Sassonmag.com is kicking off what we hope will be a grown-up discussion about the best way of educating our children in the orthodox Jewish world, going forward, because really? It's a huge mess. There's a number of articles with different … [Continue reading] about A truly eye-opening article on Jewish education
So much is going on at the moment. Last Wednesday, December 26, 2018, Israel was hit by no less than 8 earthquakes ranging between 2.1 and 3.8. That’s an unusually large number of earthquakes in one day, and the 3.8 hit in the Dead Sea Basin region. … [Continue reading] about Last week, Israel was hit by 8 earthquakes in one day
After I finished House of Windows, a collection of essays written about and around the Jerusalem neighborhood of Musrara, where I used to live, I started to muse: Is it really possible for us to have peace? I’m not talking about peace with the … [Continue reading] about Is peace really possible?
As you might have gathered if you read The Secret Diary of a Jewish Housewife, the Jerusalem neighborhood of Musrara has figured big indeed, over the last 4 ½ years of my life in Israel. Musrara has a crazy, eclectic energy which makes the place … [Continue reading] about Through someone else’s window
Around 6-7 years ago, I went through a bunch of experiences that made me extremely wary of other people. Long story short, Hashem arranged for pretty much every relationship I had at that time, from the most serious to the most casual, to explode in … [Continue reading] about Don’t take things so personally