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Sep 23, 2021, 6:47 PM
“Smachteynu!” Why we Should Raise our Glasses on Succot
One of the more confusing Torah commandments is that of how we must feel. “Be Happy,” sounds more like the instructions of a bad psychotherapist than an instruction from a Divinity. But there it is. We are told: “And you...
Mar 18, 2021, 5:56 PM
Why this Pfizer-vaxxed gal is voting Rappeh
Rappeh is a political party that was established in response to the rage many Israelis felt toward their government which they believed had lied to them, set up a secret deal with a large pharmaceutical company and then bullied...
Sep 5, 2019, 12:15 PM
Why I Was So Proud My Son Quit the Sports League
As a parent you want your child to succeed. You also want them to thrive and develop good personality traits while doing so. Sometimes you have to make a choice though: succeed or thrive. While you as a grown...
Aug 24, 2019, 10:36 PM
The Life of a Spider
Shabbat morning. My 8-year-old’s best friends come to play as I sit and read the newspaper. Suddenly…. “Oh my goodness, a tiny spider,” my son says. “Where, where?” his buddies ask. Slowly, they put on their thinking caps and devise a plan....
Aug 19, 2019, 1:58 PM
We won’t forget. We can’t forget. But we will memorialize. They won’t forget either. They will hand out sweets and Snickers. They will cheer. We will be grateful for what we have. For our state and our soldiers. But we will...
May 8, 2019, 8:41 PM
Celebrating Israel’s Independence: 71 (+1) Women Who Have Done Nothing
I Am Woman: I am Worthy Last year we figured that there were plenty of worthy women in Israel who hadn’t actually made their way to the moon, joined an elite combat army unit, or founded the most innovative, technologically-advanced...
Mar 16, 2019, 10:22 PM
Purim: The “Great” Holiday For Children
חג פורים חג פורים חג גדול לילדים Until today I took that song at face value. Of course it’s a great big festival for kids. It’s noisy, full of candies, dressing up and out of control-ness. How could it notbe...
Feb 7, 2019, 6:34 PM
Covering Up: From Hairbands to Halos…
An old British friend recently asked me why I cover my hair? Leave it to the Brit to have no filter and, even though he’s not a close friend and someone I hardly ever see, he still felt at...
Aug 8, 2018, 10:11 PM
OMG Café 2018
You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that there would be no way on earth OMG Summer Pop Up Café (aka MG Café II) could have reached the giddy heights of last year’s exquisite evening. With its attention to color-coordinated...
Jul 20, 2018, 4:29 PM
‘Alexa’ the Shabbos Goy?
We just “Alexa-d” the house. For those unfamiliar with concept, Alexa – a virtual assistant developed by Amazon that can carry out voice-interacted instructions – is able to (in our house anyway) “turn on AC,” “turn on train,” tell us...
At 48 years old, Emma Sass is blessed to be the most content she has ever been.