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Aliyah and Educating Sabra Children

20 Shevat 5774 – January 21, 2014
"I don’t think my kids have any difficulties that are specific to the Israeli school system."

Tekhelet Continued: the Long Version

7 Shevat 5774 – January 8, 2014
Finding Tekhelet is about fulfilling an ancient mitzvah that was there the whole time.

Tekhelet: a Choice or an Imperative?

2 Shevat 5774 – January 3, 2014
While tekhelet is a biblical commandment, it’s one full of "buts" that bring me up short.

Aliyah in the National Religious Path

14 Tevet 5774 – December 16, 2013
"We very strongly identify with the Aseh Chayil National Religious and Modern Orthodox ideology."

Aliyah and the Gifted Child

8 Tevet 5774 – December 10, 2013
"Everything we have done and learned regarding the gifted students has also come from speaking to more experienced Olim, not through the system."

Aliyah and the Special Needs Educator

30 Kislev 5774 – December 3, 2013
She had a heart problem but no one imagined she would pass away the next day.

Aliyah and Keeping Young with Yisrael

23 Kislev 5774 – November 26, 2013
After they made Aliyah, Randi discovered she was pregnant with Yisrael, who has Down syndrome.

Fully Absorbed, Coming Through to the Other Side

16 Kislev 5774 – November 19, 2013
I speak to Esther Aaron about the Aliyah process, revisit Rachel and her daughter Dena, still struggling with the matriculation exams, and pass on some general information.

Special Needs Kids: a Reason to Make Aliyah

2 Kislev 5774 – November 5, 2013
We tried to put him in kindergarten but the Jewish day school couldn’t handle him. Their solution was to put him in "time out" all day.

Aliyah at Sweet Sixteen

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 29, 2013
Dena was just on the cusp of turning 16 when her parents, both well-established professionals, made Aliyah from a major American metropolis.

A Shoutout to Olim with Kids

19 Heshvan 5774 – October 23, 2013
Part of the problem of making Aliyah with kids involves the black and white nature of religious education in Israel.

Mr. Perlman and the Ice Cream Cone

7 Tishri 5774 – September 10, 2013
I recall the shock and pain of seeing my ruined ice cream on the street.

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