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Aug 22, 2016, 12:47 PM
World Vision: Eyeless in Gaza
Charities turning a blind eye to diversion of aid to terrorists will be shunned by governments and donors alike
Nov 20, 2013, 3:54 PM
PEW, Jewish education and musings
The 2013 General Assembly which took place in Jerusalem (as it does every 10 years) centered on the recent reports of the PEW survey which presented some shocks and surprises to the Jewish world. If you're reading this article, chances...
Nov 17, 2013, 7:52 PM
Passion, not preschool
What to do with a billion dollars? Sink it into cool Jewish programs for teens and twenty-somethings
Nov 17, 2013, 6:47 PM
GA 2013: Reflections of a kollel wife
What kind of a conference doesn't serve coffee? A Jewish conference, I find out, as I stumble, red eyed, through the bustling fake marketplace of the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly. Booths offer candies and pens to lure...
Nov 13, 2013, 11:25 AM
Marxism is wasted on the young
'Progressives don't have a voice in Israel': Are you kidding?
Nov 12, 2013, 4:16 PM
GA: The Best. Networking. Ever.
I was feeling oh-so-snarky yesterday, which resulted in this piece. I did finish up with a promise that I would share something more positive today. I mean to keep that promise, at least in part. I hit the stalls I...
Nov 12, 2013, 2:20 PM
The kvetch at The Shuk
As always, this year's Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly (JFNA's GA, or #JFNAGA for millennials), held in Jerusalem, was a snapshot of Israel through the eyes of establishment American Jewry. And, as always, there are those Israelis...
Nov 12, 2013, 5:02 AM
Chabad in the Global Jewish Shuk
There already is an organization that goes wherever Jews are and never turns anyone away for lack of funds
Nov 12, 2013, 12:03 AM
Success at the GA
Today was a big day for me. I was asked to speak to the Jewish Federation of America's General Assembly in Jerusalem today. It was for a panel regarding the Kotel, together with Knesset member Aliza Lavie, Natan Sharansky,...
Nov 11, 2013, 11:39 PM
The GA and the Road Not Taken
Earlier today I was having a business breakfast, Israeli style: cafè hafuch and an open lap-top to peruse artwork in a coffee shop. When I mentioned that I was on my way to the GA to my art colleague,...