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Apply for a Blog Aug 24, 2019, 10:10 PM No Child Left Behind What do you call the horror of a parent forgetting his or her child in the back seat of the car, unknowingly leaving the defenseless little one to slowly incinerate from within? The word “accident” doesn’t quite fit – it... Aug 13, 2019, 7:42 PM Featured Post Shutting down the show The feminists who sued to stop a Hasidic singer's separate seating concert stole a night of musical uplift from a crowd that would have attended happily May 20, 2019, 11:57 PM Flag Season In a little over a week, we’ll celebrate Yom Yerushalayim, which caps off the spring string of patriotic holidays in Israel – the time of year where flags are everywhere we look. Actually, the blue and white paraphernalia began... Apr 7, 2019, 9:49 PM A Perfect Pesach? Pop quiz: What do portobello mushroom-crust pizza, sushi rolled with quinoa, tri-color salmon pâté, and a chocolate fountain have to do with Pesach? Answer: Absolutely nothing. Unless you are a guest at one of the umpteen super-luxury Pesach programs... Feb 15, 2019, 12:36 AM Love Is Beautiful, But… Can someone please tell me why Valentine’s Day is such a big deal here in Israel? Why the day is even celebrated at all? My first year here, when I saw the hearts dangling around the mall, the red balloons... Dec 30, 2018, 1:14 PM ‘That’s Just Israel!’ If I had a shekel for every time I heard that phrase, I’d be a platinum customer at the bank. Whenever my husband or I – who both love Israel with all our hearts and feel blessed beyond words to... Nov 28, 2018, 10:50 PM A Wing and a Prayer One of the best parts of living in the Holy Land is celebrating the chagim. A festive spirit suffuses the air weeks before each holiday – it’s impossible not to be swept up in the anticipation. To observe the... Nov 5, 2018, 5:35 PM The Hated Truth Now that anti-Semitism has not only reared its ugly head but shown its sharp teeth as well, Jews in the U.S. are once again parsing statistics to determine whether attacks against the Jewish community are actually on the rise... Oct 31, 2018, 8:03 PM Fault Lines Viewers of Palestinian TV are regularly fed a message of incitement encouraging them to carry out terrorist attacks against Israelis (read: Jews). They are promised that if they martyr themselves in the name of Allah, they will reap blissful... Oct 11, 2018, 11:18 AM X Marks Civilization “So G-d created Man in His image, in the image of G-d He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27). On the sixth day of Creation came the crown of G-d's handiwork: human beings, one male... Load more About Me Ziona Greenwald, J.D., is a contributing editor for The Jewish Press and recently published her first children's book, Kalman’s Big Questions (Targum Press). She feels grateful to be living with her husband and children in Jerusalem.