Hanging with the Stars: An Unexpected Lesson Sarah Pachter Trying a little too hard to appear casual, my friend Kim and I sauntered down the street. It was my first movie premier, and inwardly I was bursting with excitement. Kim had gotten me invited because the…

Hanging with the Stars: An Unexpected Lesson

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Op-Ed: Voting (and the March 7th Upcoming Elections) Ari Bussel Why is it important to vote? Some of us prefer to vote by mail.  Many are “absentee voters.”  Once we receive the ballot, normally within the next few days we mail back the ballot, and…

Op-Ed: Voting (and the March 7th Upcoming Elections)

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Dear Dr T., I am having trouble understanding what’s up with my tenth-grade daughter. Let me give you some background. She was an extraverted child in an extraverted family. She loved all things social, although – in all honesty – she liked solitary activities as…

Proactive Parenting: A Different Kind of Teen

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Dear Readers, After beginning with a very harsh rebuke and prophesy of terrible punishment, this week’s haftorah ends, “I will not cast away the descendants of Yaakov, and David my servant, from taking of their descendants to be rulers over the descendants of Avraham, Yitzchak,…

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Police Dogs That Bite: Unconstitutional Use of Force? Michael Rubinstein, Esq. Police dogs are helpful partners in law enforcement. However, many police departments in California employ an “attack first, ask questions later” approach when it comes to using dogs to help apprehend a crime suspect.…

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Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, OBM, 71 Years Young Ruth Judah There is nothing more painful than the early demise of someone who hasn’t finished living. Such is the sadness that accompanies the passing of Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, OBM, on February 8th, the 12th Shvat 5777. Born…

Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, OBM, 71 Years Young

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Young Israel of Northridge Hosts YULA Girl’s Shabbaton  On Shabbos Parshas Bo, the Young Israel of Northridge community welcomed YULA Girl’s 10th grade to their annual YULA Northridge Shabbaton. The girls look forward to the shabbaton throughout the year, as it has cultivated a reputation…

Young Israel of Northridge Hosts YULA Girl’s Shabbaton

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Thursday Night Live: A Mishmar Program at YPLA Yehudis Litvak Every Thursday night, the Yeshiva Program of Los Angeles (YPLA) hosts a Thursday Night Live event, open to young men, ages 18-30, of all Jewish backgrounds. The program takes place at the LINK Kollel in…

Thursday Night Live: A Mishmar Program at YPLA

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Holistic Torah Study: Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum in Los Angeles Yehudis Litvak Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum visited Los Angeles this past week, bringing her special flavor of spirituality from Eretz Yisrael to Jewish women here. On Monday, February 13th, Rebbetzin Siegelbaum – an author and…

Holistic Torah Study: Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum in Los Angeles

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Learning League: A Program for Fathers and Sons at YAYOE Yehudis Litvak Every Motzaei Shabbos, Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov Ohr Eliyahu (YAYOE) hosts a unique father-son learning program for its students and their fathers. The program, proposed by Jim Kapenstein, combines Torah learning and sports. It…

Learning League: A Program for Fathers and Sons at YAYOE

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Uniting the World through Emunah: Junity’s Annual Unity Conference Yehudis Litvak Junity, an organization dedicated to promoting unity, held its second annual Unity Conference on February 7th in Beverly Hills and February 8th in Tarzana. The theme of the events was Find Happiness and Reach…

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New Hashtag To Help Teachers Collaborate Looking for new ideas in the classroom?  Want to brainstorm and network with like-minded Jewish educators around the world?  Want to collaborate from Morot and Rabbeim in other schools? Welcome to #JSchat! Technology has made the world a much…

New Hashtag To Help Teachers Collaborate

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Proactive Parenting: Mischief…or Curiosity? Dear Dr T., I am a first-time mother, so I’m not always sure about what I am doing. But here is my situation: My three-year-old son is super energetic. I wouldn’t say he is wild, but he is into everything, tries…

Proactive Parenting: Mischief…or Curiosity?

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Dear Readers, What is it that some people have against winning? It’s almost as if it’s a problem when they do. You won? Great, now apologize for doing so. Sounds noble, but is it healthy? Surely we would celebrate Dovid winning the fight over Golias…

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It was Bashert: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Eva Kohan Sarah Pachter I recently wrote an article for The Jewish Home entitled, “Delaying Gratification Makes us Happier.” A woman by the name of Eva Kohan submitted a comment online agreeing with the power that delaying…

It was Bashert: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Eva Kohan