Sukkot is split into its holy and its profane days. The latter are the perfect time for hiking, barbecuing or mayhem in the sukkah.
As editor of the Haaretz English Edition style guide, Shoshana Kordova is responsible for setting the newspaper's style and attempting to induce staff members to adhere to it. She also edits and translates news and feature articles, opinion pieces and book reviews for the English edition.
Shoshana writes a column on political language for The Faster Times and is a former contributing writer for the (now defunct) Chicago-based monthly World Jewish Digest. She has also written for media outlets including the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Religion News Service, Women's Feature Service, The Jerusalem Post and, of course, Haaretz, where she has been working in various capacities since 2002.
Shoshana has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and has taught journalistic translation at Beit Berl College in Kfar Sava. Her online home is www.shoshanakordova.com.
On Passover, we get one supernatural visitor. In our tabernacle, we get seven of them.
Shake your willow branches all you want, just watch out for those tectonic plates in the desert.
'Dag maluah' is not only a staple on many a kiddush menu but also the name of a children’s game.
Most Israelis just want an answer one way or the other, but don’t expect those options from a mob boss, if Israel’s answer to ‘The Sopranos’ is any guide.
English has the five W's. Hebrew has the sound a cow makes.
Mass biking on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar? Hear the angels sing.
How this clever term calls increased religious observance into question.
What worked for Popeye won't do much for spiritual seekers looking for growth of a different kind
After arriving in Israel, English-speaking immigrants find themselves lumped together with other newcomers from the Anglosphere - as well as ancient Germanic tribes.