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My favourite Israeli writer, Etgar Keret has this to say on the relationship between asthma and love;

“When someone, while having an asthma attack, says "I love you" or "I really love you", there's a difference. A word difference. And a word is a lot, because that word...

You know when it's been a long day and an even longer night? You've travelled far, dealt with a disaster or two, and finally are on your way back. You turn a corner and see your home. It is a moment of relief, everything about the challenges you just experienced feels...

I find it challenging to relate to Yitzchak 

The only one of the three forefathers never to leave Israel, he doesn't do much of anything, instead, he just lives his life copying his father Avraham. My friend frames it well, she says "Avraham dug a well, and ... Yitzchak...

'Tis the season for melancholy 

Fa la la la la, la la, la, laaaa.

'Twas the week before exams, and all throughout town,

all the millennials were complaining, with a hmph and a frown'

Yes, exams season is upon us, and it feels exactly like a certain festival of a certain ot...

October 10, 2018

Alrighty,

So it’s that time of the week again when Eitan sends out our favourite email but instead, you got me so good luck.

This week's Parsha looks at the cause of the great flood and aftermath and contains a depiction of the absolute idiocracy of the human race. It di...

Look to your left,

You’ll see a snake, it’s long body extends down from a hole in the roof you never noticed before. 

Tilt your head to the left and see it tilt its head with you.

Tilt your head to the right, it follows

“Bite the apple, Eve”

“My name’s not Eve” you want to...

September 30, 2018

Click the image to check out Hieni's 2018 Yom Kippur Publication 'Meafar Kumi', as seen in your local shule these past High Holy Days.

September 27, 2018

So I’m not saying V’zot Haberacha is the most important parashah in the Torah. That would be crazy. Who am I to judge? I am merely a lowlife university student.

But it is the last parashah, so that’s pretty cool.. It’s the shortest parashah (probably so everyone ca...

If you are or ever have been a youth movement leader, you will know the feeling of a good peula. When the program runs smoothly, the aims are achieved, and the chanichim get what you're talking about.

Thank my lucky stars, our final program for year 11s this term was on...

As Season Five of 'Days of our Deserts' comes to a close, the main character, Moses (played by Hugh Jackman) stands before the whole ensemble, places his hands on the shoulders of his disciple, Joshua (Zac Efron)  and whispers slowly and purposefully "be strong and cou...

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