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  • Jewish ethics should be part of sex education for children

    ENCINO, Calif., Nov. 9 (JTA) – Sex education, in our family, begins in kindergarten. That’s when the teachers at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge, Calif., introduce a unit on mammals. You know, those warm-blooded, teeth-bearing, fur-covered creatures that also – and here’s the tricky part – reproduce sexually. It’s invariably the study of…

  • FOCUS ON FAMILY Sukkot celebrates huts along with some hospitality

    ENCINO, Calif., Sept. 16 (JTA) – “You shall live in booths seven days in order that future generations may know I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt." (Leviticus 23:42-43) It’s not enough commemoration that for eight days of Pesach we eat matzah, which grows…