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Standing Up for Zionism: Both of Them

We are facing a crucial test when it comes to Israel vis-a-vis both current events and our wider framework. This test is a multifaceted...

Delicious Discoveries

Not long ago, there were ominous reports about the fate of Jewish delis. Lovers of pastrami and chopped liver wrung their hands.     While...

OC Jewish Community to Celebrate Refugees- June 20 Drive-in Movie to Support Aid Initiatives

In 1951, the Geneva Convention on Refugees convened as a result of the millions of refugees languishing in Europe following World War II. The...

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Here Comes Summer

Until making aliyah, I hadn’t appreciated what living in a country with a “dry season” really entails. When I was a student in Israel...

The First Lady of Irvine

To the names Sid Goldstein, Samuel Rosen, Harriett Wieder,and Jacob and Sarah Stern, all of whom have Orange County parks or facilities named after...

Yom Kippur 1973

What were you doing during the 1973 Yom Kippur War?     I found myself asking this question recently while watching the “Valley of Tears”...

Jlife Extra- June 2021

Jlife Extra Not-So-Gloomy June Cultural events dominate calendar By Ilene Schneider Whether your issue is culture or cancel culture, you have an event to entice you in June....