Surely there has to be a better format for school, that doesn’t require most of the students to take Ritalin just to make it through the day?
Recent articles by Rivka Levy
Education is always a ‘hot button’ topic in the Jewish world, but it’s hard to escape the impression that as we head into 2019, there is something of an educational crisis hitting the orthodox Jewish world.
Sometimes, it can seem that the light is so covered over, so hidden under layers of dirt and decay. But I felt like God was saying all Shabbat: “Keep digging! Keep going! Sooner or later, you will hit the paydirt!”
Let’s be a place where the soapbox is stored away and where minds can meet without being cut down to size, or narrowed in order to get along.
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What the heck is ‘The Greybeard Experience?’ I wanted to know. And how is it connected to helping Jews in the South of Israel?
When you live with ‘the enemy’ day in day out, and when you remember that Arabs are also created in the image of God, you walk a path filled with confusion and doubt.
This week, Sasson’s Jewish Book Review Podcast catches up with author Nathan Wolff, and picks his brain about how we might be able to solve the shidduch crisis.
Women in Theater have been providing an outlet for women-only performing arts in Israel for a decade. This year, they are branching out into a production of Our Town.
Esther shares some of the story of why she wanted to write her memoir, Soul’s Evidence, and how poetry became the bridge that brought her over to an orthodox lifestyle in Jerusalem, after the counter culture ‘revolution’ of the 1960s fizzled out.
I want to do it. I want to be able to write a poem, as Esther suggests, saying ‘Count me in’. I want to be able to live by those words, and to find others holding ‘a thread of common destiny’ – other orthodox Jewish writers who write to make a difference in the world; who write as an expression of their soul’s higher purpose; who write to put a smile on God’s face.
Don’t speak of it, holy readers, but know that there are corners of the internet inhabited by strange, ghoulish people without names or souls.
We’ve been talking about starting up a podcast where we interview orthodox Jewish authors about their books for a few months, but we finally got the required push when veteran Sasson contributor Yael Shahar put out a new book, called Returning.
While it’s easy to comment on a post – all you do is type something and press ‘submit’ – actually commenting in a thoughtful way which is not just about massaging your own ego or ‘being seen to comment’ is actually way, way harder.
The Chofetz Chaim famously kept his suitcase by his door, in case Moshiach showed up and he’d have to jump on the boat to Israel.
“Don’t forget, everyone is crazy!” he reminded his loyal servant. “Give them a t-shirt and get the heck out of there.
Yoram turned to his wife, and told her: Good will come out of this.
Sasson gets cosy with French bi-lingual author Rahel Jarach.
Pyramids are nice and all, but spending 3,300 years in exile is enough for anyone.
What is Frumlance? Q: Hi Yoel, I understand you just opened a new website, called Frumlance. Can you tell us a bit about it? A: As its name suggests, Frumlance is an online directory for frum freelancers. It caters to those working in the publishing industry, such as writers, graphic designers, editors, translators etc. Any religious Read more