The Jerusalem rabbis also gave all the single men in the city an ultimatum to either get married, or leave town
Rivka Levy is the author of 12 books (and counting...) on Jewish issues and God-based holistic health with an orthodox Jewish twist. She blogs at www.rivkalevy.com and www. spiritualselfhelp.org. Her latest book is One in a Generation Volume II, the true story behind the persecution and defamation of Rabbi Eliezer Berland.
Recent articles by Rivka Levy
The most ‘successful’ and pernicious forms of evil always operates as much under the radar as possible, and likes to dress itself up in the cloak of ‘goodness’.
Moshiach is meant to be overseeing the ingathering of exiles and a lot of them can’t get on the plane
“[A]s the last spokesman of Spanish Jewry… I will leave you with a parting message although you will like it not.
No-one should get in the way!!!
The more you research the history of the Modern USA, the more you find a country built on the assumption that ‘white Christians’ are superior to everyone else.
Like Alice Through the Looking Glass, somehow a malfunction occurred in my Pesach outing plans, and I ended up tripping through the glass into the Land of Money.
Pre-Pesach is the time when you blurt out things you’ll regret for the next 50 years, about ‘never liking his mother anyway!’
Jacob Dinezon’s Yiddish blockbuster from 150 years’ ago still has some very relevant messages and ideas for the Jewish world today.
Chava Dumas explains how some serious health challenges not only changed the course of her life, but also laid the groundwork for the lessons contained in her new book.
Last year’s Purim experience taught me a profound lesson: Friendships aren’t built on mishloach manot. Or at least, they shouldn’t be.
An interview conducted in poetic verse? It could only be a discussion about the latest edition of The Deronda Review poetry journal.
I’ve heard stories of so many women who were thrilled to have found a kosher avenue for their need for creative self-expression via the Women in Theatre productions.
We are a nation built of people who survived. And those who didn’t survive – what happened to their memories?
Libi Astaire describes how she left the cornfields of Kansas to move to Israel and become a popular writer of ‘frum fiction’.
Dear BT, you are a bridge, connecting the different sections of the Jewish community, and you are creating achdut every time you are just, simply, yourself.
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?
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.