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Theirs is a story of the persistence of friendship. Of the longing for truth. Of overcoming a hideous past and finding in one another a peace despite so much pain. In the black and white snapshot of the doomed children stands a small, shy girl with haunting eyes. She is Susanne Zandberg. To the lower left is Anni Silberberg, stout, athletic, her round face hinting aspirations of great mischief.
December 5, 2004 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
As a boy, Father William Sanchez sensed he was different. His Catholic family spun tops on Christmas, shunned pork and whispered of a past in medieval Spain. If anyone knew the secret, they weren't telling, and Sanchez stopped asking. Then three years ago, after watching a program on genealogy, Sanchez sent for a DNA kit that could help track a person's background through genetic footprinting. He soon got a call from Bennett Greenspan, owner of the Houston-based testing company.
March 26, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Desmond T. Doss was an unlikely World War II hero. A conscientious objector who served as an Army medic in the Pacific, he was ridiculed and cursed in boot camp by fellow soldiers for refusing to carry a weapon. Instead he carried a pocket-size Bible on Guam, Leyte and Okinawa and when not treating the wounded, the Seventh-day Adventist from Virginia would read Scripture. But although his religious beliefs forbade his taking of lives, Doss did what he could to save the lives of comrades.
August 9, 1991
The fine article by P.K. Lerner, "Going by the Book," that appeared in the Valley View section June 27 portrayed in a very understanding and sensitive way, not only the inconveniences and hardships a weekly 25-hour rest period presents to an individual and to a family, but more importantly, the joys, pleasures and spiritual benefits as well. To the Jew, the Sabbath represents not only a commemoration of G-d's creation of the universe, but also His ongoing providential guardianship.
February 5, 2000 | GENA PASILLAS
A panel discussion on "Practices of the Sabbath in the 21st Century," moderated by Rabbi David Rosenberg, will be featured at a lunch meeting Wednesday of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council. The luncheon, open to all for $7.50, will begin at 11:45 a.m. at Newport Center United Methodist Church, 1601 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (949) 660-8665, Ext. 3, by 5 p.m. Monday.
August 4, 2005 | Andrew Myers, Special to The Times
Ca contemporary wall oven be blessed by a rabbi? Yes, if it's been re-engineered to turn off all of the modern bells and whistles in a kosher kitchen before the Sabbath begins. "The joke is that we're using software to make modern appliances like they were 20 years ago," says Jonah Ottensoser, a mechanical engineer who helps companies create appliances for Orthodox Jewish families. A feature called "Sabbath mode" is increasingly being embedded in ovens, stoves and refrigerators.
December 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Stolen gold and silver discs won by Ozzy Osbourne's band Black Sabbath were recovered in England after thieves dumped them behind trash cans. The discs were reported missing last week after a burglary at the home of Osbourne's former manager Patrick Meehan, in Edenbridge, Kent, southeast England. Kent police said an anonymous tip led them to the eight discs, found Wednesday in a plastic bag dumped behind recycling bins.
December 14, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
One of two synagogues bombed in Istanbul last month reopened for Sabbath prayers, a service that Turkish Jews said showed their resolve to overcome the devastating attacks. Isak Haleva, the chief rabbi at the Beth Israel Synagogue, delivered a sermon that stressed the importance of dialogue in this predominantly Muslim but secular country. Haleva was injured in the suicide bombings at the Beth Israel and the Neve Shalom synagogues Nov. 15.
September 17, 1987
The Jerusalem Sabbath War, which began recently and pits extremist secularists and leftist liberals on one side and all Orthodox Jews on the other side, is far from over. Modern Orthodox Jews of America and Israel along with black-hatted Jews from Brooklyn or Jerusalem observe the Sabbath the same way and if they could, would not tolerate the public desecration of the Sabbath in Jerusalem. The same Sabbath laws apply to all Orthodox Jews, and these laws have not been changed by any so-called extremists recently or even within hundreds of years.
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