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  • Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?

    Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?
    The Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot -- in which chickens are ritualistically twirled in the air and slaughtered as a way of transferring a person's sins onto the dead animal -- is still practiced in some corners of Los Angeles. Readers have noticed --...
  • Rabbi struggles with gambling addiction, loss of pulpit

     Rabbi struggles with gambling addiction, loss of pulpit
    Rabbi Michael Sternfield had just started pushing buttons at an Indiana casino on a June day in 2011 when he watched the icons flash across the screen: ace, king, queen, jack and 10, all of the same suit. Bells rang, lights flashed and casino staff...
  • Sue Gunzburger, commissioner, Broward County

    Sue Gunzburger, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy again focused the need for state-of-the-art communications, technology, and equipment for our emergency first responders. This past week, after over 20 years of “talking about it,” Broward is...
  • The God Squad: No belly buttons for Adam and Eve

    Q: What, in your opinion, was the reason the early church allowed religious art to show Adam and Eve with belly buttons? — D., Buffalo, N.Y. via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: Good point. Adam should have a "rib button" and Eve should have had no...
  • Steve Lopez: Illegal immigration is a fact of life; deal with it

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown's two big decisions Sunday on immigration bills illustrate the madness of trying to establish public policy when federal, state and local approaches are in conflict....
  • Restoring Wilshire Boulevard Temple

     
    For Los Angeles’ oldest Jewish congregation, this week’s High Holy Days marked the official unveiling of the long-overdue renovation of their storied Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown and the beginning of an ambitious new mission. Between...
  • Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, Begins

    Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, Begins
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Jews in the Southland and around the world gathered at synagogues, private homes and other places Sunday night for the start of Rosh Hashanah -- the two-day holiday marking the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah, ushering in the year...
  • Jews Around The World Celebrate Rosh Hashanah, The Beginning Of The New Year 5773

    Jews Around The World Celebrate Rosh Hashanah, The Beginning Of The New Year 5773
    Jews around the world are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, ushering in the new year, 5773, on the Hebrew calendar. It is Day One of the 10 High Holy Days that ends with Yom Kippur or the "Day Of Atonement." Translated from the Hebrew, "Rosh Hashanah" means...
  • On Faith: Rosh Hashanah a time to renew hope

    Hope has been in short supply lately — the murder of a diplomat in Libya, the ongoing savagery in Syria, Iran's apparent march toward nuclear weaponry, Midwest drought, climate change, the pain of the unemployed — the list is long. In the...
  • Jewish fans torn between God and the Orioles

    Jewish fans torn between God and the Orioles
    As Yom Kippur begins Tuesday evening, Gil Kleiner plans to be in services at the Beth El Congregation without his iPhone, which will be sitting silently in his office at the synagogue registering an ESPN mobile app alert every time the Orioles score a run...
  • Smallest Jewish congregation in U.S. struggles to survive in central Illinois

     Smallest Jewish congregation in U.S. struggles to survive in central Illinois
    — Proud to be known as the heart of the Illinois Bible Belt, the residents of Mattoon fill dozens of Christian churches. There's also one Jewish congregation, which has the distinction of being the smallest Reform synagogue in North America. The...