Shavuot Reflections on Kindness, Respect and Resourcefulness
On my first trip to Israel as CEO of Hadassah, I arrived in the Jewish state aware of our long history of impactful response to crises.
‘The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,’ a Family Saga in Pre-state Israel
Israel's 'The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,' now on Netflix, is a complicated, dark and addictive must-see.
You Are Cordially Invited to Judith Kaplan’s Instagram Feed
The Instagram initiative is part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Judith Kaplan's bat mitzvah held at SAJ.
Upcycling a Bat Mitzvah Dvar Torah Written by Heschel
Abraham Joshua Heschel’s lyrical commentary on 'Lech Lecha' lends itself to visual representation, said original bat mitzvah celebrant Abby Kelman.
Orna Guralnik Helps Real-Life Couples in ‘Couples Therapy’
Israeli-born clinical psychologist Orna Guralnik expertly shepherds couples through the ups and downs of relationships in her Showtime docuseries.
A Jewish Hairdresser Spies on Neo-Nazis in ‘Ridley Road’
Based on a 2014 novel by Jo Bloom, 'Ridley Road' is a timely thriller that touched off an antisemitic firestorm when it premiered in Britain.
‘Before and After’: An Artist Responds to the War in Ukraine
Israeli artist Zoya Cherkassky, who was born in Ukraine, uses drawing and painting to process the horrific images of war in the country.
Abortion in Israel: Relatively Easy to Get, Hard to Discuss
The discourse over abortion differs dramatically between the United States and Israel, where the procedure is legal and barely a political issue.
Time-Travel With a Soviet Jewish Twist in ‘Atomic Anna’
Rachel Barenbaum's latest novel is a time-travel story with a Soviet Jewish twist.
Israeli Mother Sees Herself in Refugees She Helped in Moldova
By mid-March, IsraAID had 22 aid workers in Moldova, among them therapists, medics and trauma counselors fluent in Ukrainian and Russian.