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Apr 14, 2016, 3:18 PM
Israel’s Pre-Pesach Rush to the Hospital
When my daughter came stumbling through the door holding back tears I knew something was wrong. She should have been skipping with joy along with her hundreds of thousands of peers across Israel who had just been let out...
Mar 9, 2016, 8:52 PM
The Pew report on Israel: Should we be ashamed?
The fact that few Jews want their children to marry out of their community is not a sign of intolerance
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Sep 9, 2014, 9:51 AM
What our kids learned this summer
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Tisha B’Av Toolkit
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Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 AM
Help Israel Today (No Donation Required)
Having spent the last few hours with the parents of boys serving near Gaza, and then coming home to a siren that forced me to rush into our bomb shelter with my children, and knowing that I will be headed...
Jun 30, 2014, 11:39 PM
STRONGER TOGETHER: How 3 Boys Healed A Divided Nation
After nearly three years of terrible infighting, unrest and religious tension pulling at the tenuous fabric of Israeli society, the tragedy of three kidnapped boys gripped our people so strongly that we rallied in absolute unison to support them and...
Apr 9, 2014, 2:54 PM
5 Unusual Seder Customs (not) to Try!
Every year, Jews of all backgrounds come to the seder with an unusual collection of customs from all around the world. Here are a few highlights to spice up your own seder. Welcoming a Surprise Guest: Many families open the...
Sep 2, 2013, 3:53 PM
A Raisin Celery?
Fish heads for the faint of heart and other oddities that unite the Jewish people at New Year's
Jul 17, 2013, 9:50 PM
A chance for reconciliation
Listening closely and hearing Haredi leaders sincerely ask how they can love their fellow Jews
Yoni Sherizen is a director of Gesher, a Jerusalem-based organization devoted to bridging the differences between Israelis and strengthening a shared Jewish identity.