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Jews and Presidents Day

By Paul Finkelman Next week is Presidents Day, an amalgamated birthday celebration for two of our three greatest presidents: George Washington (Feb. 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12, 1809). We measure presidential greatness by combining challenges each leader faced and his successful resolutions. By this standard, both Washington and Lincoln are always numbered among…

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Shopping for love

If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the grocery store. You might just pick up a date and the ingredients for a successful date night. According to a survey commissioned by ALDI, 32% of adults have gone on a date with someone they met at a grocery store or know somebody who…

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Middle East Lecture Series

Cedar Sinai Park’s  Life Enrichment Department has challenged, entertained and amused residents with diverse lectures, musical performances and presentations for 20 years. Now the senior living campus will open its Tuesday evening lectures and many other goings on at Rose Schnitzer Manor to our friends in  the Jewish community. The price is free and all…

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Celebrate Shabbat at home

By Rabbi Jillian Cameron If you’re new to Judaism or looking to learn how to incorporate more Jewish practices into your life or how to share them with a loved one who is not Jewish, Shabbat is a great place to start. It’s the Jewish holiday that happens every week, encouraging you to take time…

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Dental Hygiene Tips for Children

As kids grow up, their oral hygiene habits should grow with them.  The makers of CloSYS Oral Health System provided the following tips for kids’ dental health. Baby teeth erupt from 6 months to 2.5 years. Unfortunately, tooth eruption makes gums sore and inflamed, leading to unhappy babies. Use a gentle child’s toothbrush as the…

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Etgar Keret wins Israel’s top literature prize

Courtesy of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Etgar Keret, renowned Israeli author and lecturer in the Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), has received Israel’s most prestigious literary award, the Sapir Prize, for his collection of short stories, A Glitch at the Edge of the Galaxy. “I’m surprised…it’s the…

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Insider tips from a master wedding planner

By Lynda Barness You are now engaged! NOW WHAT? Here are five things to consider before jumping in, from a Master Wedding Planner: Breathe. I’m not kidding! Take some time to enjoy your engagement – and each other. And your families. And your friends. Get to work. When you are ready to start working (and…

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Chuppah: Your first home

PHOTO: PERSONALIZED CHUPPAH: David and Katy Katz wed at Congregation Shaarie Torah in 2018. The chuppah was made by Katy, who bought a sari to celebrate her Sephardic heritage. “The sari was the perfect size of the chuppah we wanted,” says Katy. “The colors, pattern and style of it spoke to me and David. Our…

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