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  • Around the world in five years

    By Ayala Or-el

    February 17, 2016 | 1:18 pm

    On their first date 18 years ago, Benny Rubinstein told Shifra “Shiffy” Raz about his dream of backpacking around the world, while he was still young enough to climb mountains and carry a heavy backpack. 

    The date lasted 14 hours, and the two quickly discovered that they share...

  • One People Under a Sukkah

    October 12, 2011 | 3:03 pm

    If I have one wish for Sukkot, my favorite Jewish holiday, it’s this: no more plastic fruit. Each year, Jewish people are commanded to fulfill the mitzvah of building a sukkah — a temporary shelter in which they eat (and sometimes sleep) throughout the weeklong holiday, which...