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Dana Janine Diamond
Sep 21, 2018, 1:22 PM
What’s Your Number?
This phrase usually refers to how many people you've had sex with. It's the number you share -- or not -- with your current significant other. It's the number that once defined whether you were "a good girl" --...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Sep 20, 2018, 8:50 PM
What do King David and Jonah have in Common?
In memory of Ari Fuld z”l, a friend for almost 40 years When reading the Haftara for Parshat Haazinu (Shmuel Bet, 22:1-51), King David’s Thanksgiving Song, you may experience déjà vu. These words sound so familiar that you may say...
Sep 17, 2018, 11:49 PM
Let’s Abuse Animals for Our Sins
First off all, just so we’re on the same page, let’s say the definition of Kapparot is, “The tradition of atoning for your sins on Yom Kippur by swinging a chicken above your head while it’s still alive.” Why do...
Sep 17, 2018, 5:55 PM
The New Jews of America
It's rare that the Jewish community agrees on something, so when we do, it shouldn't be taken lightly. Anti-semitism is on the rise both here and abroad. It doesn't matter if you blame the left or the right. It...
Ben Eitan Rathauser
Sep 13, 2018, 7:04 PM
An Ex-IDF Combat Soldier Returns to the West Bank with Breaking the Silence
Two weeks ago, I participated on a tour to Hebron - a West Bank city that is deeply contested between the roughly 1,000 Israeli settlers and 200,000 Palestinians that live there. The excursion was led by activists from Breaking...
Sep 12, 2018, 5:23 PM
Better safe than sorry: changing car seat safety in Israel
There is nothing more important to a parent than the safety of their child. We protect our children from harm every day- we don’t let them talk to strangers, we cut their food in small pieces, we don’t let...
Sep 10, 2018, 6:46 PM
A ‘Morality Break’ in Days of Repentance
Once a week or so, I volunteer with “Road to Recovery”, driving Palestinian children from army checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza to hospitals in Israel
Sep 9, 2018, 1:30 AM
Should we – shouldn’t we?
For some time now, the UK Jewish community has been calling for the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition to apologise for his past failings, so that there can be a meaningful dialogue with him. There have been additional calls...
Sep 6, 2018, 4:02 PM
Lesson of a Novice Philanthropist
For some reason Hashem decided to rain some money on my head. The money, I felt, was never really mine so on August 1, 2018 I set up a Donor Advised fund and went about finding causes to give...
Sep 5, 2018, 11:09 PM
Israel to Outsiders
Two weeks ago I had the opportunity and the privilege to staff the Our Soldiers Speak Law & Policy Tour. After several rounds of interviews, we selected 25 of the top international law students to travel to Israel to...