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Digital Dating During Corona

How are Jewish singles supposed to meet in the Age of Corona?

Confessions of a Jewish School Teacher

Parents, whatever you share with your kids at home will be shared in class. That’s a promise.

How to Sleep in the Sukkah

With a little preparation and the right kind of weapon, anyone can sleep in the sukkah!

What to Ask for Forgiveness for this Yom Kippur

5780 wasn’t one of our best years. If we want 5781 to be better, let’s apologize and try to be better.

Things We Should Pray for This Year

Dear God, parents have done their time. They shouldn’t have to see their children for the next two and a half years.

Why More Arab Countries Should Make Peace with Israel

The United Arab Emirates announced a historic peace treaty with Israel. Here’s why other Arab countries should too.

How to Have an Outdoor Wedding or Bar Mitzvah

People now just stare at each other awkwardly. Get used to that weird look. It means “Mazel Tov.”

Coronavirus Questions

Do masks work? Should you go to shul? Should you send your kids to Israel? Mordechai tells all!

How I Survived an Israeli Coronavirus Hotel

I emerged from 14 days in solitude a better Jew.

How Jews Beat the Heat

Whatever you do, don’t go for a picnic. Jews don’t picnic.

Least-Known Jewish Statues

See them before they get torn down.

Protests in Israel vs. Protests in America

The last people to pull down monuments in Israel were the Romans.

How to Make Jewish Summer Camp at Home

Step 1 – throw in some Hebrew. Call it “Camp Bayit”.

Backyard Camp Bonanza

Don’t know what to do with your kid this summer? How about a backyard camp?

Similarities Between COVID-19 and Jewish Mothers-in-Law

COVID-19 spreads from person to person. Jewish mothers-in-law go from person to person, sharing their disappointment in their sons-in law.

Zoomchas: How to have a Simcha on Zoom

How to get the most out of your online celebration.

Distanced Learning

My advice to parents who are suddenly vice principals of schools at home.

12 Ways Teachers are Just Like Celebrities

If you ever wondered what being a celebrity is like, just become a teacher.

Shavuot at a Social Distance

Clean your house, take a bath, throw in a load of laundry and break out the cheese cake.

How to Celebrate Jerusalem Day This Year

Try Israeli dancing while socially distancing. It’s actually safer – I’ve been injured during many a hora.

The Trouble with Making Fairy Tales Jewish

Apologies to the Princess & the Pea, but you won’t be a Jewish princess!

How to Visit Parents & Grandparents During Coronavirus

Apparently, absence makes the heart grow guiltier.

The Abbreviated Dictionary of Oy

Only two letters, but countless usages.

Celebrating Israeli Independence Day at Home

In Israel Yom HaAtzmaut is celebrated in the streets. Here’s how to do it at home.

How We Survived Passover in Quarantine

I certainly cleaned a lot more for Pesach this year. I know this because I found a garlic powder that expired in 2003.

An Ode to Omar Barghouti

BDS Founder Omar Barghouti says it’s okay to take an Israeli developed coronavirus vaccine. Not so fast.

Why is This Passover More Anxiety-Ridden Than All Other Passovers?

It’s just your immediate family for the Seder this year. God help us.

The Ten Plagues: Redux

Our modern take on the ancient plagues.

Jewish Communal Traditions Under Quarantine

Make a shul at home. Give the sermon. Congratulations, you are now the rabbi!

Passover Punchlines

What was Aaron's official title? Chief of Staff.

Jewish Advice for Being at Home

The gyms are closed. You are at home. This is a holiday. Eat.

Coronavirus and the Power of Humor

One way to get through challenging times is through the power of humor.

How Israel Looks Without Tourists

We thought the lack of tourists was due to a war, but then we saw CNN and BBC weren’t blaming us.

Six Jewish Life Lessons They Never Taught Us in Public School

For example, the Talmud teaches us not to shy away from conflict.

Great Purim Spiel Ideas

For centuries, shuls have been trying to make their Purim Spiels funny, but to no avail. I’m here to help.

Why I Love Telling Jokes at Orthodox Synagogues

I have unexpectedly become the darling of the Orthodox synagogue stand-up comedy circuit.

Jews on Planes

When you see Jews praying on a plane, they’re praying somebody ordered kosher food and doesn’t want it anymore.

Take the Jewish Love Quiz

On a first date, how do you tell if someone has a good sense of humor?

My Tu B'Shvat Seder Questions

Why are we eating so many dried fruits? Is this even safe?

Why Israelis Love the New American Peace Plan

Israelis loves the new Middle East Peace Plan. Here’s why.

My Jewish Women’s Support Group

I worry a lot so I was thinking of calling it WOW (Women Overcoming Worry!)

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