Have you ever turned the corner and found yourself in the middle of a street party? Men dancing in the street, women carrying babies standing, smiling and watching, loud music and vehicles lit up all colors of the rainbow… happy people, celebrating. What a beautiful thing. It was the last night of Hanukah and we … More The light that should have died but didn’t
My American Hanukah’s were tainted by Christmas. Without even realizing it, the way my family celebrated Hanukah was a reflection, not of our Jewish holiday or it’s true meaning but rather of the holiday that our Christian friends and neighbors were celebrating. The homes of our Christian friends were covered in Christmas decorations. Our home … More My diaspora Hanukah vs my Israeli Hanukah
Hanukah is not a holiday of the Jewish religion, it is a holiday of the Jewish people. Although not really considered a religious holiday, it is a holiday of miracles. We’re complicated that way. The Hanukah miracle most people focus on is that of the oil that lasted eight days when it should only have … More A small Hanukah tradition, a lot of Jewish defiance.
Incredulously, the France 24 commentator asked their Israel correspondent: “Don’t the Israelis care that the whole world is against the Jerusalem declaration?!” His wide-eyed expression and astonished tone were so ridiculous, I burst out laughing. On December 6th, 2017, US President Donald J. Trump declared that the United States officially recognizes the fact that Jerusalem … More I laugh at their rage
Dear all, I am pleased to announce that I have joined the team of dedicated educators at the Israel Forever Foundation. My position will be that of Content and Marketing Specialist, responsible for content and branding. Those who follow me know that I do what I do out of a passion for Israel that is … More The Israel Forever Foundation is my new home
How Tzipi Hotovely’s I24 interview was used to create fake news … More Anatomy of an interview: Tzipi Hotovely, ideals and fake news
His voice is now a shadow of the spine-tingling hair raising, rich sound his throat once produced. The small man with the huge smile that was standing on stage, in front of me, is a living legend. That is why the audience came. Most were already aware that he can no longer sing like he … More Listening to a living legend – Israeli singer Yehoram Gaon
Dear people of Sutherland Springs, I am writing to you, from Israel, to tell you that I see you. Halfway around the world, with enough worries of our own, it was heart-breaking to hear of the devastating shooting in your community. We know what it means to have our loved ones ripped from us. I … More An open letter to the people of Sutherland Springs from Israel
Last night I discovered that I had been banned from posting on Facebook. The reason? A post I wrote, on my own timeline, in response to this video. I had questions for Mr. Johnson regarding his statement towards the end of the video: “but also, of course, respect for the suffering and injustice experienced by … More Is Facebook purposely building an anti-Semitic community?
“I want to help Israel. I believe in freedom. I believe in decency. But the problems are so huge, it’s overwhelming. What could I possibly do that would make a difference?” Have you found yourself saying this or something similar? I think most people have. Now is your chance. You can make a real, tangible … More ACTION CALL: Battle BDS and support Israel with three simple actions