By Dr. Betsy Stone We may be entering the final, albeit lengthy, phases of COVID. As we approach the one year marker of this difficult time, overlaid by racial injustice and political turmoil, many of us are looking forward to “freedom” with excitement and anxiety. We imagine a … [Read more...] about What will Post-COVID look like?
By Joanna Landau Imagine you’re walking into a supermarket. But in this store, you are not here to pick out bread or toothpaste - you are shopping for a country. Once we are able to safely travel again, will you choose to vacation in Thailand or Iceland? When you buy your n … [Read more...] about In the Supermarket of Nations, Israel Needs Better Branding
By Seth Cohen “Now is a time for leadership.” How many times have those words been said over the past year in the halls (or Zoom rooms) of Jewish organizations across America? In reaction to the combination of social, political, and financial challenges that the world faces … [Read more...] about Sharing Our Prophetic Voices: Empowering Leaders in a Time of Crisis
By Michael Soberman In an effort to convince my son, who did not demonstrate a desire to participate in classic sports, to pursue a hobby that was physical and active, we found ourselves at the local dojo (karate studio) inquiring about classes for him. We were met by two … [Read more...] about The Art of Shotokan Karate and Israel Education
By Dr. Erica Brown I long to offer maskless casual greetings to colleagues, to clerks in my regular shopping ambit, and to commuters who used to wait with me every morning at the same stop. These weak ties have sadly become weaker during the pandemic. Most of all, I yearn to … [Read more...] about Friendship After COVID