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Feb 22, 2019, 11:29 AM
Turning Otzma into a Teachable Moment
After living in Israel for 11 years, I would like to believe that when it comes to the country's "wild west" political process, that nothing surprises me anymore. This week however, I along with many were shocked, as the...
Feb 22, 2019, 1:28 AM
Rabbi Dorsch Invocation
My dear Senators, it seems like it took place ages ago, but how soon we forget that it was only recently that we marked four months since a deranged individual, filled with hate in his heart, marched into a...
Feb 21, 2019, 12:07 AM
Golden Calf vs. Garden of Eden
This week I don’t have a rant for you. Just a quick Torah thought. The first time I came across this week’s Torah idea I was in Jerusalem, almost three years ago. I had gone with a group of...
Carol Silver Elliott
Feb 20, 2019, 10:14 PM
I’ve been asked to do a keynote address at a State association meeting in Nebraska in March and I’ve been thinking about what to do with the hour that they’ve asked me to fill. The title I’ve come up...
Feb 20, 2019, 2:21 PM
Rite of Passage
This morning I met a dragon. He led me to a large cave with torches hanging from all four walls. The cave echoed voices, but no one was to be seen. The dragon lay down to sleep, and so...
Feb 19, 2019, 4:49 PM
Bat Shlomo Vineyards – the Zionist dream is alive
For those of you who do not know, I have a bachelor degree in "History of the Jewish people" from Ben-Gurion University with a specialization in "State of Israel" studies (yes, I am an admirer of David Ben-Gurion). Why...
Feb 19, 2019, 12:57 PM
Visit to Yad LaKashish: Charity in the heart of Jerusalem
When I immigrated to Israel I didn’t know Hebrew and didn’t have social connections. It was a period when I often felt isolated, lonely and frustrated for being unemployed. Luckily I had my hobby - crafts - and it gave...
Feb 18, 2019, 7:29 PM
Israeli identity — IAC conference as case study
Last November I attended to The Israel American Council (IAC) Conference in Florida, and I'm sharing with you my personal expirience (Due diligence, I was at the conference as part of my work and as an active part of...
Feb 18, 2019, 3:42 PM
Next time you are in pain ask yourself 3 questions.
Oftentimes we find ourselves in a position of emotional malaise. It can be for all kinds of reasons – big and small, mundane and serious. Uncomfortable, painful, unwanted feelings and experiences have the potential to encourage us to blame,...
Sharon Gal Or
Feb 17, 2019, 10:55 PM
The Isaac Test
As an analogy to the biblical story of Isaac sacrifice, WHAT IF we invited Sophia* to perform on a TED stage and there, her Creator, David Hanson, will command her to sacrifice before him the person she is appointed to care of?...