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Feb 18, 2019, 11:50 PM
The Face of the New (Hard) Right
TLV SALON - AYELET SHAKED On my mission to hear as many top Israeli legislators as possible speaking ahead of the general elections slated for April, I went to see Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, presenting the platform of the New...
Feb 17, 2019, 12:33 PM
In the Land that our Founding Fathers Yearned for
A few weeks ago, I read a message in Facebook, posted by a friend of mine, a learned scholar who teaches Judaic studies in an upscale college in the United States. My friend was planning an undergrad course about...
Feb 15, 2019, 12:36 AM
Love Is Beautiful, But…
Can someone please tell me why Valentine’s Day is such a big deal here in Israel? Why the day is even celebrated at all? My first year here, when I saw the hearts dangling around the mall, the red balloons...
Amichai Y. Cohen
Feb 11, 2019, 3:53 PM
5 Things You Should Know About The Month Of Adar
“When Adar enters we increase in joy” -Talmud, Taanit 29a The month of Adar is considered a very auspicious month. Someone born in the month of Adar does not have an evil eye on them and it says that”״מזלו בריא״, there...
Feb 10, 2019, 9:03 PM
Things My Grandmother Taught Me
As a child, my favorite thing was to spend time at my grandmother’s house in Sderot. It wasn’t only because she cooked the most delicious food I’ve ever eaten. It wasn’t only because she gave me so much love. It was...
Nesanel Yoel Safran
Feb 10, 2019, 9:00 PM
Just One Look
There are those who say they were brought to Torah-observance by a class, or perhaps a seminar. Some say it was the warmth of a certain family, a Shabbat, or a charismatic rabbi or rabbanit. But for me, and I...
Feb 3, 2019, 11:03 PM
Hope When You Get Older…
You don't treat your older friends like you are still in high school. ...
Marc M. Saidel
Jan 29, 2019, 10:34 AM
Multiple Myeloma and a rubber band
2006 … Purim Eve … 8:05AM. The doctor calls … he says they found “lesions” on my shoulder. It was then I was told I had Multiple Myeloma. I had never heard of it but it didn’t sound good....
Herbert J. Cohen
Jan 16, 2019, 6:37 PM
Kosher Movies: The Tree of Life
When I was 12 years old, I had what I would call an “outer-body experience.” I thought I was in the presence of God. It happened in Mountaindale, New York, in heart of the Catskill Mountains where I was...
Jan 14, 2019, 10:05 PM
A Page From a Desperate Jew’s Diary
Here's another day of me sitting next to a broken human expecting them to save me, pondering on life. As if they have the answers. Somehow I manage to laugh at myself. Under my bedsheets, wiping my own tears. Oh, what an aberration. I...