Jewish Journal

Tachzik Maamad, or as we say, “Hang in There!”

By Lara Berman

July 30, 2010 | 4:57 am

Ask any girl you know and she'll tell you that, disappointingly, variations of "Whack-a-Mole" (as played above) are showing up in the dating scene...but not in the way you think...

The lesson of the week, in language and love: It’s time to persevere.

The wake-up call started over Shabbat in Tel Aviv when I met two, tiny tykes. We’ll call the older, curly-headed... read on

  • Mission Possible

    By Lara Berman

    July 22, 2010 | 1:31 pm

    It’s good to have a spiritual goal when living in Israel.

    Now, I’ve always been drawn to the self-help world in NY and later LA. But what stands out about this experience in Israel is that whereas previously, my fuel for these kicks typically came from icky, lurking feelings of... read on

  • A Cow Goes Moo, Liat Goes, “Mehhhhh!”

    By Lara Berman

    July 13, 2010 | 3:03 pm

    Unless you’ve taken a kabbalah class somewhere along the way, you might not realize that Hebrew is not just a language. It’s a commentary, a philosophy, a teaching, a code filled with insights and secrets. “Oh, Lara, now you’ve really lost it,” you might be thinking. Aval,... read on

  • Farewell, Fuddy Duddy!

    By Lara Berman

    July 9, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    Shalom Chaverim!

    I think it’s safe to say my fuddy duddy days are over!

    To those of you who don’t know, I’ve never been the party animal, per se. Nope: Never loved the taste of alcohol, more of an early bird than a night owl, a planner rather than a spontaneous koo-koo head.... read on