Conservative/Masorti movement puts a pluralistic spin on the Simchat Torah flag.
When Rabbi Tzvi Graetz was a little boy in the Israel of the 1970s, he would visit the shuk, or market, with his father every High Holiday season to buy flags to wave during Simchat Torah, which celebrates the end of one year of Torah readings and the beginning of a new one.
Who would have thought a chef and cookbook author would ever find herself without even one frying pan in her possession?
That’s exactly what Jamie Geller, author of the “Quick and Kosher” cookbook series and editor of the Joy of Kosher magazine and website, has had to deal with for the past two weeks, since she made aliyah from Monsey, N.Y., to Ramat Beit Shemesh with her husband and five children.
A cease-fire that leaves Hamas’ tunnel network in place is ‘too scary to contemplate,’ one resident says.
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Jerusalem — As she walked her dog in the German Colony section here on Monday afternoon, where the peace and quiet — at least for the moment — gave no hint of the fighting down south, Sarah Mizrachi gave voice to what a lot of Israelis seem to be feeling as the ground war in the Gaza Strip grinds on and the Palestinian civilian and Israeli military deaths pile up.