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New Podcast Exploring Contemporary Politics and Culture

A new podcast was announced this week that explores contemporary politics and culture through a lens of wisdom in brief doses. “6 Minutes with Brad Hirschfield” is chock full of wisdom dispensed by Brad Hirschfield, all within six minutes or...

Matters of Interest is coming back for 2017

Matters of Interest Returns for 2017

When Matters of Interest began in July 2014, it was designed to be a site where new content would be published Monday through Friday. And it succeeded in doing that from its outset. For many months, with only certain breaks...

Tasty Treats from Earnest Eats [Food Friday]

Looking for some refreshing snacks on the go? I had the opportunity recently to try some samples from Earnest Eats that are very tasty. Two of these are baked whole food bars that are tasty and that have a great...

The U.S. Postal Service’s new Hanukkah Forever stamp

USPS Unveils New Hanukkah Forever Stamp

As part of the U.S. Postal Service’s contemporary holiday stamps for this year, there is included a Hanukkah Forever stamp. The holiday stamps this year highlight the role windows play during the holidays and the Hanukah stamp, which features a...

Ecclesiastes is About the Fleetingness of Life

Yesterday, Tzvi Kilov published “On The Mysteries Of King Solomon And Koheles”, in which he wonders why we Jews have a custom to read the book of Ecclesiastes/קהלת (Kohelet or Koheles) during the Shabbat amidst the holiday of Sukkot. In the...

Each of the forty honorees had their pictures taken with Mayor Garcia and Cindy Allen, while a brief description about them was read off by Commander Randy Allen (far left). Pictured here is Deni Volkoff.

40 Young Leaders in Long Beach Are Celebrated

A celebration of young leaders in Long Beach was held this evening, with a gorgeous view of downtown Long Beach. Held at the Hotel Maya, Long Beach Post‘s 40 Under 40 event celebrated forty adults under the age of forty who...