A Tu B’Shevat Prayer
Sometimes I think I’ve been endowed with an overabundance of feelings. Things often seem to affect me more deeply than they do other people. I used to think this heightened sensitivity...
Feb 8, 2006
By By Yaffa Ganz
Will Peace Ever Come?
Every day there are at least thirty warnings for a terrorist attack in various areas of Israel. This is not 2002, the height of the intifada. This is today. Thank G-d,...
Jan 24, 2006
By Liza M. Weimer and Benay Katz
Magdu and Ambat Eyob grew up in neighboring villages in the Quara district of northern Ethiopia. “Even though the Jewish community was small, we made sure not to marry cousins,” says...
Dec 28, 2005
By By Barbara Sofer
Adi Huja, 16, observed the second anniversary of the terrorist bombing which almost took her life at Hadassah Hospital, preparing to undergo her 26th operation. On that fateful Saturday night two...
Nov 23, 2005
By Sara Yoheved Rigler
A Family’s Last Shabbat in Gush Katif
Through a Father’s Eyes I’m sitting in my son’s house in Neve Dekalim. It is Erev Shabbat, perhaps the last “normal” Shabbat in this very cozy Yishuv of 750 families, the...
Aug 26, 2005
By By Menachem Persoff
My Son, the Tank Driver
From the Pages of Jewish Action You wrote that Meir will soon be stationed in Aza. We could not find Aza on the map. We wonder if Aza is in Gaza. Is it? We...
Aug 4, 2005
By Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
“The Streets are Crying Out”: The Zula Gives Israeli...
It’s Motzei Shabbat. Do you know where your teenager is? Hundreds of Israeli parents dare not entertain the question, for fear of what would quickly come to mind – drugs, alcohol,...
May 13, 2005
By Bayla Sheva Brenner
Eikev: Plowing in the Land of Israel
The Mishna in Shabbat enumerates 39 distinct archetypical labors, or melachot, according to a number of series. The first is the series of making bread, which begins with sowing and is...
Jan 18, 2005
By Asher Meir
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