by Rabbi Deborah K. Bravo Rick, Danny, Jonah, Mark and Brad. One might think this is a list of possible names for you new baby boy. No, this is the list of the top ranking individuals in the newly re-organized Reform Jewish movement. And no, this is not a page from our history … [Read more...] about Liberals Are That Way Too?
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by Carl Hoffman Congratulate me. I have just reached an important milestone in life: five years in Israel. I realize, of course, that this short span of time pales before those reached by people who have lived in this country for decades - who built houses amidst sand … [Read more...] about An Accidental Israeli: A Trip to Manila Paves the Way Home
In today's world, no nonprofit organization would think twice about collecting, and hopefully analyzing, information about their donors. So too, with website traffic. For how else can one effectively judge site visitors' demographics and interests? Based on site and RSS feed … [Read more...] about The Week That Was: February 12-18
By Sarah Mali
[Presented at the Makom Israel Educators Conference, Jerusalem, November 2018]
On the porch of the shared adult living area we sat. My husband and I were attending a Jewish professionals retreat in America as Israel educators. A couple who had been given a … [Read more...] about What is the Adaptive Work for Israelis and Americans?
A Story and Three Reflections for Yom Ha’atzmaut
By Gary Wexler Several of my close friends’ children who are in their late 20s and early 30s - graduates of day schools; alums of Jewish camps, Israel trips and junior years abroad at Tel Aviv and Hebrew Universities; former Birthright trip leaders; recipients of every … [Read more...] about Can We Separate the Soul of Israel From Its Politics?