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Nov 22, 2022, 11:09 AM
Are Orthodox women oppressed like Iranian woman?
Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman, was arrested on September 15th. She was 22 years old and detained in Tehran while on vacation for not fully covering her hair. Let me make that clear- she was covering her hair but...
Jun 27, 2022, 12:11 AM
Roe v. Wade – The Truth v. My Truth
When it comes to abortion, Torah says no. Law says no. Truth says no. But the truth I feel in my heart says it's nuanced
Apr 20, 2022, 4:03 AM
The Rebee and My Sister Talya
I know it's been a few days, or more, since the Rebee’s would-have-been-120th birthday. The truth is, I wanted to write this for a while but I haven't had the time…but Pesach is the best time for this story! So. Just 8...
Apr 10, 2022, 6:10 AM
A True Friendship Between a Muslim and Jew
I met Ranya Abu Sha’ban a few years back. I was told that out of all of United Hatzalah’s 6000+ volunteers, she was the only woman Muslim medic who spoke English. And she still is. Our friendship began when I asked her...
Jan 13, 2022, 4:23 PM
Old country and pilgrimage, to bliss and busted.
Part 1: In the old country In the old country, detergent used to sit on shelves and there was a spout dispenser to make life easier. In this county, I need to lift the bottle and pour a cup of...
Dec 28, 2021, 12:45 PM
My two cents on dating: I think it makes sense
I am no expert but I made my share of mistakes when dating the first time around. In no particular order, I wanted to share some insights I have had along the way. Just some thoughts slash advice from...
Sep 11, 2021, 11:30 PM
Front Row Seats at 9/11
This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Most people who were old enough remember exactly where they were and what they were doing the moment they found out what happened. Most people still...
Apr 19, 2021, 11:12 PM
Dealing with Screen Time in PCE – Post Corona Era
I grew up with TV’s in my home and movie watching. I was certainly not addicted, and my watch time was very organized and structured: every afternoon between 4:00- 4:30, evenings if my parents were out of the house,...
Feb 27, 2021, 11:35 PM
A tribute to Rabbi Mordechai Rindenow z’l
איש יהודי ושמו מורדכי At the very beginning of 9th grade, in Bruriah High School, I met my best friend for life… Bayla Rindenow. Her locker was filled with pictures of her 8 siblings, 2 of whom were in the...
Sep 22, 2020, 10:29 PM
Let’s discuss STIGMA
REQUEST: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO READ IT UNTIL THE END. -------------------------------------------- Who defines stigma? “Why does your sister have a tube in her neck?” I was asked this many times as a child. When I was 5, my...
Sarah Bechor is a freelance writer in addition to her full-time job at United Hatzalah. She made Aliyah in 2007 and now lives with her husband and children in Gush Etzion.