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Creation: Children Dancing (detail from The Scroll) (1987) mixed media on paper by Ruth Weisberg. Courtesy Skirball Cultural Center.
 

Weisberg’s Visions

Posted on: March 29th, 2013

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There is a special class of Jewish artists who toil in the rich fields of Tanach and Jewish practice for years and years, quietly establishing a foundation of visual and intellectual markers for generation of artists to come. Ruth Weisberg is clearly one of these founders. Her seminal work articulates an approach to the Jewish narrative deeply informed by a Jewish feminism.

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Beware The Fourth Son

Posted on: March 29th, 2013

SectionsMagazineOn Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer

How is it possible that a person of seemingly normal intelligence (nowhere does it say he is simple) not have the ability to ask a question - to not react and enquire as to the why of the hustle and bustle around him?

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Shalom Bayis At All Cost

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

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To this day, all the returned items remain in my parent's possession. Baruch Hashem, this was the beginning of a very close and wonderful relationship between my parents and these machatanim - on that continues until today.

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Do You Have ADHD?

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

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Today, more children than ever are diagnosed with ADHD and the disorder is widely researched and accommodated in schools. However, a lot of children do not necessarily understand ADHD – whether they or their friend is the one suffering from the disorder. To that end, I wrote a children’s book about ADHD, My Friend, The Troublemaker, to help children better comprehend what is going on in the classroom with themselves or their classmates.

 

Pesach: A Time For Personal Redemption

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

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We recognize that the Exodus story in the Torah, like all biblical narratives, is more than just a historical or political tale of physical bondage and ensuing liberation, it is also a spiritual and psychological drama. The exodus represents the human potential to liberate itself from slavery -- be it physical, mental, or spiritual.

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Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Thirty-Two: A Letter From America

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

SectionsBooksThe BookshelfTevye in the Promised Land

          One late afternoon when Tevye returned to his tent after a back-breaking day in the winery, a letter was waiting from Baylke. Sure enough, she had been in touch with Golda’s distant cousin in Chicago, and he had forwarded Tevye’s letter to her in New York. She had been thrilled […]

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The Talmud Gets (Another) Facelift

Posted on: March 25th, 2013

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Let’s face it, the words “cool” and “Gemara” don’t really go hand in hand. In fact, they probably aren’t meant to. But like it or not the new and improved ArtScroll app has made Gemara as cool as can be, thanks to the tech wizards at RustyBrick.

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The Jews Of Iran & Afghanistan

Posted on: March 25th, 2013

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The present kingdom of Persia, which recently officially took the name “Iran,” encompasses a region of over 1,640,000 square kilometers with about 15 million inhabitants. The most important cities are the capital Tehran as well Tabris, Mesched, and Isfahan (the former capital).

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Museum Village

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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Museum Village, a replica of a typical American village during the 1800’s, was the vision of Roscoe William Smith. Mr. Smith was an electrical engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and collector who contributed in many ways to his native Orange County. He made his fortune in 1905 as founder of the Orange and Rockland electric company.

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“How Do You Like Your Eggs?”

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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One of my favorite movies to watch growing up was Runaway Bride with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. On a whim, I decided to watch it this past weekend, taking a break from intensive LSAT studying. Julia Roberts plays a woman who works at her family's small-town hardware store. She has earned a notorious reputation for ditching her fiancée on her wedding day.

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Going Nuts – A Guide to an Allergy-Friendly Pesach

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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Preparing for an ordinary Pesach is daunting enough with all of the cleaning, shopping, cooking, and preparation, but add food allergies to the mix and you could literally “go nuts.” Don’t go nuts, go nut-free and egg-free too. While Pesach poses dietary challenges, they are not insurmountable.

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Flaming Glory

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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I stare, and I stare, trying to connect to those deep, seeing, eyes, to the wisdom and depth within that face. And all I can think, murmurs sliding in a circle through my mind - is, hadras panim... hadras panim... hadras panim...

 

From The Greatest Heights (Part III)

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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While I certainly don’t speak for all infertile couples, I feel a brief introduction to some of the challenges that couples face would be worthwhile before I describe our treatment protocols.

 

If You Don’t Have Margarine This Pesach, Use…

Posted on: March 21st, 2013

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Mayonnaise. That’s right, you read it correctly. And I’m sure it’s not the first time you’ve read it, either. And the thought of it has probably made you go ‘”blech.” But this is me saying it, so let’s break it down logically, and you’ll see that the idea isn’t as far-fetched as you might think. […]

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“Daughter Of Zion” – Our Historic Right

Posted on: March 21st, 2013

SectionsJewess PressImpact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson

The Prophet Yeshayahu’s messages of Geula/ Redemption are apt answers to our present-day prayers. They are tailor made for our times. He exhorts the people of Israel to abandon their self-image as aniya soara -- a poor tempest-tossed woman ( 54:11) -- and rise as bat Tziyon -- the daughter of Zion, a nation with a sense of pride and dignity.

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Marital Therapy: Solo Or Joint?

Posted on: March 21st, 2013

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Just like Aharon HaKohen promoted shalom bayis by sharing with couples all of the good things that his or her spouse said, a therapist can encourage shalom bayis in this same way.

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Physical Exercise and Flu Prevention

Posted on: March 21st, 2013

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Winter is here and with it comes a whole host of viruses that are somehow less prevalent in the warmer seasons. Poor winter, it’s saddled with the nickname of “cold and flu season.”

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