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June 13, 2012
Re "Israelis split on Sabbath shopping," June 10 The traditional Jewish holy day of rest, Shabbat, is facing competition from secular shops, movie theaters, restaurants, pubs and clubs around Israel seeking Saturday business. On average, about 40% of their weekly sales currently come from hundreds of thousands of Sabbath customers. And the economic growth is ubiquitous. Reminiscent of the days of "blue laws" in America, when shopping on Sundays was taboo, many Israelis are now questioning why Saturdays should be different than any other day. Dan Anzel Los Angeles Interesting article about observing the Sabbath in Israel.
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April 14, 2014 | Kate Linthicum
JERUSALEM - The crowd that gathered at the recent grand opening of Cinema City hadn't come for the movies. They were there in droves to protest a government regulation that keeps the 19-screen cineplex closed each week from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. "Jerusalem, wake up!" the protesters chanted as security guards blocked them from entering the lobby. "Nonreligious people are equal too!" The demonstration was the latest skirmish in Jerusalem's long-running "Sabbath wars," which for decades have pitted the city's secular Jewish population against its ultra-Orthodox community over whether shops, theaters and other public spaces can remain open on the Jewish day of rest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
About the time Ronald Gilbert became a parent 20 years ago, his Jewish faith deepened and slowly he became Orthodox. The Orange County urologist and his family eventually moved from their home in Tustin to Huntington Harbour so they could more easily observe Shabbat, or the Sabbath, by walking to their synagogue, Chabad of West Orange County. Gilbert was known to freely dispense advice - medical and otherwise - and rabbis referred to him as a tzaddik , or righteous man. "I think we should come up with a new term and put it in the Yiddish dictionary with his picture by it, and we should call it a 'super-mensch' or a 'Ronald Gilbert mensch' or something and distinguish it from all the other mensches," his brother Glenn Gilbert recalled, using the Yiddish word for a person of integrity and honor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
About the time Ronald Gilbert became a parent 20 years ago, his Jewish faith deepened and slowly he became Orthodox. The Orange County urologist and his family eventually moved from their home in Tustin to Huntington Harbour so they could more easily observe Shabbat, or the Sabbath, by walking to their synagogue, Chabad of West Orange County. Gilbert was known to freely dispense advice - medical and otherwise - and rabbis referred to him as a tzaddik , or righteous man. "I think we should come up with a new term and put it in the Yiddish dictionary with his picture by it, and we should call it a 'super-mensch' or a 'Ronald Gilbert mensch' or something and distinguish it from all the other mensches," his brother Glenn Gilbert recalled, using the Yiddish word for a person of integrity and honor.
MAGAZINE
December 12, 2004 | Vince Beiser, Vince Beiser last wrote for the magazine about ibogaine as a treatment for drug addiction.
Sure, he went from being a barefoot shepherd in Mexico to a wealthy businessman in Los Angeles. And yes, it's true that he spent time along the way with Che and Fidel during the Cuban revolution. He also was ordained as a Methodist minister, but later converted to Judaism. But what Carlos Samuel Salas really wants to talk about is the thriving little congregation of Mexican Jews that he has brought into being in Tijuana--almost all of them Catholics converted under his tutelage.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2010 | By David L. Ulin
The Sabbath World Glimpses of a Different Order of Time Judith Shulevitz Random House: 250 pp., $26 In the mid-1990s, when my wife and I were first considering observing Shabbat, a friend told me that you had three chances to make it right with God. Celebrate Shabbat once, he said, and it was a tryout; you could always walk away. Celebrate a second time, and you were bound a little closer, but there was still an escape clause, a spiritual get-out-of-jail-free card.
NEWS
June 11, 1987 | TOM WALDMAN
Linda Scharlin and her fellow students at the University of California, Santa Cruz abandoned the classrooms for the streets when President Nixon ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbor in May, 1972. Scharlin did not think twice about her decision. She had been influenced by radical politics ever since entering college. She was among a group of protesters who registered their anger by blocking freeway traffic. The police came, arrests were made, and Scharlin spent eight hours in jail.
FOOD
December 5, 1996
This impressive platter with "Welcome Shabbat" verse around the rim is handmade and signed by Israeli artist Mordechi Hazan. Shabbat platter $350; Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, (310) 553-8403. Department of New Jerkies You didn't think there was such a thing as fish jerky? There is, and they eat it in Japan. Now a company named HBCI is marketing both salmon and tuna jerky in this country.
MAGAZINE
September 27, 1998 | Paul Feinberg
A stylish woman in a conservative suit fingers the fabric of a bright red-and-white patterned dress in a boutique. She holds the outfit up to herself, glances in the mirror and turns to the shop owner with a question: "Can you lengthen the sleeves on this dress?" Janice McCarty, the soft-spoken yet lively shop owner, ponders the question at her eponymous boutique, which she opened on a chic stretch of 3rd Street near the Beverly Center in 1987.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1998
* The Oxnard Congregation Am HaYam's November schedule will include Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Nov. 7. A special family Shabbat service will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 20. All members of the Jewish community are invited. As a further outreach, Congregation Am HaYam will conduct a free five-week course in beginning and intermediate Hebrew, starting Monday. The program is open to all. Call 656-6634 for class location or other information.
OPINION
June 13, 2012
Re "Israelis split on Sabbath shopping," June 10 The traditional Jewish holy day of rest, Shabbat, is facing competition from secular shops, movie theaters, restaurants, pubs and clubs around Israel seeking Saturday business. On average, about 40% of their weekly sales currently come from hundreds of thousands of Sabbath customers. And the economic growth is ubiquitous. Reminiscent of the days of "blue laws" in America, when shopping on Sundays was taboo, many Israelis are now questioning why Saturdays should be different than any other day. Dan Anzel Los Angeles Interesting article about observing the Sabbath in Israel.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2010 | By David L. Ulin
The Sabbath World Glimpses of a Different Order of Time Judith Shulevitz Random House: 250 pp., $26 In the mid-1990s, when my wife and I were first considering observing Shabbat, a friend told me that you had three chances to make it right with God. Celebrate Shabbat once, he said, and it was a tryout; you could always walk away. Celebrate a second time, and you were bound a little closer, but there was still an escape clause, a spiritual get-out-of-jail-free card.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2007 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Jared Krok is a fairly typical teenager. At 15, he sports long hair and attends Irvine's Woodbridge High School. On weekends, he would often like to spend time with his classmates. Instead, he usually attends worship services with his family at a local synagogue. "You want to hang out with your friends or go to a Friday night football game," said Jared, an Orthodox Jew, "but you can't do it."
MAGAZINE
October 23, 2005 | Deborah Netburn, Deborah Netburn last wrote for the magazine about Allan Heinberg, a TV writer-turned-comic book author.
"In the same way that you plan for a concert or theater series or for family time, we want you to plan to be with us," said Rabbi Arnie Rachlis, launching a new monthly program at the University Synagogue in Irvine with a sermon titled "Synaplex: Opening Soon in a Shul Near You (Ours!)." Standing behind a different lectern, this one in Beverly Hills, Rabbi Laura Geller launched the same program at Temple Emanuel.
MAGAZINE
December 12, 2004 | Vince Beiser, Vince Beiser last wrote for the magazine about ibogaine as a treatment for drug addiction.
Sure, he went from being a barefoot shepherd in Mexico to a wealthy businessman in Los Angeles. And yes, it's true that he spent time along the way with Che and Fidel during the Cuban revolution. He also was ordained as a Methodist minister, but later converted to Judaism. But what Carlos Samuel Salas really wants to talk about is the thriving little congregation of Mexican Jews that he has brought into being in Tijuana--almost all of them Catholics converted under his tutelage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sales pitch goes something like this: Slow down your life for 24 restful hours each and every week! Unplug from your cell phone, computer and pager! And, as a bonus, get back to your spiritual roots! That's the advertising campaign of "Shabbat Across America," an annual event that targets the estimated 5.5 million Jews in the nation who don't attend Sabbath services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1997
Temple Beth Haverim is "calling all teenagers" to attend its teen Shabbat the second Friday of every month in Agoura Hills. The next event is scheduled Friday. Temple Beth Haverim is a conservative synagogue serving the Conejo Valley. It is at 5126 Clareton Drive, Agoura Hills. For information, call the temple office at (818) 991-7111.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2001 | BENJAMIN J. HUBBARD, Benjamin J. Hubbard is a professor and chairman of the department of comparative religion at Cal State Fullerton
One of Judaism's greatest gifts to humanity is the concept of the Sabbath (Shabbat in Hebrew), when humans and their animals were commanded to cease working in imitation of God's doing so after the six days of creation. A modified version of the practice could play a role both in easing the energy crisis and improving the quality of our lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2000 | GENA PASILLAS
Jews across America and Canada will aim to rekindle interest in Shabbat, the weekly day of rest, at events Friday evening. More than 750 synagogues and 70 campus Hillel groups will be opened to unaffiliated Jews, including an estimated 3,000 college students. In Orange County, the Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot of Irvine will host a catered Shabbat dinner at 5:45 p.m. to mark the event, called "Shabbat Across America." The program, which will include Shabbat songs, stories and dance and a 7:30 p.
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