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Jun 11, 2018, 3:48 PM
A fighting chance for refugee children
Here's how Afghan children in Greece got a lesson in tolerance and perseverance from an Australian Israeli
Jan 27, 2018, 1:14 AM
Larry Nassar – Serial sexual abuser
Just when you thought you had seen it all regarding sexual abuse – Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Jerry Sandusky, and a myriad of teachers and clergy – we find out about Larry Nassar. Like a game of...
Nov 11, 2016, 5:28 PM
Finding the Light in the US Elections
I’m looking out over Lake Kenilworth in Asheville, North Carolina, and see thousands of glimmering darts of sunlight on what can sometimes be a very dark and murky body of water. And that is a metaphor that speaks to...
Sep 12, 2016, 4:15 PM
Returning Back to School: Teach Your Students to Dream
One of my favorite quotes from John F. Kennedy is "Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be...
Sep 9, 2016, 6:11 PM
The Israeli Paralympians: Larger than Life Heroes
The Israeli press mentioned numerous times after the Israeli judokas Yarden Gerbi and Or Sasson brought home two medals from Rio that Israel did not win any medals in the last Olympics in London. This is simply not true. The...
Sep 8, 2016, 12:43 PM
Wishing Paralympian Pascale Bercovitch Good Luck
With the Fall Paralympics just around the corner, it’s important for us all to acknowledge the talented Israeli and international athletes taking part, and in particular, the exceptional Pascale Bercovitch, with whom we at Matomy are incredibly proud to...
Sep 7, 2016, 12:39 AM
The Unfortunate Olympic Legacy
The Israeli Olympic team has returned from Rio with two bronze medals, both for judo. This almost equals Israel's best medal haul in any Olympic Games to date. Twice before Israel has earned two medals although, on the previous...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Aug 26, 2016, 5:09 PM
Remember where you came from
In Parshat Ekev, we are told to remember the exodus from Egypt, the forty years in the desert, the manna and all of the other miracles that God performed for B’nai Yisrael before they arrived in the Land of...
Aug 26, 2016, 4:14 AM
Anti-Semitism – something old that’s new again
“Lots of things are pretty tough, Kathy. This is just a different kind of war.” — Dave Goldman The quote is familiar to people who have seen the 1947 movie “Gentleman’s Agreement.” It is a story about the insidiousness of anti-Semitism...
Aug 22, 2016, 10:47 AM
Should the Olympics give medals for hate?
It’s a timeless image. A young Israeli literally extending his hand to Islam, only to be rebuffed. The image was seen around the world, and with the help of Israel supporters, it will likely be seen for years to come....