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One less plague: Preventing the measles

One less plague: Preventing the measles

blogs.timesofisrael.com     19+ hour, 42+ min ago

I implore all anti-vaxx parents to consider the most vulnerable members of our community with kindness, for they rely on all of us Much has been written about the recent outbreak ...

In defence of polls and pollsters

In defence of polls and pollsters

blogs.timesofisrael.com     20+ hour, 3+ min ago

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So you think you can Pesach?

So you think you can Pesach?

blogs.timesofisrael.com     20+ hour, 14+ min ago

Passover preparation means a war on 'chametz' throughout Jewish households in the State of Israel -- and there's nowhere I'd rather be Exodus." And here in Israel, it's not a dril...

It   s the PA that declared war on Western values

It s the PA that declared war on Western values

blogs.timesofisrael.com     20+ hour, 24+ min ago

While the Palestinian Authority is supporting terrorists, Israel and the US are simply implementing the global financial war on terrorism In his first interview to the internation...

OPINION: We deserve to be told more about war crimes

blogs.timesofisrael.com     20+ hour, 45+ min ago

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A seat at my seder table

A seat at my seder table

blogs.timesofisrael.com     20+ hour, 51+ min ago

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OPINION: Children must be heard at Pesach and all times

blogs.timesofisrael.com     21+ hour, 12+ min ago

As we prepare for Pesach and plan the seder to welcome family and friends, we will once again turn to the youngest member present to recite Ma Nishtana. Our tradition encourages the youngest to questi...

OPINION: Wanted     a greater voice for Israel   s Arab minority

OPINION: Wanted a greater voice for Israel s Arab minority

blogs.timesofisrael.com     21+ hour, 12+ min ago

As voting drew to a close in the Israeli elections, `shared society' groups anxiously reviewed the polling data. At the last elections in 2015, Netanyahu, in a blatantly divisive e...

To March of the Living staffers who wonder if it s worth it all

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ day ago

If you don't know just how transformative your educational work can be, let me tell you how the experience changed me I am the kid in the blue jacket who did not really want to go on the March of the...

OPINION: Bibi wins, Bennett flops, will Gantz stick around?

OPINION: Bibi wins, Bennett flops, will Gantz stick around?

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ day ago

In the final phase of the election campaign Benjamin Netanyahu cleared the hurdles in his path like an aggressive racehorse, full of energy and kicking out at his opponents. This ...

A lie-packed PLO position paper confirms there   s no partner for peace

A lie-packed PLO position paper confirms there s no partner for peace

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ day ago

The paper, released in Hebrew, reiterates Palestinian refusal to recognize the state of the Jewish nation or disavow terrorism On the eve of the Israeli elections, the "PLO Commit...

A world without anti-Semitism is better for those who hate

A world without anti-Semitism is better for those who hate

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ day ago

America will always be Israel's greatest ally, but Europe is the key to securing the Jewish state's long-term safety and security The Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, sitting with ...

Passover rainbow cookies     yes, really

Passover rainbow cookies yes, really

blogs.timesofisrael.com     2+ day ago

OK, 3 pans and a food scale are a lot, but my family thinks this treat is a gamechanger among Passover desserts The Nosher via JTA -- I love rainbow cookies. Love. And they are a ...

Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame

Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame

blogs.timesofisrael.com     2+ day ago

I used Notre Dame cathedral for the purpose for which the old stonemasons built it: prayer. Awed adoration not of architecture but of the Architect. And today I'm sad. Just like mo...

OPINION: We must reinvent Beresheet to reach the moon again

OPINION: We must reinvent Beresheet to reach the moon again

blogs.timesofisrael.com     2+ day ago

The last shot Beresheet sent of landing before crashing onto the moon's surface. (Youtube screenshot via Times of Israel) Beresheet, "Genesis" in Hebrew, symbolises many first--th...

Beresheet and my African space dreams

Beresheet and my African space dreams

blogs.timesofisrael.com     2+ day ago

Israel can inspire a nation that wanted to 'Bring Down the Moon' and indulged a crackpot plan to send cats to Mars A big round of applause for the State of Israel for demonstratin...

Resign once indicted? That   s so 20th century!

Resign once indicted? That s so 20th century!

blogs.timesofisrael.com     2+ day ago

Both leaders have proven they can handle public humiliation, as party hacks toe the line and the public doesn't mind In the wonderful film "The Princess Bride," the impish leader ...

If there are still miracles in this universe

If there are still miracles in this universe

blogs.timesofisrael.com     3+ day, 36+ min ago

Netanel Felber's hospital room is a place where heartbreak and hope align with unwavering devotion and unflagging optimism There are places where heartbreak and hope align. Where ...

The Jordanians asked me to take off my tzitzit. I declined.

The Jordanians asked me to take off my tzitzit. I declined.

blogs.timesofisrael.com     3+ day, 53+ min ago

Daily life is full of challenges. How will you react to someone cutting the line in front of you at the bus stop, the supermarket cashier obviously giving you back too much change,...

Tel Aviv Fashion Week 2019 is comfort and functionality for Israeli fashion

Tel Aviv Fashion Week 2019 is comfort and functionality for Israeli fashion

blogs.timesofisrael.com     3+ day ago

Tel Aviv Fashion Week 2019 is comfort and functionality for Israeli fashion March 11 marked the beginning of Tel Aviv Fashion Week and, for several days, all eyes were on Israel's...

Laughing off the Middle East news and beyond

Laughing off the Middle East news and beyond

blogs.timesofisrael.com     4+ day ago

It's good that the media give us all the information but often there is nothing we can do with it but to feel bad about it or shrug it off. But sometimes I can't help seeing the h...

Pharaoh and pajamas

Pharaoh and pajamas

blogs.timesofisrael.com     4+ day ago

When we got to the 'we were slaves' part of the seder, Uncle Baruch reached down and held up a pair of faded pajamas He was not really our uncle, but my parents had befriended the...

The Pharaoh within us

The Pharaoh within us

blogs.timesofisrael.com     4+ day ago

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The power of speech

The power of speech

blogs.timesofisrael.com     6+ day ago

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My baggage: Why I told my teenaged son not to take his purse today

My baggage: Why I told my teenaged son not to take his purse today

blogs.timesofisrael.com     6+ day ago

A deep-red purse and my son's award for best Purim costume. (Amanda Borschel-Dan) He had lost 100 shekels last night while walking to get his hair cut. This is the third time mone...

Faking it

blogs.timesofisrael.com     6+ day ago

Faking it. A "vague sense of dislocation," a "recognition of a split" between our "true selves" and the roles we play. You know what I'm talking about. For those who adhere to authenticity and the ve...

After abysmal Arab voter turnout, it   s time for public action

After abysmal Arab voter turnout, it s time for public action

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

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OPINION: Jews must speak up for the Uyghurs in China

OPINION: Jews must speak up for the Uyghurs in China

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

Jews must speak up for the Uyghurs in China The Jewish people don't need to be warned about genocide. We know it doesn't happen overnight. We know it starts with a culture being d...

Dear American left wing Jews

Dear American left wing Jews

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

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Re-open polling stations in the Arab sector

Re-open polling stations in the Arab sector

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

The disgraceful boast by a Likud PR firm that their hidden camera ploy cut voting in half should prompt an extraordinary response Hidden cameras at polling stations confiscated fr...

Fake politics and false hopes in the Israeli elections

Fake politics and false hopes in the Israeli elections

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

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The Protocols revisited: The fantasy of secret Jewish power

The Protocols revisited: The fantasy of secret Jewish power

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

The endurance of the fraudulent text sheds light on just why anti-Semitism is surging from both the right and left At a time when anti-Semitism is resurging in the world and there...

The people have spoken

The people have spoken

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

The people chose a strong, right wing leader, because they know only the right will move the economy forward and keep their children safe Israel is a vibrant, sometime raucous, pa...

OPINION: Don   t make it easy for Corbynites to divide us

OPINION: Don t make it easy for Corbynites to divide us

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

Something murky is going on in Stamford Hill. It seems there are three main issues swirling around the strictly-Orthodox community, although it's easy enough to imagine that it's a...

   Eviction notices    at Emory University

Eviction notices at Emory University

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

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The Passover kitniyot argument isn   t worth a hill of beans

The Passover kitniyot argument isn t worth a hill of beans

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

JTA -- Israel held elections under the cloud of its leader's possible indictment. The world's far right and its far left have found common cause in their hatred of the Jews. There ...

Rethinking Gaza

Rethinking Gaza

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

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Analysis: King Bibi continues to reign

Analysis: King Bibi continues to reign

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

Veteran Israeli commentator Nahum Barnea likes to compare Israeli elections with the old joke from the British Army during the First World War. After several weeks of tough fightin...

Can gay men be Orthodox rabbis?

Can gay men be Orthodox rabbis?

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah got caught in the conflict between Torah law and personal rights inherent in homosexual ordination News broke last week that Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) ...

OPINION: Jewish schools face a battle for survival

OPINION: Jewish schools face a battle for survival

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

Our faith schools are undergoing an unprecedented crisis. Parliament is in the process of passing legislation compelling all schools to include Relationships and Sex Education (RSE...

OPINION: Jewish and Black communities must line up together on football racism

OPINION: Jewish and Black communities must line up together on football racism

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has spoken out, revealing he cannot wait to walk away from football because he is so disgusted by the racism that blights the game - and the inadequat...

Magic, migration, and ballots

Magic, migration, and ballots

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

A historical people was resurrected from the ashes, built a home on the soil of their ancestors, and even hold their own elections -- what a fairy tale! I don't know if you've not...

Elections in Israel, as seen through stained glass

Elections in Israel, as seen through stained glass

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

I was standing outside at the time, on a balcony that overlooks the Hudson River. The water glowed and sparkled in the generous sunlight, and the glass behind me was darkened and o...

A prayer for Election Day (and the day after)

A prayer for Election Day (and the day after)

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

I pray and I hope that on this Election Day we in Israel will vote with full conviction and confidence for the party we believe will lead this country in the best possible way thro...

Israelis, Russia is trying to interfere in your election too

Israelis, Russia is trying to interfere in your election too

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

Russian cyber forces foment discord in our public discourse in order to divide and conquer, just as they have done in Ukraine and Moldova Despite the quiet hum of the brand-new Ae...

It   s Election Day in Israel, and I   m voting

It s Election Day in Israel, and I m voting

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

I am voting for the bus driver who smells like Noblesse Lights, who once let me ride for free because I didn't have enough, and "Mami, if you can't even find three extra shekels in...

Missing Out: The Election From Abroad

Missing Out: The Election From Abroad

blogs.timesofisrael.com     1+ week ago

Israel is gearing up to vote for the new Parliament on April 9. Israelis vote for parties, which translate into seats in the Parliament, so each individual vote holds equal weight....


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