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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,...

The Marital Cucumber Clue

Posted on 05/17/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
If I spend too much time spent on Facebook, my interpersonal sensitivities can get dulled. I sometimes find myself making snap judgements about others based on what they post or comments they write. I do not...

A Jewish Take on the Netflix Show 13 Reasons Why

Posted on 05/16/2017 by Dina Newman in Beliefs and Practices
If you’re at all clued in to the pop culture world, you might be hearing the number 13 a lot lately. Schools, educators, psychologists and parents across the U.S have been abuzz for several weeks now...

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...

What Am I? Denominational Affiliation in a Post-Structuralist World

Posted on 05/11/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
“How would you describe your Jewish affiliation?” or more bluntly “I don’t get it, what are you?” are questions I receive all too often. Well, let me try and explain. I believe in...

Watching Someone Die

Posted on 05/10/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Years ago, my husband and I went to be with a close friend as she sat at her mother's deathbed. It was there that I learned that, when we are in the presence of someone near death, Jewish tradition gives...

Let My People Lead! A Jewish Perspective on Strengths Based Leadership

Posted on 05/07/2017 by Dina Newman in Beliefs and Practices
My life is very Jewish… after undergraduate and masters degrees in Jewish studies, I’ve settled into the field of Jewish education as a Jewish Youth Engagement Professional in New York City....

G-dís Place In The Life Of A Teen

Posted on 05/04/2017 by Deb Morbeto in Beliefs and Practices
"Shabbat Shalom everyone!" my son shouted as we entered the synagogue on a beautiful Saturday morning. "You can sit with Rachel and Hannah as long as you are quiet and respectful." I then...

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...
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