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May 18, 2022, 3:24 PM
To keep Israel safe, it is time to break the walls
We must see things as they are, instead of how we would like them to be; we must seek compromise, out of respect for each of Israeli society’s many diverse parts
Jul 30, 2020, 9:46 AM
Destruction from Hate, Rebuilding with Love
How an Israeli-American online dialogue sponsored by the Hannaton Educational Center grappled with racial justice during the Nine Days Tisha B’Av represents our annual reflection, as a people, on the harm we do to ourselves as a society and the...
Jun 5, 2020, 7:21 AM
Disputes for the sake of heaven
Text-inspired dialogue dealing with the role of conflict as a lens for understanding Jewish values is particularly meaningful these days at Midreshet Hannaton. Here’s why. I live thousands of miles from the United States, but when I see the photos...
May 8, 2019, 1:07 PM
The not-so-promised Jewish state
Israel is not divinely guaranteed, leaving us to continually ask the question: What must we do to be worthy of this privilege?
Nov 15, 2016, 7:18 AM
A real, shared path: What I’ve learned from living in the divided society in which I live
Almost 20 years ago in Israel, Bibi Netanyahu ran against Shimon Peres – and won. To some, this was a catastrophe, an earthquake, destruction; to others, it was a new sun rising, a new hope, euphoria. How can it be possible...
Apr 21, 2016, 3:39 PM
The small stories that make up the big claims in latest Pew Report
The small stories of his family's search for religious tolerance that make up the big claims in latest Pew Report
Feb 15, 2016, 2:13 PM
Perhaps the Kotel will forgive and forget
Mixed emotions on the new prayer arrangements, while remembering a Tisha B'Av when his community was spat upon
Nov 26, 2015, 9:17 PM
Thanksgiving: The holiday and the reality
One holiday in the United States that Jews happily and proudly celebrate is Thanksgiving. When I first learned about this national observance years ago and its significance, I thought how nice it is to have a holiday that celebrates the...
Nov 9, 2015, 6:32 PM
Mechina is one place to find hope for our future
Earlier this month, we commemorated the 20-year anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. Personally, I recalled how desperate and confused we all were at that moment in time: desperate for wisdom, for understanding, and, of course, for a way back...
Oct 16, 2015, 5:37 PM
In the Galilee there are stones
Violence threatens the foundations of a neighborhood where Jewish and Arab communities live side by side
A Masorti rabbi, Rabbi Yoav Ende is the Executive Director of the Hannaton Educational Center, located on Kibbutz Hannaton in the Lower Galilee.