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Aug 8, 2018, 10:11 PM
OMG Café 2018
You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that there would be no way on earth OMG Summer Pop Up Café (aka MG Café II) could have reached the giddy heights of last year’s exquisite evening. With its attention to color-coordinated...
Jul 20, 2018, 4:29 PM
‘Alexa’ the Shabbos Goy?
We just “Alexa-d” the house. For those unfamiliar with concept, Alexa – a virtual assistant developed by Amazon that can carry out voice-interacted instructions – is able to (in our house anyway) “turn on AC,” “turn on train,” tell us...
Jun 12, 2018, 8:11 PM
Israel: How Many Nations?
It was Winston Churchill who described Americans and Brits as “two nations divided by a common language.” And it’s true. It seems like we’re talking the same language but actually when you look at it in all its intricacies, it...
Apr 19, 2018, 2:08 AM
In celebration of Yom Haatzmaut: 70 women who have done nothing
The first annual list to defy all lists by honoring the slackers among us
Apr 16, 2018, 7:46 PM
Sometimes: A Reflection of Life in Israel
I write this as we approach Israel’s 70th birthday. Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing in this country; with its severe financial hardships and scary ever-present enemies. Sometimes I ask myself if raising children here is the right thing to do. Sometimes I...
Aug 20, 2017, 4:34 PM
Shutaf: Partnering Each Other to “Make (Hu)Mans”
There’s a very holistic idea in Judaism to which I relate brought down to me many years ago by a truly incredible mentor and tzaddik, Rav Avraham Twerski. It was this: the fundamentals of what we have to do...
Aug 15, 2017, 12:03 AM
The MaGnificent MG Café Experience
There are eateries, bistros and restaurants and then there are culturally-rich café experiences. Tonight my family and I – on dining at the MG (Pop-Up) Café – encountered the latter and we’ll never look back. From the quaint ambience overlooking...
Mar 31, 2017, 3:10 PM
When Sushi Unites: Why This UK-Israeli Ashkenazi Jew Eats Kitniyot
Being single for what felt like forever in the religious community, sucked. Although I had a ton of friends, a great community, wonderful family, I never ever felt like I belonged. And I hated that. Indeed, it’s a common...
Mar 31, 2016, 8:38 PM
How the Other Half Live
A few weeks ago, my family and I spent a Shabbat in Herzliya Pituach. My aunt and uncle -- who made aliya from the UK about a year ago -- live there and told us to come and even bring our...
Jan 12, 2016, 9:27 PM
7 Tips for a Successful Aliya
I am always nostalgic for the first time I spent a significant amount of time in Israel. I was 11. My parents took a year off from their respective careers so we could get an authentic taste for life here....
At 46 years old, Emma Sass is blessed to be the most content she has ever been.