Saturday, July 11, 2020



Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Vaetchanan with Rabbi David Kasher

David Kasher serves as an Associate Rabbi, at IKAR, a non-denominational spiritual community in Los Angeles. He received his BA in Political Science at Wesleyan...

Poem: Adonai Echad

Shema yisrael, adonai elohenu, adonai echad —  watchword of the Jewish faith, declaring the oneness of God  Listen Israel — The lord is one. The world is one. Everything...

My Hit-and-Run Could Save Your Life

Last spring, as I was walking alone to a Shabbat dinner in Pico-Robertson, no car was in sight when I stepped off the curb...

Thousands sign on for Shema flash mob

More than 2,500 people signed up to participate in a global Shema flash mob as part of a campaign to promote religious pluralism in Israel. The gatherings early Monday afternoon came two days after Conservative Jewish congregations were asked to dedicate a recitation of the Shema to the topic as well.

For Justin Bieber, ‘Scooter’ and the Shema play a major presence

Is “Never Say Never,” the biographical documentary and concert film that recounts the rise of Justin Bieber, also a message film of “Hear O Israel\"? The film, which opens Feb. 11 in wide release, has a genuine Jewish backstory due to the onscreen presence and production involvement of Bieber’s Jewish manager, Scott Samuel \"Scooter\" Braun.

Happy Birthday, USA! Sweet dreams with the Shema

We celebrate the 232nd birthday of the United States of America on July 4. Between noshing on barbecue and watching fireworks, test how well you know early American history. Circle the right answer for the following questions but read carefully -- some might be a bit tricky.

What’s your Jewish I.Q.?

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For the Kids

The word shema (listen) appears in its various forms in Parshat Va\'etchanan 23 times. And to top it all off, the \"Shema\" prayer is also included.

Take 12 Steps

It would be hard to exaggerate the significance of The Jewish Federation\'s Addiction Conference held Monday at the Skirball Cultural Center. But to compare, think back to the Shechinah Conference held 20 years ago at Hebrew Union College, which helped consolidate and shape Jewish feminism. In its willingness to creatively address perhaps the biggest social issue of our time, the Skirball program is that big a deal.

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