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    Aliyah in the National Religious Path

    "We very strongly identify with the Aseh Chayil National Religious and Modern Orthodox ideology."

    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.

    Tekhelet Continued: the Long Version

    Finding Tekhelet is about fulfilling an ancient mitzvah that was there the whole time.

    Aliyah and the Special Needs Educator

    She had a heart problem but no one imagined she would pass away the next day.

    Aliyah and Educating Sabra Children

    "I don’t think my kids have any difficulties that are specific to the Israeli school system."

    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.

    Mr. Perlman and the Ice Cream Cone

    I recall the shock and pain of seeing my ruined ice cream on the street.

    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...

    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

    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 Keeping Young with Yisrael

    After they made Aliyah, Randi discovered she was pregnant with Yisrael, who has Down syndrome.

    Tekhelet: a Choice or an Imperative?

    While tekhelet is a biblical commandment, it’s one full of "buts" that bring me up short.

    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”

    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?

    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.

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