Interesting Links: Dress Codes, Childless Jews, Israel Trip

I hope you will enjoy today's selection of links. Interested in visiting Israel? The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project writes: We offer highly subsidized trips to Israel for Jewish Women 30-55 to INSPIRE THEM.  Our missions run from June through November. "If you inspire a woman, you inspire a … [Read more...]

Child Put in Foster Care When Parents Refused to Offer Junk Food

This is for the many parents of children who do not grow according to charts, and have been told over the years to feed formula instead of breastfeeding or to give a child cornflour, Bamba or other high-calorie, low-nutrient food so he will gain weight. The Daily Mail reports on a child put into … [Read more...]

The State of the Nation in Shul on Yom Kippur

People expect to pray peacefully on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. But the shul is overfull and there are distractions. Especially children. The acceptable level of noise and activity varies according to the community and physical facilities. But one person's kavanah (concentration during prayer) … [Read more...]

Eight Things about Simchat Torah

Better late than never. Even though Simchat Torah is a holiday in its own right, we tend to think of it as the eighth day of Sukkot. Preparing for one day of Simchat Torah is easy, especially when it falls on a weekday and cooking is allowed. On Friday we did laundry, put away most of the … [Read more...]