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Holiday Features

Shhh . . . No! Be noisy!

LOS ANGELES — On Purim, can we really blot out the memory of an evil like Haman, who threatened our very existence, with a noisemaker? When in a popular Purim song we...

Digging for spiritual growth on Tu b’Shevat

LOS ANGELES — While my neighbors were putting their Christmas trees to the curb, in what seems like a ritual of replacement, I was preparing to plant for Tu b’Shvat....

Giant menorah in Holland signifies friendship

BERLIKUM, Netherlands — In a windswept parking lot near the North Sea shore, Klaas Zijlstra stands motionless as he admires his latest creation. It’s the first time he...

Gobble tov! Insightful aspects of Thanksgivukah

CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION E PAGE 5 LOS ANGELES — If the Pilgrims are lighting menorahs and the Maccabees are chasing turkeys, it must be Thanksgivukah, as some have come...

What’s with all that chest thumping on Yom Kippur?

ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 8 LOS ANGELES — On Yom Kippur, when we beat our chests during the confession, maybe we should be knocking instead on our heads....

Rabbis share their Rosh Hashanah messages

As Labor Day was observed across the country this week, and as many Americans debated and worried about whether the US would soon be fighting against Syria, Denver...

On Tisha b’Av, feeling the loss from the flames

LOS ANGELES — On Yom Kippur, we ask “Who by fire?” Sadly, this year at Tisha b’Av we already know who — the 19 firefighters who perished in Arizona. “This is as...

Following the ancient Egyptian signs to the Red Sea

PASSOVER EDITION SECTION C PAGE 10 LOS ANGELES — If the Passover Haggadah seems like hieroglyphics to you, it could be a good thing. Though the Israelites left Egypt...

How Meir Panim helps the poor on Pesach

By Shlomo Stephens PASSOVER EDITION SECTION B PAGE 4 WHILE the ancient Israelites were miraculously able to rid themselves of back-breaking bondage and enter the...

‘Tolkien’ b’Shevat

LOS ANGELES — What lore does Bilbo Baggins have to share with us about Tu b’Shvat? While viewing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and hearing the Middle Earth...