Purim reminds us to reach out to others, focus on what connects – rather than divides – us, and work to better the Jewish collective.
I am not a sports fan by any means, and I must admit that I barely followed this summer’s Olympics. Yet a few nights ago, my husband dragged me out to a Jerusalem sports bar to watch a game: U.S.A. vs. Spain battling for basketball gold. To Full Post
The past two weeks have seen an eruption of responses to the recent ad campaign commissioned by Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption. The campaign, targeted at Israeli ex-pats living in the United States, sought to convince the Israelis to return “home”. Though the ads were in Hebrew and clearly intended for Israeli ears in the United States, it seems that the real audience was North American Jewry. Aside from the Jewish Federation’s statement last week (and Netanyahu’s subsequent cancellation of the campaign), countless blog posts and editorials have been popping up each day since this story came to light less than 2 weeks ago. One thing is certain: these videos have struck a nerve among North American Jews. To Full Post