Jewish Journal

Betty Boop and the Grouch

By Lara Berman

June 27, 2010 | 10:50 am

Isn't Rebbetzin Jungreis dazzling? I hope I sparkle inside and out like she does when I'm her age...

Hey friends~

Happy Anniversary to me – today, the 27th, marks one month in Israel!

You know, I didn’t leave Jerusalem even once this week (oh, I’ll... More.

  • Give Me Sass, Hold the Squeegee

    By Lara Berman

    June 24, 2010 | 10:38 am

    Matan means gift or giving.
    We sing of the Matan Torah, the giving of the Torah.
    But only when you come to Israel can you meet people like Matan... More.

  • The Enlightened Thumbtack

    By Lara Berman

    June 21, 2010 | 9:58 am

    Hey friends!

    I am so pleased to be sitting in the air conditioning with a few minutes to write. It’s been a wonderfully busy time since I hopped off... More.

  • My Cupid’s a Rabbi

    By Lara Berman

    June 15, 2010 | 8:55 am

    Hi friends~

    My second Shabbat in Israel was a total schmooze fest. First, I hopped to a Carlebach style shul in the neighborhood and then joined the... More.

  • The Name’s Ava. Ava Teeyach.

    By Lara Berman

    June 4, 2010 | 6:33 am

    Shalom friends~

    One week in Jerusalem!

    My stay thus far has been characterized by one very important question: If eating too many carrots will turn a... More.