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Around The World In Three Hundred Days: Reflections On A Year In Israel

6 Elul 5772 – August 23, 2012
As a person who grew up close to New York City, where everything is impressive and accessible, I never felt much of a need to go anywhere. In typical New York fashion, I considered local parks sufficient greenery, and never thought about traveling to places where the sky might be visible or that might have clean air. So it is not surprising that until last year the extent of my world travel consisted of several trips upstate, going to visit friends in New Jersey and Connecticut, and a couple of trips to Boston.

For Americans Who Served with IDF, Service Continues on Campus

27 Av 5772 – August 15, 2012
Many campus Israel groups have brought Israeli soldiers to speak at their schools in recent years because they value the insights and perspectives IDF veterans bring to the campus Israel dialogue. But some people who have had life-changing experiences serving in the Israel Defense Forces later earn their college degree in the United States. These students offer a unique view on Israel, based on their experience, and their advocacy on campus conveys that.

Tisha B’Av and Romney in Jerusalem

18 Av 5772 – August 5, 2012
Yishai and Malkah talk about Tisha B'Av in Jerusalem along with the recent visit of American presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's trip to Jerusalem.

From Joy of Kosher To Eretz Yisrael

14 Av 5772 – August 1, 2012
Yishai and Malkah are joined by celebrity Kosher chef Jamie Geller to discuss her organization along with her family's upcoming Aliyah to Israel.

Life Lessons

9 Av 5772 – July 27, 2012
I feel truly blessed these days. The experience of becoming a grandmother for the second time to a beautiful, and thank G-d, healthy baby girl is quite honestly indescribable.

Yachad Takes Quadriplegic Youth on a Trip of a Lifetime

3 Av 5772 – July 21, 2012
When no one would take Zack Pollak on a trip to Israel, Yachad was there. He, along with 75 other Yachad members and high school students, left last Sunday afternoon for five weeks in Israel on the Yachad summer program Yad B’Yad (YBY – "Hand in hand").

“Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me a Match!”

27 Tammuz 5772 – July 17, 2012
Doing my best to copy Sholom Aleichem’s gifted portrayal, and adding a bit on my own, I transformed the downtrodden Jew of galut into a proud pioneer in the Holy Land and a brave fighter for Jewish freedom. It’s a saga that I am sure you and your children will love. And now, thanks to The Jewish Press, it’s free!

The Scream

22 Tammuz 5772 – July 11, 2012
“The Scream,” a unique and evocative painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944), sold recently at Sotheby's for nearly $120,000,000. The price was attributed to its being the last of four editions still in private hands and the fact that it has been an icon of Western culture for over a century. The colors are vivid, the mood is stark, and the being on the bridge is overwhelmed by his surroundings. It captures a man alone in a world awry.

Leaving The ‘Zero’ Life Behind

1 Tammuz 5772 – June 20, 2012
I had watched my biological clock ticking away and now I wished I could live my life over again, establish a Torah home and create a family. I decided to write to you, Rebbetzin Jungreis in the hope that you’ll publish this so that others can learn from my experience and leave behind empty relationships, go under the chuppah, and live purposeful lives.

How To Cook Without Measuring

25 Sivan 5772 – June 14, 2012
There are two primary forms of measuring when it comes to cooking, and our goal is to wean you away from both of them to the greatest extent possible. (There is also a third form of measuring, but doing without it can be risky and, based on my own disaster-stories, I don’t advise it.)

Jerusalem Festival of Lights: Exercise in Overselling, Underdelivering

24 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
My family and I were certain it was going to be a tasteful, Jerusalem version of some of the better Disneyland rides, like Pirates of the Caribbean: dark, with stunning images and light displays and haunting music.

Part VII: The End…The Beginning

19 Sivan 5772 – June 8, 2012
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.

Stepparenting – Challenge And Opportunity

18 Sivan 5772 – June 7, 2012
Menchlichkeit, good middos, patience and wisdom are the accolades I heard over and over again by stepchildren and stepparents when I asked them to describe the attributes of a good stepparent.

It’s My Opinion: It’s All in the Attitude

The lobby of the doctor’s office was crowded. I slid over to accommodate an older gentleman, who was moving toward me. “Don’t worry,” he said, “my walker has a built-in seat, but I’ll sit next to you and be your guard!” He was dressed simply. His eyes were twinkling. His smile was wide.

Seasons Of Respite Offers Relief

9 Sivan 5772 – May 29, 2012
Motherhood is often referred to as the hardest job in the world. For families thrown into the nightmare of pediatric illness, normal feelings of anxiety and worry become a daily reality. On Sunday, May 6, 20 mothers of seriously ill children exchanged the daily fear they experience for fun, connection, and friendship at a day “Just for Us” at Tigertail Lake in Dania, Florida.

Ultra Orthodox Women Speak Up: The Dialogue Is Now Open

4 Sivan 5772 – May 25, 2012
Religious Jews have been getting more than their usual share of negative press lately. The papers have been full of allegations of sexual abuse...

Rubin Reports: President Obama Demands a Meeting to Discuss His Grade

2 Sivan 5772 – May 23, 2012
Janice Fiamengo’s brilliant article, “The Unteachables: A Generation that Cannot Learn,” fits my past experience teaching at American universities. But I realized that her account applied perfectly to…something else.

A Very Bad Hair Day

26 Iyyar 5772 – May 17, 2012
Tina was in my kindergarten class last year. Each day Tina’s hair flew all around her. It would tumble into her eyes and she would bat at it periodically throughout the day just to see. Sometimes I’d use whatever hair accessory I had at hand - even just a rubber band - to put Tina’s hair out of her face.

Discovering the Holy Land, Hollywood Style

24 Iyyar 5772 – May 16, 2012
Omar Epps, on his second visit to Israel with America's Voices in Israel, explained that it was the country's "rich history, culture, people and energies" that drew him back. "For me personally, the spiritual significance of this place hits me to the core. The fact that the world's three ancient religions meet in one place makes the holiness of this land so unique," said Epps. "I'm bringing my kids here next time to experience this land together with my wife."

Silly Is the New Cool in Tel Aviv

10 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
Several different Tel-Aviv Segway touring companies take folks on this unique atroll along the First Hebrew City's marina, port and beach promenade, the Tayelet....

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