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Jul 28, 2021, 12:40 PM
Ben and Jerry’s: It’s NOT Just About Ice Cream!
Boasting over 54 flavors of ice cream! Pretty good record for Ben and Jerry’s; guess they thought a cool diversion would be a BDS campaign during a summer of Olympic fever and confusion, and with Covid still hanging around...
Oct 5, 2020, 9:14 PM
Twenty Years Is a Blessing of Its Own
"I can’t believe it’s 20 years! … And I am so grateful! And blessed!" Last fall, in 2019 I walked around saying, “Next year when it’ll be 20 years I’m going to definitely repeat what I did in the fall of...
Sep 1, 2020, 7:00 AM
My Shabbes Lady!
In these ‘times of the pandemic,’ many of us are restocking and re-examining parts of our lives and our homes and ourselves more than we took the time to do for many years. We've been literally ‘restocking our pantries’...
Mar 26, 2018, 7:49 AM
March for Our Lives and Shabbat HaGadol; my life lived in two places
This is not a memoir or a journal entry, though it may appear to be at first glance. It’s about how I spent last week's Shabbat, my Sabbath on March 24th, 2018. The day known as MARCH FOR OUR...
Sep 26, 2016, 8:52 PM
Devoted Japanese Supporters of Israel, Invite YOU to a Concert!
It's gratifying to learn that Israel and the Jewish people have devoted friends in Japan, despite the fact that BDS is in the air, that anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, and that anti-Israel sentiment remains in the media. There...
Jun 3, 2016, 9:28 AM
An Unusual Home…for a Torah
My mother, Bessie, died on the 11th of Sivan in 1990. Lung cancer claimed her life at the age of 76; she spent the last two months of her life in Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. At that...
May 6, 2016, 8:56 AM
RETREAT! On Passover you can ‘Retreat,’ and then ‘Return!’
When it comes to Passover, the old joke of ‘two Jews, three synagogues’ no longer applies. A visit to a Judaica store or even Amazon will offer hundreds of Haggadahs , and Haggadah source materials, as many as there...
Apr 18, 2016, 11:45 AM
Yom HaAtzma’ut … New York style!
RIDDLE: What Could Be ALMOST as Fantastic for Yom HaAtzma’ut as a Trip to Israel… But Not Be a Trip? Seven years ago master pilot Robert Keleti had the magnificent idea to support Israel on Yom HaAtzma’ut with a unique...
Jan 27, 2016, 8:51 AM
“10, 9, 8, 7, … liftoff!” Remembering Ilan Ramon 13 Years Later
Anyone growing up in the age of Russia's Sputnik, when America's space program literally took off as well, was fascinated with space travel and all that NASA developed in the next decades. Who can forget the day man first walked...
Jan 24, 2016, 10:22 PM
A teachable moment: Anyone Can Do It!
In Judaism, ‘tzedakah’ is the act of giving for charitable purposes; according to the Torah the amount should be 10% of one’s income. Jewish homes often have a box for collecting coins for the poor, and it is common...
Sandy Wasserman is a wife, mother, grandmother- LOVER of Israel and all things Jewish! She is a retired teacher and children's author.