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Dec 7, 2018, 9:01 PM
We are all identical! (No, we're really not)
Jews are not going to agree on everything, but it is vital that we recognize what each 'branch' of the Jewish 'menorah' has to offer
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Dec 6, 2018, 4:52 PM
Why did it take the chief butler two years to mention Yosef?
At the end of Parshat Vayeshev, after Yosef interpreted the chief butler’s dream, he made a request (Breisheet 40:14-15) “Remember me when things go well with you. Please deal kindly with me and mention me to Pharaoh and take...
Dec 6, 2018, 7:42 AM
Chanukah, Celebration of Religious Liberty; Hate Has No Home in Classic Judaism
The Jewish holiday of Chanukah is an annual eight-day celebration of religious liberty and freedom from oppression. It centers on the lighting of the Chanukah menorah; yet, it miraculously lasted for eight days. In later years, these days were fixed...
Ruth Tepler Roth
Dec 5, 2018, 1:31 PM
Mental illness is the world’s new ‘cancer’ — shhh!
Really, there's only one flaw that should get in the way of 'making a match' -- that of poor character
Dec 3, 2018, 6:27 PM
A rabbinic call for inclusion of those with disabilities
Today marks the annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities originally proclaimed by the UN in 1992. The Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics and Community Development based in Modiin was established in 2011 with the goal of...
Dec 2, 2018, 7:44 PM
This Week in Lod — A Microcosm of Israel
In a recent article, I described the city of Lod as a microcosm of Israel. Events of the past week support this definition. An Arab family’s illegally-built home in Lod was demolished by Israeli police this week, leading to protests...
Sharon Galper Grossman
Dec 2, 2018, 7:32 PM
‘I have cancer but I still need my husband’
“I have breast cancer, but I still need my husband,” she cried. Sarah was diagnosed, thank G-d, at an early stage. She had undergone mastectomy and was now scheduled for six months of chemotherapy to be delivered by a...
Dec 1, 2018, 11:36 PM
Jewish Messianic Theology and Zionist Nationalism
My conclusion: Mix of Messianic Theology and Nationalist Politics is deadly. I have been examining the trends in Israel. At a time of rising nationalism around the world there is a rising phenomenon in Israeli politics. There is a clear evolution of...
Dec 1, 2018, 2:56 PM
I’m a reporter; I left my synagogue because of it
If you've never set foot in a newsroom, don't tell me I don't understand the workings of journalism and the sinister extent of media bias
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Nov 30, 2018, 2:12 PM
November 29th should not be taken for granted
We are told at the beginning of Parshat Vayeshev (Breisheet 37:1) “Yaakov settled in the land of his father’s residence, in the Land of C’naan.” Don’t we already know from Parshat Vayishlach that Yaakov and his family returned to...