Makor HaChaim of Encino holds Annual Dinner Mordechai Lipman This past week, shul members, rabbis, and friends of Makor HaChaim of Encino came to celebrate eight years of community growth and unity. The evening’s program was emceed by Mr. Gary Pietruszka. Makor HaChaim, after less…

Makor HaChaim of Encino holds Annual Dinner

The Weekly Daf Rabbi Shmuel Wise, Maggid Shiur of RealClearDaf.com How do we know that a סנהדרין קטנה (Lower Sanhedrin), the type of court used to judge capital cases, needs 23 judges? As our mishnah (2a) explained, it takes a few steps to arrive at…

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Ten Habits of Self-Made Millionaires: Torah in Disguise Sarah Pachter Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the habits of 177 self-made millionaires. Coining them “rich habits,” he subsequently described practices he believes will determine how successful a person will become. Corley argues that…

Torah musings: Ten Habits of Self-Made Millionaires: Torah in Disguise

Dipping into their Bag of Tricks Dear Dr.T., I wouldn’t say that my kids are bad kids – maybe they are a little spoiled? I don’t know. The point is that they drive me crazy when they want something. They are better with my husband…

Proactive Parenting: Dipping into their Bag of Tricks

Dear Readers, I’ve recently come across the book The Righteous among the Nations, published by Yad Vashem. It includes the details of about 150 stories of non-Jews who risked their lives to save a Jew – or many Jews – during the Holocaust. What really…

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Hit by a Police Car During a Pursuit? Michael Rubinstein, Esq. Los Angeles is known for many things—the sunny weather, and a laid back lifestyle chief among them.  Yet, nearly every week the news reports another high-speed police chase that occurs on the freeways surrounding…

Ask The Attorney: Hit by a Police Car During a Pursuit?

10 Years Since the Battle of Gaza: Hamas’s Bloody Rise to Power Aaron Feigenbaum June 10-15, 2007 marked one of the most consequential turning points in the entire Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one whose ramifications have directly shaped the course of the conflict to this day. The…

10 Years Since the Battle of Gaza: Hamas’s Bloody Rise to Power

Rav Binyamin Cohen Delivers Five Shiurim at LINK Kollel Rabbi Eli Stern  The LINK Kollel in Los Angeles was privileged to host Rav Binyamin Cohen, Rosh Kollel of Mesivta Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin, on June 26th-27th for a series of in-depth shiurim. Rav Cohen, a well-known posek…

Rav Binyamin Cohen Delivers Five Shiurim at LINK Kollel

Learning to Pray Like Leah Sarah Pachter On Friday nights, we bless our daughters in honor of the Matriarchs: Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, and Leah. When I ask people what they know about the Matriarch Leah, they usually give me a blank stare, or ask me,…

Torah Musings: Learning to Pray Like Leah

Dear Readers, When contemplating the significance of events on and around July 4, 1776, one can’t help but acknowledge that as religious Jews we have a unique appreciation of the freedoms and rights granted by this great country. For example: This year marks the 90th…

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It Happened at Heritage House by D.B. Estrin (Menucha Publishers, 269 pp.) Reviewed by Deborah L. Gordon “These stories are really his….” writes D.B. Estrin in her introduction to It Happened at Heritage House. She refers to the legendary Rabbi Meir Schuster, zt”l, who founded…

Book Review: It Happened at Heritage House by D.B. Estrin

The Venezuelan Nightmare Continues Aaron Feigenbaum Despite hopes by the international community that the five-year-old Venezuelan crisis would reach a point of stability, the situation in the South American country seems to be deteriorating even further. The Venezuelan economy is simply incapable of providing basic…

The Venezuelan Nightmare Continues

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Historic Persian Rabbinic Conference held in Los Angeles Rabbi Arye D. Gordon The first National Conference of Persian Jewish Rabbinic Leaders was held in L.A. from June 5th through 7th, 2017. Rabbis from the major Persian Jewish communities in the United States attended the three-day…

Historic Persian Rabbinic Conference held in Los Angeles

Ohr Eliyahu PTA Organizes Hair-Cutting Drive The main mission of the PTA of Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov Ohr Eliyahu is to connect the teachers with parents and students, making Ohr Eliyahu a true family unit. Last year, after many events and activities connecting those three branches,…

Ohr Eliyahu PTA Organizes Hair-Cutting Drive

Congregation Bais Naftoli Celebrates Silver Anniversary On Sunday morning, Congregation Bais Naftoli honored radio and television personality Larry Elder and Judge (Dayan) Rabbi Yuval Noff during the standing-room-only celebration of the congregation’s 25th Silver Anniversary. Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang; Los Angeles County Sheriff…

Congregation Bais Naftoli Celebrates Silver Anniversary