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A Moment in Time: 5781 Can’t Come Soon Enough

Dear all, As we approach the Jewish New Year of 5781, I think we can safely say that 5780 came with incredible challenges. I can’t...

Kinky Friedman on Working With Sister Marcie on The Echo Hill Ranch Gold Star Camp

As said by Rolling Stone in 2018 about Kinky Friedman: “At 73, the Texas oddball has landed on a newfound sincerity. Friedman has arrived at a...

Lisa Niver is an Award Winner for 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards

Thank you! I am honored to have won for my print magazine story for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the...

Ripple Effect: Smart Place

I had to film something for a promotional video with my beloved Rabbi at his office. After we filmed, I stayed and taught my Zoom...

Iranian-American Jews, Trump and the Dangers of Conspiracy Theory

The Iranian-American Jewish community has elevated President Donald Trump into a messianic figure despite his embrace by white supremacists and the rise of hate...

The 2020 Ideology of Assimilation

When Jewish leaders talk about the dangers of assimilation they often point to statistics like increasing rates of intermarriage, decreasing enrollment in formal Jewish...

YourMomCares’ Founders on Life During COVID-19

YourMomCares helps all children by creating and funding cutting-edge programs and solutions which have a direct impact on children’s mental health.

Home Shalom Monday Message #24

Home Shalom promotes healthy relationships and facilitates the creation of judgement free, safe spaces in the Jewish community. Home Shalom is a program of...

The Liminal (Yom Kippur)

When the sky is orange at nine a.m., it looks like dusk.  It’s the transitional time Of twilight and morning Of nothing itself.   On Yom Kippur, in the liminal...

A Moment in Time: Getting Back on Track

Dear all, Ron and I recently took a well needed few days away. It was an opportunity to connect, celebrate a year of fatherhood, and...

They’re Circumcising Hearts Now: A Poem for Torah Portion Nitzavim-Vayelech

And the Lord, your God, will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring My first thought, and you’ll forgive me everyone who cringes when even...

STAY TUNED: The ‘It Factor’

Q: Directors I’ve spoken to in the past have said a lot of directing is really casting. Whether that is true or not, some...

Extreme

We are living in an incredibly extreme time right now. Extreme situations. Extreme circumstances. I would add that anybody raising teenagers lives with emotions swinging from one extreme to the other...

Rosh Hashanah Apples and Honey Meditation

Join me in this meditation to uncover deeper, more personal associations to apples and honey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGdK0sLlCYs

Lessons from Home Shalom

Using “I” statements Henry Good, Home Shalom Teen Consultant: Greetings! My name is Henry Good, and I am a senior at Crespi Carmelite High School, and...

A Moment in Time: Breaking Boundaries

Dear all, As I was prepping milk for my children the other day, I saw the most incredible sight in the briefest moment in time....

People Have to Eat Every Day — A Poem for Torah Portion Ki Tavo

in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give to the Levite, the stranger, the orphan, and the widow, so that...

MJF on Possibly Becoming the Youngest Jewish Heavyweight Champion in Wrestling History

MJF is set to wrestle in the main event of this weekend’s “All Out” pay-per-view against World Champion Jon Moxley.

Global Angel x Adrienne Bankert: A Partnership to Spread Kindness and Provide Helping Hands

BY DENISE WEAVER At a time when the world seems at its breaking point and obstacles arise daily, it is important to remember...

Ripple Effect: Race, Justice and Love

Today instead of a blog we'd like to share our students' spoken word about race justice and love. To watch the Advot Project Facebook live Listen Act...

Home Shalom Monday Message #23

Home Shalom promotes healthy relationships and facilitates the creation of judgement free, safe spaces in the Jewish community. Home Shalom is a program of...

If You March With Nazis, Guess What, You’re a Nazi

So, I have this acquaintance in Berlin. He’s part of this great big Berliner woo-woo community that I used to dip in and out of. They’re...

Online Journalist of the Year! We Said Go Travel Summer News August 2020

Summer News 2020 with We Said Go Travel: I am honored to be nominated for Online Journalist of...

A Moment in Time: Polarized or Non-Polarized?

Dear all, I was in the market for a new set of prescription sunglasses this week. The salesperson asked, “Would you like them polarized or...

That’s Not Your Ass: A Poem for Torah Portion Ki Teitzei

You shall not see your brother's ox or sheep straying, and ignore them. you shall return them to your brother. I’ve been dreaming of oxen...

The Smell of Autumn is Here

I can smell it. Literally, in Les Baux, I can. The air smells suddenly like autumn; days are getting shorter, the leaves turning gold, the grapes...

Spielberg’s Roots

Today I read the news of Steven Spielberg losing his father, who died on Aug. 25 at the amazing age of 103. While I...

Ripple Effect: Rant 

I have a really good friend. She is one of my best friends, a true soul sister. We met in a professional capacity and immediately...

Home Shalom Monday Message #22

Home Shalom promotes healthy relationships and facilitates the creation of judgement free, safe spaces in the Jewish community. Home Shalom is a program of...

Pauly Shore on His New Movie ‘Guest House,’ and the Future of ‘The Comedy Store’

Pauly Shore first broke into the mainstream in the late 1980s as an early-20-something, working as a VJ and on-air host for MTV. Shore’s...

New Articles

Israelis Brace for High Holidays in Shadow of Second Lockdown

The Ministry of Health says 5,238 new cases have been confirmed between Thursday and Friday, setting yet another negative record. Restriction on movement is somewhat relaxed from 500 yards from one's home to 1,000 yards.

A Tale of Two High Holidays: Why Orthodox Jews Are Going to Synagogue While Everyone Else Is on Zoom

(JTA) – At the Jewish Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this year’s High Holidays will be anything but normal. With eight services happening in various...

Remembering the Life and Work of the Woman who Championed Women’s Rights: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

She died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

3 Holocaust Monuments Vandalized With Swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

Police are investigating the instances of vandalism.

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