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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...

Like Water For Torah

Posted on 10/07/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
This past Shabbat afternoon, while I was taking my customary Shabbat afternoon nap, I was awakened by the rolling sound of thunder. My first thought was of the blessing for thunder: Baruch ata Hashem Elokeinu...

Jewish History on One Foot

Posted on 06/18/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
In my daily life I meet a ton of people who have never talked to a Jew. Often times this is within the context of running educational events on college campuses, speaking at interfaith functions, or even...

Detoxing From Israel

Posted on 06/13/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
On a recent trip to America from our home in Israel, I read a handful of local Jewish publications. I want to tell you about a particular advice column I saw that jolted me. It made me realize how much where a...

When Yom HaZikaron Got Personal

Posted on 05/07/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
NOTE: Tonight begins Yom HaZikaron 5779, a day in which Israel commemorates fallen soldiers and civilians killed by terrorists. In the evening at 8 PM and again at 11 in the morning, a siren sounds throughout...

When You're Convinced Someone Else Is 100% Wrong

Posted on 03/03/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Last week, Jewish Values Online published a blog post with which I not only vehemently disagreed, but found riddled with inaccuracy and unsound reasoning. The title of the offending post is “Extremist...

The Five People You Meet In Dallas

Posted on 11/18/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
This was originally going to be a blog post about the jarring things I saw on a recent trip to America. Hashem sent my husband and me to Dallas, TX to meet with Christians. After living so long in Israel,...

My First Time

Posted on 11/09/2018 by Irene Rabinowitz in Israel
At a recent Shabbat at Kehilla Shir Hadash on Emek in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier spoke about what it was like for him to vote for the first time as an Israeli citizen. As we all listened intently, he...

We Need To Talk

Posted on 10/24/2018 by Irene Rabinowitz in Israel
As a former Diaspora Jew who visited Israel occasionally, I always knew when to keep quiet. I did not live here. I did not have skin in the game, and I surely did not believe that I had a right to tell...
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