Avital Chizhik is a writer living in New York City and a frequent contributor to Haaretz.
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Letters from the besieged city in Ukraine, from which Jews are making plans to flee civil unrest and political turmoil
An international cast of characters is embroiled in a bizarre legal dispute over the late rabbi’s personal collection of books
At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.
While Orthodox girls obsess about skirt length and hosiery choices, are we overlooking Judaism’s most important lessons about modesty?