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Jul 21, 2018, 8:33 PM
IfNotNow – Who and What are You?
IfNotNow is an enigma. Who leads them? Who provides the funding for their orientation training sessions across North America? Their website does not provide any answers to these questions. They claim to be idealists and I don't question their fervor....
Jul 19, 2018, 12:06 PM
Education is our Birthright
When young adult guests of Birthright stage a walk-off and seek public donations to fund their potential legal battle with the organization—it is time to think about how to better educate American Jewish youth. There is no reason for a...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jul 18, 2018, 5:02 PM
Take the trip and explain later
In Parshat Dvarim (Dvarim 1:22), Moshe recounts: “You approached me, all of you, and said, ‘Let us send men ahead of us to spy out the Land for us, and let them bring back word to us, the route...
Jul 17, 2018, 12:15 PM
Credit cards and financial payments in Israel
The switch from cash payment to card alternative has reached a global level, more consumers preferring the latter option for a wide variety of reasons. Although Israel might not have been one of the first countries to optimize this...
Jul 16, 2018, 4:25 PM
Birthright and the Intellectual Dishonesty of the Anti-Israel Camp
For 18 years, Birthright has been offering free trips to Israel for Jewish youth. With over 650,000 alumni and counting, co-founders Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt are directly responsible for a significant rise in Jewish identity among younger generations....
Jul 15, 2018, 8:17 PM
Biblepreneur: Unseized Opportunity?
Throughout my professional journey in the past decade, moving from non-profits to Government, to private sector, from working with start-ups and entrepreneurs to large corporations, then back to “start-up land”, and above all – building my own business —...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jul 12, 2018, 12:06 AM
Why should we specifically settle Israel?
In Parshat Masei (Bamidbar33:53) we are commanded: “Drive out the inhabitants of the land and settle in it, because I have given this land to you to possess.” Ramban (Nachmanides) believes that it is a positive commandment to dwell in...
Jul 8, 2018, 5:46 PM
Why I’m Not Studying Abroad
Studying abroad junior year of college has become a bit of a cliché. Hypothetically, it’s a great opportunity for young people to learn about another country and themselves. I genuinely think that everyone should study abroad if they can....
Jul 8, 2018, 2:59 PM
Reflections From The 2018 ROI Summit
Throughout my professional journey in the past decade, moving from non-profits to Government, to private sector, from working with start-ups and entrepreneurs to large corporations, then back to “start-up land”, and above all – building my own business — I have...
Alan D. Abbey
Jul 8, 2018, 12:02 PM
Jewish journalists have Israel’s back and wish Israel had theirs
The authors surveyed journalists for Jewish media in more than 20 countries across eastern and western Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia. This is the second of three articles, reviewing the study's findings. The full study, A World...