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Dec 16, 2021, 12:12 PM
Proof of vaccination proves I care about life
I went to the store earlier this week to return some clothing we had ordered online. When I got to the store, I waited my turn in line, showed my proof of vaccination and my ID card to the...
Nov 2, 2020, 3:15 PM
What my concussion means for Israeli democracy
My attacker was emboldened by society's tolerance for endemic violence against women and motivated by the PM's divisive cult of personality
Oct 12, 2020, 3:16 PM
Our green lung is collapsing
One remaining pristine place of nature in Israel's north is about to become apartments and roads and sidewalks -- which I fear is the beginning of the end of Israel as we know it
Sep 30, 2020, 2:05 PM
I’m recovering from COVID-19, here’s how it’s going
I haven't left my house in three weeks, save for one afternoon when we had a family outing for COVID-19 tests. Three weeks ago, suddenly, my entire family felt lousy. Everyone had a low-grade fever (just above 37C, only one...
Aug 16, 2020, 11:37 AM
An open letter to Gallant and Katz
Dear Ministers Gallant (Education) and Katz (Finance), I'd like to draw your attention to a matter related to our children returning to school. I suspect this situation applies to just a handful of schools. Assuming it does apply to just...
Jul 22, 2020, 3:19 PM
We need more teachers and nurses – NOW
Boost the status of teachers and nurses with a prestigious National Service track of hands-on learning, mentoring, and an actual degree, with a commitment to give back
Jul 9, 2020, 5:47 PM
The price of free education
We have a law here in Israel guaranteeing free education from age 3, through the completion of high school. That free education costs me between 3000-5000 shekels per child once we got to high school. And I'm not the...
May 27, 2020, 11:58 AM
If we acknowledge that power corrupts
Power corrupts. Somehow we have lost sight of that moral compass to keep us on the right path. By we, I mean, humanity. For those not following the news in the US, two major events have occurred in the past...
May 4, 2020, 8:17 PM
Breaking news – from the Ministry of Education!!!
Ministry of Education Announces Appointment of New Head of "Home Economics and Household Management" Learning Unit Today's Minister of Education (MoE) announced the creation of a new educational learning unit: Home Economics and Household Management Skills and the appointment of...
Apr 27, 2020, 3:18 PM
What exactly are we reopening?
Nine weeks ago my daughter celebrated her eight birthday; I visited with a dear college friend here in Israel. Both of those sneaked in under the wire. Eight weeks ago as we celebrated Purim, an ominous feeling loomed outside,...
Rachel Gould made aliyah in 2010 to Haifa and now lives in Yokneam. She is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy at TAU focusing on environmental and population policies. She was a candidate for city council in Yokneam on the Mekomi list in 2018.