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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" --...
Sep 16, 2018, 2:23 PM
A Stronger Diaspora Connection to Israel
This past summer, I had the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in the United States. While I have traveled back and forth between Israel and the US many times, this was the longest that I spent in the States...
Jennifer Shaw Racz
Sep 16, 2018, 2:15 PM
An Unexpected Inspiration
Many times we set out with the intention to help another, and it turns out that they end up helping us in ways we never imagined. This is exactly the experience I had today during a visit with one...
Sep 13, 2018, 7:07 PM
Poetry saved his life — the story of Abraham Sutzkever
There have been many fine film festivals this summer, but none as powerful in my mind, as the Docu-Text4 at the National Library on the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, A new Jerusalem experience. The...
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...
Amalia Stodolsky Haas
Sep 10, 2018, 12:52 AM
A Beekeeper’s Reflections on Honey in the New Year
During the New Year season we dip apple and challah in honey and say “l’Shanah Tovah u’Mtukah” - “For a Sweet & Good New Year.” Why is it particularly fitting that this prayer is said over honey? Unlike other foods...
Sep 6, 2018, 2:58 AM
One of the things I look forward to during Rosh Hashanah is the communal reading of the story of Hannah, the mother of the founder of the Israelite monarchy, which begins First Samuel. Hannah’s tale was matched with the...
Sep 4, 2018, 10:09 PM
PHOTO ESSAY: The world through the eyes of children
A story of hope and resilience and innocence reclaimed