| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Mitt Romney's tithe: Politics and religion, sometimes antagonistic but oftimes entwined, share a common need. Whether from campaign contributions or tithing, both need to raise money....
| Oct 1, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown's two big decisions Sunday on immigration bills illustrate the madness of trying to establish public policy when federal, state and local approaches are in conflict....
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:31 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) - Observant Jews in the Southland began lighting candles at sundown Tuesday to mark the first night of Hanukkah, the eight-day "Festival of Lights."
Southland Hanukkah events include a menorah lighting nightly though next Tuesday on...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Jerry Berkowitz, cantor at Congregation Etz Chaim in Wilton Manors.
Q: How do you work out your official positions at one synagogue while serving as cantor at...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Rabbi Moshe Heyn of Temple Israel, Miami.
Q: How did you get into your vocation?
A: It was somewhat circuitous. I grew up in Baltimore in a secular family....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Get Jewish cantors to huddle with Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong. What would they come up with?
Maybe something like "Jazz Wisdom Spirit," a concert planned for Sept. 9 in Delray Beach. Created by a rabbi and a music professor, the concert will set...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:26 PM
The elderly doctor who survived more than three days and nights in the woods--through heat, thunderstorms, insect bites, and close encounters with animals--smiled from his hospital bed Friday, as the Suffolk County cops who found Dr. Jerome Nadler paid...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 7:42 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Jews in the Southland and around the world gathered at synagogues, private homes and other places Sunday night for the start of Rosh Hashanah -- the two-day holiday marking the Jewish New Year.
Rosh Hashanah, ushering in the year...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:08 PM
Jews around the world are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, ushering in the new year, 5773, on the Hebrew calendar. It is Day One of the 10 High Holy Days that ends with Yom Kippur or the "Day Of Atonement."
Translated from the Hebrew, "Rosh Hashanah" means...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Hope has been in short supply lately — the murder of a diplomat in Libya, the ongoing savagery in Syria, Iran's apparent march toward nuclear weaponry, Midwest drought, climate change, the pain of the unemployed — the list is long.
| Sep 29, 2012
— Proud to be known as the heart of the Illinois Bible Belt, the residents of Mattoon fill dozens of Christian churches.
There's also one Jewish congregation, which has the distinction of being the smallest Reform synagogue in North America. The...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:28 PM
As historical figures go, Sally Priesand is one of the unassuming ones. Forty years ago, she made her mark as the first woman in the world ordained as a rabbi by a seminary, and as the first female rabbi in America. But talk of these accomplishments is...