The first six sections of my story have focused on my struggles adapting to a strange college environment forced on me against my will. While that story is self-contained, I thought it would be worthwhile to at least partially answer the main question my book will address: What ended up happening to me? This is a fast-forwarded account that describes my watershed moment as a college student.
It's no joke – Pesach is looming closer and there's still so much to do. This is definitely not a time to rest! Who...
With the famous Touro Synagogue, a variety of mansions, each with its own distinct personality, as well as the beautiful coast, Rhode Island makes for an excellent vacation spot.
Fifty-five years in Israel is reason to celebrate.
Being maligned in the international press isn't such a tragedy, what is tragic is the fact that Jews believe these lies and spew negative rhetoric against the only refuge they have should the malodorous winds of anti-Semitism blow in their direction.
Question: Is Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners a constructive sign of good faith or just a futile attempt at placating its enemies?
It's hard to believe that June is finally here, but one look through the day's mail is enough to convince me that the school year is almost over and summer will be here before I blink. What makes me say that? The plethora of large cream envelopes, addressed in calligraphic letters, bearing stamps with pictures of creamy white roses.
It’s hard to resist the allure of a gadget that lets you have your cake, or, in this case, your French fries, and eat it too.
Glob on the sunscreen, break out the darkest chocolate you can find and let the sun shine in!
The family: My name is Ora Ohana. My husband Gadi and I have eight children: Odaiya (30) who is married with four children, lives at the Ein Tzurim caravilla site; Eliyasaf (29) who is married with three children, lives in K'far Tapuah; Elyakim (27) is married with one daughter and lives in Pisagot; Hadass (26) is married with two children and lives at the Ein Tzurim caravilla site; Amitzur (21) has finished the army and learns at the Yeshiva Gevoha in Dimona; Benaya (19) will be enlisting in the army; Tamar (16), is a student at Ulpanat Neve Dekalim and No'am (12) is a student at Talmud Torah Atzmona, Shomriya.
Purim is a fantastic time for fantasies, so I hope you won't mind my fantasizing about how easy life would be if kids would...
Swapping your body’s internal hunger/satiety signals for an external set of eating rules is bound to backfire.
An Interview With Holocaust Chronicler Stuart Mirsky
Question: Did Judaism influence your choice of college major, and do you see yourself utilizing your education to help the Jewish community?
You know what’s Good Enough? Vacuuming behind the curtains is Good Enough. Taking down the curtains and washing them? That’s too much.
“I work around the Jewish calendar, always trying to think of creative spins,” noted Chani.
Dear Mordechai, What should I do for Chol HaMoed?
Ahh, Winter Break. Those glorious ten days each year when the kids have vacation and hopefully, you do too. Heading off to Florida sounds pretty amazing right about now, huh? What? You're not going anywhere? Staying home? Yeah, that was us – every single year.* Affording a warm-weather vacation with a bunch of kids is pretty much out of the question for many families and this year is no exception. So instead of taking a vacation, plan a staycation.
After two thousand years of Exile, we are still struggling to decide how a “Jewish” state should look and function.
If you normally drink zero cups a day, don’t flood your body with sudden large amounts of water.
My first cell phone was given to me by a son who doesn’t live near us. He was tired of trying to reach me on our landline. He felt it was wrong for me not to be able to be accessible to my family, and I must admit that he was right.