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Cloudy With a Chance of Missiles

It’s nine o’clock on Thursday night. Friday night in the Middle East. The weekend’s here and all are heading home or with their kids, or out and about at bars. I’m with my fellow students, walking on wet walkways of … Continue reading

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The 2500 killed in Israel every year that no one talks about.

It’s an early Wednesday morning when I put on my shoes and pop in my head phones. I turn on my running app and begin my morning stride down a street in south Tel-Aviv. By the time I get to … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Learning Hebrew

I always felt that I was good at languages until I came to Israel. I was born in Ukraine and learned to speak Russian and Ukrainian almost simultaneously. I moved to the US at ten and learned English to a … Continue reading

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Jewish Kochin

Kochin I land in Kochin and the curry and smoke smell of India hits me as I step off the plane. I’ve been to India twice before, but this is the first time to the long awaited south. The airport … Continue reading

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Jews and MLK

The story of the wealthy Jew, the influential Jew of United States would not be a reality if not for MLK. Remember that before the civil rights act, before the work of Martin Luther King Jr, a Jew (Leo Frank) … Continue reading

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As Linda Sarsour Speaks, Jews of America Need to Consider Plan B

BDS is dehumanization of Jewish people of Israel. It states that the beginning of peace cannot come until an end of Jewish habitation of their ancient homeland. Sarsour stating this at the women’s march is the definition of normalized antisemitism … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur Tel Aviv- The Holiday Israeli Kids Love

In America, kids’ favorite holiday is Christmas. Jewish American kids prefer Purim and Hannukah. Purim because of treats and dressing up and Hannukah because of presents. Yom Kippur, on the other hand, is the one kids like the least. They … Continue reading

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A Few Updates!

  So as some may know, I am living in Israel and attending the graduate program at Tel Aviv University working on Bat Research for world-renown Professor Yossi Yovel to get a Master’s in Environmental Science and on my Executive-MBA … Continue reading

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Jewish Namibia

Nikita came to the hostel door. I saw him behind the security personnel. He was a lanky man with thin features, tall and glasses. He said his name was Nikita and I switched to Russian immediately. He drove me down … Continue reading

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Finding a new gender and religion

  Originally published on SD Jewish News and World   I learned of Gavin through a comment he made on my Facebook page. He remarked there ought to be Birthright Trips for older people, especially Jews like him, ones who … Continue reading

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