"Give up," my coworker says to me, as she watches me hack away at the keyboard angrily. "They'll never listen to you. You can't change the world." My coworker's words of encouragement were said about my reaction to this article (sorry, can't find English link just yet) which my friend posted on Facebook this morning. It talks… Continue reading Dear World, This Is Not What Judaism Really Is
Category: Living in Israel
Stories you don’t hear on CNN. Israel is a small country, but its beauty is vast, its culture rich and diveres.
The Israel You Don’t Hear About
There are few, if any, countries in the world where Israel isn’t demonized. Israelis have been accused of practicing apartheid against the Palestinians. They have been compared to Nazis. So-called intelligentsia of universities in the U.S. and Europe have called for divesting from Israeli companies. The only democracy in the Middle East has been portrayed as the most evil country on the planet, surpassing all dictatorships, as well as misogynist nations that practice everything from infanticide to honor killing, where rape is permissible and freedom of speech a capital offense. Israelis I have met are puzzled. They ask me, “Why does the world hate us?” My question is, “What does the world really know about Israel?”
On a Shabbat afternoon, with the temperature feeling more like the New England we had left behind several weeks ago, my husband and I faced the cold, rain, and wind and trudged upwards to…
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Three Tiny Moments
You know those grumpy old men who order you around like they own the world? I encountered one of them today, followed by two gentlemen who totally made up for his royal grumpiness. All within the space of half an hour, I went from being on the verge of tears to truly believing that peace… Continue reading Three Tiny Moments
What I Saw Today In Jerusalem #13
Walking by the Prime Minister's house, A sign reads "Please do not put up signs." A sticker stuck to it reads, "Netanyahu – making a safe peace."
What I Saw Today In Jerusalem #12
A man got on the bus I took home from the University. He had a huge backpack with a tent rolled up and tied to it, A cowboy hat on his head, And a riffle hanging over his shoulder. (This is unusual because I'm used to people with guns wearing IDF uniforms.)
What I Saw Today In Jerusalem #11
A sign stuck to the wall of 'The Aquarium' - a computer lab with glass walls, which somewhat resembles a fishtank. The sign read, "Please do not tap on the glass. You'll scare the programmers." 🙂