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Samantha Rush Soclof
Not just for those with disabilities
The keyboard, telephone, internet, and even Siri all started out as tools of accessibility
Peace activisim in the West Bank
How meeting with 'the other' is changing the lives of people on both sides
Would you wear a Holocaust number around your neck?
How to transmit historical memory is not just a matter for the children and grandchildren of Shoah survivors
Mr. Lauder, you break it, you bought it
Since you helped fund Netanyahu's political career, how about putting your money where your mouth is to help fix things
The archive is a clear case of brazen theft
Iraqi Jews are protesting against the repatriation of an archive that they say has no place in Iraq
Does Israel have a strategy for Gaza?
Spoiler Alert: Contrary to what everyone thinks, Israel has a strategy regarding Gaza, at least for the short and medium term
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Women & Judaism
Israel: Jewish and Democratic
Death and Mourning
Aug 21, 2018, 6:00 AM
Looking beyond the instant to find happiness
Where the Happiest People Live A new study surveying 20,000 young people from 20 different countries reveals a fascinating trend when it comes to people’s level of happiness. The study, conducted by the Varkey Foundation, called “Generation Z: Global Citizenship...
Allen S. Maller
Aug 21, 2018, 5:58 AM
Torah’s galaxy worlds formation from beginning to end
At the beginning of the creation of our universe there were zero atoms of matter; only subatomic particles of quark/gluons that turned into protons and neutrons in the first fraction of a second, long before becoming atoms (tohu and...
Aug 21, 2018, 12:11 AM
How Can You Job Hunt and Interview for Jobs In Israel?
In today’s global and technologically advanced society, finding a job is not easy, no matter where in the world you may be living in. The adage you have probably heard time and time again “it’s not what you know...
Nesanel Yoel Safran
Aug 21, 2018, 12:10 AM
Fake News: Fact or Fallacy?
The terms ‘fake news’ and ‘fake news media’ have themselves been very in the news as of late. A gamut of major media outlets have understandably taken uber-umbrage at these terms and all that they imply. Recently 100 or more...
Aug 21, 2018, 12:06 AM
Reform Judaism: Religion or Political Movement?
Is Reform Judaism a religion or a political movement? That question was provoked recently on reading the Reform Judaism blog entitled, “Election Days are Jewish Holidays,” by Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, spiritual leader at Temple Shaarey Tefila in New York. The...
James R. Russell
Aug 21, 2018, 12:03 AM
From 5700 to 5778, at 770
It's like this: R. Kalonymos Kalman Epstein of Krakow, who was born in 1753, the same year King's College (later to be renamed Columbia) was founded in New York City, wrote a Hasidic Torah commentary, Maor va-Shemesh. It was...
Bonnie K. Goodman
Aug 20, 2018, 11:46 PM
Wanted nice and normal Jewish man, do they even exist?
My open call to matchmakers to go beyond the stereotypes they created and help me find one Dating in your 30s is a nightmare, Jewish dating is worse, and a Jewish woman in her mid-30s looking for a husband is...
Anastasia Mechan Zachariah
Aug 20, 2018, 11:25 PM
A woman who dares: Flatbush girl
When someone says the words, “Orthodox Jewish Woman”, some to most people imagine a submissive woman. An individual dedicated to her home, trained to put her husband and children before herself. A glorified housekeeper that usually wears dark clothes,...
Aug 20, 2018, 11:07 PM
Parshat Ki Teitzei: King Henry VIII and the Talmud
Did you know that King Henry VIII purchased a copy of the newly printed Talmud when he wanted to escape his marriage to his first wife Catherine of Aragon. What makes this even more remarkable is that there were...
Aug 20, 2018, 10:38 PM
Left Unsaid — a Cardinal Error
" The one rightful , reasonable, simple and compulsive lever we held and , if you will, still hold, was a sincere readiness to resign the mission, to lay our Mandate at the feet of the United Nations Organization,...