As many of you know, I live in Jerusalem close (very close) to the central market. My neighborhood is very eclectic and includes artists, students, young families, migrant workers and lower income households. I live a block away from both a soup kitchen AND a high end wine shop. This co-mingling of very different people is what makes the neighborhood so interesting. It helps explain why the market aka the Shuk aka Machaneh Yehuda is such an … [Read more...] about Save Passover
Peter Yarrow, of the legendary 60's folk-singing group “Peter, Paul, and Mary”, will visit Shalva Institute in Har Nof on Monday, March 30th as part of his visit to Israel under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy. Yarrow, a lifelong social activist and educator created Operation Respect, a non-profit educational organization working to assure all children a respectful, safe and compassionate learning climate where their academic, social and … [Read more...] about Puff, the Magic Dragon, in Jerusalem?
Discover the Israeli Artists who are going to go beyond. Visit Fresh Paint - The Israeli Contemporary Art Fair Featuring 70 promising young artists exhibiting alongside Israel's top contemporary art galleries, the fair includes commissioned works, community art projects and an educational program. If you're in Israel next week, check it out. And at the same time enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening in Neveh Tzedek. Shabbat … [Read more...] about Going Beyond
We're not really sure what to make of this - you be the judge: from Israel 21C: Playing around online? Then why not GoGiving What do you get when you combine online gambling with online charities? An Israeli company aims to raise money for charities through Internet gaming. … [Read more...] about Gambling With Donations
This past June, following a protracted struggle spanning several years for her emancipation, 28 year old Ariella Dadon managed to receive a get (a Jewish divorce) from her violent, abusive husband. "Unmasked: The Ariella Dadon Story" is the poignant story of Ariella, a courageous woman who continues her struggle for the assisting of agunot and mesoravot get (women denied a Jewish divorce). The cartoon is inspired by the genre of political … [Read more...] about Online Comic Breaking Chains: ‘Get’ this Empowering Tale of a Young Jewish Woman