Monday, August 26, 2019

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Kosher Couture

11:16 09 August in Culture, Latest

by Daniela Enriquez One of the obstacles Orthodox women face is finding a good "kosher" fashion line, that is wearable and respectful of tradition. Designer Marina Rahlin is easing the sartorial woes of Orthodox women with MaRa, her line of Orthodox-friendly fashion. Rahlin was born in...

Telling Mitzvah Stories

16:36 07 August in Culture, Latest

by Daniela Enriquez According to halacha, Jewish law, there are 613 mitzvot that a Jew should fulfill during a lifetime. Some of these are daily duties, like the recitation of the Shema; some involve the relationship between a single Jew and the other human beings, i.e....

2,711 Days of Talmud

12:06 01 August in Culture, Latest

by Rebecca Borison This evening, Jews around the world will gather to celebrate finishing all of the tractates of the Talmud. Over seven years, participants have studied a page of Talmud every day, either by themselves or in group lessons, for 2,711 days. And while the...

Israel’s Highless Marijuana

11:32 31 July in Culture, Latest
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by Daniela Enriquez A new oxymoron is born. After non-alcoholic beer and decaf coffee, the world is finally ready to welcome “highless” marijuana. Israeli scientists working at Tikkun Olam--the first and largest medical cannabis cultivator in Israel--created a new variant of the plant capable of easing...

L’Chaim in Lithuania

11:27 23 July in Latest, Politics

by Ellen Cassedy Waving at me from across Castle Street was Violeta, a middle-aged woman with a broad, fair face and blond hair, her solid body squeezed into a tight, fashionable jacket and matching skirt. We sat down at a checkered tablecloth and ordered a decidedly un-Jewish...