• Israel and Palestine at Passover

    5 April 2023

    On this Pesach, Lo Dayeinu, it is not enough for us to engage in conversation about the assault on Israeli democracy without also acknowledging its inextricable link to the enduring military occupation in the West Bank.

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  • “We Have on This Land, That Which Makes Life Worth Living”

    22 February 2023

    “We have on this land, that which makes life worth living,” wrote the late Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish. These words, in English translation, adorn the walls of the Masafer Yatta home of Palestinian activist Basel Adraa whom I visited last week as a 2023 Naomi Chazan Global Activism Fellow of the New Israel Fund (NIF).

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  • New Year, New Book of Torah

    17 February 2023

    Exodus explores ideas like oppression and slavery, power, and control, resilience and empowerment, change and growth and spiritual fortitude. Moses, Miriam, and Aaron learn to be leaders in this book. Israel as a community and as a nation is formed, and each individual character goes through immense change and growth, learning how to work together and how to worship God. 

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