Our daughter asked me why people hate Jews?
Our 10 year old daughter asked me two nights ago why people hate Jews? I’ve thought about this a lot. The explanations that I’ve come up with are: 1. Perhaps we Jews are just fundamentally evil? 2. People misunderstand, and fear Jews. I’m clearly biased, being a Jewish Israeli. I don’t believe that we are…
A perspective on what it’s like to be a Jew in the United Kingdom at the moment
Thank you for the thread. You offer a valuable perspective on what it feels like to be a Jew in the UK. You shouldn’t be victimised for being a Jew, certainly not because of a distorted view of what our government is doing to keep us safe, here in Israel. Also on: Twitter
A tribute to Israelis
Chloé Valdary wrote a wonderful tribute to Israelis titled “An Ode to the People of Israel” that I had to share.
A return to a sense of belonging and the tragedy that preceded it
If anything, the global Jewish community should be looking for more ways to unite, no push each other away. Tanya’s story about her return to a sense of belonging is heartwarming.
Whether to celebrate Israeli independence?
A debate flared up about whether to wholeheartedly celebrate Israeli independence. The debate highlights different politics and, at the same time, a shared passion for Israel.
Becoming Israeli is the hard part
Becoming an Israeli citizen was the easy part. Becoming an Israeli is the hard part. Part of it is tied to Hebrew (for me at least) and the rest is about internalising my people’s history.
Will future generations forget the Holocaust?
This Thursday is Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and is a difficult day for most Jews for obvious reasons. It is another day that is going to have new significance for me because one of the consequences of the Holocaust is all around me now, our new home. What worries me are predictions that future generations will…