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Mar 24, 2021, 2:48 PM
You can’t have your Pesach/Politics cake and eat it too
What a year it has been, to state the obvious. We at Ramah Israel, bereft of the life-blood of tourists for over a year, are getting ready for the second Pesach under the shadow of COVID – albeit a...
May 7, 2020, 12:57 AM
Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch – a lesson today from 3 decades ago
It’s not every day that a giant of the Jewish world, and a leader of leaders, passes away. Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch, my former rosh yeshiva in the "hesder" yeshiva of Birkat Moshe in Maaleh Adumim, who passed away today at...
Apr 21, 2020, 1:59 AM
The Torah scroll in Tarnogrod
I spotted four columns of Hebrew text on parchment full of holes and blackened with age and dirt hanging up upside-down in a Polish library. What was I to do?
Mar 21, 2020, 8:40 PM
Making choices on Corona-Shabbat
“This is going to be the strangest Shabbat. No shul, no Kehilla, no cars, no movement, nothing. Just Shabbat to rest and recuperate and be with our families. We have all undergone an upheaval, and are all dealing with the crisis...
Dec 30, 2018, 3:29 PM
‘Sir? Please, can you report this to the army?’
The day an old Arab man hovering at the site of a vandalized memorial took me by surprise
Nov 18, 2018, 9:51 PM
‘Please explain, I don’t understand how you are all so happy and singing?’
Some final reflections on El Al #002 to Athens, as I set aside blame and rejoice in the unusual sabbath I experienced
Nov 17, 2018, 9:48 PM
I’m one of those ‘violent’ religious passengers on El Al #002
It's El Al's fault that 200 of us got stuck in Athens for Shabbat
Oct 28, 2018, 1:48 PM
This coming Shabbat, let’s go to shul/synagogue/temple
Even if you never go, and never pray, we can come together at 10:20 am this Saturday to combat fear and show unity
Sep 18, 2018, 9:06 AM
As Ari Said — Believe in Yourself
The past 36 hours have been a malevolent whirlpool, for Israel, for the Anglo community in general, and for us, the people who knew that invincible mountain of a man, Ari Fuld Z"L, HY"D. 36 hours. From seeing his name...
Dec 6, 2017, 10:49 PM
Jerusalem our capital and the emotional whirlwind
Like many Jewish Israelis and non-Israelis, I am filled with so many mixed emotions at today's recognition -- finally -- by the president of the USA, of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, and vague upcoming moving of the...
Betsalel Steinhart is a Licensed Tour Guide, and the Director of the Ramah Israel Institute for Ramah Israel. He lives in Bet Shemesh with his wife and five children.