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My taxi driver invited me to his seder
Israelis often think everyone has somewhere to go to — because they nearly always do; Avshalom went the extra mile, but would I take him up on it?
Israel’s election was not democratic
The country is now a bi-national state and the right stays in power because a quarter of its population is barred from voting
The ultimate Passover dessert is made with Peeps
How my Easter candy envy led to joining the sweet, sticky ‘hot mess’ of Peeps S’mores Skillet with the bread of affliction
A Passover message from Jerusalem’s mayor
Every family has a journey that connects to the holy city of Jerusalem — mine began in Salonika
Without the wicked child, it ain’t no seder
I’ll apply ‘wicked’ to those I find dogmatic, those who ask rhetorical questions to make their own points, and have no interest in mine
Into and out of earth’s shadow
My father, an aerospace engineer, wrote of the same problem that caused the Beresheet crash in a language that touched my soul
Rachel Sharansky Danziger
Carpe diem: Passover and maple syrup
When ‘seizing the moment’ became absolutely necessary, it’s likely that matzah wasn’t the only thing not quite ready to go
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Apr 23, 2019, 8:29 PM
Acharei Mot: The Power of Not Understanding
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason. -- Benjamin Franklin The ancient rabbis often split up the commandments, the mitzvot we’ve been given, into two different categories. There are Mishpatim (Mishpat is the singular...
Apr 23, 2019, 8:26 PM
Interview with Simon Savvateev: SSI of University of Saint Thomas
Simon Savvateev: University of Saint Thomas Simon Savvateev is the Students Supporting Israel (SSI) president at the University of Saint Thomas, which is a private Roman Catholic School located in Minnesota. As a sophomore, Savvateev is studying accounting and hopes...
Reuven Chaim Klein
Apr 23, 2019, 8:22 PM
Pesach: Cutting Open the Red Sea
On the Seventh Day of Passover, we traditionally read one of the most captivating stories in the entire Bible: the splitting of the sea. After the Egyptians finally let the Jews out of Egypt, they quickly changed their minds...
Apr 23, 2019, 8:20 PM
Gaza — A Sad And Expressive Documentary
The Palestinian Arab inhabitants of the Gaza Strip have been consigned to purgatory since the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948. This theme is fleshed out in Gaza, a sad and expressive documentary by Gary Keane and Andrew McConnell scheduled to be...
Apr 23, 2019, 8:18 PM
Trump and Israel
Many Israelis believe that US President Donald Trump has been “good for the Jews.” He has moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, recognized it as Israel’s capital, recognized the Golan Heights as an integral part of Israel, fought the...
Michael S. Diamond
Apr 23, 2019, 8:15 PM
The Four Hermeneutical Children of the Seder
So many ways to parse consciousness. How to see the order in the disorderly passage of time, what actually transpires at any given historic moment, what if anything is the source of meaning in life’s events. Turn it over,...
Apr 23, 2019, 5:50 PM
Corbyn shrugs his way to point of no return
Last week a photograph was posted on social media. It showed the scene at a meeting between the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Jeremy Corbyn. Ms Pelosi spoke animatedly. Mr Corbyn, on the other...
Apr 23, 2019, 5:43 PM
Grahame Morris brings nothing to the debate about Israel-Palestine
It’s a bank holiday Monday and you are a Labour MP. Do you spend the day in the sunshine, do a bit of campaigning for the local elections or tweet false accusations about Israel? Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, went for...
Apr 23, 2019, 3:10 PM
Tel Aviv Self-Guided Photography Tour
A 3-4 hours walking tour, combining the best of the Tel Aviv experience: architecture, street art, culture & beach Whether you just like snapping photos with your smartphone or you're an experienced photographer or just getting into the hobby, this...
Apr 23, 2019, 1:59 PM
Spreading fake apologies just as foul as spreading fake news
Labour must stop its MPs hiding behind mealy-mouthed excuses and start taking responsibility for their views. In the past 2 weeks, two Labour MPs have been caught bang-to-rights sharing fake news, and have both got off scot-free. First, Richard Burgon denied...