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Mar 13, 2016, 8:52 PM
Response to “Jews are NOT indigenous”
In response to an article by Donny Fuchs in The Jewish Press, titled "Jews are NOT indigenous," attacking those of us advocating the Jewish people's indigenous status in the Land of Israel I say: Jews are indeed indigenous to the Land...
Feb 28, 2016, 4:02 PM
The Jewish Narrative
(The following is an adaption of a speech presenting the "Jewish Narrative" at the NEW GENERATION NEW CONVERSATION Alternative Peace Conference in Jerusalem) I could choose to speak about the blood of my brothers being spilled in the streets of...
Dec 30, 2015, 10:19 AM
Einstein’s brain function: Jungian Psychology and Decolonizing Prophecy
"Had this type not existed (the intuitive) there would have been no prophets in Israel" – Carl Jung How did Einstein's brain functions influence his discovery of the General Theory of Relativity and what can be learned from it about...
Jul 19, 2015, 5:21 PM
The Israelite Emotion
The various characters in the story of life experience reality through entirely different prisms of consciousness. One character relates to the destiny of his life as one to be proactively mastered by a forceful exertion of his will, while...
Apr 20, 2015, 12:41 AM
Jews Check the “Other” Box
The age old "struggle" many Jews undergo when marking their ethnicity on application forms is actually one of major significance. But prior to understanding the ramifications of clarifying our identity before the eyes of the world, we must first...
Mar 9, 2015, 6:43 PM
“It ain’t Europe here”: Identifying as Middle Eastern
"Hey, It ain't Europe Here Here it's Israel – get...
Feb 8, 2015, 2:59 PM
Jews are Indigenous: Why Israel Advocacy Fails
As an Israeli Jew, I have always taken for granted my own indigeneity to my homeland. I am indigenous not only because I was born here; I am no more indigenous to the hills of Judea than any Jew...
Jan 11, 2015, 12:22 AM
“White people with a Jewish religion”
Jews identifying as members of a religious community is a relatively modern phenomenon of the last 250 years or so. Until that time, Jews saw themselves as members of a distinct tribe with an identity, culture, and historical narrative...
Dec 5, 2014, 5:16 PM
Ashkenazi Jews are not white – Response to Haaretz article
In response to Haaretz article "Jews, white privilege and the fight against racism in America" (by Benjy Cannon 4/12/14) I would like to say loud and clear: Ashkenazi Jews are not white. Every time I read about a Jew somewhere...
Hila Hershkovitz is an Israeli-born teacher of English and Tanach. She lived in California for five years and now lives in Israel.