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Oct 28, 2018, 3:00 PM
A hope and a prayer for Pittsburgh
Four years minus eight days ago, we were celebrating the moment our youngest child, Gedalia Hanoch, who received a name and became a member of the Jewish people. But our joy was tempered by the events of earlier that...
Jul 31, 2017, 6:59 PM
Torah L’Maaseh: The future of Jewish learning is here
Sometimes, knowing something is not enough. If you want to truly understand, you must live it--do it with your own two hands, witness it with your own eyes. And learning Torah is no exception. Rabbi Avi Grossman, who holds a...
Apr 16, 2017, 4:35 PM
Jews Don’t Do Flowers
I remember watching the scenery flash by as my father maneuvered our family station wagon down the Garden State Parkway. Every once in a while, I would spot a bouquet of flowers, or a teddy bear, or a cardboard...
Mar 24, 2017, 12:45 PM
International relations, as explained by an 8-year-old
Sometimes all it takes is the innocence of a child to remind us that allies are on the same team
Mar 29, 2016, 12:00 PM
Don’t call me sexy
Imagine you are a man. Average height, average weight. You work out twice a week. You’re a sharp dresser. One night, you are walking home from a friend’s house, which is located on the very edge of the iffy part...
Mar 10, 2016, 3:14 PM
This is where I come from
Her ultra-Orthodox Jewish education turned out to be as misguided as her teacher's claim that the sun is not a star
Mar 7, 2016, 12:52 PM
The Sabra Patch: Israel’s online marketplace for handcrafted gifts
After her second child was born, a tiny seed of an idea was planted in the mind of 24-year-old Sacha Gorelik. One year later, it has bloomed into a new start-up, called The Sabra Patch. Sacha made aliyah as a...
Nov 20, 2015, 10:26 AM
What can you do for Israel? Help women learn self-defense
Training Israeli women to respond effectively to threats helps them kick their sense of helplessness
Oct 6, 2015, 12:14 AM
Terrorism is terrifying, but I’m not leaving
The series of terrorist attacks over the past week has left the country breathless. We've barely had time to get over the shock of one before the next one happens. The terrorists are getting exactly what they want. People...
Jul 28, 2015, 7:22 AM
While the children sleep, riots in Beit El
It's 3:20 am. My children are sleeping peacefully as calls of “Yehudi lo megaresh Yehudi” and the smell of burning tires wafts through my open bedroom window. I think back to the phone call I got from my friend...
Bahtya Minkin is a full-time mother of four, originally from Lakewood, NJ, now living in Beit El. In her ample spare time she enjoys crocheting, reading, and arguing with strangers on Facebook.