Guide to the Convert Vol.3: Dating for dummies

Dating should be, in my humble opinion, one of the topics that is openly discussed with the candidates. Say, pros and cons in terms of how it affects their relationship with the beit din. How will their dating life look post-conversion? What are the biggest struggles? Just as many aspects of family laws aren’t discussed … More Guide to the Convert Vol.3: Dating for dummies

Guide to the Convert vol. 2: Non-transparent bureaucratic gehinom

One would think that the conversion process, due to its importance, would be guarded by laws and regulations to ensure an effective selection of candidates, supervision of their process and a fool-proof system in order to protect both sides simultaneously applying a certain level of fairness to the subjects upon whom the will of the … More Guide to the Convert vol. 2: Non-transparent bureaucratic gehinom

22 ways in which physical exercise changes the way you think about life

There is a moment in life when you get so caught up in daily activities that you stop appreciating the simplicity and beautify of physical exercise. You keep telling yourself that you are just too busy to go to the gym, or to go running, or to do any kind of exercise for that matter. … More 22 ways in which physical exercise changes the way you think about life

How sex-offenders got their Trump card

I dislike politics enough to keep myself away from getting involved with it. This is especially the case with American elections. This year looks like the stand-up comedies won’t be missed, because the American citizens feel greatly entertained by the new team of comedians  – Trump and Clinton. Personally, I think that neither should take … More How sex-offenders got their Trump card

Men say they like independent women? It’s hardly the truth

The 20th Century has seen many changes ranging from wars to uprisings. However, one of the biggest social changes, the ripple effect of which is still palpable today, has been seen in the role the women play in the society. With women joining workforce and universities, the role of the Woman has dramatically changed. We … More Men say they like independent women? It’s hardly the truth

Ha’aretz: the Israeli feeling of pride is a spreading fascist virus

The Israelis fans were ecstatic when Yarden Garbi and Or Sasson won two bronze medals in the judo competition in Rio earlier this month. The years of training in preparation for the big day have paid off and, despite the unpleasant atmosphere that they were greeted with, they managed to succeed with the eyes of the world upon … More Ha’aretz: the Israeli feeling of pride is a spreading fascist virus

Another exhumation of Jews murdered in Jedwabne?

Following the most recent denial campaign conducted by the Polish Ministry of Education Anna Zalewska the plot seems to be thickening dramatically growing out of proportions and resulting in simply idiotic attempts to whitewash history from the national guilt. Dr Ewa Kurek from Lublin initiated a national appeal to gather signatures in order to resume … More Another exhumation of Jews murdered in Jedwabne?

Life has moments when it appears stable, but so does nitroglycerine

I think that “are you O.K.” is the most hated question I have ever heard in my life. It’s not “are you O.K. – do you need a hug?” or “are you O.K. – I know I can’t help, but let me just sit here with you and you don’t have to say a word”, … More Life has moments when it appears stable, but so does nitroglycerine

Don’t worry, it’s because he likes you: On how we give legitimacy to inappropriate behaviour

Second grade in primary school. I was just about to finish changing into my regular clothes following the PE class, when another group came in to change. Along with them came a boy, who somehow felt compelled to practice all his abusive vocabulary on me. He was standing to my right as I was packing … More Don’t worry, it’s because he likes you: On how we give legitimacy to inappropriate behaviour