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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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News n Jews

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...