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October 14, 2000 | WILLIAM LOBDELL
Mothers-in-law are tough enough to figure out, but what if you're also faced with this daunting religious gap: She's Jewish and you're a CEO (Christmas, Easter Only) Christian. Let's kibitz (dish) for a moment, my friend. This is no time to kvetch (complain). How would you like to take a step toward mother-in-law bliss by enrolling in just one short, free course? You'll be able to kvell (boast) about your Jewish knowledge in three weeks.
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September 30, 2000 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aryeh Fein put a gnarled ram's horn to his lips and blew until veins stood out on his forehead. The 10-year-old from Rancho Santa Margarita sounded the shofar Friday morning to herald the start of Rosh Hashana in a program sponsored by Morasha Jewish Day School in Mission Viejo. "I blew it a little too long," Aryeh said, sitting in the grass until his dizziness passed. "It's cool because it makes so much noise."
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September 29, 2000 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years Rabbi Yehoshua Kohl and his wife, Aviva, were amazed to come across Jews who knew little or nothing about Judaism or the rituals of such Jewish holidays as Rosh Hashana, which begins at sundown today. A year ago, they decided to do something about it, opening a nonprofit center--thought by leaders in the Jewish community to be the first of its kind in Los Angeles--where any Jew, no matter what level of interest or affiliation, could study any or all aspects of the ancient faith.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2000 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents from all over the country hunched over notebooks Saturday and absorbed advice during the 17th annual Christian Home Educators Convention, which ends today at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Parents examined new teaching materials at the many vendor booths and traded tips about curriculum. Students attended the conference to befriend other home-schooled kids and to trade stories about their parents and their education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2000 | ANN L. KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along with the usual workshops on "Biblical Child Training" and "Defending the Christian Faith Against Evolutionary Humanism," the annual Christian Home Educators Convention this weekend will offer help to seemingly out-of-place visitors--secular learners. Home schooling, once the province of parents opposed to scholastic restrictions or to teaching evolution, increasingly is drawing parents who simply believe traditional schools are failing their children.
NEWS
February 10, 2000 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sister Ida Peterfy, who founded a forward-looking order of nuns that was one of the first in the country to eschew wearing the traditional habit, died Tuesday after a long struggle with lymphoma. She was 77. Peterfy began the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart, dedicated to religious education, in her native Hungary in 1940.
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November 18, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops, walking a fine line between their obligations to the Vatican and American traditions of academic freedom, voted Wednesday to break a long-standing deadlock over the power of church leaders to control theologians teaching at Catholic colleges and universities. The bishops, meeting at their annual conference here, adopted a compromise proposal on a dispute that has divided the church for nearly a decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1999 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid accusations of racism--and charges that they buckled under political pressure--Orange County planning officials Wednesday shelved a Muslim group's proposal to build a small grade school in Rancho Santa Margarita, a move that could jeopardize the project. The Planning Commission voted 2 to 1 to delay a decision on the New Horizon school until January. But Rancho Santa Margarita's residents voted earlier this month to incorporate as Orange County's 33rd city.
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September 7, 1999 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By Orange County standards, when the Islamic Center of Southern California bought 3.4 acres of property to build a small grade school in Rancho Santa Margarita, it seemed an innocuous little development. Eight months later, it has become much more: a far-ranging tussle over traffic and ethnicity.
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June 16, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is 10 a.m., and the kindergartners at Tarbut v'Torah Jewish day school in Irvine have finished their morning prayers. In a sky-lit computer lab, 20 small children don headphones, sign on with their own passwords and tap away quietly at a variety of educational computer programs. Nearby in a classroom, the other half of the kindergartners are on their feet. Their teacher, Ifat Meltzer, speaks no English; the Hebrew program at this school follows a full-immersion philosophy from the first day.
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