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I love Shmitta

I love Shmitta

Good Shabbos, Eretz Yisrael!Rochel Sylvetsky, 23/09/2021 13:43
'So that it shall be good for you'- treating religious compulsions and fears

'So that it shall be good for you'- treating religious compulsions and fears

A readable, informative book on OCD, also meant to enlighten family and friends, involving them in behavior-modifying treatment. Op-ed.Rochel Sylvetsky, 19/09/2021 11:48
'The Snake at the Mouth of the Cave'- a new look at the role of Talmudic narrative

'The Snake at the Mouth of the Cave'- a new look at the role of Talmudic narrative

Judaism's way of life and study of Torah, surviving years of exile and dispersion, was defined but not spelled out by the Sages. Op-ed.Rochel Sylvetsky, 02/08/2021 16:19
Can anyone explain the US State Department "illegality statement?"

Can anyone explain the US State Department "illegality statement?"

A former  Israeli Justice Minister writes that he is “mystified” by a US State Department spokeperson's recent illegality statement. Op-ed.Rochel Sylvetsky, 19/07/2021 09:00
How often do you ask yourself what it is that you really want?

How often do you ask yourself what it is that you really want?

Shayna Goldberg's "What do you really want? Trust and fear in decision making at life's crossroads and in everyday living." Review.Rochel Sylvetsky, 12/07/2021 18:00
What was the Prophet Jeremiah telling us in 'Lamentations'?

What was the Prophet Jeremiah telling us in 'Lamentations'?

Dr. Yael Ziegler, new head of the Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies has written an enlightening book on Lamentations. Review.Rochel Sylvetsky, 04/07/2021 01:31
From the Israeli press: Thanking Netanyahu - sort of

From the Israeli press: Thanking Netanyahu - sort of

Columnist Ari Shavit wrote an accusatory thank you to Netanyahu, but to do so had to list the outgoing PM's amazing accomplishments.Op-edRochel Sylvetsky, 24/06/2021 16:01
Thoughts on "Rebecca! Mother of Two Dynasties." Can Bible-based plays be Torah true?

Thoughts on "Rebecca! Mother of Two Dynasties." Can Bible-based plays be Torah true?

A new play about the life of Rebecca shows that Torah standards can be upheld without sacrificing superb musical drama.Rochel Sylvetsky, 16/06/2021 15:05
The Book of Hirsh

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.Rochel Sylvetsky, 13/06/2021 08:09
The layers of women's lives

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.Rochel Sylvetsky, 08/06/2021 13:38
'Conversations in transit with Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik'

'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-edRochel Sylvetsky, 24/02/2021 09:00
'Grandma is in Isolation': A book for children about the pandemic

'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.Rochel Sylvetsky, 27/12/2020 12:37
I wish I were a COVID maven

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.Rochel Sylvetsky, 27/11/2020 11:02
"There was only one Abraham" - in memory of Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira

"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.Rochel Sylvetsky, 02/10/2020 14:33
A woman of few words - the story of Cheri Belzberg Tannenbaum

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.Rochel Sylvetsky, 08/07/2020 08:00
What will an Israeli living in that 30% of Judea and Samaria gain from sovereignty?

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.Rochel Sylvetsky, 02/07/2020 14:55