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Hanukkah is here. Christmas is coming. The cross-cultural lights are lit at Memorial Park. In this red-state-blue-state, micromarketing era of niche demographics, it's good to recognize common values. One song we have in common is “Ma'or Tzur,&...
I've had a blast working on “In the Shadow of Greatness,” a nonprofit book co-written by U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002. Required disclaimer: I am one of 33 contributors to the book. My activities are all pro bono. The authors and editors...
This post has been updated. See note below. Right after Yom Kippur, we headed to our country's Naval Academy on a red-eye flight, or, as Virgin America puts it, “a midnight journey.” The stars were bright as we crossed the country. The...
The Jewish High Holidays begin next week with the sound of the Shofar, or ram's horn. Rosh Hashana begins on the evening of Sept. 16. There will be dinners and celebrations. Family gatherings. The holiday concludes 10 days later on Yom Kippur, a day of...
The sixth annual Interfaith Baccalaureate Service, a religious service for graduating high school seniors, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in La Caņada. All high school graduating seniors in the area...
Q. At a time of near-record food prices, Pope Benedict XVI has denounced speculation in commodities markets as “immoral” and called food and water “a basic human right.” According to the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization,...
Q. The NBC television network has come under fire for omitting the words “under God” from a broadcast of the Pledge of Allegiance shown before the U.S. Open golf championship. The video montage of patriotic images including the American flag...
Q. A recent posting on CNN's Belief Blog discusses how people can lose faith when faced with traumatic events. The article relates former First Lady Laura Bush's experience after being involved in a fatal car accident in 1963. Bush missed a stop sign...
The death of a loved one is always a difficult pain for adults to bear, but for children, it can be even worse. And trying to find an explanation for why a friend, relative or pet no longer is around can be very tough for parents. Advice available online...
An embattled La Caņada High School math teacher will leave the district at the end of the school year, bringing to a close a tense six-month chapter in which La Caņada Unified officials were criticized for mishandling concerns about her classroom conduct....
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A few weeks ago I wrote thoughts regarding the heightened sensibilities that prevail among us. My thesis was, “Society has become overly sensitive.” I stressed that it’s demeaning to portray ourselves as victims, with tender...
My generation forgot about the Vietnam veterans. This generation is bound to do better. It is heartwarming to see private organizations such as churches, synagogues, bar associations and colleges begin to address the needs of the 2 million civilian...
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