In this inspiring interview, master educator Avram Infeld explains his vision of the Nine Days of We. The roller-coaster journey in our calendar from the
“For 364 days of the year we are busy with criticism. We criticize the nation’s priorities, and the nation’s leaders. But a nation must have one day in a year that is a real celebration… all the harsh criticism must stop…” Klausner wrote this back in 1953, when the State of Israel was only 5 years old!
What is the significance of the nine days running between Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha’atzmaut? Shay Charka’s illustration below sees it as an emotional roller-coaster. Master educator Avram Infeld sees it as a crucial process for the Jewish People to appreciate.
Every night of Hanukkah, Shlomit Naim-Naor shared with us eight poems written by eight Israeli women poets. Here you can find all of them in one place, one for each night of the festival of lights. Enjoy!
Ayana is a poet of “hard knocks”. Of the economic sword at our throats, of housing crises. Of the divorced mother who does not know if she has enough money to pay her monthly bills. From this pain Ayana weaves a lyrical unnerving poetry.
We share with you a ceremony that we created for JW3 in London, with the help of the animation films made by Bet Avi Chai. We looked to build a ceremony that placed its emphasis on the pain and loss of the civilian survivors, and less on the war-time experience of the fighters.
At these difficult times, we thought it appropriate to bring the Prayer for the Peace of the State of Israel to our homepage. A musical rendition is available, and an exercise for exploring the text of the prayer itself.