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The Riots In The Cities

Aside from some added traffic and re-routing of buses, the city is generally quiet. We live in Tel Aviv next door to a predominantly black and immigrant neighborhood. On my way home last night, as I walked through the neighborhood, … Continue reading

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No Longer A Stranger in a Stranger’s Land

She turned to me and tears were streaming from her eyes. The thought that someone would say, that she never never felt trauma pierced her deeply. I never meant her, I simply meant, anyone who has not felt that, is … Continue reading

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Enemy of My Enemy is Not My Friend A Rabbi shot in the hand, an 8-year-old girl who moved from Sderot and her 32-year-old uncle visiting from Israel, a mother with a 22-year-old who shielded the Rabbi with her body: … Continue reading

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Response to Mr. Rafael Castro.

Dear Mr. Rafael Castro, I read your “open letter” to me and my people. While I appreciate the sentiment, your love for our land and your advice, I feel you misunderstand Israel and Jewish people in a few very important … Continue reading

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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-Portuguese India

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 is new … 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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