• Rosh Hashanah

    Rabbis in Southern California gear up for heavy-hitting Rosh Hashana sermons

    The Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement are a time of self-reflection for Jews around the world. The High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are also when rabbis often give their most important — and powerful — sermons of the year. “We have the most people listening” on these holidays, explained Rabbi Joshua M. Aaronson of Temple Judea in Tarzana, noting that high synagogue attendance accompanies these two very important observances.

    Brenda Gazzar

  • Rosh Hashanah

    Accidental Talmudist blows his horn for Rosh Hashanah

    It wasn’t long before Salvador “Sal” Litvak realized a fact of life: You can’t just walk through security at Downtown Disney with a ram’s horn slung over your shoulder. “What’s that sir?” “It’s a shofar, an animal’s horn — a ram’s horn,” Litvak said. “Well, we don’t allow musical instruments inside, sir.” Litvak paused for a couple of seconds and then...

    Deepa Bharath

  • Buddhism

    Buddha exhibit in Rosemead featured teeth, bone and gem-like relics

    ROSEMEAD>> Dozens of faithful flocked to Lu Mountain Buddhist Temple this Labor Day weekend to be in the presence of relics associated with the founder of the ancient religion. The Buddhist temple welcomed the public to view the 10,000 Relics Collection from Friday through Monday. The collection, donated to the temple in 2013, features thousands of items that mysteriously appeared in the ashes of enlightened sages after they were cremated. Some look like crystals or gems,...

    Claudia Palma

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