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On September 3, 2017, all Israeli insurance companies came o...

On average, one can expect that more than 70% of the hands p...

What a scream when my grandson asked for an ice cream Last w...

Uber drivers are a special bunch. Unlike most taxi drivers, ...

Judy loves adventure. I love the four walls of our apartment...
Having a lava-ly time ... the group rests after climbing to the top of a volcano in Northern Mongolia. Story and photos by Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Your move ... Nomads in traditional dress play a typical game on the Mongolian steppe

Home sweet home ... a typical Mongolian nomadic dwelling on Lake Khuvsgul in a national park in Northern Mongolia

Mongolian guide Amina with Moti Hahn-Markowitz and group leader Professor Reuven Amitai

I recently returned from a two-week trip to Mongolia with a ...
Friends from the Abayudaya and Raanana/Kfar Saba – Ratner family and Edelman-Greens –making felafel for Shabbat

Rabbi Gershom Sizumo ... studied in Los Angeles

Visiting the elderly with Aaron the shochat

Shira Green makes a new friend, sharing Israeli food in Uganda

One hundred years ago, a man named Semei Kakungulu translate...
Graves of Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg – the Maharam – and Alexander Ben Salomo Wimpfen, who paid a large sum to redeem the rabbi’s body, on condition that he was buried next to him

A figure on Worms Cathedral which represents the Jewish religion

Chagall windows in St Stephen’s Church in Mainz

My husband and I recently took a trip to the 'ShUM' cities o...
I’d spend hours gazing across the valley, the two dogs demanding my hands-on attention, a cat sitting on the sofa with me, while a frog from the pond next door serenaded us. Photo: Ruti Porter

Our young son and his family were going on holiday. While he...

In a recent conversation over the bridge table, the often re...

 Oy vey! New Yiddish words for the 21st century Bubbegu...

 If you can, take a look through the window at the sky ...

I came across a hand in a recent club tournament which gave ...






 When speaking about distinguished athletic achievement...
Sawyer, Maia’s ‘chief advisor’ . . .

The most delightful thing about being a new immigrant is tha...
Saying it with flowers . . . a graduate from Kyoto University

A shinto shrine on an island outside Tokyo

In the Pachenko gaming shop at 7.30 pm in the business district of Tokyo

A Japanese shrine

We hadn't booked the holiday; we never intended to go, but s...
A Scottish piper plays the bagpipes

At the Glenfiddich whiskey distillery

My wife and I took the low road* to Scotland. I don't really...

 "Goodbye, KNP. You will always be my first true love"....
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

My first time traveling to Israel was as a 23 year old Jewis...
The view from a window overlooking the Bay of Kotronas

The nuns of Mistras go out for a walk – a queue of cats will join them shortly. The plains of Sparta are visible in the distance

Photos by Ruti Porter When the kids were small we'd all go i...

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