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The Firstborn’s Double Portion
The Firstborn’s Double Portion

For much of history, there were few greater advantages in life than…

Using A Live Virus
Using A Live Virus

Mention the polio vaccine and most people think of Jonas Salk. The fact is, however, that the polio vaccine used today is actually based on the work of another Jewish physician, Albert Bruce Sabin. Sabin, who was born Albert Saperstein on August 2…

Disclaiming a Mystery
Disclaiming a Mystery

Who doesn’t like a good mystery? In the twenty-first century, whodunnits dominate the…

Ode to JDating
Ode to JDating

An ode to JDating…

The Jews of Hawaii
The Jews of Hawaii

There are approximately 7,000 Jews residing in the state of Hawaii…

Mosquitoes No More
Mosquitoes No More

There are few insects as disliked as the mosquito. When people wonder about the purpose of annoying bugs, the mosquito is the first one whose existence they question. (As a point of interest: “Rab Judah said in Rab’s name: Of all that the Holy One,…

The Bene Israel of India
The Bene Israel of India

Early in the era of the Second Temple, a terrible shipwreck occurred on the…

Attn: Los Angeles: “Shabbat at the Ford” Returns!
Attn: Los Angeles: “Shabbat at the Ford” Returns!

The Pico Union Project will bring a musical and spiritual Shabbat service to the Los Angeles Ford Amphitheatre on August 29!

Community Ties
Community Ties

It is a commonly stated idea that, with the expansion of the world of social media, the idea of community has changed. Where once people turned to communal organizations for drawing them together, they now find these ties online. The question that then…

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