Dafna Meir: The Ultimate Jewish Mother

The thirty-eight year old mother of six, two of whom were adopted, no longer “enjoyed life,” as reported by her grief-stricken neighbors.

Brigitte Gabriel: Fierce Fighter For Israel

She also taught that a “cancer called Islamofacism” permeates the Muslim world and must be eradicated.

Stuff In The Fridge

Among the many things we were tested with during Hurricane Sandy was the way in which we can preserve our food in the middle of a disaster.

Holocaust As A Lesson For Life

How did you view the Nazis during the Holocaust and how do you view them now?

Coming Out Of Our Shells

We want the women who wear our clothes to feel that they are still adhering to the rules of modesty while still being fashionable.

Kolech: Promoting Women’s Rights In Orthodox Judaism

These developments brought about cooperation between Torah-educated women and a small number of rabbis who favor an egalitarian approach.

Women And The Message Of The Sukkah

Besides commemorating Israel’s sojourn in the desert, the mitzvah of sukkah has spiritual and educational significance. We are commanded to leave the comforts of our permanent home and move into a hut without routine luxuries, prompting us to reflect upon the spiritual aspects of existence.

Why Husbands Should Buy Their Wives Flowers

Shavuot is considered the time when we "married" G-d or cemented our relationship with Him after our "courtship" on Pesach, during the Exodus from Egypt. The Luchot (Tablets with the Ten Commandments) is compared to our Ketubah (marriage contract) and explains the responsibilities of each of us in this relationship.

Have You Ever Stuffed Tissues Down A Sink Drain?

She looks at me with those large brown eyes. I try to decipher her expression. There's a hint of sadness, doubt and even fear. She averts her gaze, trying to deny her act, as if she's trying to take it back.

Pauline Koch Einstein

Pauline, a happy, content housewife and mother, without pretensions or ambitions, was devoted to her home and their simple bourgeois lifestyle.

Get Me Out of Here!

The black fly was steadily crawling up and down my kitchen window screen. It was desperately − but methodically − seeking an escape, to get beyond the imprisoning panel of the screen, into the wide, open world.

A Wedding, A Funeral And My Child’s Song

The incongruity of the two events was too glaring to overlook.

Ora Lavid: A Secular Believer

Her manner of speaking was that of a person from the charedi world.

Rivka: A Mother’s Intuition

"Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples shall divide within you."

Dr. Karnit Flug: First Female Governor Of The Bank of Israel

The State of Israel has truly reached the age of maturity. For the first time in 65 years a woman was appointed governor of the Bank of Israel.

Purim With Food Allergies

Purim is a time of great celebration. Many of our traditions for this chag require food - festive meals, mishloach manos. Abundant food can mean abundant pitfalls for the food allergic. How can one navigate this maze of food allergy landmines?

The Little Flame

Once upon a time, there was a little flame that glowed brightly. Wherever this little flame went, it brought light and luminosity.

Rachel Azaria: Yerushalmim – Jerusalemites

Who is Rachel Azaria? Would you have guessed that this dynamo is a religious, 35-year-old woman, mother of four children, ranging in ages from ten years to eight months?

Stones To Make You Swoon

I was with my daughter visiting the Natural History Museum in Boston, and we saw all these beautifully cut, crystalized stones. I was so drawn to them, the gradient of colors, and the workings of the stones on the inside

From The Archives… Israeli Women Of Science

In 1968, she earned a Ph.D. in X-Ray crystallography at the Weizmann Institute of Science, a discipline in which her assiduous research has earned this Israeli woman of science the Nobel Prize.

Does G-d Like Playing Games with Us?

She rolls the dice. Her face is serious, concentrating on the outcome.

Rahel Bluwstein: Rahel the Poetess

Her parents provided private tutors for her general education in addition to her Hebrew learning. As a result, she began writing both Russian and Hebrew poetry at a young age.

Yom Yerushalayim

Lift up your eyes about you and see, All shall gather and come to you, As I live, says the Lord.

Diamonds Are Everyone’s Best Friend

When working with a client, I always ask them what their budget is, and give them the best value for their budget.

Ayelet Shaked: A True Jewish Minister of Justice

She’s seen as a poster child for The Jewish Home’s efforts to reach beyond its Orthodox base.

The Phenomenal Anastasia Michaeli

Who is Anastasia Michal Michaelevski Samuelson? Fashion model, electronics engineer, Beauty Queen, Knesset Member, devoted mother of eight, champion of the underdog, passionate Israeli, committed Jew? Would you believe that she is all of the above – and more?

How To Travel Like A Family And Stay A Family (Part I)

I’m very passionate about Israel and it’s always been my desire to share that passion with my children. It was a sad day in our home when we missed out on the great deal to Israel earlier this year, but thankfully, my husband managed to snag an almost as good one a couple of months later.

Jeane Kirkpatrick

“I think the Holocaust is possible again. I didn’t think so before I came to the United Nations, but I think so now.” “Diplomacy regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict at the U.N. has nothing to do with peace, but is quite simply a continuation of war against Israel by other means.”

A Far Reaching Whisper

My talk was called "Divine Whispers." I would be sharing an array of stories, weaving them together to create a message of how even in the "ordinary" events of our lives, we can find a "divine whisper"-a lesson specially scripted for us. The talk was the highlight of a lovely afternoon and evening program arranged by Chabad emissary Chana Alta Mangel in Blue Ash, Ohio. The food, decor, workshops and program, like Chana Alta herself, were fabulous, offering a perfect balance of beautiful physical and spiritual nourishment.

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