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Posts Tagged: Lieba Rudolph

November 3, 2016 4:16 am

Noah, Technology and the Coming of the Messiah

I was talking with a rabbi recently, and told him that the world had hit a new low. He quickly reminded me that Cain slew...

September 19, 2016 12:44 pm

We Must Embrace the Idea of the Messiah

As a mother, I learned that just because you don't get paid doesn't mean you don't work hard. I also learned that even without pay, you...

September 9, 2016 3:59 am

Making the Messiah a Reality

"The whipped cream will be a few minutes. Is that okay?" "Sure," I smiled. Being patient can be challenging for me, but I didn't mind this...

September 5, 2016 6:37 am

Being Religious About Shabbat Means Connecting With God

Many people today sneer at keeping Shabbat. To them, Shabbat observance smacks of everything that's wrong with religion. As someone who started keeping the sabbath so my...

August 12, 2016 3:28 am

Why People Hate God, and Why They’re Wrong

My late father insisted that religion was bad for the world, because it caused so many wars. I tried for years to convince him otherwise (unsuccessfully, of course),...

August 1, 2016 3:49 am

Rebuilding the Third Temple

If you're looking for the mothership of Jewish guilt, it can be found in our responsibility to rebuild the Third Temple -- Beit Hamikdash. Our sages say...

July 8, 2016 2:08 am

Becoming Orthodox and Kicking the Clothes-Shopping Habit

When I tell my daughter-in-law, Devorah, who has only known me for five years, that I used to love shopping, she finds it hard to...

July 4, 2016 6:12 am

Sorting Through My Parents’ Memories and Mementos

I'm learning a lot in the process of reassigning my deceased parents' material legacy -- in other words, figuring out what do with over 50 years...

June 15, 2016 7:09 am

Leaving the Fold and Returning to It: Two Tales of Adjustment

I did something recently that I said I wasn't going to do anymore: I read an online essay by a woman who left the "ultra-Orthodox"...

June 7, 2016 8:15 am

Remembering a Stunning, Brave Girl — and a Light of Hope

“Is it me, or is it always either really hot or really cold here?” my husband asked as we walked through Montefiore Cemetery in Queens. There...

May 20, 2016 1:22 am

A Commencement Message and a Call to Judaism

Your birth was your defining moment -- yet you didn't ask to be born at all, much less to the family you were born into. You didn't...

May 9, 2016 6:54 am

The Blessing of a Big Family

Pictures don't lie, but they don't tell the whole truth either. They just capture a moment -- a split-second in time. Our family recently captured a split-second...


TV Host Mario Lopez Visits Western Wall in Jerusalem During Israel Visit

Television host and actor Mario Lopez toured Israel this week and stopped by...

George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming:...

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations...


What Israel’s Gun Policies Can Teach Americans - As American society has become more polarized in recent years, the debate over gun control has reflected this reality,...

Infighting, Diplomatic Struggles Leave Palestinians in Crisis - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is not having much success lately. Tensions within his own Fatah movement and with Hamas in...


Trinity College Dublin Students Endorse Boycott of Israel

Students at Trinity College Dublin voted this week to endorse the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. A referendum urging the Trinity College Dublin Students' Union (TCDSU) to “adopt a...


Tel Aviv Court Judge Accused of Colluding in Bezeq Case Is Officially Suspe... - Tel Aviv Magistrate Court Judge Ronit Poznansky-Katz has been suspended by Supreme Court President Esther Hayut on Thursday, pending...

Middle East

US Charges, Sanctions Iranians for Global Cyber Attacks on Behalf of Tehran...

The United States on Friday charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities...