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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...
Jun 12, 2018, 8:11 PM
Israel: How Many Nations?
It was Winston Churchill who described Americans and Brits as “two nations divided by a common language.” And it’s true. It seems like we’re talking the same language but actually when you look at it in all its intricacies, it...
Apr 19, 2018, 2:08 AM
In celebration of Yom Haatzmaut: 70 women who have done nothing
The first annual list to defy all lists by honoring the slackers among us
Apr 16, 2018, 7:46 PM
Sometimes: A Reflection of Life in Israel
I write this as we approach Israel’s 70th birthday. Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing in this country; with its severe financial hardships and scary ever-present enemies. Sometimes I ask myself if raising children here is the right thing to do. Sometimes I...
Aug 20, 2017, 4:34 PM
Shutaf: Partnering Each Other to “Make (Hu)Mans”
There’s a very holistic idea in Judaism to which I relate brought down to me many years ago by a truly incredible mentor and tzaddik, Rav Avraham Twerski. It was this: the fundamentals of what we have to do...
Aug 15, 2017, 12:03 AM
The MaGnificent MG Café Experience
There are eateries, bistros and restaurants and then there are culturally-rich café experiences. Tonight my family and I – on dining at the MG (Pop-Up) Café – encountered the latter and we’ll never look back. From the quaint ambience overlooking...
At 48 years old, Emma Sass is blessed to be the most content she has ever been.