Last year’s Purim experience taught me a profound lesson: Friendships aren’t built on mishloach manot. Or at least, they shouldn’t be.
Recent articles by Rivka Levy
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.
We’re pleased to announce that it’s now possible to get the Sasson Weekly Digest delivered straight to your inbox, on a Friday morning.
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.