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Jul 14, 2018, 6:48 AM
Could Israel’s Startup Nation be the key for peace with the Palestinian people?
I’m always hesitant when it comes to holding an event at a Chabad House. I don’t know if it’s the fear of the need to conform to the orthodox nature of the place, or just the hit or miss possibility...
Jul 2, 2018, 10:26 PM
Uncivil Society — In My Hometown
Can we all stop to listen and try to understand? My husband and I were honored by the local Chabad at a fancy catering hall and I will share a story about my remarks. As Jews we are one people...
Jun 21, 2018, 3:26 PM
Book review – Hasidism: A New History
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game gets the best players in the game onto two teams every year. But what one see from this is that getting the best players together doesn’t always mean they are integrated team that...
Jun 15, 2018, 11:43 PM
Four Life Perspectives The Rebbe Taught Us
“I have been in the company of wise men, men of great learning and intelligence, men who were superior artists. But sitting opposite a true believer is quite a different matter. After having met a wise man you remain...
Jun 15, 2018, 11:40 PM
The Future of Judaism: Why College Students Seek Truth at Campus Chabad Houses
Freedom. Identity. Curiosity. Exploration. Our sons and daughters revel in these terms as they explore newly found independence on a college campus. We are encouraged to challenge ourselves, dig deeper and find truth, each to her own. Yet, there is...
Jun 14, 2018, 5:16 PM
Kosher Collusion: Personal Reflections from a trip to Russia
In life, you are given several moments that you know you need to hold onto. To capture a few precious mental photos, because most likely this moment will never happen again. That pretty much sums up the recent Chabad...
Jun 10, 2018, 12:57 AM
50 shades of black
“There is no legal way of stopping them,” sighed David Pavilion, commander of the Tel Aviv police sector. “They aren’t asking for an entertainment platform, they want the roads closed for only two hours on a Friday morning, they...
Jun 9, 2018, 1:11 AM
Parshat Shelach: Taking time to see the World
This week, we read Parshat Shelach. Moshe sends twelve spies to the land of Canaan. Forty days later they return, carrying a cluster of grapes, a pomegranate and a fig, to report on a lush and bountiful land. But,...
Dana Janine Diamond
May 17, 2018, 10:43 PM
A Summer Camp Memoir
This is one that is hard to begin. About a week ago, Hannah Dreyfus reported in The Jewish Week (also published in Times of Israel) on suspicions of corruption surrounding Reform Jewish summer camp programs on child sex abuse....
May 16, 2018, 6:06 AM
A wedding anniversary gift
Jared Kushner went off-script while addressing the dedication ceremony of The US Embassy in Jerusalem. He referred to Jerusalem as the "eternal heart," not capital, of the Jewish people. This must have been the Psalmist's description speaking from his heart. "The city which has...