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May 19, 2018, 12:40 AM
Israel vs Europe – Jerusalem and the Eurovision tragedy
"I don't understand why they didn't congratulate us for our win yesterday", I told my friend, Inbar, last Sunday after we left Home Depot. This week was a very special week for a lot of Israelis worldwide. The talented Neta Barzilai...
Allen S. Maller
May 12, 2018, 2:44 AM
Did Mother Miriam write Torah Prior to Sinai?
The Torah asserts that Miriam was a prophet (Exodus 15:20); and Numbers 12:2 quotes Miriam and Aaron saying, “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well?” We should take these statements seriously;...
Apr 25, 2018, 9:20 AM
Teachable Jewish moments in “The Death of Stalin”
The film "The Death of Stalin" is getting rapturous reviews for its stellar cast and comic touches about the machinations of Joseph Stalin's cronies in the days before and after the tyrant's death in March 1953. I found it...
Apr 23, 2018, 2:12 PM
No Mai Tais on the beach for me, but I fell in love with my baby, which is exactly what I was supposed to do
Vivienne Grace Ziner
Apr 22, 2018, 9:06 AM
My testimonial of love to my Hungarian cousin, Marika: in honour of Yom Ha Zikaron, in celebration of Yom Hatsmaut.
Not every Hero is an action figure. As much as I love Wonder Woman (and who doesn’t?), I believe it is essential to recognize and acknowledge our every day heroes- people who live and endure and overcome whatever Life ‘s...
Apr 19, 2018, 2:20 AM
70 Things to Love About Israel
It's that time of year again... Israel's birthday and it's a big one. Here's seventy reasons to love it - one for every year we've been around. Enjoy and may there be at least seventy more! 70. When you’re on...
Joanna M. Saidel
Mar 26, 2018, 11:49 PM
Trump is ruining my marriage!
Trump is ruining my marriage. Some people just can’t stop hating Donald Trump. My husband calls him, “the pig.” He feels tremendously vindicated now that Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal (whom he considers victims) have come forward with their...
Mar 8, 2018, 9:12 PM
Is a Jewish #MeToo movement any different?
I’ve been following the #MeToo movement and I’ve been fascinated by the rise of the counter-offensive against aggressors who have been defaming, attacking, and violating women with impunity for generations I was proud and happy to see how these unabashed...
Oct 19, 2017, 9:56 PM
A mission of peace, not hate
With the hateful rhetoric and perpetual conflict we see from our leaders across the world, I would rather turn to a fictional character for guidance -- Wonder Woman. In the movie Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot’s final words speak volumes...
Sep 27, 2017, 12:18 AM
Five Questions with Ilana Golan, Entrepreneur and Mentor
Below are five questions and answers with Ilana Golan, a successful entrepreneur and mentor who has made it her life's work to inspire start-up founders and students alike to pursue their dreams without a fear of failure. In many ways,...