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What Do You Do When A Friend's Dvar Torah Offends You?

Posted on 02/12/2018 by Irene Rabinowitz in Israel
The past week’s parsha (Torah portion), Mishpatim, tells us that because we were strangers in Egypt that we need to welcome those strangers in our midst. And we do. The movement to bring our Ethiopian...

Immigration and the Jews

Posted on 01/24/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
Immigration. Just the word is enough to recall the state of divisiveness and controversy that is the current political reality in today’s world. From the United States and Europe, all the way to Israel...

American Football in Israel: Rockin' the Midot

Posted on 11/23/2017 by Ruti Eastman in Israel
[This post is reprinted, with permission, from Ruti Eastman's (a/k/a Mrs. Coach) new book From Big Whine To Big Grapes: A collection of essays on aliyah and life in Israel, as seen through rose-filled...

Happy Jerusalem Day!

Posted on 05/21/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Photo Credit: Sharon Marks Altshul of Real Jerusalem Streets If you look at any newspaper in the world, it certainly seems that there is no country more despised and reviled than Israel. Which is ironic,...

Tel Aviv Drunk. Tel Aviv Sober.

Posted on 05/12/2017 by Ben Emerling in Israel
Where can you find the best beaches, food, and people in the world? Look no further than Tel Aviv, Israel. Tel Aviv is known for its insane nightlife, flavorful hookahs, perfectly crafted shwarma, and amazing...

Thanking Our Friends

Posted on 05/03/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
In synagogue this morning, the day after Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day), my husband was discussing with a neighbor how each of them had spent the festive day. My husband and I had flagrantly...

The Uniqueness of Jewish Nationhood

Posted on 05/01/2017 by Rabbi Ben Hecht in Israel
As we celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, it is a proper time to reflect upon the basic nature of our Jewish national identity. The questions actually abound...as do the myriad of answers...

A Facebook Mitzvah

Posted on 04/27/2017 by Guest Blogger in Israel
by Ruchama StaplesAlmost four years ago, my husband and I made Aliyah to Nahariya. We didn’t have a car so we trekked the city on foot to take care of our various errands. Had we had a car we would never...

Suspicious of Christian Support

Posted on 02/19/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
This might come as a complete surprise to you, but all over the world, there are Christians who love you. Well, maybe not you specifically, but who love the Jewish people as a group. There are Christians who...

Living the Bible

Posted on 01/16/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
When you live in Israel, the Bible pops out for you in ways that just aren’t possible anywhere else. When I drive to meet with a client, I follow the signs to Jerusalem. As I cross into the city limits,...
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