Sukkot: Shake well.

Cute video tribute to Sukkot, a completely underrated holiday outside of Israel... Also, chocolate milk in Israel is pretty awesome, too. Not a big fan of all the Glee-tastic music videos that come out around the Jewish holidays. This though, made me smile. Good job, Yosef.

Genetic testing, Jewish style.

I have no idea how genetic testing works outside the Jew-on-Jew baby-making bubble, but for us in the family it's a fascinating tour through Jewish history. We went today to get checked out, just in case. I'm a mutt from one Turkish/Bulgarian parent and one Eastern European chulent mix parent. This automatically helps decrease the... Continue Reading →

Ma nishtana ha Pessach ha ze?

What makes this Passover different from all other Passovers? It's the first one where I'm making my own seder while combining the traditions I grew up experiencing with someone else and his own traditions. I feel like this is the type of thing we all think about and wonder as kids (ok maybe just those... Continue Reading →

What Jewish TV taught me tonight.

Tonight was the first taping of Tuesday Night Live, "the first Israel-based Jewish TV show broadcast around the globe." I suppose I was curious about what all that meant (being aware that it is run by Ohr Olam and produced by Arutz Sheva). When we arrived and I got a pamphlet, it became clearer what... Continue Reading →

Hey everybody, look! Funny Arabs!

Tonight we went to Off the Wall comedy club (apparently the only comedy club in Jerusalem) for their open mic, where my new favorite Arab-American comedians were performing. Unlike a Mideast peace conference, this was not disappointing! (budump-bump?) Ray Hanania (Palestinian-American) and Sherif Hedayat (Egyptian-American) have been running around Israel - along with a few... Continue Reading →

Back to regular life.

Back to work, back to chol, back to regular life in Israel. In case you're having a hard time adjusting, here's a reminder of what reality here is like: A Rabbi had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession.  Like  many young men, the... Continue Reading →

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