Bogalusa, Louisiana. For years, she and her relatives had kept memories and stories of their...

Explore New Worlds

Last year, Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a treaty establishing diplomatic relations. But for more than a year earlier, diners in the...

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University that fired Jewish professor who reported antisemitic incidents violated his academic freedom, panel finds By Andrew Lapin, JTA      A university in Oregon that...

Summer Fun

I am a camp person through and through. Camp has always been my happy place. For a long time it was the only place I...

Life Lessons Under the Stars

Even though I haven’t technically been a camp counselor for a decade or so, the role has never fully left me. Camp counseloring is...

Orange County’s Jewish History- And the Silver Medal Goes To…

The Southern California Horticultural Society Exhibition was a short-lived affair (1878-1882), in which time a pavilion was built, five Horticultural Fairs were held, and...