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March 2018

Ben Stein

WHAT DO YOU get when you cross deadpan delivery with a keen sense of the modern political arena? Well, none other than Mr. Ben...

Joe & Barbara Baim

CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL is proud to honor Joe and Barbara Baim at its Gala on March 18. Over the past several years, Joe and...

On Orthodox Judaism’s Rules of Head Covering

IN YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL we had a genius mathematics teacher who also was an Orthodox rabbi. In our first two years we easily covered...

Different Worlds?

THE HEADLINES PROCLAIM, “Crisis with Israel and Diaspora Jewry.” Articles assert an imminent split between Diaspora Jewry and Israel. Some blame the crisis over...

Orange You Glad…

I DON’T WANT a Seder plate with a spot for an orange on it. If you have no idea what I’m talking about (join the...

Chag Kasher V’samayach

WE ALL HAVE OUR favorite Passover Seder melodies. If we are guests at a Seder where they sing a different melody to that passage...

First n Foremost

WHAT IS THE difference between a free human being and a slave? We tend to think that it has to do with hard work,...

Passing Over

FOR 30 YEARS, many Jewish childrenwere hidden in European monasteries and other arms of the Catholic Church during WWII, by parents and other relatives...

Time to Reflect

  Goodbye, have a great day!” And off they go, to classrooms, to sports practices, to choir, to debate, to music - to school. Education, one of the...

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Synergy in the Shtetl

When Jewish people moved to Orange County in the 20th century, they noticed that there were no Jewish neighborhoods. There were clusters of Jewish...

Fresh Orange Jews

According to the Jewish calendar, we are in the month of Adar and when Adar enters, joy increases! Why is Adar the month of...

Orange County’s Jewish History- The Orange County Doll Ladies

B’nai B’rith, now known as Jewish Women International (JWI), began the “Dolls for Democracy” program in 1956 in conjunction with the interfaith, interracial organization...

Remembering the Children of the Holocaust

When Pavel Friedmann, a young inmate at the Terezin Concentration Camp in 1942, wrote about the last butterfly he ever saw, he described a...