National Slow Cooking Month
Posted on 12/31/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
January is National Slow Cooking Month. A slow cooker, also known as a Crock Pot (the way that tissues are known as Kleenex), is an electric machine which slowly cooks food at a constant low temperature. The...
A Halachic View of ‘Freedom of Religion’
Posted on 12/24/2019 by Rabbi Ben Hecht in Holidays
It’s Chanukah time and Jews, around the world, are again celebrating this holiday which is said to mark our nation’s freedom from the tyranny of the Syrian-Greek overlords who controlled the land...
Why You Should Know the Name of Beatie Deutsch
Posted on 12/20/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
Beatie Deutsch may not be a household name, but she should be. She is a running dynamic who moved to Israel from the United States. After having four children in six years she started running to get back into...
I Haven’t Owned A TV Since 2001
Posted on 12/19/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
When I go back to the US for a visit, I am overwhelmed by the ubiquitousness of television in public spaces. I hear it blaring everywhere – in the airport lounge, while waiting for an oil change, in the...
When Anti-Semitism Is Inconvenient
Posted on 12/15/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
So it turns out that non-white supremacist anti-Semitism could be deadly in America. Who would have thought? It couldn’t have been the growing number of Jews and Jewish leaders sounding the alarm on the...
Wright Brothers Day
Posted on 12/15/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
You may wonder what you can do in just twelve seconds. Could you make history? Could you even make dinner in that amount of time? It took less than a quarter of a minute and it is still remembered from 1903....
Oh NO, Not Another Hanukkah Article!
Posted on 12/08/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
About a month ago I was ordering a latte at a local coffee shop. The barista, a 40ish year-old man, asked if I minded a quick question about Judaism. “Of course” I responded, always excited to...
Waiting (Wasting) Time
Posted on 12/08/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
We all spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting for a light to change, waiting for a bus or ride to come, waiting for a class to start, waiting in line, waiting for a baby to be born, or a special event to occur....
Tiffany Haddish Learns Hebrew or How To Get More Hebrew Into Your Life
Posted on 12/04/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Turns out, comedian, actress and writer Tiffany Haddish has a Jewish father. In a recent interview on the Jimmy Fallon show, she discussed how she found out about her connection to Judaism.As a teenager, her...
The U.N.'s Erasure of Jewish History and Why it Matters for Israeli Leftists
Posted on 12/03/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
For roughly 1,000 years a temple stood on top of the Temple Mount in the center of Jerusalem. This temple was the center of Jewish life, serving as the religious, social, and at times even political center of...