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Aug 1, 2018, 7:43 PM
A New Lens on Israel
Award winning directors Igal Hecht and Aaron Daniel Mandel of Explorer Cinema traveled 20 thousand kilometers to highlight Israeli artists in their new series, Holy Art. They showcase an often unexplored side of Israel, that of individual artists, their...
Jul 24, 2018, 7:08 AM
New music video by Jewish director Rivka Cohen
I wanted to share a project that I have been working on this year. Rabbi Sacks, when speaking about the word "lishmo'a" in the Shema prayer, says that "The verb lishmo’a is a key term of the book of Deuteronomy, where...
Oct 31, 2016, 9:08 PM
The Circle Game
Western Wall, Jerusalem, 2014 Several feet away from me is the Western wall. Hundreds of thousands of prayers stuffed into the pockets of ancient stones stick out of cracks as women bury their noses in prayer books, looking to this...
Oct 27, 2016, 10:42 PM
One Wedding and a Funeral
Tonight, the tiny hand of a young boy I had never met held my hand from above. He sat on his father’s shoulders, and I was his inclusion into the celebration. We danced in circles around three men holding Torahs, while...
Oct 4, 2016, 10:21 PM
Miriam with her timbrels and tendrils
In the fight between straight and curly hair for her Jewish identity, the resilient curls win
Sep 19, 2016, 10:27 PM
My Time at the CAMERA Leadership and Advocacy Training Conference
This summer, students from all over the world convened in Boston for CAMERA’s Sixth Annual Leadership and Advocacy Training Conference. They came from New York, Toronto, California, the United Kingdom, and Israel. They came to learn how to defend...
Nov 2, 2014, 11:42 PM
An Open Letter to Junot Diaz
Professor Díaz, You and I have something very significant in common. We are both lovers of stories. We seek them, we cultivate them, we tell them. I have loved your stories. I have walked down busy streets with your words in...
Apr 5, 2013, 8:11 AM
The Path to Happiness
“No landscape can compare to being with the people you love” -Sam Meyers Two conversations in particular from this week stand out to me. I recently spoke with a pair of students about to graduate,one American and one Israeli. Both students...
Apr 1, 2013, 10:31 PM
Why is this week different from all other weeks?
Studying in a bakery presents it’s challenges when Passover arrives. While most patrons have cupcakes, pie slices, baguettes and cookies, I find myself with an orange. This may at first seem a sad picture. People around me are enjoying their...
Mar 27, 2013, 6:06 PM
I met him on my flight back to Boston from Atlanta. He was a Muslim student from Dubai, I was a Jewish student from the United States. We had come from very different places but were on our way...
Rivka Cohen (Riv) is originally from Atlanta and is the video producer at Carbonite, located in Haifa's sister city, Boston; She writes and produces videos about Israel, Judaism, and life. You can find her work at lrcfilm.com