Category Archives: Children

Vaxing Public Policy

As with many Western countries, Israel also has it’s share of “anti-vaxxers”. I know such people, but didn’t really think that it was an issue on the radar of policy-makers until I saw this article in the Times of Israel. … Continue reading

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Tribute to the Moms

Yesterday was Mother’s Day in the US and Canada, and Rabbi Elchanan Poupko has written an important, if not to say sensitive, article in the  Jewish Press, A Tribute to Orthodox Single Moms. Well worth reading, and I dedicate this … Continue reading

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Free-Range Sabras

Inspired by the recent ruckus in the United States over “free-range parenting” as opposed to “helicopter parenting” Jessica Steinberg of the Times of Israel has written an interesting – anecdotal – article describing the freedom given to Israeli children. Every … Continue reading

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Wanting Out

One of my earlier blogposts was entitled Aliya and Shaky Marriages, about the pitfalls of making aliya in the hope of saving a bad marriage. (Spoiler alert: it’s a bad idea). A recent decision by Judge Rivka Makayes of the … Continue reading

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Our Children – and a Ray of Hope

For 18 days the people of Israel, watched and waited, hoped and prayed, that three of our children would once again be embraced by their families, by the entire nation. Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah – children – … Continue reading

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Moral Compass Spinning

It seems tough to have an accurate moral compass these days. One of the most recent manifestations of this phenomenon is an article in incredibly poor taste in the Arutz 7 news site. Some background to the article: In the … Continue reading

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School Daze

I’m all for being evenhanded, but sometimes it is this very evenhandedness that blinds us to what is really going on, and does not allow us, as a system, to effectively protect children from the damage being inflicted on them.  … Continue reading

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