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Giulia Ora Paris
Feb 16, 2020, 9:03 PM
Workshop: Meditation on Shabbat Part 1
How do our best creative ideas spark, come to fruition, and most importantly, bring something of value? There isn’t a precise answer, but like most things, we learn through stories. Maybe I will inspire you to create something meaningful?...
Feb 16, 2020, 3:27 PM
Hotels: Don't flush water down the drain at your buffets
We're all worried about the water needed to wash extra towels, but we don't care about the thousands of liters used to grow the food we throw away
Feb 14, 2020, 9:15 PM
Give Life to Dead Cardboard Boxes
"Look, I just saw a dead cardboard box". I don't know when that joke started. Maybe it was one day, when while driving to school, my children noticed too many dead deers on the road. Maybe I was trying to distract...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Feb 14, 2020, 3:50 PM
The message of the fig
In Parshat Yitro, B’nei Yisrael received the Torah as a community, yet each individual’s relationship with the Torah is personal and unique. In the Talmud, Eruvin 54, Rabbi Yochanan asks why the words of the Torah are compared to a...
Feb 10, 2020, 8:05 PM
Musings of a Museum Guide – On Trees and Scrolls.
It’s the three o’clock slot. The Model and Shrine tour at the Israel Museum. By this time of day visitors have usually worked out that there are four free tours in English almost daily, of which this is the...
Feb 10, 2020, 1:33 PM
Israel needs to preserve its trees, not just plant new ones
Millions of trees, so painstakingly and lovingly planted, are in danger of turning into apartment complexes and asphalt roads
Feb 10, 2020, 5:50 AM
This Tu BiShvat, don’t plant a tree in Israel
KKL-JNF’s pine forests have done more harm than good: they contribute to climate change and disrupt Israel’s unique biodiversity
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Feb 9, 2020, 11:19 PM
Orthodox and original Judaism and the clock
I come from a culture (the Netherlands) where, if you ask someone if he's hungry, s/he'll look at his/her watch. Dutch Jews developed a unique and very beautiful word for non-observant: free of the clock (klokvrij). It is obvious...
Feb 9, 2020, 10:50 PM
The Heart of Hurt
Sometimes we carry our pain quietly, sometimes we share it with others. Either way, it is our heart that hurts and heals, breaks but then loves again, because that is life. This week is my mother's birthday. It will always...
Feb 9, 2020, 7:14 PM
Tu BiShvat: Protecting tradition in modern observance
We must not forget that the day is not solely a secular Zionist innovation, but is rather a modern adaptation of ancient traditions