| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:07 AM
What's a fair benefit when the taxpayers are footing the bill?
Plantation gives its employees 11 paid holidays a year, plus vacation time. The list includes the typical national holidays of Christmas and Fourth of July, but tradition here is to give Yom...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Regarding Ramzi and Noura Hemady's recent commentary on Syria's Golan Heights, the authors ignore three critical facts when it comes to the ultimate possession of that disputed territory ("Let people of the Golan decide their fate," Feb. 8).
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:40 PM
My end-of-the-year report on Tommy:
Fr. Tom Hartman, my pal and former partner in all the God Squad stuff, including this column, is still suffering with Parkinson's disease. He lives in a nursing home, where the people love him and care for him. Both...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85.
Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Re “Apartheid in Israel? Hardly,” Opinion, Jan. 12
I was in west Jerusalem on the eve of Yom Kippur last year and had to seek care for an infection. The nurse, the doctor who treated me and the pharmacist who dispensed my medication were...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:03 PM
This is a first for Tovah Feldshuh, who is starring in the one-woman show about Golda Meir opening at Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse Wednesday, Jan. 22.
“I’ve played lots of Jewish mothers, but never the mother of a state,”...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The documentary "The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers," adapted by producer-director Richard Trank from the book by Yehuda Avner, examines the geopolitical state of Israel under the leadership of two of its earlier prime ministers, Levi Eshkol (1963-1969)...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Local synagogues and centers will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, next week.
The celebration, from Sept. 4 through 6, marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the evening of Friday, Sept....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
According to Jewish tradition, those who atone over the High Holidays for the sins of the past year will be granted peace, prosperity and life.
As thousands of area Jews prepare to begin the solemn season Wednesday night amid high tensions in the Middle...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Jewish communities in Newport Beach are preparing to celebrate the High Holy Days next week.
Temple Isaiah, which shares facilities with Harbor Christian Church at 2401 Irvine Ave., invites anyone interested to attend Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur...