Pnina Gutman: Who Am I, What Is My Name?
Pnina Gutman asking, "Who am I? What is my name?" isn't a philosophical query, it is one of identity
I Want an Apology from Barack Obama
Yesterday, I wrote a mealy-mouthed piece entitled, Obama/Fareed Agree: Bibi is Pushy, Inappropriate. Why mealy-mouthed? Because I wanted to say so much more. I wanted...
The Jews of America and the Lost Connection
How do you put a love of Judaism into a middle-aged man when it was never there in the first place?
A Boy, a Camp, and a Bar Mitzvah He’ll Never Forget
In this Catskills summer camp, the custom is “Rocking this place like it’s never been rocked before”
Aliyah and Educating Sabra Children
"I don’t think my kids have any difficulties that are specific to the Israeli school system."
Tekhelet Continued: the Long Version
Finding Tekhelet is about fulfilling an ancient mitzvah that was there the whole time.
Tekhelet: a Choice or an Imperative?
While tekhelet is a biblical commandment, it’s one full of "buts" that bring me up short.
Aliyah in the National Religious Path
"We very strongly identify with the Aseh Chayil National Religious and Modern Orthodox ideology."
Aliyah and the Gifted Child
"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
She had a heart problem but no one imagined she would pass away the next day.
Aliyah and Keeping Young with Yisrael
After they made Aliyah, Randi discovered she was pregnant with Yisrael, who has Down syndrome.
Fully Absorbed, Coming Through to the Other Side
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
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
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
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
I recall the shock and pain of seeing my ruined ice cream on the street.