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Unsolicited Advice

    Want to know something that is totally joyous and kvell-worthy? It’s when your child gets married. But if they get married, you...

The Orange County Jewish Historical Society

In the late ‘90s, when the JCC, Federation, Tarbut v’Torah (TVT) and a host of other Jewish organizations were located on Baker Street in...

Securing A Legacy

In late fall of 1955, three families (the Sporns, Goldmanns and Fines) got together in a private home in Fullerton to discuss the formation...

From Page to Screen

As of today, Netflix viewers can watch “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,” a period drama that follows a family of Spanish Sephardic Jews living...

I Want Candy

Don’t take this the wrong way,” my rabbi said, three weeks before my son’s bar mitzvah, “but every parent needs something to obsess over...

“Compromise”

My fiancé and I did not grow up in different religious traditions. Sherrita was raised in Detroit as a Christian, attending Episcopalian, Baptist and...

“The Home Edit”

    I’ve fallen deep into the rabbit hole of Netflix’s “The Home Edit,” and I have no desire to return anytime soon.    ...

The Language of Love

There were quite a number of years when I was growing up when I saw my paternal grandparents on a weekly basis. My mother...

Letter to the Editor

An Open Letter to the Editorial Board of the Harvard Crimson Your commitment to and promotion of the toxic BDS campaign reveals your bigotry and...

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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,...