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This Week in Jewish Farming: Meeting the neighbors

Ben Harris, JTA

3 weeks ago

With the help of a CoolBot — and a neighbor — farmer Ben turned this used cargo trailer into a refrigerator. (Ben Harris)

Back in the spring, I struggled to figure out a good cold storage solution for the farm. I settled on the idea of buying a used cargo trailer and converting it into a refrigerator, which... read full article

  • Husband of Rivky Stein fails to show for get proceedings

    by JTA

    3 weeks ago

    The husband of Rivky Stein, a New York Jewish woman who launched a social media campaign to attain a religious divorce, did not appear at the religious court as promised.

    Yoel Weiss, 31, failed to show up at a beit din, or Jewish religious court, convened on Wednesday to complete...

  • Packing kid-friendly lunches

    By Judy Zeidler

    3 weeks ago

    When you feel like you are always packing the children’s lunch boxes with the same old boring foods, it is time to branch out with new ideas and ingredients.

    I am sure that school lunches can be more creative and exciting than when my kids went to school. In those days, it was...

  • Teaching Torah with videos to appeal to younger students

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    3 weeks ago

    Rabbi David Fohrman has a passion for teaching Torah to the Jewish people. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, written a book about narratives in the book of Genesis, and was a lead writer and editor for ArtScroll’s Talmud translation project.

    But after a while, he...

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  • Making Jewish high school affordable

    by Leslee Komaiko

    3 weeks ago

    Los Angeles residents Dafna and Scott Taryle hoped to send their son Adam to a Jewish hight school when he graduated from Temple Beth Am’s Pressman Academy. But, Scott Taryle said, “We didn’t know for sure that we would be able to.” 

    The Taryles aren’t alone. The annual tuition...

  • Boys to men: Jewish education helps prepare kids for life

    by Gregory Keer

    3 weeks ago

    Raising three boys to be well-rounded, menschy men isn’t easy, and I admit to making one or two mistakes (per hour) in my efforts to guide my sons toward actions that reflect soulfulness, integrity and compassion.

    As my children grow, so do my expectations of their accountability...

  • Providing books to Jaffa preschoolers makes Israel stronger

    by Michelle Chabin

    3 weeks ago

    The children at the Arabic-speaking Ofek preschool in Jaffa spent a lot of time this past year thinking about a mouse named Samsoum, the character in a picture book all the kids have read at home with help from their parents.  

    In class, the kids did a range of Samsoum-related...

  • To save education, listen to teachers

    by Ellie Herman

    3 weeks ago

    I’m fed up with the inefficiency of the judicial system! I’m going to become a judge. I may not be a lawyer, but I’ve been a law-abiding citizen all my life. I mean, how hard could it be? I have 20 years of business experience in the TV industry. When I blow into the courtroom...

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