Was it okay for Orthodox Jews to attend the recording of the Kululam’s Yom Ha’atzmaut song during the Omer? One authoritative Rabbi said to me “It’s not really forbidden (not dancing); it’s not really permitted (public mass event). Go if it is important to you.” … But is that satisfactory?
Whether or not the subject is on their curriculum, every Jewish educator knows that Gun Control is a topic that their students are interested in addressing. As such, we have an opportunity. Our students are motivated, excited, engaged! What contribution might Israel educators make at this time?
by Robbie Gringras The political awakening of students throughout the land following the Parkland shooting, has surprised and inspired many. Whether or not the subject
Three thoughts about the way in which the compromise agreement over mixed-prayer at the Kotel was “frozen” by Prime Minister Netanyahu, thus infuriating the Jewish world: 1. For all its pain, the Kotel furore is good for Israel Education…
President Trump will become the first American president to visit the Kotel, the Western Wall. But in so doing President Trump’s advance staff have pointed out an inconvenient truth: The Kotel is on the “other” side of the Green Line. As such, it is not within Israel’s internationally recognized borders.
I’d been bracing myself for this moment – the moment the veterinarian would announce the total we owed. Our beloved calico cat, Lucy, had been
In the lightness of Purim, and the echoes of International Women’s Day, we’ll just put this here… A baby also intruded on a Makom video salon between MK Rachel Azaria, and R. Marcelo Bronstein of Bnei Jeshurun. But no one knew until afterwards. What was Azaria’s secret? Read on…
In some professions, facts can indeed be your enemy. It makes sense for politicians to argue over facts, and even hope to suggest alternate ones.
With every episode, we meet with innovative Israeli influencers addressing social and economic challenges in Israel. This episode: Jerusalem through its Emergency Wards.
In this presentation, Makom’s Jonny Ariel lays out a useful framework for understanding the encounter of Jewish with the modern world, focusing on characteristics of