A Funeral And The Mitzvah Of An Ordinary Jew
Posted on 09/17/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Do you know this man? His name is Ari Fuld. And yesterday, in front of a grocery store just south of Jerusalem, this Jewish man was murdered by a teenage terrorist with a knife. He was, quite literally,...
Can We Please Stop Glorifying Masada
Posted on 08/19/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
Few events throughout our internal history have been as nefarious and blatantly anti-Jewish values as the true history and story of Masada. Yet, ironically, it is perhaps for this exact reason that it is often...
I Guess They Think All Jews Are From Europe
Posted on 08/09/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
A mixture of a California wildfire forcing an early end to a camping trip, Los Angeles afternoon traffic, and a wrong turn off the 405 freeway brought me and a friend on a serendipitous visit to the Skirball...
How I made Yeridah and Stayed Israeli
Posted on 07/24/2018 by Jacob Schwartz in Israel
“What?! You’re from California?! Why on earth are you here?!?!” Six years later and these words are still ringing in my head. Six years since my idealistically driven, impulsively motivated...
Why I Stay In Israel, Despite All The Craziness
Posted on 06/03/2018 by Ateret Violet Shmuel in Israel
So, a few days ago, a friend asked why I stay in Israel, despite all the craziness. This prompted me to try and put some of it into words…1- I have literally never felt like I belonged anywhere, until I...
When Old Becomes Invisible
Posted on 05/27/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
You shall rise before the aged and show deference to the old; you shall fear your God: I am Hashem. - Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:32 It’s common to feel impatient when standing in a check-out line in a...
Women’s Only Spaces And Spaces Without Women
Posted on 05/24/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Last night, I went to a Jewish concert by Ayelet HaShachar, a three-woman Baltimore-based band that I have been following since they began performing in 2001. Their first concert was held in Baltimore to raise...
Why Secular Jews Should Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim
Posted on 05/08/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
Unlike many liberal American or secular Jews, I will be proudly celebrating Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) this year. Let me explain why. Not only is Jerusalem the birthplace of Judaism and the Bible, but it...
Israel Must Act Quickly To Win Back American Jewish Support
Posted on 05/06/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
It is no secret that criticism of Israel has been proliferating from the mainstream American Jewish community over the past couple of years. It seems like every week, there is a new Jewish organization,...
Live And Let Live
Posted on 05/04/2018 by Irene Rabinowitz in Israel
Recently I attended an event in Jerusalem during which acclaimed Israeli singer David Broza was interviewed. He is known for his very optimistic efforts at creating peace through music. I’m not a real...