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Nov 27, 2012, 10:00 AM
Letter To My Unborn Child
Your grandfather once told me: “You won’t ever have to worry about forgetting you're Jewish, because there will always be someone there to remind you.” As he marked his 70th birthday this past week, it caused him to reflect...
Nov 18, 2012, 4:02 PM
Standing Firm Amid the Sirens
As I stepped into the bomb shelter on Erev Shabbat, I realized with stark clarity that this is why we will never be defeated. Not because prayer alone will keep us safe, but because the muttering of our prayers...
Jul 24, 2012, 11:16 AM
Jews Of the Silver Shoah (The Exile Dispatches)
“My Jews! These are my Jews!" These were the closing remarks uttered by the heroic righteous gentile in Agnieszka Holland’s In Darkness (2012). Like other efforts to capture the essence of the unfathomability of the Shoah, Holland employs beautiful...
Jul 11, 2012, 7:49 AM
Shells of Man (The Exile Dispatches)
This is the first piece from the "The Exile Dispatches" series, written while temporarily outside of Israel. How cold the days here. An interesting musing, as a suffocating heat wave has finally subsided. How distant the people here. A curious...
May 16, 2012, 8:53 AM
Anglo olim: More walk, less talk
Rather than respond to the litany of criticisms (some destructive, some constructive) offered in the comments about last week’s piece, I am glad people took the time to air their grievances. Perhaps debating this issue is a more cathartic...
May 6, 2012, 5:51 PM
Anglo olim: The age of entitlement?
Claims published in these pages about Israeli society’s failure to embrace olim reek of entitlement. Before continuing, I think we should twist the kaleidoscope slightly to show that this is more an issue of the failure of olim to embrace Israeli...
Zak Meyers is a filmmaker operating out of both Israel and the United States. Originally from Chicago, he made Aliyah from New York and currently resides in Jerusalem. (firstname.lastname@example.org)