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.
Recent articles by Rivka Levy
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
Observant Women Need to Have a Place in the Performing Arts Ninoska Ravid is Executive Producer and Chief Executive Officer of the Women in Theatre (WIT) organization. Recently, I caught up with Ninoska backstage at WIT’s latest sell-out show in Modiin, Fiddler on the Roof. Ninoska, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Read more
What’s the point of writing, if it’s not paying the bills? There’s a big ‘yeoush’ or despairing vibe in so much of the world at the moment, and it seems to me, especially in the world of orthodox Jewish writers. So many of us, especially the more creative types that don’t really fit into any Read more
The first foundation of mental health: Accepting reality The single biggest thing that’s prevents us from dealing with the painful circumstances in our lives, and growing from them, and healing from them, is a lack of acceptance. This lack of acceptance impacts us in two main ways: We can’t accept the reality of our relationships Read more
Rivka Levy reviews Bracha Goetz’s latest book, ‘Searching for God in the garbage’
Myriam is a 30-something mother of two from the New York area. She decided to share the following story, in the hope that it will help others struggling with the whole issue of food, and fanatical eating habits. THE STORY BEGINS: INFERTILITY, AND THE VEGAN, MACROBIOTIC DIET I want to start by saying that I Read more
Dead People’s Stuff – Part 2 The idea that you could actually enjoy having dead people’s stuff around – let alone find it useful and reassuring – was so bizarre to me, that when my friend Annette mentioned that she was still using some of her deceased father’s items – happily! – I was a Read more
Just in time for Chanukah: Sasson’s free author giveaway of: Open When You Are, by Ben Ackerman
You probably know of Kerry Bar-Cohn by her stage name, ‘Rebbetzin Tap’, the wildly-popular Orthodox Jewish entertainer who took the frum female world by storm a few years back. By day, Kerry works as a chiropractor, lives in Bet Shemesh and is raising a family of four boys, aged 10-20 years old. But by night? Read more
One of the things I wanted to do by starting Sasson Magazine was to try to shift the dialogue within the Jewish world away from labels, and more onto contents. Sure, on the one hand it’s so much easier for us all to try to get a handle on the person or people we’re interacting Read more
The prose is very easy on the internal ear, the story is just fast-paced enough to keep you reading avidly, and the subject matter—a Jewish girl who almost gets swept up in a romance with an apparently Catholic student, set against the backdrop of a research project exploring Spain’s crypto Jews—is definitely captivating.
The last few years, I’ve really dreaded Rosh Hashana. Now, before you start jumping up and down and blaming that on the fact that my husband goes to Uman, let’s be clear that the last few years I’ve had massive issues on pretty much every religious holiday, not just Rosh Hashana – and the bloke’s Read more