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Art Therapy OC

Art is a fantastic coping mechanism and tool for emotional healing, wellness, self-care, stress relief and therapeutic creative expression—particularly during this pandemic we are...

Spicing Up Your Seder

If there is one person who knows how to bring more pizzazz to the seder table this Passover, it’s Debbie Kornberg. The wife of...

Bonne Maman

The heartwarming story has been hard to miss: A law professor is shopping at his local grocery store when sees an elderly woman struggling...

Ancient Grains

Many Passover recipes call for almond flour or almond meal. Be aware that there is a difference between the two: almond flour is made...

Fighting Anti-Semitism with Education

Why are Jews the one minority group in America that doesn’t get to define what constitutes prejudice and hate against us?    This is the...

Covid-19 and My Underwear

A midst the endless articles about Covid-19, there has not been a single mention of a pandemic-related topic of extreme importance (to me): The...

The Passover Haggadah

There is a dramatic scene described in the Haggadah of a Passover Seder that took place during turbulent and uncertain times. The Temple had...

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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....