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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 18, 2018, 5:57 PM
A case of campus discrimination
Universities, colleges and our overall work environments should be free of political bias. As a society, we should strive for an inclusive community where people of different beliefs and backgrounds can have equal opportunities, regardless of their potential political...
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...
Sep 17, 2018, 11:13 AM
Are Jews white? Yom Kippur edition
What qualities would you look for to lead a nation? Obscene wealth? Sweeping ignorance? Tiny, tiny hands?
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...
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 9, 2018, 8:28 AM
Getting Personal with your Leap Year
The new year that will begin tonight, 5779, is a leap year. It will have 385 days instead of the average 355 days that a lunar year generally has. Our calendar has this occurrence every two-three years; seven times...
Sep 8, 2018, 11:44 AM
Talking about 9/11 to children too young to recall
Every morning on my way into work, I would glance over at the twin towers as I crossed the bridge heading into the city from New Jersey. It was a reflex and a habit to look at the tall...
Sep 6, 2018, 4:28 PM
The Midnight Plane to Czernowitz: The 2018 International Yiddish Conference
Have you ever missed an anniversary, a birthday, or event and regretted it for years, or even a lifetime? I have. It was missing out in attending the 1908 International Conference on Yiddish Language that took place exactly 110...
Sep 6, 2018, 11:31 AM
Let’s resolve to be there for all our young people
It’s back to school week and I notice social media is full of proud parents posting photos of their nearest and dearest ready for school. School – the best days of our lives. Is this really true for everyone? Behind...