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'Charity Saves From Death': Yom Kippur

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

This is the best week of the year to give charity. You'll get back much more than you give.

Superheroes, a Hermit Crab and Lessons about Charity

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

Since Simon turned 2, my husband and I have tried to downplay materialism and play up the importance of helping others, even while knowing the concept of charity is hard for a young child.

Making Hanukkah Latkes Under Sarah's Tent

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I just made my annual visit to Sarah's Tent. Oh, nobody actually calls it that but for the women who gather once a year to cook latkes in the kitchen of Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue for the Hebrew school's Hanukkah party, we know what it's really about, why we are really there, why -- in my case -- I run the risk of my boss' displeasure just to stand in a small kitchen with 15 other women and a dozen or so potato latke fryers.

Rancid Materialism Is Corrupting Our Community

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

For years now I have been passionately arguing the need for the Jewish community to serve as a light unto the nations by promulgating our values to the non-Jewish world.