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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 --...
  • Kol HaLev hosts Passover seder in its church home

    Traditional rituals of Passover — the stories, the questions, the food — get a modern spin when Rabbi Geoff Basik presides over Kol HaLev's community seder. The second night observance, held this year on April 15, has become a tradition for...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: The balancing act of choosing days off

    The Whiteboard Jungle: The balancing act of choosing days off
    For the first time in Glendale Unified School District’s history, April 24 is no longer a school day. Previously, school remained open on the day that commemorates the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians who were killed by the Ottoman Empire in...
  • 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...
  • Rabbi teaches how to grow from life's hardships

    Rabbi teaches how to grow from life's hardships
    Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Rabbi Jessica Spitalnick Brockman, associate rabbi at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. Q: What's your particular area at the synagogue ? A: Social action, adult...
  • Using music to unite

    Using music to unite
    Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Jerry Berkowitz, cantor at Congregation Etz Chaim in Wilton Manors. Q: How do you work out your official positions at one synagogue while serving as cantor at...
  • Music is mystical

    Music is mystical
    Cantor David Presler Title: Cantor, Temple Emeth, Delray Beach. Other job experience: Served as cantor at synagogues in New York for 28 years; former music teacher at New York City public schools. Other community posts: Private voice teacher....
  • High Holy Days Quiz

    High Holy Days Quiz
  • Service at Oregon Ridge puts tailgating spin on Rosh Hashana

    Service at Oregon Ridge puts tailgating spin on Rosh Hashana
    For certain religious oenophiles, Wednesday's dinner presented an interesting question: "What wine goes with services?" wondered Arnold Weiner. Judging from the crowd gathered Wednesday night at Oregon Ridge Park for the popular al fresco Rosh Hashana...
  • Temple Sinai cantor ready for High Holy Days

    Temple Sinai cantor ready for High Holy Days
    In his office at Temple Sinai of Glendale, the paperwork and music sheets piled on Steve Hummel’s office desk indicates that he’s well settled in since taking over as cantor in July. So he was perfectly ready to celebrate Rosh Hashanah,...
  • Dead Sea Scrolls now available online

    Dead Sea Scrolls now available online
    This may be the High Holy Days, but it's also Christmas for everyone who loves history, archaeology and the Bible. The gift is online: The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls. Stocked by the Israel Museum and powered by Google, the site has five high-resolution...