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Mar 31, 2020, 1:39 PM
The importance of staying calm during the coronavirus crisis
I think it is safe to say that most people are feeling stressed during the current coronavirus lockdown. People are stuck at home. Many have reduced income. Parents are juggling childcare, home schooling, and worrying about family members at...
Mar 31, 2020, 10:42 AM
A Shul online service critic is born
In the Mel Brooks classic History of the World, Part I, a cave dweller of two million years ago displays to his friends his painting of a horse on the cave wall. An omniscient narrator, voiced by Orson Welles,...
Mar 30, 2020, 4:55 PM
What motivates us during troubling times?
Good intentions often don’t result in concrete lifestyle changes, as most of us know. Flooded with emotions of anxiety, depression and of feeling overwhelmed, we often turn to quick fix solutions to try and lower such negative emotions. Ben...
Mar 30, 2020, 1:18 PM
Home. Sweet Home.
Corona. Uncertainty has become the norm. The recommended first step in dealing with uncertainty is to identify and latch on to what is certain. Well, there's nothing more constant or certain in our lives than home and family. It's a 'given'. ...
Mar 30, 2020, 1:13 PM
Does Israel also need a ‘Loneliness Czar’?
In 2018, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, appointed Tracey Couch as Minister for Loneliness. Ms. Couch’s job? She was tasked to direct a national response to combat loneliness in the British population, among young and old. Shortly afterwards,...
Gaby Shine Markowitz
Mar 30, 2020, 1:18 AM
Turning Inwards Looking Outwards
Guest post from my better half, Stephen Markowitz: When thinking about immersive experiences we traditionally think about leaving home. We go on shabbatonim, trips to Israel or Poland and we go to summer camp. The key word is we leave....
Michael S. Diamond
Mar 30, 2020, 12:16 AM
Jonah in Nineveh: What plague?
And the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying: Arise, go to Nineveh the great city, and proclaim upon it the proclamation that I speak to you. And Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according...
Mar 29, 2020, 11:31 AM
‘Oy vey is mir! I’m bored in the house and I’m in the house bored’ (A Tik Tok Meme)
Okay, I'm in my house bored, unshaven, in need of a haircut, wearing my blue and white striped pajamas and living with a snivel that won't go away. Living in my tick-tock world. Tick---Good news my taste buds are on overdrive. Tock---I'm...
Mar 29, 2020, 12:28 AM
Overcoming Corona Blues-First Aid for The Soul
Introduction Over the years I've helped a lot of people cope during and immediately after calamities. I can't make a bad situation as if it never happened, but I will discuss how to make it slightly less hard, just enough...
Mar 28, 2020, 2:28 AM
High School Students Create Organization to Combat COVID-19
Bars packed in Nashville. People crammed together on Bourbon Street. Tourists flocked to the beaches for Spring Break. Despite Americans being asked to socially distance to prevent the spread of Covid-19, millions refused to do so. These are the pictures...