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April 2021

Tackling the Tough Questions

Within today’s public sphere there is an urgent need for Jews to engage with tough questions surrounding Judaism, Israel and politics while simultaneously remaining...

The Secret of Plant-based Diets

People today are more health-conscious than ever yet, sadly, obesity rates are at an all-time high, ditto for diabetes and heart disease.    ...

A Lesson from John Steinbeck

Years ago, as I was doing research for a paper on John Steinbeck, I came upon a fascinating exchange of letters in 1940 between...

Israel: A Love Story

Shut away and able to look just beyond the walls of the balcony to the wadi and Tel Aviv/Jerusalem highway on the horizon, I...

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Jlife Extra- July

Tuesday, July 6 10:45 AM Temple Bat Yahm Zoom Session: Walking through the Streets of Israel Join Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Mike Hollander for an exciting session:...

Chew on This

Chew on this: One of America’s most iconic gum brands was originally a Jewish-owned tobacco business.      In 1891, Morris Chigorinsky emigrated from...

What to Change?

Life in Israel is not just about voting for a new government every few months. In between we do stuff. Like play tennis. A...

Intersection

In another “This-too-is-Israel-moment,” the war was over. We climbed out of bomb shelters and safe rooms and returned to shaky post-COVID-19 classrooms, cafes and...