Rochel Sylvetsky

Rochel Sylvetsky

Senior Consultant, Op-ed & Judaism Editor

News by Rochel Sylvetsky

The Book of Hirsh

The Book of Hirsh packs everything about today's Israel into a fast-paced, but thought-provoking, short novel Recommended. Review.

The Book of Hirsh

The layers of women's lives

The challenges, difficulties and triumphs of English-speaking women living in Israel are told in their own words in a new book. Review.

The layers of women's lives

'Conversations in transit with Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik'

Rabbi Dr. Aaron Adler's insightful book brings Rabbi Soloveitchik to life while inspiring the awe in which he was held by all. Op-ed

'Conversations in transit with Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik'

'Grandma is in Isolation': A book for children about the pandemic

Very young children must be wondering, perhaps fearfully, why their grandparents disappeared. A new upbeat book makes it clear. Op-ed.

'Grandma is in Isolation': A book for children about the pandemic

Emunah Jerusalem Zoom concert – a night to remember

Cantor Simon Cohen insisted that 'the show must go on' and turned Emunah Jerusalem's annual concert into a unique Zooming success.

Emunah Jerusalem Zoom concert – a night to remember

I wish I were a COVID maven

Why do I doubt every report, statistic, proclamation and article I read? Why can't I be a maven too? Op-ed.

I wish I were a COVID maven

"There was only one Abraham" - in memory of Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira

Erev Sukkot is the yahrzeit of the Torah Gaon, intrepid Chief Rabbi and head of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, A glimpse into the life of a tzaddik.

"There was only one Abraham" - in memory of Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira

A woman of few words - the story of Cheri Belzberg Tannenbaum

Cheri named her autobiography "My Creative Journey with Dystonia." The road she takes for her journey is that of someone who walks with God.

A woman of few words - the story of Cheri Belzberg Tannenbaum

What will an Israeli living in that 30% of Judea and Samaria gain from sovereignty?

It's not only about Zionism. Read how non-application of Israeli law affects the everyday lives of Israelis living in Judea and Samaria.

What will an Israeli living in that 30% of Judea and Samaria gain from sovereignty?

Kristallnacht Cantata: Aboriginal leader's 1938 fight for Jews

The Kristallnacht Cantata: a Voice of Courage, on Aboriginal leader William Cooper's pro-Jewish protest premieres in Melbourne this Sunday..

Kristallnacht Cantata: Aboriginal leader's 1938 fight for Jews

'Judge! Song of Deborah' musical hits home on today's issues

"Raise Your Spirits" manages to be faithful to the biblical tale and entertain while examining leadership, feminist and defense issues.

'Judge! Song of Deborah' musical hits home on today's issues

Supreme Ct. Justice Hendel: 'Maimonides remains a guiding light'

Supreme Court Justice at 10th Rambam Conference: "Hard to believe that one person managed all that Rambam achieved."

Supreme Ct. Justice Hendel: 'Maimonides remains a guiding light'

Beit El's upbeat Local Council Head: 'Come visit us on Passover'

Arutz Sheva interivews Shai Alon, indefatigable head of Beit El's Local Council, who welcomes readers to the thriving town.

Beit El's upbeat Local Council Head: 'Come visit us on Passover'

World famous Israeli mathematician to receive 2018 Israel Prize

Prof. Alex Lubotzky: 'We have become a world superpower in Mathematics. We have many, many reasons to be proud of our small country.'

World famous Israeli mathematician to receive 2018 Israel Prize

Coco Schumann, jazz legend and survivor, dies at 93

He played at the entrance to Auschwitz, horror mingling with the music, later playing with Dietrich and Fitzgerald. The Jewish People lives.

Coco Schumann, jazz legend and survivor, dies at 93

Toby Willig, beloved Emunah leader, passes away in Jerusalem

Jerusalem and Emunah will miss the idealistic and indefatigable Toby, initiator of many projects and good deeds. Funeral details below.

Toby Willig, beloved Emunah leader, passes away in Jerusalem

Art as an aid to psychological healing

The Rogatchi Foundation's recent art donation to Haifa's Rambam Medical Center - a model of caring in memory of their daughter.

Art as an aid to psychological healing

Israeli light in a Jaffa gallery - and at the Venice Biennale

Ariella Wertheimer's art has gone global. She tells Arutz Sheva about her lightboxes and grids, Zionism and even Rabbi Kook in Jaffa.

Israeli light in a Jaffa gallery - and at the Venice Biennale

'It's a good thing your Anglo parents made you speak English'

Acute lack of male religious English teachers for Israeli yeshiva high schools. Moreshet Ya'akov came up with the solution.

'It's a good thing your Anglo parents made you speak English'

Meet Min. Ayoub Kara: 'The most Zionist non-Jew in the world'

Israel finally has a Communications Minister - and he is the 1st Druze MK to have a ministerial portfolio. He is also 1st in other things.

Meet Min. Ayoub Kara: 'The most Zionist non-Jew in the world'

Hundreds of youth at seminar in memory of Rabbi Shagar

Many Anglos have not heard of the brilliant, original thinker who reconciled postmodernity and strict halakhic observance. They soon will.

Hundreds of youth at seminar in memory of Rabbi Shagar

A Zionist Opera in Jerusalem

Intrepid, the Saga of the NILI Spy Ring, brings the Balfour Declaration period to life with all the trappings of real opera - in English.

A Zionist Opera in Jerusalem

Gush Etzion's all-women theater group does it again

'Ruth and Naomi in the fields of Bethlehem,' produced by Raise your Spirits Theater, is another example of the spirit of Gush Etzion.

Gush Etzion's all-women theater group does it again

Tisha B'Av: Mourning the Holy Temples' destruction

The solemn fast of the 9th of Av is the day of mourning for the loss of the Temples, but also a day of anticipating Redemption.

Tisha B'Av: Mourning the Holy Temples' destruction

Brexit Aftermath overshadows Labour anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism expert warns interest in Labour anti-Semitism has largely vanished, but the Jews hatred itself is still flourishing.

Brexit Aftermath overshadows Labour anti-Semitism

Italian 'Friends of Israel' prize to Giulio Meotti

Arutz Sheva columnist and Il Foglio writer receives Journalism Prize from Italy-Israel friendship association.

Italian 'Friends of Israel' prize to Giulio Meotti

New light on the story of Raoul Wallenberg?

Raoul Wallenberg International Roundtable in Budapest held to coordinate efforts in a last attempt to solve the mystery.

New light on the story of Raoul Wallenberg?

Shalom Aleichem comes to 2016 Tel Aviv

Arutz Sheva attends Tel Aviv Festival held in the writer's memory and watches the 1939 Yiddish film Tevye. No fiddlers on the roof.

Shalom Aleichem comes to 2016 Tel Aviv

Europe, refugees, Jews and Israel

Where is Europe headed? And how will that affect its Jews?

Europe, refugees, Jews and Israel

Will Raoul Wallenberg's fate finally become known?

New initiative launched to find out the truth about the brave Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews in WWII.

Will Raoul Wallenberg's fate finally become known?

Emunah Israel: 80 years of unstinting dedication

Min.Naftali Bennett: 'Emunah combines the professionalism of a hi-tech firm...with the dedication of a mother.'

Emunah Israel: 80 years of unstinting dedication

'Do a Lady J – and do it right away!'

An evening of tribute is held in Jerusalem to Lady Amelie Jacobovits, featuring a film and book in her memory.

'Do a Lady J – and do it right away!'

Rambam Conference at the Kinneret

Hundreds learn new aspects of Maimonides' work at a three day conference in Tiberias.

Rambam Conference at the Kinneret

Empowering Jewish women in times of sorrow

Hundreds of young women meet, on the original date, at the hall at which the Litman-Bigel wedding was to take place.

Empowering Jewish women in times of sorrow

Ioanina: Preserving remnants of a Jewish community

In a small Greek city, a Romanioti Jew dedicated to preserving the history of this unique, ancient Diaspora community.

Ioanina: Preserving remnants of a Jewish community

'Lessons of Survival' to be Screened in Israel

Film based on never released talks with Simon Wiesenthal to be featured in Israel at the 10 year memorial of his death.

'Lessons of Survival' to be Screened in Israel

Arutz Sheva Exclusive

Yossi Dagan: Man Fronting the Battle for Samaria

New Samaria Regional Authority head shares his hopes for Israel's ancestral and strategic heartland; 'Obama can't dictate to us.'

Yossi Dagan: Man Fronting the Battle for Samaria

Counting the Stars in Gush Etzion

A dramatic, original musical about the courage of the first Jew produced by the women's English theater group of Gush Etzion.

Counting the Stars in Gush Etzion

The Sigd - Brought to Israel by Beta Israel

Fasting, prayer, love of Zion and festivities: how Ethiopia's Beta Israel Jews enriched Israeli Jewish life with a unique, ancient festival.

The Sigd - Brought to Israel by Beta Israel

Quiet Zionists: The Druze of Israel

Who are the Druze? An enlightening talk with a Druze leader, former MK Ayoub Kara - and his combat soldier nephew, Majid.

Quiet Zionists: The Druze of Israel