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Israel was shaken to the core at the end of April when an overcrowded exit ramp at a Lag b’Omer celebration on Mount Meron in the country’s north became a death trap, after people lost their footing, tumbling on top of one another, resulting in the deaths of 45 people, including Yossi Kohn, a yeshiva student from a Cleveland suburb. It was the worst civilian disaster in Israel’s history. Read more

Feet are the foundation of our entire body, setting the stage for proper support, balance and posture. If our feet are out of alignment, then the rest of the body, including our hips, knees and backs, are likely out of alignment as well. That is why wearing proper footwear often holds the ke…

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Sept. 3, 2019. The Day after Labor Day. A group of University Heights residents gathered with their dogs for our inaugural Doggy Pool Party at our city pool at Purvis Park. It was our last official event of the summer, so it was bittersweet.

My friend’s son is getting married. Mazel tov. She asked me if I’d help her create “evites” …

I used to be that person who never cried. Maybe because life, for the first few decades, was…

There are gratitude journals, gratitude meditations, even a Cafe Gratitude (bet you can’t fi…

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Israel was shaken to the core at the end of April when an overcrowded exit ramp at a Lag b’Omer celebration on Mount Meron in the country’s north became a death trap, after people lost their footing, tumbling on top of one another, resulting in the deaths of 45 people, including Yossi Kohn, a yeshiva student from a Cleveland suburb. It was the worst civilian disaster in Israel’s history.

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This story has been updated to reflect the YIVO Institute is not involved in  Duoling, the P…

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Last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, whose role as head of state is largely ceremonial, stepped into the political limelight and tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming a new government, following last month’s Knesset election. Netanyahu was tapped for the task a day after his criminal trial on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust began in earnest, as the first witness against him took the stand.