Social Cohesion and Politics in Israel- it’s complicated. The ADL Conference.
My most interesting experience this past week was going to the Anti Defamation League’s annual Social Cohesion Summit in Tel Aviv. The ADL is a non profit that seeks to combat antisemitism and fight for the rights of all people to live freely. As part of their mission in Israel, they seek to improve relations […]
Shul hopping, Kibbutzim, Bedouins; Different ways of life in Israel
Simchat Torah could be my favorite holiday of the year. Arriving on the heels of the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur, Jewish people all around the world finish reading the Torah and start again from the beginning. A new friend Aliya and I stayed over at a family’s house who lives just outside of […]
Week 6-7- High Holy Days Madness, Travel, and Embracing Our Differences
The high holidays in Jerusalem have been so full of activity that I have missed a week in my journaling. It’s times like these: Just as you are ready to process your experiences, you are hit with something else that draws your attention. So here goes a short update and reflection. Yom Kippur made Jerusalem […]