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Rifki Orzech

Rifki Orzech is an olah, a mother of three and a content writer with five years’ experience. She is passionate about women learning Torah and has completed the Susi Bradfield Educational Leadership Programme for Jewish women at the London School of Jewish Studies.

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Mish Mash Malapropisms and Jumbled Letters

By Rifki Orzech | Alef Bet | 0 Comments | 04 February, 2019

Auto correct can be hilarious. I remember responding to our hostess’s allergy enquiries four days before going to her for Shabbat lunch. I confirmed that we weren’t allergic to anything but some...

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Doo Doo Doo Shabbat Songs and Spaces

By Rifki Orzech | Shabbat | 0 Comments | 30 January, 2019

“It’s Shabbat doo doo doo doo” sang the Maccabeats and their pint-size co-singers on their latest music video, Shabbat Baby Shark, throwing out beats on challa, tasty Shabbat fare, and nap time....

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Kids do Dumb Stuff in the Virtual World Too

By Rifki Orzech | Internet Safety | 0 Comments | 21 January, 2019

I would be reading out a press release from the Department of the Obvious if I said that children did  really dumb stuff sometimes. You know the things that leave you looking like a horrified...

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Tu Bishvat Higia Chag Ha’Get Outside

By Rifki Orzech | Tu Bishvat | 0 Comments | 15 January, 2019

I remember thinking quite clearly one Sunday morning, a little over a decade ago, that my child doesn’t really do nature. It was the way she screamed spiderrrrr, at the harmless fly hovering...

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Going Out on a Limb for Trees

By Rifki Orzech | Tu Bishvat | 0 Comments | 10 January, 2019

It seems a little odd that we all turn tree huggers in the dead of winter, so where did all this begin? Tu B’shvat, meaning the 15th of Shevat, is mentioned in the Mishnah as an important date...

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When iPad Means I Can For All

By Rifki Orzech | disability | 0 Comments | 27 December, 2018

The iPad revolution introduced fun learning presented with engaging graphics and motivational sound effects. It is no accident that its wrapping is an easy interface that even non-verbal toddlers...

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8 Ways Chanukah Can Last a Lifetime

By Rifki Orzech | Chanukah | 0 Comments | 26 November, 2018

I’ve never met anyone who wanted to avoid Chanukah, the way some joke about postponing Pesach. Chanukah is easy. There’s no obligatory home cleaning, unless you invited family for a party and...

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The Magic and Ingenuity of Learning to Read

There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet.

We start with the sounds and then learn the dots and lines that represent the vowels.

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Shabbat Interactive Around the World

By Rifki Orzech | Shabbat | 0 Comments | 08 October, 2018

Shabbat, Shabbos, Sabbath, the names themselves speak of different backgrounds, cultures and languages. I don’t think there’s an area in Judaism that isn’t touched by that diversity in thought,...

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Play and Learn Hebrew… for Toddlers

Language acquisition is a fascinating topic that includes elements of neuroscience, linguistics and child development. And if you, as an adult, have ever tried to learn a new language, you know...

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