The Light Rail Revolution

The Light Rail Revolution

In case you haven’t heard, there is a new campaign in effect on the Jerusalem Light Rail. “First Out, Then In” (“Kodem Yotzim, Achar Kach Nichnasim”)

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Why Tammuz?

Why Tammuz?

This previous Shabbat, we entered the new month of Tammuz. I have always found it fascinating that the names of our months are Babylonian and not Hebrew.

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The Syria Quandary

The Syria Quandary

In the bloody Syrian civil war, civilians have paid a heavy price. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition group, reported in May that at least 94,000 people have been killed throughout the two years of clashes.

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On Parshat Korach (Based on a Drash by R’ Yitzchok Snyder of Aliyos Yerushalayim)

On Parshat Korach (Based on a Drash by R’ Yitzchok Snyder of Aliyos Yerushalayim)

I felt that this week’s drash was especially relevant to the events taking place in the Jewish community today. In Korach, we witness the biggest threat to Moshe’s position of leadership–and to the future of the Jewish people. Korach leads a popular rebellion against the Moshe, the single most significant representative of the Jewish people we’ve even known.

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The Dream

The Dream

And the land wept in grief, For he who loved it most was no more, The land did not flourish, nor did it swell like she who would give birth, He was not there to hold her hand, With her to go forth.

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Israel’s Fine Wine Festivals

Israel’s Fine Wine Festivals

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the annual wine and jazz festival in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. The setting on the water was lovely, the summer air was sultry, and the jazz quintet playing was music to my ears.

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Shabbat in Hevron

Shabbat in Hevron

If you have never spent Shabbat in Hevron, you have missed out on an incredibly intense experience of tefilah, history and devekut with the roots of our Nation.

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Humus, Falafel, and Other Israeli Delights

Humus, Falafel, and Other Israeli Delights

Chickpeas are among the oldest cultivated plants and are native to northern Persia. They are a staple of peasant cooking, a source of cheap protein, and they’ve been included in the diets of Jews living along the Mediterranean coast and North Africa for centuries.

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Israel-Made: Solar Water Distillers

Israel-Made: Solar Water Distillers

n these progressive times of powerful computers, instant digital information and the ability to reach out and “touch someone” with the click of a computer key, it is stunning that we have not been able to find a viable solution that addresses the most important issue affecting millions across the globe

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