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Feb 8, 2019, 4:09 PM
When Shalva chose Shabbat over Eurovision
Israel has failed its religious Jews by not doing more to ensure their ability to participate in cultural and sports events
Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Feb 5, 2019, 2:19 PM
Yes to the Ayalon Bridge on Shabbat, no to the Eurovision Song Contest
On September 1, 2016, I published an essay in the Times of Israel discussing the crisis around working on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv railway on Shabbat. I argued that if it would prevent many car accidents, and would therefore indeed be...
Feb 5, 2019, 7:34 AM
Lifestyle tips for Orthodox Jews (a la Marie Kondo)
The self-help celeb insists you don't need more than 30 books. Ignore that advice -- you need way, way more than 30
Feb 3, 2019, 7:21 AM
It is early Friday morning. I am baking challah, following the instructions from a recipe I know by heart, finding contentment in the familiar motions, measuring flour and sugar, stirring in oil and eggs, then yeast dissolved in water heated...
Feb 1, 2019, 12:41 AM
When construction workers break to make kiddush
Even when they are doing what Jewish law says they should not, they sanctify the sabbath, and honor their Judaism
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....
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jan 17, 2019, 11:21 PM
Cloudy with a chance of manna
Last night, residents of Jerusalem looked towards the sky in anticipation of the snow that was predicted by the forecasters. Young and old alike waited patiently to see what would come down. In the end, there was rain, hail,...
Jan 2, 2019, 7:40 AM
Giving Our Children the Attention They Need and Deserve
I was recently sent this very brief video, which depicts the often ugly and irreversible ramifications of children not getting adequate attention from their parents. I have personally witnessed too many such cases in both the Jewish and non-Jewish...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Dec 27, 2018, 10:43 PM
May the Jewish People increase like the Israelites in Egypt
In Parshat Shmot, we see a family of 70 turn into a vast nation. How did this happen so quickly? In Shmot 1:7 we read: “And B’nai Yisrael paru, vayishretzu, vayirbu, vayaatzmu, b’meod meod, proliferated, swarmed, multiplied and grew more...
Dec 23, 2018, 12:29 AM
We Need To Stand Strong On The Wall
A partial shutdown of the U.S. government went into effect at 12:01 a.m. this morning, because of a purely political fight over the border wall. In Judaism, our holiest place that we pray to three times a day is the...