October 9, 2015 - 2:09 PM
October 9, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Israelis You Should Know: Orna Porat


Name: Orna Porat

Life: June 6, 1924 - August 6, 2015

Known for: Orna Porat was an Israeli theater actress who was especially influential in children's theater.

About her: Born Irene Klein in Germany, after World War II, she married a member of the Jewish Brigade and made aliyah to what was then still British-Mandate Palestine.

October 8, 2015 - 3:17 PM

Praise for The Bridge Builder


Rave reviews for Rabbi Eckstein’s recent biography, The Bridge Builder, continue to come in. Below is a portion of the latest one, in the Chicago Jewish Star.

An independent thinker and activist, Yechiel Eckstein, an Orthodox rabbi ordained by Yeshiva University in New York, crossed boundaries and broke taboos as he entered unknown, untested territory making common cause with Christian evangelicals in support of Israel and other Jewish causes, seeing himself as a bridge builder.

October 8, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Let's Make Pumpkin Beef Chili!


We are coming to the end of the Jewish holiday season (Sukkot ended this past Sunday), but with all the recent celebrating of the Jewish harvest, you may still want to use the leftover harvest ingredients to cook for family and friends!

October 8, 2015 - 12:10 PM