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Feb 18, 2019, 1:06 PM
The Gift of Life: Two Donations, Power of One
I moved to Israel from the United States in July of 2017, but the meaning of my Aliyah deepened significantly a few months later when I got a call from the Gift of Life Marrow Registry that I was...
Feb 14, 2019, 3:19 PM
Israelis, vote! In the European elections
Nearly half a million of you can vote in EU elections in May -- you should do so, just don't support extremists
Dana Janine Diamond
Feb 13, 2019, 9:39 PM
One Woman’s Tweet
While the entire Jewish world is freaking out over Ilhan Omar's tweet, I call bs. AIPAC has consistently sided with a corrupt and ultra right-wing Netanyahu and Trump, while pretending to be bi-partisan. They fail to have moral leadership with...
Feb 4, 2019, 10:38 AM
Life Lessons from Chaeli on top of Kilimanjaro
“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” ― Barry Finlay, Kilimanjaro and Beyond Kilimanjaro! Africa’s highest peak (19341ft/5895m), situated in Tanzania, conjures up visions of explorers trudging up the steep slopes and ultimately being rewarded on the...
Feb 2, 2019, 9:09 PM
Equal, Efficient and Kind Partnerships
What’s your approach to making decisions? Are you more apt to say “too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth” or “two heads are better than one?” Do you prefer to make a collaborative decision or just decide...
Dana Janine Diamond
Jan 28, 2019, 8:43 PM
This bill, granting more rights and legal standing to child sexual abuse victims, has been before the NY Senate for 20 years. Now, finally, with Dems in control, the bill will be made law. What does it tell you that...
Raymond M. Berger
Jan 21, 2019, 9:59 PM
What We Can Learn from Manny’s Café
Weekly demonstrators began to show up at Manny’s Cafe. Manny Yekutiel decided to open a café in the Mission district of San Francisco. This wasn’t a run-of-the mill café. Manny is a man deeply involved with liberal causes. He interned in...
Jan 14, 2019, 10:27 PM
The Truth about Birthright
As Birthright Israel reaches its 700,000th participant, certain voices in America have done their best to slander the organization and force it to make drastic changes. Having staffed multiple Birthright trips as a madrich (youth leader), I have had...
Jan 11, 2019, 7:07 PM
How dare you treat us like Palestinians!
Human rights defenders cannot condone the abuse of any human being, Jewish or non-Jewish. This separates us from many on both the "left" and the "right," and is reflected in the joint statement of Israeli human rights organizations Torat...
Jan 9, 2019, 6:14 PM
Mazal Tov for Good
Wish me a mazal tov because we just finished happily hosting loads of relatives for our daughter’s bat mitzvah! While she had been busy planning her Torah portion and dvar torah (Did you know that Harry Potter and Moses...