Yael Arad is an athlete, which was the first Israeli to win an Olympic medal, and by that- became an Israel icon. She was born in Tel-Aviv in 1967, and started practicing in Judo as a child, back in a time when it was not a mainstream sport in Israel. For lack of judo partners,...
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Imagine asking your 16-year-old daughter and day school student, Maya, “What did you learn today?”
Instead of the usual, “I dunno, nothing,” you get this:
“I am working to weld an iron banister, but we need to understand how heat and pressure affect various metal compositions...
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With the flurry that surrounds a b'nai mitzvah celebration, we often lose sight that this day -- this passage from childhood to adulthood -- will be one of the most meaningful memories of his or her life.
The memories will not be of the buffet table that boasted an ice sculpture...
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I first met Stanley Hirsh in 1984 when he stopped by to visit an after-school program in Jerusalem where I was working as a counselor. The kids and I were playing a game of basketball on a cracked blacktop court.
After watching from the fence for a while, Stanley called me over and...
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The publication of the "Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary" points to a significant achievement for the Los Angeles Jewish community. The Chumash is the first Torah and Haftarah commentary published by the Conservative movement.
"The Conservative movement doesn't begin and end in New...