I #LoveIsraelBecause ours are a visionary people. In 1912 Yosef Yekutiel learned that numerous Jews participated in the Olympics and won medals. He envisioned Jewish athletes winning medals, not for the countries of their residence but for their homeland, Israel. After the war, his vision was denied by the Olympic Committee who responded saying that … More Maccabiah 2017
Little one looks at me, clutching her mother’s hand. She knows I don’t belong in her village. Does she know I am a Jew? I don’t know. Something in my clothes or possibly the way I was standing declares to her that I do not belong. She doesn’t know if this is good, bad or … More What is the Potential of an Israeli-Arab Child?
“What’s his name?” The women whisper between themselves, not sure they heard correctly: “What’s his name?” “Shimon? Ah, Shimon… that’s a good name.” “Shimon, because of Lag BaOmer. That’s a good name.” Repetition registers his name. Eight days old, he is now known to the community, part of the collective memory – the newest member … More A brit and a wedding – expanding the tribe of Israel
Many women cry at weddings. Tears of joy, tears of excitement for the soon to be wed, tears of remembering happy times in their own life… Last night I went to a wedding. The young couple had been together for 10 years, they knew they were right for each other. The groom did not have … More Tears of joy, tears of sorrow…