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Nov 28, 2018, 3:52 PM
What it takes to succeed in Israeli lucrative beauty industry
4 out of 10 girls I met at the ulpan for olim hadashim in Haifa made their way to Israeli beauty business within the first year after moving here. All these women, mainly from CIS countries, had a different...
Nov 9, 2018, 4:23 PM
My fellow Jews, It’s the first Shabbat after a bloody US midterm election campaign. Truth be told, it’s been a bloody few years. A cancerous tumor has infected World Jewry, tearing at the fabric from every corner – American vs. Israeli,...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jul 23, 2018, 3:01 PM
Tu B’Av: Jewish Valentine’s Day?
Now that Tisha B’Av is behind us, stores throughout Israel are selling fancy chocolates, teddy bears and heart shaped gifts that look like they belong to Valentine’s Day. How was Tu B’Av (the 15th of the month of Av)...
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...