Tag Archives: Israel

Environmental Activist Sharona Shnayder is Only 21, Just Moved to Israel, and She’s Already Tackling Israel’s Trash

Sharona Shnayder, a 21-year-old environmental activist, shows you what just one person can do to help transform the world. Continue reading

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Tales from the Heart:

Finding promise in a farewell to summer At the local lifeguard station here in Israel, I savored the last few moments of summer with the Jews and Arabs who have kept my beach safe. This article appeared in Israel21C.org. If … Continue reading

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“Shtisel” Star Michael Aloni On His Upcoming TV Series, Family, Love and History

 I had the wonderful opportunity to be on the set of the upcoming TV series, “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,” where I spoke to the actors, producers and director of the show for The Jerusalem Post. Here is the article: … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and My Husband’s Shoelaces

Here’s my latest blog at Times of Israel on the Coronavirus and my husband’s shoelaces. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/coronavirus-and-my-husbands-shoelaces/ You can read it on the Times of Israel site or here: The other day, hours before Israel imposed a countrywide lockdown to stop … Continue reading

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In Israel: Signs of Hope, Signs of War

At the same time that I was writing about Christian, Druze, Jewish, and Muslim women getting together in the mixed city of Akko, Israel on November 15, 2019 for a “Fridays with Women” event,  I was also writing about the … Continue reading

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At a Time Like This, It’s Important to Read About a Muslim-Jewish Friendship like Theirs.

After the hate-shooting in San Diego, California, in which Lori Gilbert Kaye was killed on April 27, I’m re-posting my article from The Times of Israel about these two 83-year-old friends, one Muslim and one Jewish, who still meet every Monday … Continue reading

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Leah Kaminsky, Author of The Waiting Room, on the Past and Future

I’m delighted to welcome Leah Kaminsky, author of the debut novel THE WAITING ROOM (Harper Perennial 2016). Although this story is set in Haifa, Israel, during 2001, the story straddles three continents and a time span of seventy years. It … Continue reading

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Shimon Peres: Never Give Up Hope.

I wrote to the Former Israeli President Shimon Peres–who died Wednesday at the age of 93 and whose funeral was attended by seventy world leaders on Friday morning–when he was a member of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliment, in 2004. … Continue reading

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My Astonishing Discovery on Mother’s Day

Last year, soon after my step-son had just been diagnosed with Stage Four non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I went with him for one of his treatments at the hospital near Tel Aviv. Nadav has lived me with me on and off since … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve, My Sister’s Birthday, and Nittel Nacht.

When I was growing up, my family hung out at home and played cards on Christmas Eve. Like eating Chinese food on Sunday nights, I thought this was just another quirky thing that my suburban Jewish family did. Little did … Continue reading

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