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Jul 2, 2018, 11:10 AM
The Judeo-Spanish origin of sugar cane
In February, just before the Symposium, I had very good news: The Royal Spanish Academy has recognized Judeo-Spanish as an official Spanish language. It will be included in the international dictionary of the Spanish language. This took place 525...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jun 27, 2018, 10:31 PM
Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God
In the Haftara for Parshat Balak (Micha 5:6-6:8), we read the prophecy of Micha which recalls some of the ways in which God protected B’nai Yisrael during the forty years that they spent in the wilderness. One of the...
Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Jun 27, 2018, 3:43 PM
The scandal of the Ethiopians and the wine
The Orthodox Judaism I fell in love with at the age of 16 has become distorted beyond recognition
Jun 3, 2018, 9:12 PM
How to Impress Your Date: 8 Great Ideas in the Jerusalem Area
Jerusalem is a great city for dating because this amazing city has it all. There are cultural activities, spiritual activities, culinary activities, extreme sports, romantic overlooks and so much more. Inspired by Daniella Rudoff, a well known matchmaker in Israel and the Marriage Architect, I began...
Mar 30, 2018, 4:56 PM
You’re better than you think you are
We're about to burn the Chametz. In the spirit of asking questions, here is another one: Last night we searched our homes using a candle to find the last remnant of anything leavened - and today we destroy that chametz (as...
Feb 25, 2018, 9:27 PM
The (Higher) Power of Purim
Before I made aliyah, the holiday of Purim always made me a little self-conscious. Jewish kids—and many adults, too—walking the streets of New York in costume, delivering festive edibles to friends and neighbors, called a fair degree of public...
Feb 14, 2018, 6:37 PM
Pulled Beefs and Over Hundreds of Wines Dominate KFWE
More than 2500 guests flooded into the world’s largest kosher food and wine show last week in Chelsea Piers, on the west side of Manhattan, to sample astonishing creations from hundreds of vendors and restaurants. Over 35,000 plates of...
Jan 16, 2018, 10:56 AM
When aliyah means taking the graveyard shift
I didn't realize that living the Israel dream would be an exercise in humility
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jan 11, 2018, 8:28 PM
The hidden prophecies in the butler’s dream
A few weeks ago, in Parshat Vayeshev (Breisheet 40:11) we read Pharaoh’s butler’s description of his dream which mentioned Pharaoh’s cup three times: “Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand. I took the grapes and squeezed them into Pharaoh’s cup....
Dec 27, 2017, 6:43 PM
How an Observant Jew Loves the Christmas Spirit and Sharing It through 2018
Every year, from Thanksgiving Eve until New Year’s Day, there is a feeling in the air of Christmas — and Hanukkah, multiple Shabbatot, many simchas and professional parties. Christmas is basically a traditional Jewish way of life. We know Jesus...